CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

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IT security is paramount to organizations as cloud computing and mobile devices have changed the way we do business. With the massive amounts of data transmitted and stored on networks throughout the world, it’s essential to have effective security practices in place. That’s where CompTIA Security+ comes in. Get the Security+ certification to show that you have the skills to secure a network and deter hackers and you’re ready for the job.
 
CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career.
 
The benefits of getting CompTIA Security+ certified include:
 

  • Security+ is government approved: CompTIA Security+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
  • Security+ is globally recognized: CompTIA Security+ is a globally recognized credential with certified professionals working in over 147 countries throughout the world.
  • Security+ provides substantial earnings potential: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Security Specialists, Administrators and Managers earn over $86,000 per year.
  • Security+ is industry supported: Security+ is developed and maintained by leading IT experts. Content for the exams stems from a combination of industry-wide survey feedback and contributions from our team of subject matter experts. Learn more about the people behind the CompTIA Security+ Advisory Committee.

 
What does this course cover?
 
Module 1 – Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities

  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Types Of Malware – Part 1
  • 1.3 Types Of Malware – Part 2
  • 1.4 Types Of Attacks – Part 1
  • 1.5 Types Of Attacks – Part 2
  • 1.6 Types Of Attacks – Part 3
  • 1.7 Types Of Attacks – Part 4
  • 1.8 Types Of Attacks – Part 5
  • 1.9 Threat Actors – Part 1
  • 1.10 Threat Actors – Part 2
  • 1.11 Penetration Testing And Vulnerability Scanning – Part 1
  • 1.12 Penetration Testing And Vulnerability Scanning – Part 2
  • 1.13 Impact Of Vulnerabilities – Part 1
  • 1.14 Impact Of Vulnerabilities – Part 2

Module 2 – Technologies and Tools

  • 2.1 Networking Hardware And Software – Part 1
  • 2.2 Networking Hardware And Software – Part 2
  • 2.3 Networking Hardware And Software – Part 3
  • 2.4 Networking Hardware And Software – Part 4
  • 2.5 Networking Hardware And Software – Part 5
  • 2.6 Networking Hardware And Software – Part 6
  • 2.7 Security Assessment – Part 1
  • 2.8 Security Assessment – Part 2
  • 2.9 Troubleshooting Issues – Part 1
  • 2.10 Troubleshooting Issues – Part 2
  • 2.11 Securing Mobile Devices – Part 1
  • 2.12 Securing Mobile Devices – Part 2
  • 2.13 Securing Mobile Devices – Part 3
  • 2.14 Securing Mobile Devices – Part 4
  • 2.15 Secure Protocols – Part 1
  • 2.16 Secure Protocols – Part 2

Module 3 – Architecture and Design

  • 3.1 Secure Network Architecture – Part 1
  • 3.2 Secure Network Architecture – Part 2
  • 3.3 Secure System Designs – Part 1
  • 3.4 Secure System Designs – Part 2
  • 3.5 Secure Staging Deployment Concepts
  • 3.6 Embedded Systems – Part 1
  • 3.7 Embedded Systems – Part 2
  • 3.8 Application Development And Deployment – Part 1
  • 3.9 Application Development And Deployment – Part 2
  • 3.10 Application Development And Deployment – Part 3
  • 3.11 Physical Security Controls – Part 1
  • 3.12 Physical Security Controls – Part 2
  • 3.13 Physical Security Controls – Part 3
  • 3.14 Cloud Virtualization – Part 1
  • 3.15 Cloud Virtualization – Part 2

Module 4 – Identity and Access Management

  • 4.1 Identity And Access Management – Part 1
  • 4.2 Identity And Access Management – Part 2
  • 4.3 Identity And Access Services – Part 1
  • 4.4 Identity And Access Services – Part 2
  • 4.5 Management Controls – Part 1
  • 4.6 Management Controls – Part 2
  • 4.7 Account Management Practices – Part 1
  • 4.8 Account Management Practices – Part 2
  • 4.9 Account Management Practices – Part 3

Module 5 – Risk Management

  • 5.1 Organizational Security – Part 1
  • 5.2 Organizational Security – Part 2
  • 5.3 Business Impact Analysis Concepts – Part 1
  • 5.4 Business Impact Analysis Concepts – Part 2
  • 5.5 Risk Management – Part 1
  • 5.6 Risk Management – Part 2
  • 5.7 Incident Response Procedures – Part 1
  • 5.8 Incident Response Procedures – Part 2
  • 5.9 Forensics – Part 1
  • 5.10 Forensics – Part 2
  • 5.11 Disaster Recovery – Part 1
  • 5.12 Disaster Recovery – Part 2
  • 5.13 Types Of Control – Part 1
  • 5.14 Types Of Control – Part 2
  • 5.15 Data Security And Privacy Practices – Part 1
  • 5.16 Data Security And Privacy Practices – Part 2

Module 6 – Cryptography and PKI

  • 6.1 Cryptographic Basics – Part 1
  • 6.2 Cryptographic Basics – Part 2
  • 6.3 Cryptographic Basics – Part 3
  • 6.4 Cryptographic Algorithms – Part 1
  • 6.5 Cryptographic Algorithms – Part 2
  • 6.6 Wireless Security – Part 1
  • 6.7 Wireless Security – Part 2
  • 6.8 Implementing PKI – Part 1
  • 6.9 Implementing PKI – Part 2
  • 6.10 Implementing PKI – Part 3
  • 6.11 Conclusion

 

Exam Details

 

Exam CodesSY0-401SY0-501
Launch DateMay 1, 2014 October 25, 2017
Exam DescriptionCompTIA Security+ certification covers network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilities as well as application, data and host security. Also included are access control, identity management, and cryptography.
Number of QuestionsMaximum of 90 questionsTBD
Type of QuestionsMultiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test90 MinutesTBD
Passing Score750 (on a scale of 100-900)TBD
Recommended ExperienceCompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese and PortugueseEnglish (Japanese and Portuguese estimated Q2 2018)
RetirementEnglish retirement: July 2018;
Japanese and Portuguese: December 2018
TBD – Usually three years after launch

 
Course Delivery: Online, 12 months access.

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