CompTIA Security+

Start your prep for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 certification exam with the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 course and lab. The lab simulates real-world, hardware, software, and command-line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course, or training. CompTIA Security+ course and lab provide the skills and knowledge required to identify risk, participate in risk mitigation activities, provide infrastructure, information, operational, and application security. 
 

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Here’s what you will get

 

CompTIA Security+ is an entry-level, international, vendor-neutral credential designed for IT security professionals that include the application of security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability; identification of appropriate technologies and products; troubleshooting security events and incidents, and much more. The CompTIA Network+ certification is recommended before taking the Security+ exam.

 

UK apprenticeship

Lessons

19+ Lessons

429+ Quizzes

330+ Flashcards

330+ Glossary of terms

 
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Test Prep

80+ Pre Assessment Questions

3+ Full-Length Tests

80+ Post Assessment Questions

280+ Practice Test Questions

 
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Video Lessons

42+ Video Tutorials

5hr 40minutes

UK apprenticeship

Lab

56+ Performance Lab

57 Video Tutorials
 
6hr 22minutes

What you will learn

  • Who Should Read This Book?
  • CompTIA Security+ Exam Topics
  • Security 101
  • Think Like a Hacker
  • Threat Actor Types and Attributes
  • Review Key Topics
  • Malicious Software Types
  • Delivery of Malware
  • Preventing and Troubleshooting Malware
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
  • Implementing Security Applications
  • Securing Computer Hardware and Peripherals
  • Securing Mobile Devices
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
  • Hardening Operating Systems
  • Virtualization Technology
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
  • Securing the Browser
  • Securing Other Applications
  • Secure Programming
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
  • Network Design
  • Cloud Security and Server Defence
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
  • Ports and Protocols
  • Malicious Attacks
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
  • Firewalls and Network Security
  • NIDS Versus NIPS
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
    • Securing Wired Networks and Devices
    • Securing Wireless Networks
    • Lesson Summary
    • Review Key Topics
    • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
     
  • Physical Security
  • Authentication Models and Components
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
  • Access Control Models Defined
  • Rights, Permissions, and Policies
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
  • Conducting Risk Assessments
  • Assessing Vulnerability with Security Tools
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
  • Monitoring Methodologies
  • Using Tools to Monitor Systems and Networks
  • Conducting Audits
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
  • Cryptography Concepts
  • Encryption Algorithms
  • Hashing Basics
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Security Protocols
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
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  • Redundancy Planning
  • Disaster Recovery Planning and Procedures
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
  • Social Engineering
  • User Education
  • Facilities Security
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios
  • Legislative and Organizational Policies
  • Incident Response Procedures
  • IT Security Frameworks
  • Lesson Summary
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete the Real-World Scenarios

Hands on activities

  • Using Windows Defender
  • Managing Windows Firewall
  • Encrypting Files with EFS
  • Configuring Windows Firewall
  • Using BitLocker in Windows 10
  • Configuring Group Policy Settings
  • Managing Services with Group Policy
  • Configuring Audit Group Policy
  • Creating a Virtual Machine
  • Importing a Virtual Machine
  • Configuring Secondary Virtual Hard Disk
  • Installing the Web Server IIS Server Role
  • Installing and Configuring NLB
  • Creating a Virtual Switch
  • Configuring a Perimeter Firewall
  • Viewing Results of Live Hosts
  • Verifying Network Services
  • Enabling Intrusion Prevention and Detection
  • Spoofing MAC Address with SMAC
  • Clearing the DNS Cache
  • Using Ettercap for ARP Spoofing
  • Detecting Phishing Site Using Netcraft
  • Installing the Web Server IIS Server Role
  • Installing and Configuring NLB
  • Creating a Virtual Switch
  • Configuring a Perimeter Firewall
  • Viewing Results of Live Hosts
  • Verifying Network Services
  • Enabling Intrusion Prevention and Detection
  • Spoofing MAC Address with SMAC
  • Clearing the DNS Cache
  • Using Ettercap for ARP Spoofing
  • Detecting Phishing Site Using Netcraft
  • Preventing Zone Transfers
  • Simulating a DoS Attack
  • Implementing Data Execution Prevention
    • Securing Default Accounts
    • Resetting a Password
    • Creating a Fine-Grained Password Policy
    • Configuring Remote Access VPN
    • Configuring a Static TCP/IP Address
     
  • Configuring Kerberos Policy Settings
  • Installing Remote Access Services
  • Assigning Permissions to Folders
  • Restricting Local Accounts
  • Creating a User Account and Configuring Restrictions
  • Configuring Account Policies
  • Managing a User Account
  • Running a Security Scan to Identify Vulnerabilities
  • Remediating Vulnerabilities on the Local Workstation
  • Remediating Vulnerabilities on the Network  
  • Using Network Monitoring
  • Observing Traffic Patterns Using Wireshark
  • Analysing Protocols with Wireshark
  • Working with Task Manager
  • Viewing Running Processes on a Linux-based Machine
  • Enabling Debug Logging on the DNS Server
  • Enabling Audit Policies
  • Enabling Object Access Auditing
  • Observing MD5 Hash
  • Configuring SSL Connections
  • Configuring the SSL Port Setting
  • Using OpenSSL to Create a Public/Private Key Pair
  • Adding a Certificate to MMC
  • Installing Windows Server Backup
  • Creating a Backup Schedule
  • Creating a Backup Once

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I take the exam?

What is the format of the exam?

Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based

How many questions are asked in the exam?

The exam contains 90 questions

What is the duration of the exam?

90 minutes

What is the passing score?

(720 out of 900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

Here are the retake policies:

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the A+ examination, CompTIA’s retake policies are:

  1. CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least 14 calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  2. If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  3. A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  4. Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.

What is the exam's registration fee?

225 USD

What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

Security Engineer

Security Architect

Security Administrator

Network Administrator

Systems Administrator

Security Consultant/Specialist

What is the validity of the certification?

The CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 certification exam is going to retire in July 2021.

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