This course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present the fundamental skills and concepts that you will need to use on the job in any type of networking career. It also addresses the content described in the exam objectives for the CompTIA Network+ certification. If you are pursuing a CompTIA technical certification path, obtaining the CompTIA® A+® certification is an excellent first step to take before preparing for the CompTIA Network+ N10-007 examination.

Why is it different?

  • No other certification that assesses baseline cybersecurity skills has performance-based questions on the exam. Security+ emphasizes hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of issues.    
  • More choose Security+ for DoD 8570 compliance than any other certification.    
  • Security+ focuses on the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection.        
  • The new Security+ certification covers the Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester job role, in addition to the previous job roles for Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, and Security Administrator.    

Target Audience

This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration, or who wish to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification (Exam N10-007). A typical student taking the CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-007) course should have a minimum of nine months of professional computer support experience as a PC or help desk technician. Networking experience is helpful but not mandatory; A+ certification or equivalent skills and knowledge is helpful but not mandatory.

Communicate With Your Instructor

  • Each course has a discussion Forum where you can chat with fellow students as well as the instructor.
  • Have a question about this course?  Call and speak to your instructor directly 5 days a week.
  • Email your instructor 24/7.
  • Every week all student taking this course can participate in a live video group chat with your instructor.

What Skills Will You Learn?


    Detect various types of compromise and have an understanding of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts


    Install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organizational security


    Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls


    Implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact


    Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design


    Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure

Jobs that use CompTIA Security+

  • Security Engineer

  • Text length of individual points can be shorter or longer depending on your needs

  • Security Consultant

  • Network Administrator

  • Security Administrator

  • Systems Administrator

  • Network Administrator

  • Junior IT Auditor/ Penetration Tester

Take Aways

All Students Will Be Able To Download The Following

  • Videos

    Besides watching more than 80 training videos in this course, you will be able to also download over 50 Official CompTIA Security+ videos to watch offline.

  • Study Slides

    Download over 100 Official CompTIA Security+ presentation slides broken down into categories.

  • Exam Book

    Download The CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 practice book. It includes 625 Exam Questions and a Simulator.

Organizations that have contributed to the development of Security+

  • Northrop Grumman

  • The Joing Commission

  • MTSI

  • Najtionwide

  • Brotherhood Mutual

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • About This Course

    • CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam Objectives

    • Security+ Study Guide

    • Security And Hacker Software References

    • Open Discussion

    • About The Pre-Test

    • Pre-Test

  • 2

    Network Security

    • Infrastructure Security Devices

    • Application And Traffic Analysis-

    • Network Segmentation and Separation with VLANs

    • ACL Case Study

    • Design Considerations

    • NAT and PAT Case Study

    • Firewall and Switch Protection Mechanisms

    • Virtualization Overview

    • IPsec Protocols And Well Known Ports

    • ICMP and a Few More Protocols

    • Security For WiFi

    • Download Presentation Slides

    • Network Security Quiz

  • 3

    Compliance And Operational Security

    • Risk Overview

    • Risk Calculation

    • Attack Vectors Risk Management And Recovery

    • Third-Party Risk From Integration

    • Change Management and Account Auditing

    • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

    • Forensics

    • Incident Response Concepts

    • Security Awareness RBAC And Data Labeling

    • Passwords Best Practices And Standards

    • Environmental Controls

    • Physical Security

    • Business Continuity

    • Fault Tolerance

    • Controls For Confidentiality

    • Tools And Controls For Data Integrity

    • Availability And Safety

    • Malware Adware Spyware

    • Download Presentation Slides

    • Compliance And Operational Security Quiz

  • 4

    Threats And Vulnerabilities

    • Malware Adware Spyware

    • Trojans Backdoors And More Malware

    • Attack Types MITM - Spear Fishing

    • Attack Types Xmas - Client Side

    • Password Attacks And Watering Holes

    • Social Engineering Threats

    • Vishing And Why Social Engineering Works

    • Cross-Site And Injection Attacks

    • Application Attacks

    • Monitoring And Device Hardening

    • Baselines Detection And Reporting

    • Analyzers And Scanners

    • Discovering And Assessing Threats

    • Penetration Testing

    • Threats and Vulnerabilities Quiz

  • 5

    Application, Data And Host Security

    • Techniques For Securing Apps

    • Application Security Controls

    • Mobile Device Security Overview

    • Host Security

    • Hardware And Virtualization Security

    • Data Security

    • Securing Data With Controls And Policy

    • Download Presentation Slides

    • Wireless Security Quiz

  • 6

    Access Control And Identity Management

    • AAA Concepts

    • Authentication Protocols and Services

    • Multi-Factor Authentication

    • Authentication Controls

    • Controlling Access via Authorization

    • Account Management

    • Download Presentation Slides

    • Access Control And Identity Management Quiz

  • 7


    • Symmetric And Asymmetric Encryption

    • Crypto Key Management

    • Hashing and Encryption Protocols

    • Comparing Cryptography Algorithms

    • PKI Overview

    • Certificate Warnings and Trust Models

    • Layered Security Case Study

    • Download Presentation Slides

    • Cryptography Quiz

  • 8

    Attack Vectors Types And Categories

    • Threat Actor Types And Ethics

    • Attack Types and Vectors

    • Reconnaissance Information Gathering Concepts

    • 069 Hacking Vocabulary and Terms

    • Malware Concepts

    • Network Scanning Overview

    • Trojans

    • Port Security

    • Scanning Methodologies

    • Sniffing Overview

    • Vulnerability Scanning

    • Social Engineering Overview

    • System Hacking Stages And Goals


    • Honeypots and Honeynets

    • Centralized Identity Management

    • Kerberos And Security Threats

    • Incident Response

    • Penetration Testing Legally

    • Case Study #1

    • Download Presentation Slides

    • Attack Vectors Quiz

  • 9

    Preparing For The Test

    • Download CompTIA Security+ Official Training Videos

    • CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Exam Simulator

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About The Exam

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them.

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

Exam Codes  SY0-501
Launch Date  October 4, 2017
Exam Description 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 successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.            
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, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese
Retirement  Usually three years after launch 
Exam Price The voucher price is sold separately.