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CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Online Course

Course Format:Online Course
Self-Study Time:Approximately 140 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-2 Working Days (Email)
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Course Description

The CompTIA Security+ Online Course covers the latest SY0-701 exam objectives and is intended to ensure foundation-level security skills and proficiency for security and organisation professionals.

The Security+ Course can benefit those preparing for their CompTIA exam, but is also useful for those who want to gain an understanding of the challenges faced by security professionals. The course will teach the latest developments in cybersecurity technology, terminology, techniques, and the appropriate tools used.

CompTIA Security+ Certification shows that candidates have the knowledge and skills required to:

  • 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, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents.

On successful completion of this course, learners can arrange their Security+ SY0-701 exam through Pearson Vue testing centres.

Security+ Course Format

This course is delivered through an online portal and will give students 12 months access to their materials.

The course notes are in a written format and will also include some videos. As well as the course notes, the materials also include a pre-assessment, flash cards, a short quiz in each lesson, live labs, a post-assessment and a practice test.

The CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Online Course includes the following units:

The following topics are covered:

  • Cybersecurity Objectives
  • Data Breach Risks
  • Implementing Security Controls
  • Data Protection
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Exploring Cybersecurity Threats
  • Threat Data and Intelligence
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Malware
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Social Engineering and Human Vectors
  • Password Attacks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Vulnerability Management
  • Vulnerability Classification
  • Penetration Testing
  • Audits and Assessments
  • Vulnerability Life Cycle
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Software Assurance Best Practices
  • Designing and Coding for Security
  • Software Security Testing
  • Injection Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Authentication Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Authorization Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Web Application Vulnerabilities
  • Application Security Controls
  • Secure Coding Practices
  • Automation and Orchestration
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered: 

  • An Overview of Cryptography
  • Goals of Cryptography
  • Cryptographic Concepts
  • Modern Cryptography
  • Symmetric Cryptography
  • Asymmetric Cryptography
  • Hash Functions
  • Digital Signatures
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Asymmetric Key Management
  • Cryptographic Attacks
  • Emerging Issues in Cryptography
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Identity
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Authentication Methods
  • Accounts
  • Access Control Schemes
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Resilience and Recovery in Security Architectures
  • Response and Recovery Controls
  • Physical Security Controls
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Exploring the Cloud
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Infrastructure Components
  • Cloud Security Issues
  • Hardening Cloud Infrastructure
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Operating System Vulnerabilities
  • Hardware Vulnerabilities
  • Protecting Endpoints
  • Hardening Techniques
  • Operating System Hardening
  • Securing Embedded and Specialized Systems
  • Asset Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Designing Secure Networks
  • Secure Protocols
  • Network Attacks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Building Secure Wireless Networks
  • Managing Secure Mobile Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Incident Response
  • Incident Response Data and Tools
  • Mitigation and Recovery
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Digital Forensic Concepts
  • Conducting Digital Forensics
  • Reporting
  • Digital Forensics and Intelligence
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Security Governance
  • Understanding Policy Documents
  • Change Management
  • Personnel Management
  • Third-Party Risk Management
  • Complying with Laws and Regulations
  • Adopting Standard Frameworks
  • Security Awareness and Training
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

The following topics are covered:

  • Analyzing Risk
  • Managing Risk
  • Risk Tracking
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Privacy
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
Practice Tests & Quizzes

This study guide uses a number of common elements to help you prepare. These include the following:

Pre-Assessment Quiz:

At the end of the introduction, there is a pre assessment quiz that you can use to test your readiness for the course and the exam.

Flash Cards:

The course has an interactive Flash Card Quiz specifically written to test your knowledge, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t ace your way through them at first! They’re there to ensure that you know critical terms and concepts and you’re really ready for the exam.


The Summary section of each lesson briefly explains the lesson, allowing you to easily understand what is covered.

Exam Essentials:

The Exam Essentials focus on major exam topics and critical knowledge that you should take into the test. These Exam Essentials focus on the exam objectives provided by the test provider.

Lab Exercises:

The written labs provide more in-depth practice opportunities to expand your skills and to better prepare for performance-based testing on the exam.

Post Assessment:

This is a final indicator to gauge a student’s readiness and should be attempted after completing all lessons.

Practice Exam Quiz:

A Practice Exam Quiz is included for completion at the end of the course.

Security+ Live Labs

This course includes access to Live Labs which are designed to give you a practical knowledge of the subject through remote access to real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the internet using virtualization.

The Security+ Course includes Live Labs which will cover the following:

  • Security Concept Fundamentals
  • Cryptographic Solutions
  • Threat Vectors and Attack Surfaces
  • Identifying Security Vulnerabilities
  • Analyze Malicious Activity
  • Mitigation Techniques
  • Security Architecture Models
  • Securing Enterprise Infrastructures
  • Data Protection Strategies
  • Resilience in Security Architecture
  • Securing Computing Resources
  • Asset Management Techniques
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Monitoring Computer Resources
  • Enhancing Enterprise Security
  • Implement Identify and Access Management
  • Implementation of Automation & Orchestration for Security Operations
  • Investigative Data Sources

While there are no official prerequisites for the SY0-701 exam, CompTIA recommend candidates have completed the Network+ syllabus and have a minimum of two years of experience working in a security or systems administrator job role.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can register at any time and have 12 months access to the course from enrolment. The course is designed as a self-study course, but if you have any problems you can email our support email service.

As this is a self-study course, how quickly it takes to complete will depend on the learner and the amount of time they have available to study.


Assessment is from the CompTIA Security+ Certification SY0-701 Examination. The Examination has a maximum of 90 questions in a multiple choice and performance-based questions over a 90 minute period. The Exam is graded on a scale of 100 - 900 with a minimum passing score of 750.

CompTIA Security+ Certification

CompTIA Security+On completion of the CompTIA Security+ Online Course you can apply for the Security+ SY0-701 Examination.

Examinations must be sat at a registered Pearson VUE testing centre and are currently £240.00 + VAT each. This price is subject to change so please check directly with Pearson Vue for confirmation.

CompTIA Exams can be arranged in-person through a testing centre or remotely/online. You can find or register for your nearest exam centres by selecting the Test Takers option from the Pearson Vue Website.

Please Note: The CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 exam was released in November 2023 and the retirement date will be approximately 3 years from the initial release.

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