Win a Security+ Prep Course from Global Knowledge

Friday, February 04, 2011

Infosec Island Admin


Infosec Island is pleased to continue the tradition of offering our community the chance to win high-value products and services from reputable vendors in our quarterly membership drawings.

To date, Infosec Island has given away more than $35,000 in products to lucky members, and this quarter we have over $5,000 more in prizes slated for the Q1 2011 drawing.


The Drawing Pool: The drawing pool will consist of Infosec Island members who have completed their account profiles, including uploading a profile picture. A total of three prizes will be awarded to three eligible members.

Registration: Registration must occur on or before March 31, 2011 for eligibility. Fill out the brief registration HERE, and you will immediately receive an email confirmation. Login to your Island account and use the "Edit Profile" option in the right hand column to complete your profile, then upload a profile picture using the "My Picture" tab. More Details on Prizes and Eligibility Here

Win a Security+ Prep Course from Global Knowledge

Prepare for your Security+ certification while learning real-world skills.

CompTIA's Security+ is the premier vendor-neutral security certification and is included in the approved list of certifications to meet DoD Directive 8570.1 requirements. Our Security+ courseware has received CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC) approval. The CompTIA CAQC symbol assures you that all test objectives are covered in the training material.

Our Security+ Prep Course is a full-service solution from test preparation to full examination and includes:

  • CompTIA Press Security+ student manual
  • Security+ study guide
  • Security+ certification practice exams
  • Security+ extra practice test questions
  • Comprehension exercises, study digest, and quick reference card
  • Security+ exam voucher

In this course, you will perform over 80 hands-on activities to reinforce Security+ concepts such as managing browser security, encrypting and digitally signing e-mail messages, and installing and configuring vulnerability scanners and intrusion detection systems.

You will establish the essential components of a public key infrastructure, including starting a certificate authority, granting and revoking certificates, and configuring a secure web server using SSL. You will configure group policies and access control methods for restricting access to file shares.

You will assess computer security using a baseline analyzer, and you will test user security by attempting to crack passwords and scan systems for vulnerable ports.

What You'll Learn:

  • Mitigating threats
  • Cryptography
  • Authentication systems
  • Messaging security
  • User and role-based security
  • Public key infrastructure
  • Access security
  • Ports and protocols
  • Network security
  • Wireless security
  • Remote access security
  • Auditing, logging, and monitoring
  • Vulnerability testing
  • Organizational security
  • Business continuity
  • CompTIA Security+ objectives map
  • CompTIA Security+ acronyms

Visit the Global Knowledge website for a full course description. The winner will need to enroll in their virtual session before the end of the year (2011). Email Alison Grimme ( for information and registration.

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