Overview

The CompTIA Security+ five course is designed to help you prepare for the SY0-701 exam, which is included in your course.

The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

Target Audience

CompTIA Security+ is aimed at IT & security professionals with job roles such as:

  • Security Administrator
  • Security Specialist
  • Systems Administrator
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Analyst
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Prerequisites

Networking fundamentals and familiarity with Windows & Linux.

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Delegates will learn how to

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions.
  • Monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), and operational technology.
  • Operate with an awareness of applicable regulations and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance.
  • Identify, analyse, and respond to security events and incidents.
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Outline

General Security Concepts 12%

  • Compare and contrast various types of security controls.
  • Summarise fundamental security concepts.
  • Explain the importance of change management processes and the impact to security.
  • Explain the importance of using appropriate cryptographic solutions.

Threats, Vulnerabilities & Mitigations 22%

  • Compare and contrast common threat actors and motivations.
  • Explain common threat vectors and attack surfaces.
  • Explain various types of vulnerabilities.
  • Given a scenario, analyse indicators of malicious activity.
  • Explain the purpose of mitigation techniques used to secure the enterprise.

Security Architecture 18%

  • Compare and contrast security implications of different architecture models.
  • Given a scenario, apply security principles to secure enterprise infrastructure.
  • Compare and contrast concepts and strategies to protect data.
  • Explain the importance of resilience and recovery in security architecture.

Security Operations 28%

  • Given a scenario, apply common security techniques to computing resources.
  • Explain the security implications of proper hardware, software, and data asset management.
  • Explain various activities associated with vulnerability management.
  • Explain security alerting and monitoring concepts and tools.
  • Given a scenario, modify Enterprise capabilities to enhance security.
  • Given a scenario, implement and maintain identity and access management.
  • Explain the importance of automation and orchestration related to secure operations.
  • Explain appropriate incident response activities.
  • Given a scenario, use data sources to support an investigation.

Security Program Management & Oversight 20%

  • Summarize elements of effective security governance.
  • Explain elements of the risk management process.
  • Explain the processes associated with third-party risk assessment and management.
  • Summarise elements of effective security compliance.
  • Explain types and purposes of audits and assessments.
  • Given a scenario, implement security awareness practices.

Exam (Included)

CompTIA Security+ equips security professionals with the foundational security skills necessary to safeguard networks, detect threats, and secure data through performance-based questions—helping them open the door to a cyber security career and become a trusted defender of digital environments.

  • Required exam: SY0-701
  • Number of questions: Maximum of 90
  • Types of questions: Multiple-choice and performance-based
  • Length of test: 90 minutes

Recommended experience: A minimum of 2 years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security, hands-on experience with technical information security, and broad knowledge of security concepts.

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Why choose QA

Dates & Locations

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