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CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep Course

Prepare for the CompTIA Security+ SYO-501 certification while building your cybersecurity knowledge, skills, and abilities.

GK# 3404

$1720 - $3695 CAD

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Course Overview


Our Security+ Certification Prep Course provides the basic knowledge needed to plan, implement, and maintain information security in a vendor-neutral format. This includes risk management, host and network security, authentication and access control systems, cryptography, and organizational security. This course maps to the CompTIA Security+ certification exam (SY0-601). Our Classroom and Classroom Live courses utilize official CompTIA courseware and labs. Objective coverage is marked throughout the course.

What is Security+ Certification?

The Security+ certification is considered to be the minimum level of certification for all IT security positions beyond entry-level. This course delivers the core knowledge required to pass the exam and the skills necessary to advance to an intermediate-level security job.

Students will benefit most from this course if they intend to take the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 exam.

This course supports a certification that is a DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification and meets DoD 8140/8570 training requirements.

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What You'll Learn


In the Security+ Certification Prep Course, you will learn to:

  • Proactively implement sound security protocols to mitigate security risks
  • Quickly respond to security issues
  • Retroactively identify where security breaches may have occurred
  • Design a network, on-site or in the cloud, with security in mind


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Classroom Live Labs

Topic 3A: Assess Organizational Security with Network Reconnaissance Tools

  • Assisted Lab: Exploring the Lab Environment
  • Assisted Lab: Scanning and Identifying Network Nodes
  • Assisted Lab: Intercepting and Interpreting Network Traffic with Packet Sniffing Tools

Topic 3C: Summarize Vulnerability Scanning Techniques

  • Assisted Lab: Analyzing the Results of a Credentialed Vulnerability Scan

Topic 4B: Analyze Indicators of Malware-Based Attacks

  • Assisted Lab: Installing, Using, and Blocking a Malware-based Backdoor
  • APPLIED LAB: Performing Network Reconnaissance and Vulnerability Scanning

Topic 6A: Implement Certificates and Certificate Authorities

  • Assisted Lab: Managing the Lifecycle of a Certificate
  • Assisted Lab: Managing Certificates with OpenSSL

Topic 7B: Implement Knowledge-Based Authentication

  • Assisted Lab: Auditing Passwords with a Password Cracking Utility

Topic 7C: Implement Authentication Technologies

  • Assisted Lab: Managing Centralized Authentication

Topic 8B: Implement Account Policies

  • Assisted Lab: Managing Access Controls in Windows Server
  • Assisted Lab: Configuring a System for Auditing Policies

Topic 8C: Implement Authorization Solutions

  • Assisted Lab: Managing Access Controls in Linux

Topic 8D: Explain the Importance of Personnel Policies

  • APPLIED LAB: Configuring Identity and Access Management Controls

Topic 9B: Implement Secure Switching and Routing

  • Assisted Lab: Implementing a Secure Network Design

Topic 10A: Implement Firewalls and Proxy Servers

  • Assisted Lab: Configuring a Firewall

Topic 10B: Implement Network Security Monitoring

  • Assisted Lab: Configuring an Intrusion Detection System

Topic 11B: Implement Secure Application Protocols

  • Assisted Lab: Implementing Secure Network Addressing Services

Topic 11C: Implement Secure Remote Access Protocols

  • Assisted Lab: Implementing a Virtual Private Network
  • Assisted Lab: Implementing a Secure SSH Server

Topic 12B: Implement Endpoint Security

  • Assisted Lab: Implementing Endpoint Protection
  • APPLIED LAB: Securing the Network Infrastructure

Topic 14A: Analyze Indicators of Application Attacks

  • Assisted Lab: Identifying Application Attack Indicators

Topic 14B: Analyze Indicators of Web Application Attacks

  • Assisted Lab: Identifying a Browser Attack

Topic 14D: Implement Secure Script Environments

  • Assisted Lab: Implementing PowerShell Security
  • Assisted Lab: Identifying Malicious Code

Topic 14E: Summarize Deployment and Automation Concepts

  • APPLIED LAB: Identifying Application Attacks

Topic 17B: Utilize Appropriate Data Sources for Incident Response

  • Assisted Lab: Managing Data Sources for Incident Response

Topic 17C: Apply Mitigation Controls

  • Assisted Lab: Configuring Mitigation Controls

Topic 18B: Explain Key Aspects of Digital Forensics Evidence Acquisition
Evidence Acquisition

  • Assisted Lab: Acquiring Digital Forensics Evidence

Topic 20B: Implement Backup Strategies

  • Assisted Lab: Backing Up and Restoring Data in Windows and Linux

Topic 20C: Implement Cybersecurity Resiliency Strategies

  • APPLIED LAB: Managing Incident Response, Mitigation and Recovery



This course assumes basic knowledge of using and maintaining individual workstations.

Attendees should be CompTIA A+ certified (or have equivalent experience) and CompTIA Network+ certified (or have equivalent experience) with 2-3 years networking experience.

Who Should Attend

  • Network Administrators
  • Cybersecurity Associates
  • IT personnel interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity

Follow-On Courses

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day


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