If you are motivated by the increase of major security breaches and want to move your IT focus into this growing domain, this is the ideal skill enhancement tool for you.

The need for highly skilled security professionals is a global need as the amount of cyber threats continue to grow. Professionals looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of different security tools and techniques will greatly benefit from The CompTIA Security+ Virtual Lab from Practice Labs. With a focus on general security concepts, basics of cryptography, communications security, operational and organizational security, you will get a thorough deep dive into these key areas.

Not only will this lab allow you to gain hands-on skills needed as a capable security professional, but it will also prepare you to confidently ace the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

Obtaining your CompTIA Security+ certification signifies that you possess the ability to secure a network and deter hackers using the latest security technology and strategy. The Security+ is also approved by the U.S Department of Defense to meet information assurance technical and management certification requirements, meaning it is a valuable distinction.

Why Get Security+ Certified

96% of HR managers use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Security Specialists, Administrators, and Managers holding the Security+ certification earn over $86,000 per year.

From a career perspective, security professionals will acquire a well-rounded body of knowledge, both business and technical to have better opportunities in this field. CompTIA Security+ is a globally recognized credential with certified professionals working in over 147 countries throughout the world.

CompTIA SY0-501 Security+ Exam Details

The CompTIA SY0-501 is the only exam required to obtain your Security+ certification. The exam consists of 90 multiple choice and performance based questions which testers have 90 minutes to complete. You must receive a score of 750 or higher out of 900 to pass.

The CompTIA Security+ Practice-Lab will provide you with the necessary platform to gain hands on skills in IT security. By completing the lab tasks you will improve your practical skills in identifying threats, attacks and vulnerabilities, access and identity management and risk management.

These same tasks will help you understand the objectives and competencies required by the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) certification exam.

The CompTIA Security+ is an intermediate level certificate aimed at IT security professionals, with a minimum of 2 years of IT administration (with a focus on security and day-to-day technical information security experience). This Practice Lab focuses on the practical aspects of the CompTIA Security + (SY0-501) exam objectives. It is therefore advised to refer to your own course materials to gain a deeper understanding of any theoretical aspects of the exam objectives.

Lab Guides

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

Practice Lab Specifications

Practice Labs are pre-configured hardware layouts with accompanying lab guides for fast, convenient access that make studying for an exam or learning new technologies an engaging experience. Develop your comprehensive IT skills in a safe, working environment without the need to invest in your own hardware and software.

Practical Training on the Latest Industry Technology

Real Equipment, No Simulations

6 Month Unified Access Available on Any Device

No Hardware or Licensing Costs

*Access Virtual Lab After Purchase

Once you've purchased this virtual lab, you can access it by navigating to the homepage and clicking 'My Apps.'

System Requirements

Recommended Hardware:

Screen dimensions: 1920px x 1080px or higher (full HD or higher)

Processor speed: 2Ghz / multi-core

Broadband / Internet access requirements: 5mb download, 1mb upload

Minimum Hardware:

Screen dimensions: 1280px x 1024px

Processor speed: 1.5Ghz

Broadband / Internet access requirements: 2mb download, 256kpbs upload

Operating Systems:

Microsoft Windows XP with SP2/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008/2013

Linux Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu

Apple Mac OS X


Internet connection minimum of 512Kbs

HTTPS Access (Port 443)

HTTP Access (Port 80)


Oracle Java version 1.7+ (If using our Java client)


HTML 5 Client

Microsoft Edge 13 or later

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later

Chrome 29 or later

Firefox 45 or later

Apple Safari 9.1 or later

Java Client

Internet Explorer 10 or later

Note: For both client technologies, if you have a Pop up blocker enabled on your computer

you will need to allow popups from *.practice-labs.com as an exception.