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CompTIA Security+ Certification Prep Course

Prepare for the CompTIA Security+ SYO-601 certification while building your cybersecurity knowledge, skills, and abilities.

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) and includes an exam voucher, study guide, and practice exams. Our Classroom Live and Virtual Classroom Live courses utilize official CompTIA courseware and labs. Objective coverage is marked throughout the course.


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Is This The Right Course?

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

What You'll Learn

  • Compare Security Roles and Security Controls
  • Explain Threat Actors and Threat Intelligence
  • Perform Security Assessments
  • Identify Social Engineering and Malware
  • Summarize Basic Cryptographic Concepts
  • Implement Public Key Infrastructure
  • Implement Authentication Controls
  • Implement Identity and Account Management Controls
  • Implement Secure Network Designs
  • Implement Network Security Appliances
  • Implement Secure Network Protocols
  • Implement Host Security Solutions
  • Implement Secure Mobile Solutions
  • Summarize Secure Application Concepts
  • Implement Secure Cloud Solutions
  • Explain Data Privacy and Protection Concepts
  • Perform Incident Response
  • Explain Digital Forensics
  • Summarize Risk Management Concepts
  • Implement Cybersecurity Resilience
  • Explain Physical Security


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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Course Outline

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Comparing Security Roles and Security Controls
  • Lesson 2: Explaining Threat Actors and Threat Intelligence
  • Lesson 3: Performing Security Assessments
  • Lesson 4: Identifying Social Engineering and Malware
  • Lesson 5: Summarizing Basic Cryptographic Concepts
  • Lesson 6: Implementing Public Key Infrastructure
  • Lesson 7: Implementing Authentication Controls
  • Lesson 8: Implementing Identity and Account Management Controls
  • Lesson 9: Implementing Secure Network Designs
  • Lesson 10: Implementing Network Security Appliances
  • Lesson 11: Implementing Secure Network Protocols
  • Lesson 12: Implementing Host Security Solutions
  • Lesson 13: Implementing Secure Mobile Solutions
  • Lesson 14: Summarizing Secure Application Concepts
  • Lesson 15: Implementing Secure Cloud Solutions
  • Lesson 16: Explaining Data Privacy and Protection Concepts
  • Lesson 17: Performing Incident Response
  • Lesson 18: Explaining Digital Forensics
  • Lesson 19: Summarizing Risk Management Concepts
  • Lesson 20: Implementing Cybersecurity Resilience
  • Lesson 21: Explaining Physical Security
  • Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Exam Objectives
  • Appendix B: Course Acronyms

Labs Outline

  • Assisted Lab: Exploring the Lab Environment
  • Assisted Lab: Scanning and Identifying Network Nodes
  • Assisted Lab: Intercepting and Interpreting Network Traffic with Packet Sniffing Tools
  • Assisted Lab: Analyzing the Results of a Credentialed Vulnerability Scan
  • Assisted Lab: Installing, Using, and Blocking a Malware-based Backdoor
  • Applied Lab: Performing Network Reconnaissance and Vulnerability Scanning
  • Assisted Lab: Managing the Lifecycle of a Certificate
  • Assisted Lab: Managing Certificates with OpenSSL
  • Assisted Lab: Auditing Passwords with a Password Cracking Utility
  • Assisted Lab: Managing Centralized Authentication
  • Assisted Lab: Managing Access Controls in Windows Server
  • Assisted Lab: Configuring a System for Auditing Policies
  • Assisted Lab: Managing Access Controls in Linux
  • Applied Lab: Configuring Identity and Access Management Controls
  • Assisted Lab: Implementing a Secure Network Design
  • Assisted Lab: Configuring a Firewall
  • Assisted Lab: Configuring an Intrusion Detection System
  • Assisted Lab: Implementing Secure Network Addressing Services
  • Assisted Lab: Implementing a Virtual Private Network
  • Assisted Lab: Implementing a Secure SSH Server
  • Assisted Lab: Implementing Endpoint Protection
  • Applied Lab: Securing the Network Infrastructure
  • Assisted Lab: Identifying Application Attack Indicators
  • Assisted Lab: Identifying a Browser Attack
  • Assisted Lab: Implementing PowerShell Security
  • Assisted Lab: Identifying Malicious Code
  • Applied Lab: Identifying Application Attacks
  • Assisted Lab: Managing Data Sources for Incident Response
  • Assisted Lab: Configuring Mitigation Controls
  • Assisted Lab: Acquiring Digital Forensics Evidence
  • Assisted Lab: Backing Up and Restoring Data in Windows and Linux
  • Applied Lab: Managing Incident Response, Mitigation and Recovery

Related Certifications

This course prepares you for the Security+ certification exam based on the 2020 objectives (exam SY0-601).

The SY0-601 exam is included in the approved list of certifications that meet DoD Directive 8570.1 requirements.

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