The Official CompTIA Security+ Student Guide (Exam SY0-501): 2019 Update

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CompTIA is a not-for-profit trade association with the purpose of advancing the interests of IT professionals and IT channel organizations and its industry-leading IT certifications are an important part of that mission. CompTIA's Security+ certification is a foundation-level certificate designed for IT administrators with two years' experience whose job role is focused on system security.

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 Official CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501): 2019 Update is the primary course you will need to take if your job responsibilities include securing network services, devices, and traffic in your organization. You can also take this course to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501) certification examination. In this course, you will build on your knowledge of and professional experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network.

This course can benefit you in two ways. If you intend to pass the CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501) certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of computer security. Today's job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you build your computer security skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any security-related role.

To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts. CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge, and six to nine months' experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended. Students can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking any of the following Official CompTIA courses: The Official CompTIA A+: Core 1 (Exam 220-1001) The Official CompTIA A+: Core 2 (Exam 220-1002) The Official CompTIA Network+ (Exam N10-007) Note: The prerequisites for this course might differ significantly from the prerequisites for the CompTIA certification exams. For the most up-to-date information about the exam prerequisites, complete the form on this page: https://certification.comptia.org/training/exam-objectives.

5 Days/Lecture & Lab

This course is designed for information technology (IT) professionals who have networking and administrative skills in Windows-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks; familiarity with other operating systems, such as macOS, Unix, or Linux; and who want to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics or using CompTIA Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles. This course is also designed for students who are seeking the CompTIA Security+ certification and who want to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Certification Exam.

  • Comparing and Contrasting Attacks
  • Comparing and Contrasting Security Controls
  • Assessing Security Posture with Software Tools
  • Explaining Basic Cryptography Concepts
  • Implementing a Public Key Infrastructure
  • Implementing Identity and Access Management Controls
  • Managing Access Services and Accounts
  • Implementing a Secure Network Architecture
  • Installing and Configuring Security Appliances
  • Installing and Configuring Wireless and Physical Access Security
  • Deploying Secure Host, Mobile, and Embedded Systems
  • Implementing Secure Network Access Protocols
  • Implementing Secure Network Applications
  • Explaining Risk Management and Disaster Recovery Concepts
  • Summarizing Secure Application Development Concepts
  • Explaining Organizational Security Concepts




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