What is Security+ in CompTIA 

  • Security+ is preferred by more corporations and defense organizations than any other certification on the market for validating baseline security skills and meeting DoD 8570 compliance.
  • Security+ is the only baseline cybersecurity certification that emphasizes hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider range of today’s complex issues.
  • Security+ is being used to supplement skills in more job roles – baseline cybersecurity skills are applicable across more job roles today to secure systems, software, and hardware.
  • Security+ is up to date on the latest trends and techniques, covering the most fundamental technical skills in risk assessment and management, incident response, forensics, enterprise networks, hybrid/cloud operations, and security controls, ensuring job success.

About CompTIA Security+ Exam

CompTIA Security+ assists in the development of core skills required to perform any cybersecurity role and thus provides a foundation for performing intermediate-level cybersecurity profiles. The CompTIA Security+ exam aids in the development of knowledge required to assess an enterprise’s security posture.

It is recommended that you pass the CompTIA Network+ exam first, followed by two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security concepts.

Skills Acquired

The CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) exam verifies that the candidate has the necessary security problem-solving skills to perform tasks such as –

  • Analyze an enterprise environment’s security posture
  • Suggestion and implementation of appropriate security solutions
  • Investigate and secure hybrid environments
  • Use the applicable laws and policies (including principles of governance, risk, and compliance)
  • Discover, investigate, and respond to security incidents and events.

Jobs that use CompTIA Security+

Security Administrator
Systems Administrator
Helpdesk Manager / Analyst
Network / Cloud Engineer
Security Engineer / Analyst
DevOps / Software Developer
IT Auditors
IT Project Manager

Exam Details

Exam Code SY0-601
Number of Questions Maximum of 90 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test 90 minutes
Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus
Languages English, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Portuguese
Retirement Usually three years after launch
Testing Provider Pearson VUE

  • Testing Centers
  • Online Testing
Price $381 USD

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Course Outline

The CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) Certification covers the following topics – 

MODULE 1 – Describe Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities 

  • Learn about different social engineering techniques.
  • Recognize the potential indicators to determine the type of attack.
  • A look at the threat actors, intelligence sources, and vectors.
  • Understanding security concerns and vulnerability types.
  • Recognize security assessment techniques
  • Discover the strategies used in penetration testing.

MODULE 2 – Architecture and Design

  • Recognize the significance of security concepts
  • Discover the fundamentals of virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Understanding the concepts of secure application development
  • Concepts of deployment and automation are reviewed.
  • Understand the concepts of authentication and authorization design.
  • Learn the fundamentals of cryptography.
  • Recognize and implement cybersecurity resilience
  • Overview of physical security controls’ security implications, including embedded and specialized systems

MODULE 3 – Describe the implementation process

  • Learn and execute secure protocols
  • Learn how to put host or application security solutions and network designs into action.
  • Learn installation and configuration of wireless security settings
  • Learn to apply cybersecurity solutions to the cloud
  • Understand and execute authentication and authorization solutions
  • Learn and explore account management controls
  • Learn to implement public key infrastructure (PKI)

MODULE 4 – Describe Operations and Incident Response

  • Learn and put secure protocols into action.
  • Learn how to put host or application security solutions and network designs into action.
  • Discover how to install and customize wireless security settings.
  • Learn how to apply cloud cybersecurity solutions. Understand and implement authentication and authorization solutions.
  • Discover and investigate account management controls.
  • Learn how to set up public key infrastructure (PKI)

MODULE 5 – Describe Governance, Risk, and Compliance

  • Recognize and apply various types of controls
  • Recognize the importance of standards or frameworks.
  • Learn about the regulations that affect the organizational security posture.
  • Understand the corporate security policies.
  • Learn about risk management processes.
  • Recognize the concept of security sensitive data and privacy Security

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CompTIA Security+ Online Training (SY0-601) by PassYourCert is created by world-class trainers. Our CompTIA Security+ Online Training has been rigorously evaluated by third-party subject matter experts to validate adequate coverage of the Security+ exam objectives. It will educate the essential skills and information required for the CompTIA certification exam (SY0-601).

What you will learn:

  • Security Roles and Security Controls are compared.
  • Explain the concepts of Threat Actors and Threat Intelligence.
  • Conduct security audits
  • Determine the Difference Between Social Engineering and Malware
  • Basic Cryptographic Concepts Should Be Summarized
  • Install Public Key Infrastructure
  • Put in place authentication controls.
  • Implement controls for identity and account management.
  • Use Secure Network Designs
  • Install Network Security Appliances
  • Use Secure Network Protocols
  • Install Host Security Solutions
  • Use Secure Mobile Solutions
  • Secure Application Concepts Should Be Summarized
  • Use Secure Cloud Solutions
  • Explain the concepts of data privacy and protection.
  • Carry out Incident Response
  • Describe Digital Forensics
  • Risk Management Concepts Should Be Summarized
  • Implement Resilience in Cybersecurity
  • Describe Physical Security

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