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CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) offers a range of certifications that are highly regarded in the IT industry. These certifications cover various technology-related skills and are designed to validate the expertise of IT professionals. As of my last update in January 2022, here are some of the key CompTIA certifications:

  1. CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+): This certification is ideal for individuals who are new to IT. It covers essential IT skills and helps beginners understand the basics of IT, including hardware, software, networking, and security.

  2. CompTIA A+: A+ certification is for entry-level IT technicians. It covers topics related to hardware, operating systems, networking, security, and troubleshooting. A+ is a widely recognized certification for technical support and IT operational roles.

  3. CompTIA Network+: Network+ certification is for professionals who work in IT networking roles. It covers networking concepts, infrastructure, network operations, security, and troubleshooting.

  4. CompTIA Security+: Security+ certification is for IT professionals specializing in cybersecurity. It validates knowledge and skills in areas such as network security, compliance, threats, vulnerabilities, access control, and cryptography.

  5. CompTIA Linux+: Linux+ certification is for IT professionals who work with Linux operating systems. It covers Linux administration, security, and troubleshooting.

  6. CompTIA Cloud+: Cloud+ certification is for IT professionals working in cloud technologies. It covers cloud models, virtualization, infrastructure, security, and resource management.

  7. CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+): CySA+ certification focuses on cybersecurity analytics and helps professionals perform data analysis, threat detection, and respond to cybersecurity threats.

  8. CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+): CASP+ certification is an advanced-level certification that validates expertise in enterprise security, risk management, and advanced security solutions.

It's important to note that CompTIA certifications are typically valid for three years. To maintain certification, individuals can participate in CompTIA's Continuing Education (CE) program, which allows them to earn CEUs (Continuing Education Units) by participating in various activities such as training, attending conferences, and writing articles.


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CASP+ (CAS-004)

Part I: Security Architecture

  • Lesson 1: Ensuring a Secure Network Architecture

  • Lesson 2: Determining the Proper Infrastructure Design

  • Lesson 3: Securely Integrating Software Applications

  • Lesson 4: Securing the Enterprise Architecture by Implementing Data Security Techniques

  • Lesson 5: Providing the Appropriate Authentication and Authorization Controls

  • Lesson 6: Implementing Secure Cloud and Virtualization Solutions

  • Lesson 7: Supporting Security Objectives and Requirements with Cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  • Lesson 8: Managing the Impact of Emerging Technologies on Enterprise Security and Privacy

Part II: Security Operations

  • Lesson 9: Performing Threat Management Activities

  • Lesson 10: Analyzing Indicators of Compromise and Formulating an Appropriate Response

  • Lesson 11: Performing Vulnerability Management Activities

  • Lesson 12: Using the Appropriate Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing Methods and Tools

  • Lesson 13: Analyzing Vulnerabilities and Recommending Risk Mitigations

  • Lesson 14: Using Processes to Reduce Risk

  • Lesson 15: Implementing the Appropriate Incident Response

  • Lesson 16: Forensic Concepts

  • Lesson 17: Forensic Analysis Tools

Part III: Security Engineering and Cryptography

  • Lesson 18: Applying Secure Configurations to Enterprise Mobility

  • Lesson 19: Configuring and Implementing Endpoint Security Controls

  • Lesson 20: Security Considerations Impacting Specific Sectors and Operational Technologies

  • Lesson 21: Cloud Technology’s Impact on Organizational Security

  • Lesson 22: Implementing the Appropriate PKI Solution

  • Lesson 23: Implementing the Appropriate Cryptographic Protocols and Algorithms

  • Lesson 24: Troubleshooting Issues with Cryptographic Implementations

Part IV: Governance, Risk and Compliance

  • Lesson 25: Applying Appropriate Risk Strategies

  • Lesson 26: Managing and Mitigating Vendor Risk

  • Lesson 27: The Organization Impact of Compliance Frameworks and Legal Considerations

  • Lesson 28: Business Community and Disaster Recovery Concepts

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