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CSM offers you a convenient pathway to obtain your CompTIA Security+ certification by offering the training and testing right on campus!

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BUS-6540 Cyber Awakening

Cyber Awakening is a thought-provoking, half-day training course designed to uncover the realities of the modern cyber-criminal and raise your cyber awareness. This course will reveal the modern hacker's world, explaining how hackers think and the most common cyber-attacks. Students will learn about the most common cyber vulnerabilities, the importance of cyber controls, and how those cyber controls relate to students' jobs.  No textbook required.

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ITS-7970 Cybersecurity for the Workplace

Regardless of your computer experience, this course will help you become more aware of technology-related risks and what you can do to protect yourself and your organization. Understand security compliance considerations, social engineering, malware, and various other data security-related concepts. Explore the hazards and pitfalls and learn how to use technology safely and securely.  Textbook required.

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ITS-6520 Security + Exam Prep

The Security+ Exam Prep course is an accelerated course designed for IT professionals with at least two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security and will cover the six domains of the exam: (1) network security, (2) compliance and operation security, (3) threats and vulnerabilities, (4) application, data and host security, (5) access control and identity management, and (6) cryptography. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be ready to sit for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Textbook and exam voucher included.

Prerequisite: Per CompTIA's recommendation, candidates should have CompTIA Network+ or equivalent networking experience.

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ITS-7910 CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ is for you if your job responsibilities include securing network services, network devices, and network traffic. Prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification examination by building on your knowledge and professional experience with computer hardware, operating systems, and networks. Topics include communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, authentication, access control, external attack, and operational and organizational security. Successful students have networking and administrative skills in Windows-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks and familiarity with other operating systems. This course will help students prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification.

Prerequisite:  Two years of technical networking experience with an emphasis on security and Network+ certification recommended.

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ITS-6540 CEH Exam Prep

The CEH Exam Prep course is an accelerated course designed for information security professionals and will provide the tools and techniques used in a systematic ethical hacking process to scan, test, hack and secure target systems. The course covers the five phases of ethical hacking: reconnaissance, gaining access, enumeration, maintaining access, and covering tracks. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be ready to sit for the Certified Ethical Hacker (ANSI) certification exam. Textbook, lab exercises and exam voucher are included.

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ITS-9820 Ethical Hacker Exam Prep

This class will immerse IT Professionals into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, hack, and secure their own systems. The lab-intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and experience with the current essential security systems. Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defenses work and then be led into scanning and attacking their own networks, no real network is harmed. Students then learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system. Also covered is Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows, and Virtual Creation. When the student leaves this intensive 5-day class they will have hands on understanding and experience in Ethical Hacking. This course prepares the student for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam 312-50.  Textbook and exam voucher included.

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ITS-6500 CSSLP Exam Prep

The Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) Exam Prep course is designed for software professionals and reviews how to incorporate security practices - authentication, authorization and auditing - into each phase of the software development lifecycle (SDLC). The course addresses the eight domains of the CSSLP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), including: (1) secure software concepts; (2) security software requirements; (3) secure software design; (4) secure software implementation/programming; (5) secure software testing; (6) secure lifecycle management; (7) software deployment, operations, and maintenance; (8) supply chain and software acquisition. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be ready to sit for the (ISC)2 CSSLP certification exam. Textbook and exam voucher are included.

Prerequisite: Please visit (ISC)2's website for additional information regarding eligibility for this exam: https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CSSLP.

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ITS-6510 CCSP Exam Prep

The Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) Exam Prep course is designed for professionals with deep knowledge and hands-on experience with cloud security architecture, design, operations and service orchestration. This comprehensive course will cover the six domains of the CCSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK): (1) architectural concepts & design requirements; (2) cloud data security; (3) cloud platform & infrastructure security; (4) cloud application security; (5) operations; and (6) legal & compliance. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be ready to sit for the CCSP certification exam. Textbook and exam voucher are included.

Prerequisite: Please visit (ISC)2's website for additional information regarding eligibility for this exam: https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CCSP.

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ITS-6530 CISSP Exam Prep

The CISSP Exam Prep course is an accelerated course designed for IT managers involved in the design, engineering, implementation, and management of their entire information security program, protecting their organization from the increased threat of complex attacks. The course covers the eight domains of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK): (1) security and risk management; (2) asset security; (3) security architecture and engineering; (4) communication and network security; (5) identity and access management; (6)security assessment and testing; (7) security operations; and (8) software development security. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be ready to sit for the (ISC)2 CISSP certification exam. Textbook and exam voucher included.

Prerequisite: Per (ISC)2, candidates must have a minimum of five years of paid full-time work experience in two of the eight domains of the CISSP CBK, which covers critical topics in security today including risk management, cloud computing, mobile security, application development security, and more. Candidates may receive a one year experience waiver with a four-year college degree or additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list. If you do not meet these requirements, you can still complete the CISSP exam, become an (ISC)2 Associate, and continue to work toward completing the experience requirements to become fully certified.

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ITS-6800 CISSP Exam Preparation

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam prep course is designed for information security professionals with five or more years of direct full-time security work experience (or four years with a four-year college degree). This experience must be in two or more of the eight domains of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). If you do not have the experience, you can become an Associate of (ISC)² by successfully passing the CISSP exam. You will have six years to earn your experience to become a CISSP. This certification exam prep course will cover the eight domains in the CBK: Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Engineering, Communication and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be ready to sit for the CISSP certification exam. Textbooks are included.

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