The Security+ Certification SY0-401 Online Course aims to guide students through the CompTIA Security+ IT certification programme and is intended to ensure foundation-level security skills and proficiency for security and organisation professionals to identify risk, participate in risk mitigation activities, provide infrastructure, information, operational, and application security.

The Security+ Online Course can benefit those preparing for the SY0-401 Exam, but is also useful for those who want to cover the essential principles for network security and risk management.

About CompTIA Security+ Certification

CompTIA Security+ training program certifies aptitude and proficiency in the field of: network infrastructure, system security, organizational security, and access control.

CompTIA Security+ exam objectives:

  • Cryptography
  • Network Security
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Application, Data and Host Security
  • Compliance and Operational Security
  • Access Control and Identity Management

Elearning Portal:

This course is delivered through our online course portal and will give students 12 months access to the materials. The course includes interactive activities that to keep the student engaged and each lesson includes Flash Cards, a short quiz and exercises to confirm your understanding of the subject. When returning to your studies you to return to the last point or to the furthest point you have read.

Security+ Online CourseFree Trial: We recommend that students register and access a free trial of this course prior to enrolment. As this is a digital edition of the course, refunds cannot be issued once the course materials have been accessed. The free trial will give you access to the first lesson of the course materials.

The Security+ Certification SY0-401 Online Course includes the following contents:

Pre-assessment:

The pre-assessment is designed as a guide to assess the students’ knowledge of the course topics before they begin the course. The results will help them to understand what you need to learn and after going through the course contents they will be able to score higher on this and the other practice tests in the course.

Chapters & Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Measuring & Weighing Risk

This lesson covers the following subjects: Risk Assessment; Developing Policies, Standards, and Guidelines; Lesson Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 2: Monitoring & Diagnosing Networks

This lesson covers the following subjects: Monitoring Networks; Understanding Hardening; Securing the Network; Security Posture; Reporting Security Issues; Differentiating between Detection Controls and Prevention Controls; Lesson Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 3: Understanding Devices & Infrastructure

This lesson covers the following subjects: Mastering TCP/IP; Designing a Secure Network; Understanding the Various Network Infrastructure Devices; Lesson Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 4: Access Control, Authentication & Authorization

This lesson covers the following subjects: Understanding Access Control Basics; Understanding Remote Access Connectivity; Understanding Authentication Services; Understanding Access Control; Implementing Access Controlling Best Practices; Lesson Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 5: Protecting Wireless Networks

This lesson covers the following subjects: Working with Wireless Systems; Understanding Wireless Devices; Wireless Vulnerabilities to Know; Lesson Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 6: Securing the Cloud

This lesson covers the following subjects: Working with Cloud Computing; Working with Virtualization; Security and the Cloud; and Lesson Summary.

  • Lesson 7: Host, Data & Application Security

This lesson covers the following subjects: Application Hardening; Host Security; Protecting Data through Fault Tolerance; Application Security; and Best Practices for Security.

  • Lesson 8: Cryptography

This lesson covers the following subjects: An Overview of Cryptography; Modern Cryptography; Using Cryptographic Systems; Understanding Cryptography Standards and Protocols; Using Public Key Infrastructure; Lesson Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 9: Malware, Vulnerability & Threats

This lesson covers the following subjects: Understanding Malware; Surviving Viruses; Understanding Various Types of Attacks; Identifying Types of Application Attacks; Tools for Finding Threats; Lesson Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 10: Social Engineering & Other Foes

This lesson covers the following subjects: Understanding Social Engineering; Understanding Physical Security; Environmental Controls; Control Types; Data Policies; Lesson Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 11: Security Administration

This lesson covers the following subjects: Third-Party Integration; Understanding Security Awareness and Training; Classifying Information; Information Access Controls; Complying with Privacy and Security Regulations; Mobile Devices; Alternative Methods to Mitigate Security Risks; Lesson Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 12: Disaster Recovery & Incident Reports

This lesson covers the following subjects: Issues Associated with Business Continuity; Reinforcing Vendor Support; Penetration Testing; Lesson Summary; and Exam Essentials.

Practice Exams:

Prepare for your exam with 95+ pre-assessment questions, 4 full length tests and 95+ post-assessment questions. Practice tests comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Post Assessment:

This is final indicator to gauge a student’s readiness and should be attempted after all of the exercises and practice tests have been completed.

Live Labs – Optional (Available for £120.00):

Online labs can be purchased for £120.00 as an additional item when you order through our website. These labs are used to supplement training and simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. The live labs include hands-on activities and videos and are available for 12 months.

Prerequisites:

While there are no official prerequisites for the SY0-401 exam, CompTIA recommend candidates to have minimum of two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have 12 months access to the course materials. This home study course is designed as a self-study course but email support is available for the 12 month period. As the course is self-study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.

Assessment:

Assessment is from the Security+ Certification SY0-401 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.

Qualification:

Security Plus CertificationOn Completion of the Security+ Certification Course, you can apply for your internationally recognised Security+ SY0-401 Examination.

Examinations must be sat at a registered Pearson VUE testing centre and are currently £195.00 + VAT each.

You can find or register for your nearest exam centres by selecting the Test Takers option from the Pearson Vue Website.

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