Course Length: 5 days

Course Description

CompTIA Security+ Certification SY0-601 provides the basic knowledge needed to plan, implement, and maintain information security in a vendor-neutral format. This includes risk management, host and network security, authentication and access control systems, cryptography, and organizational security. This course maps to the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Objective coverage is marked throughout the course.

Students will benefit most from this course if they intend to take a CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 exam.

This course assumes basic knowledge of using and maintaining individual workstations. Knowledge equivalent to the CompTIA A+ certification is helpful but not necessary.


CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Security fundamentals

  • Module A: Security concepts
  • Module B: Enterprise security strategy
  • Module C: Security program components

Chapter 2: Risk management

  • Module A: Understanding threats
  • Module B: Risk management programs
  • Module C: Security assessments

Chapter 3: Cryptography

  • Module A: Cryptography concepts
  • Module B: Public key infrastructure

Chapter 4: Network connectivity

  • Module A: Network attacks
  • Module B: Packet flow

Chapter 5: Network security technologies

  • Module A:  Network security components
  • Module B: Monitoring tools

Chapter 6: Secure network configuration

  • Module A: Secure network protocols
  • Module B: Hardening networks

Chapter 7: Authentication

  • Module A: Authentication factors
  • Module B: Authentication protocols

Chapter 8: Access control

  • Module A: Access control principles
  • Module B: Account management

Chapter 9: Securing hosts and data

  • Module A: Malware
  • Module B: Securing data
  • Module C: Securing hosts

Chapter 10: Securing specialized systems

  • Module A: Mobile security
  • Module B: Embedded and specialized systems

Chapter 11: Application security

  • Module A: Application attacks
  • Module B: Securing applications

Chapter 12: Cloud security

  • Module A: Virtual and cloud systems
  • Module B: Securing cloud services

Chapter 13: Organizational security

  • Module A: Social engineering
  • Module B: Security policies
  • Module C: User roles and training
  • Module D: Physical security and safety

Chapter 14: Disaster planning and recovery

  • Module A: Business continuity
  • Module B: Resilient systems
  • Module C: Incident response procedures