CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-501) is the primary course you will need to take if your job responsibilities include securing network services, devices, and traffic and your organization as a whole including the physical security elements and operational security measures. It is also the main course you will take to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification examination. In this course, you will build on your knowledge and professional experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network.

This course can benefit you in two ways. If you intend to pass the CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501) Certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of computer security. Today’s job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you build your computer security skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any security-related professional role.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Secure networked devices
  • Secure networked services
  • Monitor networked traffic through the organization
  • Implement security measures in both the physical domain and networking domain

This course is targeted toward the information technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows®-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks and familiarity with other operating systems, such as Mac OS® X, Unix, or Linux, and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring a foundational knowledge of security topics; prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification examination; or use Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.


CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge / experience.


This course provides content and skills for those who intend to pass the CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501) Certification examination.





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Lesson 1: Security Fundamentals
Topic A: The Information Security Cycle
Topic B: Information Security Controls
Topic C: Authentication Methods
Topic D: Cryptography Fundamentals
Topic E: Security Policy Fundamentals

Lesson 2: Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
Topic A: Social Engineering
Topic B: Physical Threats and Vulnerabilities
Topic C: Network-Based Threats
Topic D: Wireless Threats and Vulnerabilities
Topic E: Software-Based Threats

Lesson 3: Network Security
Topic A: Network Devices and Technologies
Topic B: Network Design Elements and Components
Topic C: Implement Networking Protocols
Topic D: Apply Network Security Administration Principles
Topic E: Secure Wireless Traffic

Lesson 4: Managing Application, Data, and Host Security
Topic A: Establish Device/Host Security
Topic B: Application Security
Topic C: Data Security
Topic D: Mobile Security

Lesson 5: Access Control, Authentication, and Account Management
Topic A: Access Control and Authentication Services
Topic B: Implement Account Management Security Controls

Lesson 6: Managing Certificates
Topic A: Install a CA Hierarchy
Topic B: Enroll Certificates
Topic C: Secure Network Traffic by Using Certificates
Topic D: Renew Certificates
Topic E: Revoke Certificates
Topic F: Back Up and Restore Certificates and Private Keys

Lesson 7: Compliance and Operational Security
Topic A: Physical Security
Topic B: Legal Compliance
Topic C: Security Awareness and Training

Lesson 8: Risk Management
Topic A: Risk Analysis
Topic B: Implement Vulnerability Assessment Tools and Techniques
Topic C: Scan for Vulnerabilities
Topic D: Mitigation and Deterrent Techniques

Lesson 9: Managing Security Incidents
Topic A: Respond to Security Incidents
Topic B: Recover from a Security Incident

Lesson 10: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
Topic A: Business Continuity
Topic B: Plan for Disaster Recovery
Topic C: Execute DRPs and Procedures

Appendix A: CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-501) Objectives Mapping