CompTIA® Security+ (SY0-501)

In this instructor-led, online training course, you will be prepared for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

The Security+ certification is an international, vendor-neutral certification. The certification is proof of a person’s competence in system security, network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits. Read More


This certification is designed for IT professionals who already have Network+ certification and two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security.

CompTIA’s Security+ certification certifies professionals in the field of information security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. CompTIA Security+ demonstrates competency in various domains such as:

    • Network Security
    • Compliance and Operational Security
    • Threats and Vulnerabilities
    • Application, Data and Host Security
    • Access Control and Identity Management
    • Cryptography

With the threat of data security becoming a rapidly growing issue, the need for trained information security personnel has increased multi-fold. Information Security is one of the fastest growing areas. Candidates who earn this certification will be able to prove their ability to anticipate information security risks and apply their knowledge of security concepts, and tools to safeguard organizational data, as well as know the procedures to react to security incidents, should they occur.

Exam: SY0-501

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Instructor: Mike Vasquez

Skills Learned

  • Mitigating threats
  • Cryptography
  • Authentication systems
  • Messaging security
  • User and role-based security
  • Public key infrastructure
  • Access security
  • Ports and protocols
  • Network security
  • Wireless security
  • Remote access security
  • Auditing, logging, and monitoring
  • Vulnerability testing
  • Organizational security
  • Business continuity
  • CompTIA Security+ objectives map
  • CompTIA Security+ acronyms

Who Should Attend This Course

Network Administrators, System Administrators, Help Desk professionals looking to move into networking, or anyone interested in CompTIA Security+ certification.

Course Outline

  • Mitigating Threats
  • Cryptography
  • Authentication Systems
  • Messaging Security
  • User and Role-Based Security
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Access Security
  • Ports and Protocols
  • Network Security
  • Wireless Security
  • Remote Access Security
  • Auditing, Logging, and Monitoring
  • Vulnerability Testing
  • Organizational Security
  • Business Continuity

Hands-On Labs

  • Firewall Rule Based Management
  • Firewalls and Evasion
  • NAT and OpenSSH
  • Network Vulnerabilities Part 1
  • Network Vulnerabilities Part 2
  • Application Data – Establish Host Security
  • Configuring IDS and Honeypots
  • Password Cracking Tools
  • Implementing DNSSEC
  • Social Engineering Reconnaissance
  • Encryption and Hashing
  • Understanding PKI Concepts
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Implement Patching using WSUS
  • Managing Local Storage and Virtual Hard Disks
  • Implementing a Network Policy Server
  • Managing Certificates
  • Protocols and Services – SNMP
  • Data Encryption
  • Implementing Software RAID
  • Introduction to Digital Forensics
  • Implementing AD Federation Services
  • Configuring RADIUS
  • Install and Configure Network Load Balancing
  • Scanning and Remediating Vulnerabilities with OpenVAS