Course Descriptions

SY0-501 Security+


5 days


CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them.


  1. Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities

    • Given a scenario, analyze indicators of compromise and determine the type of malware.

    • Compare and contrast types of attacks

    • Explain threat actor types and attributes.

    • Explain penetration testing concepts.

    • Explain vulnerability scanning concepts

    • Explain the impact associated with types of vulnerabilities.

  2. Technologies and Tools

    • Install and configure network components, both hardware and software-based, to support organizational security.

    • Given a scenario, use appropriate software tools to assess the security posture of an organization.

    • Given a scenario, troubleshoot common security issues.

    • Given a scenario, analyze and interpret output from security technologies.

    • Given a scenario, deploy mobile devices securely.

    • Given a scenario, implement secure protocols.

  3. Architecture and Design

    • Explain use cases and purpose for frameworks, best practices and secure configuration guides.

    • Given a scenario, implement secure network architecture concepts.

    • Given a scenario, implement secure systems design

    • Explain the importance of secure staging deployment concepts.

    • Explain the security implications of embedded systems.

    • Summarize secure application development and deployment concepts.

    • Summarize cloud and virtualization concepts.

    • Explain how resiliency and automation strategies reduce risk.

    • Explain the importance of physical security controls.

  4. Identity and Access Management

    • Compare and contrast identity and access management concepts

    • Given a scenario, install and configure identity and access services.

    • Given a scenario, implement identity and access management controls.

    • Given a scenario, differentiate common account management practices.

  5. Risk Management

    • Explain the importance of policies, plans and procedures related to organizational security.

    • Summarize business impact analysis concepts.

    • Explain risk management processes and concepts.

    • Given a scenario, follow incident response procedures.

    • Summarize basic concepts of forensics

    • Explain disaster recovery and continuity of operations concepts.

    • Compare and contrast various types of controls

    • Given a scenario, carry out data security and privacy practices.

  6. Cryptography and PKI

    • Compare and contrast basic concepts of cryptography.

    • Explain cryptography algorithms and their basic characteristics.

    • Given a scenario, install and configure wireless security settings.

    • Given a scenario, implement public key infrastructure.

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