CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601)

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About this course:

CompTIA Security+ is a globally-recognized certification covering highly valuable functions in IT security. In teaching candidates core knowledge, Security+ provides candidates with the foundational capabilities for any cybersecurity job role. It also supports candidates pursuing cybersecurity career paths.

With best practices for hands-on troubleshooting, CompTIA Security+ prepares candidates to start applying their training in real-world job roles as soon as possible. Kickstart your CompTIA Security+ training with Good e-Learning today!

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Security Administrators

  • Systems Administrators

  • Helpdesk Manager / Analysts

  • Security Analysts

  • Network / Cloud Engineers

  • IT Auditors

  • Security Engineers

  • IT Project Managers

  • Security Officers

  • Information Security Managers

  • DevOps / Software Developers

  • Security Architects

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • Hands-on practical skills for solving a variety of complex issues in modern IT

  • How to identify, analyze, and respond to common security concerns, such as threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities. The syllabus also goes into detail about the latest issues, such as DDoS attacks and Internet of Things (IoT) device weaknesses

  • How to assess an enterprise environment’s security posture and recommend/ implement solutions

  • How to monitor and secure hybrid environments, which are becoming far more common in business. These include cloud, IoT, and mobile environments

  • Applicable laws and policies for IT security, including principles for compliance, risk, and governance

  • Architecture and design knowledge and best practices for topics such as enterprise environments and reliance on the cloud

  • Security implementation, including in administering access management, PKI, identity, cryptography, wireless, and end-to-end security

  • Procedures for operations and incident response, such as threat detection, security controls, risk mitigation, and digital forensics

  • How to support organizational risk management and compliance with regulations such as the GDPR, SOX, HIPAA, FISMA, NIST, PCI-DSS, and CCPA

Why should you take this course?

  • More corporations and defense organizations select Security+ than any other security certification on the market for validating core security skills and fulfilling DoD 8570 compliance

  • Security+ is a hands-on qualification that teaches practical skills to prepare candidates to tackle a variety of complex security issues

  • The baseline security skills covered in Security+ are critical for securing software, hardware, and systems

  • Security+ is regularly updated and aligned with the latest trends, techniques, and priorities. As such, it covers increasingly relevant skills in areas like risk management, incident response, forensics, hybrid/cloud operations, enterprise networks, security controls, and so on

  • The CompTIA Security+ qualification leads into two branches on the CompTIA Certification Pathway: Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

  • Security+ is extremely popular, with 62% of IT professionals in North America holding the qualification. The average salary for CompTIA certification holders in North America is $93,097

  • Several leading organizations contributed to the development of Security+, including Target Corp, U.S. Navy Center for Information Dominance, General Dynamics IT (GDIT), Netflix, SecureWorks, and Australian Information Security

  • CompTIA has set a global standard for networking, support, cloud, mobility, security, and open-source development for over 20 years. Its certification syllabuses are also updated regularly to meet new requirements and challenges

  • This CompTIA Security+ course comes with a variety of CompTIA online training assets, including instructor guides, videos, lab work, study guides, tools, and assessments

  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning online training provider with a diverse portfolio of accredited e-learning certification courses

Attacks, Threats and Vulnerabilities – 24%

Learning Objectives

Various social engineering techniques
How to analyze potential indicators in order to determine an attack’s type
Different threat actors, intelligence sources, and vectors
Various vulnerability types and the security concerns associated with them
Different techniques used for security assessments and penetration testing

Architecture and Design – 21%

Learning Objectives

The importance of various security concepts in enterprise environments
Key concepts in virtualization and cloud computing, as well as application development, automation, and deployment
Design concepts for authentication and authorization, along with the basics of cryptography
How to implement cybersecurity resilience within a given scenario
Essential security implications for specialized and embedded systems and physical security controls

Implementation – 25%

Learning Objectives

How to implement secure protocols and network designs, as well as host or application security solutions within a given scenario
How to apply cybersecurity solutions to the cloud and install and configure wireless security settings
How to implement identity and account management controls as well as authentication and authorization solutions within a given scenario
The importance of implementing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Operations and Incident Response – 16%

Learning Objectives

How to use appropriate tools to assess organizational security within a given scenario
The importance of processes, procedures, and policies for effective incident response
How to support investigations with appropriate data sources within the context of a specific incident
How to secure an environment with appropriate mitigation techniques or controls within the context of a specific incident
Essential aspects of digital forensics

Governance, Risk, and Compliance – 14%

Learning Objectives

Different control types and how they compare/contrast
The importance of applicable standards, frameworks, and regulations that can influence an organization’s security posture
The importance of policies for organizational security
Key risk management concepts and processes
The relevance of privacy and sensitive data concepts in the context of security

To earn the CompTIA Security+ qualification, candidates must first pass the CompTIA SY0-601 exam. This verifies that a candidate has the knowledge and skills needed to assess security in an enterprise environment and recommend/ implement appropriate solutions.

Successful practitioners will also have a clear understanding of how to monitor and secure hybrid environments, follow applicable laws and policies, and identify, analyze, and respond to security incidents and events.

To help students with their CompTIA Security+ training costs, this course also comes with a free certification exam voucher.

CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 exam:

  • Exam Code: SY0-601

  • Maximum of 90 questions per exam

  • Multiple choice and performance-based

  • 90 Minutes per exam

  • Passing score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)

  • Recommended experience: CompTIA Network+, at least two years of experience in security-focused IT administration

What is CompTIA?

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association. It issues professional certifications for the IT sector, upskilling candidates to tackle the most pressing priorities and skill shortages facing IT-powered organizations.

With its focus on practical skills and commitment to regularly updating its certification courses in line with industry developments, CompTIA is considered one of the best trade associations in the IT industry.

What is CompTIA’s relationship with Good e-Learning?

Good e-Learning is an award-winning training provider with world-class courses across multiple corporate disciplines and frameworks, including ITIL 4, DevOps, RESILIA Cyber Resilience, TOGAF, and more. The company is also a fully accredited training provider for CompTIA.

What is CompTIA Security+?

CompTIA Security+ is a globally-recognized certification focused on the skills required for core IT security functions. It is ideal for candidates interested in pursuing careers in IT security.

What kind of organization is CompTIA Security+ suited for?

CompTIA Security+ is suitable for any organization facing a skills shortage for core IT security functions. Some of the organizations that utilize Security+ include the U.S. Navy Center for Information Dominance, General Dynamics IT (GDIT), Max Life Insurance, Netflix, and Australian Information Security.

What professions is CompTIA Security+ suited for?

CompTIA Security+ is suitable for professionals interested in a career in IT security. Candidates must pass the CompTIA Network+ exam and accrue two years of experience in security-focused IT administration before booking the exam.

Relevant professions include: Security Administrators, Systems Administrators, Helpdesk Manager / Analysts, Security Analysts, Network / Cloud Engineers, IT Auditors, Security Engineers, IT Project Managers, Security Officers, Information Security Managers, DevOps / Software Developers, and Security Architects.

What does the CompTIA certification path look like?

The CompTIA certification path provides several foundational modules for IT professionals, as well as intermediate options focused on Infrastructure, Cyber Security, and Professional Skills.

The certification path is fully aligned with several defined IT career pathways, and candidates are advised to consider their experience and existing qualifications before selecting a module.

How much is CompTIA Security+ certification worth?

There is currently a growing gap for skills in IT security, making the certification quite valuable.

According to Payscale, the average base salary for CompTIA Security+ certified professionals is approximately $78,000. The average salaries for specific roles include: Cyber Security Engineer – $95,622, Network Engineer – $77,637, Systems Administrator – $66,434, and Security Analyst – $67,876.

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