CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Cert Prep: 2 Technologies and Tools

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    Earning the CompTIA Security+ certification can help kick-start your career in information security. This course—the second installment in a series readying you for version SY0-501 of the CompTIA Security+ exam—prepares you to tackle the Technologies and Tools domain. Instructor Mike Chapple—an IT leader with over 15 years of experience—covers key topics, including how to install network components that can help support enterprise security, leverage security and monitoring technologies, troubleshoot security issues, improve the security of mobile devices, and secure common protocols. Visit to join one of his free study groups.

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      Mike Chapple

      Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Notre Dame; Cybersecurity Author, Trainer and Certification Expert

      • Mike Chapple is an associate teaching professor at the University of Notre Dame.

        In his previous role as the senior director for IT service delivery at the University of Notre Dame, he oversaw the information security, IT architecture, project management, strategic planning, and IT compliance functions for the Office of Information Technologies.

        Mike has also served as a senior advisor to the executive vice president at Notre Dame for two years. Prior to that, he was program manager of the university's Information Security program and a consultant to the Notre Dame Alumni Association on alumni engagement initiatives.

        Before returning to Notre Dame, Mike served as executive vice president and chief information officer of the Brand Institute, a Miami-based consulting firm. Mike also spent four years in the information security research group at the National Security Agency and serving as an active duty intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. He is a technical editor for Information Security magazine and has written over a dozen books, including the CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional Study Guide (now in its sixth edition) and the CompTIA Security+ Training Kit.

        Mike earned both his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Notre Dame in computer science and engineering. He also has a master's in computer science from the University of Idaho and an MBA from Auburn University.

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  • Welcome

    - [Mike] Hi, I'm Mike Chapple and I'd like to welcome you to our CompTIA Security+ Technology and Tools Course. The CompTIA Security+ certification is one of the most popular entry-level certifications for information security professionals. Earning the Security+ certification requires passing an exam covering six different domains of information security. This course covers one of those domains: technologies and tools. This domain accounts for 22% of the questions on the real exam, and this course is part of a seven course series designed to prepare you for the Security+ exam. In this course, we'll be focusing on installing and configuring network components to support enterprise security, using tools to assess the security posture of an organization, trouble shooting common security issues, analyzing and interpreting output from security technologies, deploying mobile devices securely, and implementing secure protocols. The information you learn in this course will help you pass the…

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