CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

Course Name

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

Contact Hours: 30

Course Description

The CompTIA Security+ course is designed to teach students security basics and prepare them for testing to become Security+ certified. The Security+ covers many vendor neutral topics including different types of threats and attacks, networking technologies and tools, secure design and architecture, identity and access management, risk assessment and management, and finishes up with Cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure. This covers everything from the ever-expanding virtualization of various computing systems to industry management of smart devices. These topics will be covered from a ground up perspective so that even inexperienced students will be able to follow along. IT security is an ever-growing field and its importance is recognized universally throughout the industry. This security+ course will cover security concerns from both a professional setting and on a personal level. This gives students who do not plan to apply their certificate in the immediate future the benefit of keeping up to date on the latest security practices and techniques that they can follow to keep themselves secure in a digital world. Each of the modules of this course are designed to align with the official objectives of this certification and expand past the scope of the certification to allow for real life application. They give the student some real life examples of various attacks or security practices that they can both apply in real life or use to further their understanding of a course objective.

Please note: Course of study may be completed earlier than indicated and students retain access for one year from the date of enrollment.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the basic network theory concepts.
  • Identify the major network communications methods.
  • Describe network media and hardware components.
  • Identify the major types of network implementations.
  • Identify the components of a TCP/IP network implementation.
  • Identify TCP/IP addressing and data delivery methods.
  • Identify the major services deployed on TCP/IP networks.
  • Identify the components of a LAN implementation.
  • Identify the infrastructure of a WAN implementation.
  • Identify the components of a remote network implementation.
  • Identify the major issues and methods to secure systems on a network.
  • Identify the major issues and technologies in network security.
  • Identify network security threats and attacks.
  • Identify the tools, methods, and techniques used in managing a network.
  • Describe troubleshooting of issues on a network.


Visual Demonstrations & Multimedia Presentations - Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor. We always focus on real world scenarios and skill-set development.

Quizzes & Exam Simulators - The custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. These courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing center. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.


Module 1 - Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities

        1.1 Introduction
        1.2 Types of Malware - Part 1
        1.3 Types of Malware - Part 2
        1.4 Types of Attacks - Part 1
        1.5 Types of Attacks - Part 2
        1.6 Types of Attacks - Part 3
        1.7 Types of Attacks - Part 4
        1.8 Types of Attacks - Part 5
        1.9 Threat Actors - Part 1
        1.10 Threat Actors - Part 2
        1.11 Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scanning - Part 1
        1.12 Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scanning - Part 2
        1.13 Impact of Vulnerabilities - Part 1
        1.14 Impact of Vulnerabilities - Part 2

Module 2 - Technologies and Tools

        2.1 Networking Hardware and Software - Part 1
        2.2 Networking Hardware and Software - Part 2
        2.3 Networking Hardware and Software - Part 3
        2.4 Networking Hardware and Software - Part 4
        2.5 Networking Hardware and Software - Part 5
        2.6 Networking Hardware and Software - Part 6
        2.7 Security Assessment - Part 1
        2.8 Security Assessment - Part 2
        2.9 Troubleshooting Issues - Part 1
        2.10 Troubleshooting Issues - Part 2
        2.11 Securing Mobile Devices - Part 1
        2.12 Securing Mobile Devices - Part 2