CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) CAS-003

Hours: 40 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $599.00

Course Overview:

This course provides advanced-level training in risk management, enterprise security operations and architecture, research and collaboration, and integration of enterprise security. It covers all of the new exam objectives for the CAS-003 exam. The CASP certification is the highest-level security certification offered by CompTIA, and is the final step in achieving the new CompTIA Security Analytics Expert (CSAE) or Security Infrastructure Expert (CSIE) stackable certification.

This course is intended for advanced students and cybersecurity practitioners who will implement cybersecurity. Successful completion of pre-requisite courses in Security+ and CySA+/PenTest+ is highly recommended.

This course prepares a student to take the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) CAS-003 certification exam.

Course Outline:

Module 1 – Risk Management

In this module, you will learn how to identify and mitigate security risks.

  1. Summarize business and industry influences and associated security risks.
    • In this topic, you will learn about risk management, emerging business strategies, security concerns of integrating diverse industries, internal and external influences, and the impact of de-perimeterization on an organization’s security.
  2. Compare and contrast security, privacy policies and procedures based on organizational requirementss
    • In this topic, you will learn about policy and process life cycle management, supporting legal compliance, common security-related business documents and their requirements, general privacy principles, and developing standard security practice policies.
  3. Given a scenario, execute risk mitigation strategies and controlss
    • In this topic, you will learn how to implement CIA in data categorization, impact-level decisions, and control implementation. You will learn about extreme scenario planning, making risk determinations, translating technical risks into business terms and recommending a risk strategy and management process. You will also learn about continuous process improvement, business continuity planning, IT governance, and enterprise resilience.
  4. Analyze risk metric scenarios to secure the enterprises
    • In this topic, you will review the effectiveness of, and deconstruct, existing security controls, test and analyze security solutions, compare benchmarks to baselines, interpret cybersecurity trend data, and use judgment to solve problems.
Module 2 – Enterprise Security Architecture
  1. Analyze a scenario and integrate network and security components, concepts and architectures to meet security requirements.
    • In this topic, you will learn about physical and virtual network and security devices, application- and protocol-aware technologies, advanced network design concepts and sevice configuration, and complex network security solutions. You will also learn about software-defined networking, network management tools, security zones and network access control, other network-enabled devices, and critical infrastructure.
  2. Analyze a scenario to integrate security controls for host devices to meet security requirements.
    • In this topic, you will learn about Trust OS, endpoint security, host hardening, boot loader protection, hardware vulnerabilities, and terminal services.
  3. Analyze a scenario to integrate security controls for mobile and small form factor devices to meet security requirements.
    • In this topic, you will learn about enterprise mobility management including security and privacy concerns. You will also learn about wearable technology.
  4. Given software vulnerability scenarios, select appropriate security controls.
    • In this topic, you will learn about application security design considerations, specific application issues, sandboxing and encrypted enclaves, database activity monitoring, web application firewalls, client-side and server-side processing, OS vulnerabilities, and firmware vulnerabilities.
Module 3 – Enterprise Security Operations
  1. Given a scenario, conduct a security assessment using the appropriate methods.
    • In this topic, you will learn about security assessment methodologies and types.
  2. Analyze a scenario or output, and select the appropriate tool for a security assessment
    • In this topic, you will learn about network, host, and physical security tool types.
  3. Given a scenario, implement incident response and recovery procedures.
    • In this topic, you will learn about e-discovery, data breaches, incident detection and emergency response, tools for incident response, incident severity and post-incident response.
Module 4 – Technical Integration of Enterprise Security
  1. Given a scenario, integrate hosts, storage, networks and applications into a secure enterprise architecture.
    • In this topic, you will adapt data flow security to meet changing business needs, incorporate standards, address interoperability and resilience issues, describe data security considerations, and explain resource provisioning. You will also learn about design considerations during mergers and demergers, secure network segmentation, logical and physical deployment diagrams, and security implications in storage and enterprise application integration.
  2. Given a scenario, integrate cloud and virtualization technologies into a secure enterprise architecture.
    • In this topic, you will learn about technical deployment models, virtualization, cloud services, the risk of comingling hosts with different security requirements, data security considerations and resource provisioning/deprovisioning.
  3. Given a scenario, integrate and troubleshoot advanced authentication and authorization technologies to support enterprise security objectives.
    • In this topic, you will learn about authentication, authorization, attestation, identity proofing, identity propagation, federation, and trust models.
  4. Given a scenario, implement cryptographic techniques.
    • In this topic, you will learn about different cryptographic techniques and implementations.
  5. Given a scenario, select the appropriate control to secure communications and collaboration solutions.
    • In this topic, you will learn about remote access and unified collaboration tools.
Module 5 – Research, Development and Collaboration
  1. In this topic, you will update your knowledge of managing Windows 10 in an enterprise, including managing a mobile workforce and an overview of Enterprise Mobility + Security.
  2. Given a scenario, apply research methods to determine industry trends and their impact to the enterprise.
    • In this topic, you will learn about performing ongoing research including threat intelligence, emerging tools, and the global IA industry/community.
  3. Given a scenario, implement security activities across the technology life cycle.
    • In this topic, you will learn about the SDLC and other systems/software development methodologies, adapt solutions to address emerging threats, and asset management.
  4. Explain the importance of interaction across diverse business units to achieve security goals.
    • In this topic, you will learn how to interpret and communicate security goals with diverse stakeholders, provide guidance to staff and senior management on security processes and controls, and establish security collaboration and a governance committee.

Certification(s):

This course prepares a student to take the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) CAS-003 certification exam.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**