CompTIA Security Training is concerned with training individuals so they become prepared to take the Security + accreditation exam. This exam proves that the examinee has proven competence in computer security concerns (including access control and cryptography.) Though it is not a mandatory requirement, it is advisable you pursue a minimum of two years of hands-on experience working on security systems before you attempt to take the multiple-choice Security+ exam.

The Security+ exam is composed of 100 questions total that cover organizational and operational security; certain cryptography basics; infrastructure security; communication security and other general security concepts.

Anyone who passes the CompTIA Security+ exam may opt have it credited as an elective requirement for the Microsoft-specific certifications of MCSA: Security and MCSE: Security.

You will encounter FTP during your CompTIA Security Training course, under the category of E-mail, Internet, and File Security. The acronym FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, which simply refers to the system by which data can be supplied or moved from one computer to a different computer using the network or via the Internet. For any data to be able to use the FTP protocols, the network has to be compatible with the TCP/IP protocol. An intranet, or the Internet, are both TCP/IP compatible networks so these two types of computer networks allow FTP protocols to be employed for the successful transfer of data between computers.

Other topics you might encounter under the E-mail, Internet, and File Security are: LDAP; DNS; file systems; file transfer vulnerabilities; file sharing; TFTP and S/FTP; Internet applications; Internet security; e-mail vulnerabilities; and e-mail security. These all have a relationship to FTP.

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