CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

4 Day | Instructor Led

The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

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CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

Ideal Candidates for CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Class

Candidates for the Security+ certification (SY0-501)

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Prerequisites

While there is no required prerequisite, Network+ certification is recommended before taking the Security+ exam.

What You'll Get in CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

What You'll Learn in CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities
Technologies and Tools
Architecture and Design
Identity and Access Management
Risk Management
Cryptography and PKI

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Certification

The Security+ exam covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. Access control, identity management and cryptography are important topics on the exam, as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities. Security concerns associated with cloud computing, BYOD and SCADA are addressed in the SY0-501 exam. CompTIA is an ANSI accredited Certifier - 0731. The CompTIA Security+ ce program is included in the scope of this accreditation. The CompTIA Security+ certification may be kept current through the CompTIA Continuing Education program.

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Outline

1. Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities

  • Malware and Indicators of Compromise
  • Attacks
  • Threat Actors
  • Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing
  • Vulnerabilities and Impacts

2. Technologies and Tools

  • Network Components
  • Security Tools and Technologies
  • Troubleshooting Common Security Issues
  • Mobile Devices
  • Implementing Secure Protocols

3. Architecture and Design

  • Architecture Frameworks and Secure Network Architectures
  • Secure Systems Design and Deployment
  • Embedded Systems
  • Application Development and Deployment
  • Cloud Virtualization
  • Resiliency and Automation Strategies
  • Physical Security Controls

4. Identity and Access Management

  • Identity, Access, and Accounts
  • Identity and Access Services
  • Identity and Access Management

5. Risk Management

  • Policies, Plans, and Procedures
  • Risk Management and Business Impact Analysis
  • Incident Response, Disaster Recovery, and Continuity of Operations
  • Digital Forensics
  • Data Security and Privacy Practices

6. Cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure

  • Cryptographic Concepts
  • Cryptographic Algorithms
  • Wireless Security
  • Public Key Infrastructure


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