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    About this CompTIA Training Course

    The Security+ Certification Prep Course provides the basic knowledge needed to plan, implement, and maintain information security in a vendor-neutral format. This includes risk management, host and network security, authentication and access control systems, cryptography, and organizational security. This course maps to the CompTIA Security+ certification exam (SY0-601). Objective coverage is marked throughout the course.

    Our Security+ courseware has received the CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC) validation, assuring that all test objectives are covered in the training material.

    What is Security+ Certification?

    The Security+ certification is considered to be the minimum level of certification for all IT security positions beyond entry-level. This course delivers the core knowledge required to pass the exam and the skills necessary to advance to an intermediate-level security job.

    Students will benefit most from this course if they intend to take the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601exam.


    This course assumes basic knowledge of using and maintaining individual workstations.

    Attendees should be CompTIA A+ certified (or have equivalent experience) and CompTIA Network+ certified (or have equivalent experience) with 2-3 years networking experience.

    At CompTIA Training Course Completion

    In the Security+ Certification Prep Course, you will learn to:

    • Proactively implement sound security protocols to mitigate security risks
    • Quickly respond to security issues
    • Retroactively identify where security breaches may have occurred
    • Design a network, on-site or in the cloud, with security in mind


    Chapter 1: Security Fundamentals

    • Module A: Security concepts
    • Module B: Risk management
    • Module C: Vulnerability assessment

    Chapter 2: Understanding attacks

    • Module A: Understanding attackers
    • Module B: Social engineering
    • Module C: Malware
    • Module D: Network attacks
    • Module E: Application attacks

    Chapter 3: Cryptography

    • Module A: Cryptography concepts
    • Module B: Public key infrastructure

    Chapter 4: Network fundamentals

    • Module A: Network components
    • Module B: Network addressing
    • Module C: Network ports and applications

    Chapter 5: Securing networks

    • Module A: Network security components
    • Module B: Transport encryption
    • Module C: Hardening networks
    • Module D: Monitoring and detection

    Chapter 6: Securing hosts and data

    • Module A: Securing hosts
    • Module B: Securing data
    • Module C: Mobile device security

    Chapter 7: Securing network services

    • Module A: Securing applications
    • Module B: Virtual and cloud systems

    Chapter 8: Authentication

    • Module A: Authentication factors
    • Module B: Authentication protocols

    Chapter 9: Access control

    • Module A: Access control principles
    • Module B: Account management

    Chapter 10: Organizational security

    • Module A: Security policies
    • Module B: User training
    • Module C: Physical security and safety

    Chapter 11: Disaster planning and recovery

    • Module A: Business continuity
    • Module B: Fault tolerance and recovery
    • Module C: Incident response