Certified Security Sentinel
The Certified Security Sentinel certification course is an introductory cybersecurity training course. It’s intended for anyone that uses a computer on the internet. Attendees will fully understand the security threats that attack daily and countermeasures associated with these attacks. The weakest link in any company’s security program is a poorly trained employee. Don’t let this be you. Once a student understands what can happen, they will know what to look for. And with that understanding, be able to keep the information they have been entrusted with as safe as possible.
The social engineering portion of the class is designed to teach the participants the skills used by social engineers to facilitate the extraction of information from an organization using technical and non-technical methods. Computer fraud, black-hat hacking, and cyber-terrorism are all phrases that describe crimes that use over-the-wire technology to attack, steal, and terrorize their victims. The key to most of these over-the-wire attacks being successful is information they receive through social engineering. Does it work? Can smart people be easily deceived? Kevin Mitnick, who served five years in prison for repeated hacking said in testimony before Congress on the subject of Social Engineering: “I was so successful with that attack that I rarely had to resort to a technical attack.”
If you’re afraid of having your identity, credit card credentials, or business information compromised, then this is the training you have been looking for.
The Certified Security Sentinel certification course trains students on how attacks are performed, how to identify an attack, and how to secure information. One of the most valuable skill sets of a C)SS is that they understand how to train others on security as well.
The C)SS is a course on cybersecurity designed for those who don’t know anything about security but need to. We recommend this introductory cybersecurity training course for anyone who wants to be secure on the internet, especially employees at work.
After you complete the C)SS course and get certified, we recommend you to further develop your security skill-set by being certified as a C)ISSO: Certified Information Systems Officer, which will prepare you to advise businesses on security issues and implement solutions.
- An interest in security
- Basic computer experience
Learning Outcomes / Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
- Understand security best practices on how to keep information secure
- Have knowledge to identify a security breach
- Be ready to sit for the C)SS exam
Continuing education: 16 CPE Credits
The Certified Security Sentinel exam is taken on-line through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (MACS), which is accessible on your Mile2.com account. The exam will take 1 hour and consist of 25 multiple-choice questions. The cost is $200 USD and must be purchased from the store on Mile2.com.
With 11 up-to-date modules, the Certified Security Sentinel will teach you security best practices applicable to keeping the information you are entrusted with secure.
- Basic Computer Security
- User Awareness
- Implementing Countermeasures
- Essential Security Awareness
- Using the Internet at Work
- Accessing the Network Locally
- Accessing the Network Remotely
- Social Engineering
- Understanding and Interacting with our Target
- Researching Our Target
- Methods of Deception