The CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 training provides students with core security skills needed to function in a security role in Information Security.
Security Plus certification provided by CompTIA is a globally recognized certification for IT security professionals. It is the foundation needed to work in and grow your career in a rewarding cybersecurity role. The official Exam ID is SY0-601.
After taking this Security+ Plus Certification training, students are prepared to sit for exam SY0-601 required by CompTIA for certification. Following this course, students wanting to advance in a cybersecurity field should consider the more advanced CySA+ course.
As a Certified Security plus professional, you will have skills that exhibit the ability to work hands-on as a problem solver. Your job role will typically include securing company systems, software, and hardware. You will gain skills in risk assessment, incident response management, security controls, computer forensics, networks, and cloud operations.
Security+ Exam (SY0-601) Objectives
Per CompTIA, the following exam objectives have been established for the Security+ certification:
The CompTIA Security+ certification exam SY0-601 will verify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions; monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT; operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance; identity, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents.
Key Makeup of Exam SY0-601
Up to 85 test questions
A combination of multiple-choice and performance-based questions.
Exam time is 90 minutes
A passing score is 750 on a scale of 100-900
Testing and official certification are provided by CompTIA. Please Note: The Official CompTIA Certification Exam is not included. Click here for testing options.
Module 1: Information Security Roles Security Control and Framework Types
Introduction and Overview
Compare and Contrast Information Security Roles
Compare and Contrast Security Control and Framework Types
Module 2: Explain Threat Actor Types, Attack Vectors, and Intelligence Sources
Assess Organizational Security with Network Reconnaissance Tools
Packet Capture and Replay Demo
Explain Security Concerns with General Vulnerability Types
Summarize Vulnerability Scanning Techniques
Explain Penetration Testing Concepts
Module 4: Social Engineering, Indicators of Malware Attacks
Compare and Contrast Social Engineering Techniques
Analyze Indicators of Malware-based Attacks
Fork Bomb Malware Demo
Module 5: Cryptography
Compare and Contrast Cryptographic Ciphers
Summarize Cryptographic Modes of Operation
Summarize Cryptographic Use Cases and Weaknesses
Summarize Other Cryptographic Technologies
Module 6: Certificates and PKI
Implement Certificates and Certificate Authorities
Implement PKI Management
Implementing a PKI Demo
Module 7: Authentication
Summarize Authentication Design Concepts
Implement Knowledge-based Authentication
Password Cracker Demo
Implement Authentication Technologies
Summarize Biometrics Authentication Concepts
Module 8: Identity and Accounts, Authorization, Personnel Polices
Implement Identity and Account Types
Implement Account Policies
Account Types and Polices Demo
Implement Authorization Solutions
Explain the Importance of Personnel Policies
Module 9: Network Design and Hardware (Part 1)
Implement Secure Network Designs
Implement Secure Switching and Routing
Various Types of Network Attacks Demo
Implement Secure Wireless Infrastructure
Implement Load Balancers
Module 10: Network Hardware (Part 2)
Implement Firewalls and Proxy Servers
Implement Network Security Monitoring
Summarize the Use of SIEM
Module 11: Network Protocols
Implement Secure Network Operations Protocols
Implement Secure Application Protocols
Implement Secure Remote Access Protocols
Module 12: Endpoint Security
Implement Secure Firmware
Implement Endpoint Security
Endpoint Protection Demo
Explain Embedded System Security Implications
Module 13: Mobile Devices
Implement Mobile Device Management
Implement Secure Mobile Device Connections
Module 14: Indicators of Attacks, Intro to Secure Coding, Scripting, Deployment and Automation
Analyze Indicators of Application Attack
Analyze Indicators of Web Application Attacks
Summarize Secure Coding Practices
Implement Secure Script Environments
Summarize Deployment and Automation Concepts
Module 15: Secure Coding, Scripting, Deployment, Cloud and Virtualization
Summarize Secure Cloud and Virtualization Services
Apply Cloud Security Solutions
Summarize Infrastructure as Code Concepts
Module 16: Privacy and Data Protection
Explain Privacy and Data Sensitivity Concepts
Explain Privacy and Data Protection Controls
Module 17: Incident Response
Summarize Incident Response Procedures
Utilize Appropriate Data Sources for Incident Response
Apply Mitigation Controls
Module 18: Forensics
Explain Key Aspects of Digital Forensics Documentation
Explain Key Aspects of Digital Forensics Evidence Acquisition
Module 19: Risk Management and Business Impact Analysis
Explain Risk Management Processes and Concepts
Explain Business Impact Analysis Concepts
Module 20: Redundancy and Backup Strategies
Implement Redundancy Strategies
Implement Backup Strategies
Implement Cybersecurity Resiliency Strategies
Module 21: Physical Security
Explain the Importance of Physical Site Controls
Explain the Importance of Physical Host Security Controls
Module 22: Afterword
Conclusion and General Exam Tips
Example Training Video (Not From This Course)
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