CompTIA Security+ (Exam SYO-501)
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COURSE COST: $2495.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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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 in your organization. You can also take this course to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination. In this course, you will build on your knowledge of 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 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; familiarity with other operating systems, such as macOS®, Unix, or Linux; and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics; preparing for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination; or using Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.

To ensure your success in this course, you should possess basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking one of the following Logical Operations courses:

Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
Microsoft® Windows® 10 Transition from Windows® 7
CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge, and six to nine months’ experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended

Additional introductory courses or work experience in application development and programming, or in network and operating system administration for any software platform or system, are helpful but not required:

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2016: Install, Store, and Compute
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2016: Networking
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2016: Identity


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware. Course to run is subject to a minimum enrollment. If the minimum is not met this class may run as a virtual instructor led class live on line. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 207-775-0244.


Lesson 1: Identifying Security Fundamentals
Topic A: Identify Information Security Concepts
Topic B: Identify Basic Security Controls
Topic C: Identify Basic Authentication and Authorization Concepts
Topic D: Identify Basic Cryptography Concepts

Lesson 2: Analyzing Risk
Topic A: Analyze Organizational Risk
Topic B: Analyze the Business Impact of Risk

Lesson 3: Identifying Security Threats
Topic A: Identify Types of Attackers
Topic B: Identify Social Engineering Attacks
Topic C: Identify Malware
Topic D: Identify Software-Based Threats
Topic E: Identify Network-Based Threats
Topic F: Identify Wireless Threats
Topic G: Identify Physical Threats

Lesson 4: Conducting Security Assessments
Topic A: Identify Vulnerabilities
Topic B: Assess Vulnerabilities
Topic C: Implement Penetration Testing

Lesson 5: Implementing Host and Software Security
Topic A: Implement Host Security
Topic B: Implement Cloud and Virtualization Security
Topic C: Implement Mobile Device Security
Topic D: Incorporate Security in the Software Development Lifecycle

Lesson 6: Implementing Network Security
Topic A: Configure Network Security Technologies
Topic B: Secure Network Design Elements
Topic C: Implement Secure Networking Protocols and Services
Topic D: Secure Wireless Traffic

Lesson 7: Managing Identity and Access
Topic A: Implement Identity and Access Management
Topic B: Configure Directory Services
Topic C: Configure Access Services
Topic D: Manage Accounts

Lesson 8: Implementing Cryptography
Topic A: Identify Advanced Cryptography Concepts
Topic B: Select Cryptographic Algorithms
Topic C: Configure a Public Key Infrastructure
Topic D: Enroll Certificates
Topic E: Back Up and Restore Certificates and Private Keys
Topic F: Revoke Certificates

Lesson 9: Implementing Operational Security
Topic A: Evaluate Security Frameworks and Guidelines
Topic B: Incorporate Documentation in Operational Security
Topic C: Implement Security Strategies
Topic D: Manage Data Security Processes
Topic E: Implement Physical Controls

Lesson 10: Addressing Security Incidents
Topic A: Troubleshoot Common Security Issues
Topic B: Respond to Security Incidents
Topic C: Investigate Security Incidents

Lesson 11: Ensuring Business Continuity
Topic A: Select Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Processes
Topic B: Develop a Business Continuity Plan