CompTIA Security+ Certification

IT Technical

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Course Code: Exam SY0-501

Duration: 5 Days

Delivered: Virtually


In this course, students will build on their knowledge of and professional experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network.


To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts.

CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge, and six to nine months' experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended.


This course is designed for information technology (IT) professionals who have networking and administrative skills in Windows®-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks® familiarity with other operating systems, such as macOS®, Unix®, or Linux® and who want to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics or using CompTIA Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.

This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA Security+ certification and who want to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Certification Exam.


In this course, students will use fundamental security principles to install and configure cybersecurity controls and participate in incident response and risk mitigation, students will:


Introduction and Objectives

Comparing and Contrasting Attacks

Assessing Security Posture with Software Tools

Implementing a Public Key Infrastructure

Managing Access Services and Accounts

Installing and Configuring Security Appliances

Detection/Prevention Systems

Implementing Secure Network Access Protocols

Implementing Secure Network Applications

Comparing and Contrasting Security Controls

Explaining Basic Cryptography Concepts

Implementing Identity and Access Management Controls

Implementing a Secure Network Architecture

Installing and Configuring Wireless and Physical Access Security

Deploying Secure Host, Mobile, and Embedded Systems

Explaining Risk Management and Disaster Recovery Concepts

Summarizing Secure Application Development Concepts

Explaining Organizational Security Concepts

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