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Information security is everyone’s responsibility. Recent studies show that most security problems are caused by people. This series of classes is targeted to the working frontline professional, focusing on security threats encountered at work and how to prevent them. Most importantly, you will learn to practice safe computer security procedures. For managers and supervisors, this series or portions of it can be delivered exclusively to your staff. Contact the PCATT office at 808 845-9296 or email


CCNA Security

Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNAS) equips you with the knowledge and skills representative of entry-level security specialist careers. This course emphasizes a hands-on approach to securing networks. A comprehensive set of tools is used to facilitate learning the fundamental principles of network and endpoint security:

  • Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) software
  • Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software
  • Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM)
  • Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
  • Cisco Academy Packet Tracer (PT)
  • WireShark Protocol Analyzer
  • Nmap with Zenmap GUI (Port Scanner)
  • TCP/IP utilities for SSH, SSL, HTTP, IPsec, RADIUS, TFTP, Syslog, SNMP, and Terminal Emulation

CCNAS incorporates both online and classroom learning by utilizing:

  • Cisco Networking Academy NetSpace eLearning portal
  • Network Development Group (NDG) NETLAB+ remote lab environment
  • Collaboration Software (Cisco Webex, Adobe Connect, Microsoft Business Skype)

The Cisco Networking Academy CCNASv2.0 course addresses all of the exam objectives for both the CCNAS 210-260 certification exam, informally known as the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) 3.0 certification exam, and the CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam.

CCNAS certification is a Department of Defense (DoD) 8570.01 Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level I and II and Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level I certification. The DoD 8570 Directive provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification, and management of all DoD employees performing Information Assurance functions in their line of duty, who are required to carry an approved certification for their particular job role and classification.

All hands-on labs in the course are performed by remotely accessing CCNA NETLAB+ pods comprised of Cisco Catalyst switches (IoS 15.x), ASAs (ASA 9.x and ASDM 7.x), ISR G2 devices (IOS 15.x), and virtual PCs.

Section - COM2016-017

CISSP Certification Examination Preparation

If you have experience or have previously completed a CISSP course, taking these certification exam prep sessions may be just what you need. For those of you who completed the review of Domains 1 through 8, this is the logical next step, exam preparation. We start with providing the exam mindset that is so important to successfully prepare for the exam. You will be exposed to the exam format and will learn to spot keywords, to select the “most” right answer, and to budget your time. We’ll run through practice tests and review the questions and answers.

Next, you take a deep dive with full practice tests and many more practice questions and answers. Selecting the best answer from several correct answers will continue to be challenging but will become manageable with our review. The more you do, the more comfortable you will feel when you see the actual questions when you take your certification exam.

We will provide CISSP exam tips and tricks which will help you through the long exam. You will have a last review and more practice tests. You’ll leave with suggestions for continued study before your exam. Once you pass your exam, you will need to complete the endorsement process and we will explain this along with exam experience requirements and the need for recertification through earning CPEs.

Section - COM2117-006

Section - COM2117-007

CISSP Domains 1 - 3

“CISSP is the most globally recognized certification in the information security market”, per (ISC)2. Most industry professionals and hiring managers agree. PCATT is pleased to offer a thorough approach to preparing for the CISSP certification exam. This training is appropriate for people working in all areas of security as well as IT managers and network architects. More information about the CISSP is available at:

This first course introduces you to the areas covered by the CISSP exam and the expectations of the knowledge you must have to prepare for certification. You will understand the scope of the CISSP and how the knowledge areas interrelate and build on each other.

This session starts the domain of Security and Risk Management covering confidentiality, integrity, and availability concepts, security governance principles, compliance, legal and regulatory issues, professional ethic, security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines.

The course continues with Asset Security from CBK Domain 2 and Security Engineering from CBK Domain 3. Topics include but are not limited to information and asset classification, ownership, protect privacy, appropriate retention, data security controls, and handling requirements. We continue with engineering processes using secure design principles, security models fundamental concepts, security evaluation models, security capabilities of information systems, security architectures, designs, and solution elements vulnerabilities.

CBK Domain 3, Security Engineering, includes web-based systems vulnerabilities, mobile systems vulnerabilities, embedded devices and cyber-physical systems vulnerabilities. Site and facility design secure principles, physical security, and cryptography are also discussed.

Topics are presented in a meaningful manner so that you are able to make connections to reinforce comprehension. Your instructor will explain how to approach this volume and breadth of knowledge for the purposes of CISSP certification.

Section - COM2115-005

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

CompTIA CySA+ is for IT professionals looking to gain the following security analyst skills:

• Perform data analysis and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organization

• Configure and use threat-detection tools

• Secure and protect applications and systems within an organization

Training maps with the CompTIA CySA+ certification objectives for exam CSO-001 in the areas of:

• Threat management

• Vulnerability management

• Cyber-incident response

• Security architecture and tool sets

CompTIA describes CySA+ as “the only intermediate high-stakes cybersecurity analyst certification with performance-based questions covering security analytics, intrusion detection and response. “

In a hands-on and collaborative manner, you will gain the skills needed for positions such as IT security, vulnerability, threat intelligence, and cybersecurity analyst.

The CompTIA CySA+ certification meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

Section - COM2133-003

CompTIA PenTest+

CompTIA PenTest+ is a certification for intermediate skills level cybersecurity professionals who are tasked with hands-on penetration testing to identify, exploit, report, and manage vulnerabilities on a network. Skills covered in this training include:

• Planning and scoping

• Information gathering and vulnerability identification

• Attacks and exploits

• Penetration testing tools

• Reporting and communication

While CySA+ focuses on defense through incident detection and response, PenTest+ teaches you offense through penetration testing and vulnerability assessment. It’s important for cybersecurity professionals to have both offensive and defensive skills.

As with all PCATT courses, you will have hands-on experiences to learn skills. Professionals who have these skills have jobs as penetration and vulnerability testers, security and vulnerability assessment analysts, and work in the fields of network security operations and application security vulnerability.

CompTIA says their certification “is unique because our certification requires a candidate to demonstrate the hands-on ability and knowledge to test devices in new environments such as the cloud and mobile, in addition to traditional desktops and servers.” Additionally, the exam measures management skills in planning.

The certification exam voucher for PT0-001 and study guide are included in this course. CompTIA PenTest+ meets the ISO 17024 standard.

Section - COM2134-003

Junos Security

For Juniper Networks users, we bring Junos Security training to you. The course covers security zones and policies and the configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting of them. You will go in depth with IPsec VPNs covering implementation, monitoring, and troubleshooting and you will do the same with chassis clusters. You will apply your knowledge and experience with the Junos Operating System to the configuration, operation, and implementation of SRX Series Services Gateways in a network environment.

As with all PCATT courses, there are demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on labs to reinforce concepts and learning. Your expert instructor will apply your learning to real-world situations to give you a practical foundation combining theory with hands-on learning. 

This course is taught through the Juniper Academic Alliance in the College CENT (Computing, Electronics, and Networking Technologies) program.

Section - COM2126-003


CompTIA® Security+ is a good first course for people wanting to begin their cybersecurity career. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents - not just identify them.

Human error along with spyware, malware, e-mail attacks, viruses, worms, and wireless technology are reasons for security training and certification. This Security+ course is taught with a practical approach to prepare you for the certification exam and for skills required on the job. You will apply general security concepts to real world scenarios. Competencies exactly match the CompTIA® certification exam areas:

  • Network Security
  • Compliance and operational security
  • Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Application, data, and host security
  • Access control and identity management
  • Cyrptography

Both the Security+ certification exam and a study guide are included. Security+ is compliant with ISA 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

Section - COM2036-016

Section - COM2036-017

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