CompTIA Security+ (SYO-601)

Course
New
Beta

The CompTIA Security+ SYO-601 credential is one of the most essential certifications in the world of information security today. Students will obtain knowledge across a wide variety of topics and will demonstrate mastery of basic security skills.

Time
7 hours 51 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
8
Share
NEED TO TRAIN YOUR TEAM? LEARN MORE
Join over 3 million cybersecurity professionals advancing their career
Sign up with
or

Already have an account? Sign In »

Course Content
Module 1: Risk Management and Security Basics
Why Security+
8m
Risk Management and Security Basics
3m
Risk Management Overview
5m
Use and Misuse Cases
3m
Risk Assessment
7m
Risk Mitigation
5m
Risk Monitoring
2m
Security Principles - Confidentiality
5m
Integrity and Availability Threats and Mitigation
3m
Security Principles Wrap-Up
2m
Module 2: Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities

2.1Understanding Attacks

4m

2.2Social Engineering

4m

2.3Malware

3m

2.4Network-Based Attacks

5m

2.5Spoofing and Redirection

4m

2.6DNS Service

6m

2.7Passwords

3m

2.8Wireless Security Part 1

7m

2.9Wireless Security Part 2

4m

2.10Application Attacks

3m

2.11Code Injection and Cross Site Scripting

7m

2.12XSRF Race Conditions and Memory Issues

5m
Module 3: Cryptography

3.1Cryptography Introduction and Services

3m

3.2Cryptography Definitions: Initialization Vectors

5m

3.3Algorithms and Keys

2m

3.4Desirable Qualities of Algorithms and Keys

5m

3.5Symmetric Cryptography

4m

3.6Symmetric Ciphers Stream and Block

5m

3.7Asymmetric Cryptography

3m

3.8Hashing for Integrity

4m

3.9MAC Message Authentication Code

3m

3.10Hybrid Cryptography SSL and TLS

3m

3.11SSL, TLS and PKI Introduction

2m

3.12PKI Continued

6m

3.13PGP and SMIME

3m
Module 4: Network Security

4.1Networking Concepts

7m

4.2Network Connectivity

4m

4.3Network Services Continued: DHCP and IPAM

6m

4.4OSI Model Introduction and Encapsulation

8m

4.5OSI Layers 1 and 2

9m

4.6OSI Layers 3 and 4

7m

4.7OSI Layers 5, 6, 7 and Summary

7m

4.8Ports and Protocols Introduction

3m

4.9Protocols of the TCPIP Suite Part 1

8m

4.10Protocols of the TCPIP Suite Part 2

6m

4.11Network Services DNS

8m

4.12Network Storage

4m

4.13Remote Access

4m

4.14Tunneling and IPSec Part 1

6m

4.15Tunneling and IPSec Part 2

5m
Module 5: Network Connectivity Devices

5.1Network Connectivity Devices Part 1

7m

5.2Network Connectivity Devices Part 2

3m

5.3Switch and VLAN Configuration Part 1

4m

5.4Switch and VLAN Configuration Part 2

4m

5.5Routing

7m

5.6Network Address Translation

3m

5.7Firewalls

9m

5.8Firewall Best Practices

3m

5.9Intrusion Detection and Prevention

7m
Module 6: Operational Security

6.1Introduction and Policy

4m

6.2Policies and Best Practices Part 1

6m

6.3Policies and Best Practices Part 2

6m

6.4Scanning, Monitoring and Patching

5m

6.5Patch Lifecycle Baselines and Traffic Analysis

5m

6.6Fault Management

4m

6.7RAID and Data Backups

5m

6.8Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Part 1

7m

6.9Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Part 2

4m

6.10Virtualization Part 1

6m

6.11Virtualization Part 2

6m

6.12Cloud Computing

4m

6.13Cloud Services

9m

6.14Cloud Deployment Models and Cloud Wrap-Up

3m

6.15IoT Introduction

2m

6.16OWASP IoT and Wrap-Up

7m

6.17Hardening the System Part 1

2m

6.18Hardening the System Part 2

3m

6.19Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Tests

4m

6.20Incident Response

3m

6.21Forensic Investigations

5m
Module 7: Identity and Access Management

7.1Identity and Access Management Introduction

3m

7.2Authentication

9m

7.3Single Sign-On Kerberos Part 1

5m

7.4Single Sign-On Kerberos Part 2

3m

7.5Single Sign-On with Federated Services Part 1

5m

7.6Single Sign-On with Federated Services Part 2

4m

7.7Network Access Control and Authentication Wrap-Up

5m

7.8Authorization

7m

7.9Auditing and Wrap-Up

1m
Course Description

Cybersecurity is a rising career field with a need for more security professionals in all industries and types of organizations. One of the greatest hindrances to mitigating cybercrime is the lack of qualified and skilled professionals trained in cybersecurity.

What is Information Systems Security? Commonly referred to as INFOSEC, refers to the processes and methodologies required to keep information confidential and available while assuring its integrity. Because there are multiple threats looming throughout cyber space, it is essential for both businesses and individuals to secure their systems. Information security knowledge is backed by awareness of the threats to each domain, the IT Security policy framework, and the impact of data classification standards on them. What will I learn? The CIA triad, 7 domains of a typical IT infrastructure, and Layered security solutions for each domain.

What Does the CompTIA Security Plus Certification Course Involve?

The self-paced curriculum for this online course involves the study of various areas of network security that are necessary to combat the high number of security threats currently being seen worldwide. You will learn the fundamentals of cloud security, security protocols, information security, encryption, and network infrastructure. The education you receive in this course provides you with all the information and tools that you need to successfully complete the CompTIA Security+ exam. There are no prerequisites for this course, but it is suggested that you complete CompTIA Network+ training and pass the the CompTIA Network+ exam first to be successful in this course.

Who Should Take this CompTIA Security Plus Training?

Cybrary's online Security Plus certification training is designed for security consultants, network administrators, security engineers, and security analysts, as well as anyone who wants to begin a career in cybersecurity in a self-paced program.

What are the Benefits of the CompTIA Security+ Certification?

The services of cyber security experts are in demand. When you receive CompTIA Security Plus certification, you will provide potential employers with a credential that is well-respected industry-wide. The certification ensures employers that you have mastered the basic cybersecurity concepts and skills required to protect data and help prevent information security breaches. Additionally, certification will help increase your earning potential in the cybersecurity industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, security administrators, specialists, and those in management typically earn over $86,000 annually.

What Jobs Will CompTIA Security+ Certification Prepare Me For?

In this day and age, nearly every business needs a team of cybersecurity professionals. Becoming certified in Security+ gives you access to many cybersecurity positions. Your skills may be used for roles such as network administrator, systems administrator, security administrator, security consultant, and security analyst, as well as various entry-level IT cybersecurity jobs like junior IT auditor and penetration tester. Certification will also allow you to compete in the pool of government, military, and military contracting jobs. These positions require that all IT professionals have certifications that comply with Department of Defense (DoD) directives. CompTIA Security Plus certification meets those directives.

What Does the CompTIA Security+ Certification Entail?

Completing the test for CompTIA Security Plus certification certifies that you have the skills and knowledge that are required to install and configure systems that are used to secure networks, applications, and mobile devices. Certification holders also take part in risk mitigation activities, perform and respond to threat analysis, and work with knowledge of all applicable laws, policies, and regulations. You may take the CompTIA Security+ exam for SY0-501, or the updated SY0-601, which is more in depth and covers new objectives. The exam consists of a maximum of 90 questions (multiple-choice and performance-based), of which you have 90 minutes to complete. In order to successfully pass the exam, you must earn a passing score of at least 750 out of 900. The CompTIA Security+ exam costs $349. With an exam voucher from Cybrary, you will receive a discounted rate. Your certification will be valid for three years. Contact CompTIA for more information on this and other CompTIA certifications.

What Kind of Exam Questions Should I Be Prepared for?

The CompTIA Security+ exam includes questions based on performance – more in-depth than typical multiple-choice problems. This ensures that you are able to troubleshoot quickly and accurately. Application of your knowledge and experience is part of the testing, which will demonstrate that you have more than just an academic understanding of the needs of the job. It's estimated that about one-third of your exam time will be spent on performance-based questions.