CompTIA Security+

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CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701) is a course aimed to educate information security essentials to IT professionals. From fundamental security ideas to sophisticated issues such as identity management and vulnerability management, the course covers it all. It gives a firm foundation in the critical security knowledge and abilities for developing and maintaining an effective security program. The course can be used to study for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam and to gain an understanding of security topics that can be utilized in any workplace.


  • No prerequisites.

  • Attacks, Threats and Vulnerabilities.

    More threats, attacks and vulnerabilities from newer custom devices that must be mitigated, such

    as IoT and embedded devices, newer DDoS attacks and social engineering attacks based on current


    Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities.

    • Compare and contrast different types of social engineering techniques.
    • Given a scenario, analyze potential indicators to determine the type of attack.
    • Given a scenario, analyze potential indicators associated with application attacks.
    • Given a scenario, analyze potential indicators associated with network attacks.
    • Explain different threat actors, vectors, and intelligence sources.
    • Explain the security concerns associated with various types of vulnerabilities.
    • Summarize the techniques used in security assessments.
    • Explain the techniques used in penetration testing.


    Architecture and Design

    Enterprise environments and reliance on the cloud, which is growing quickly as organizations

    transition to hybrid networks.


    Domain 2: Architecture and Design.

    • Explain the importance of security concepts in an enterprise environment.
    • Summarize virtualization and cloud computing concepts.
    • Summarize secure application development, deployment, and automation concepts.
    • Summarize authentication and authorization design concepts.
    • Given a scenario, implement cybersecurity resilience.
    • Explain the security implications of embedded and specialized systems.
    • Explain the importance of physical security controls.
    • Summarize the basics of cryptographic concepts.



    Administering identity, access management, PKI, basic cryptography, wireless and end-to-end



    Domain 3: Implementation.

    • Given a scenario, implement secure protocols.
    • Given a scenario, implement host or application security solutions
    • Given a scenario, implement secure network designs.
    • Given a scenario, install and configure wireless security settings.
    • Given a scenario, implement secure mobile solutions.
    • Given a scenario, apply cybersecurity solutions to the cloud.
    • Given a scenario, implement identity and account management controls.
    • Given a scenario, implement authentication and authorization solutions.
    • Given a scenario, implement public key infrastructure.



    Operations and Incident Response

    Organizational security assessment and incident response procedures, such as basic threat

    detection, risk mitigation techniques, security controls and basic digital forensics.


    Domain 4: Operations and Incident Response.

    • Given a scenario, use the appropriate tool to assess organizational security.
    • Summarize the importance of policies, processes, and procedures for incident response.
    • Given an incident, utilize appropriate data sources to support an investigation.
    • Given an incident, apply mitigation techniques or controls to secure an environment.
    • Explain the key aspects of digital forensics.

    Governance, Risk and Compliance

    Organizational risk management and compliance with regulations, such as PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, GDPR, FISMA, NIST and CCPA.


    Domain 5: Governance, Risk, and Compliance



    • Compare and contrast various types of controls.
    • Explain the importance of applicable regulations, standards, or frameworks that impact

    organizational security posture.

    • Explain the importance of policies to organizational security
    • Summarize risk management processes and concepts.
    • Explain privacy and sensitive data concepts in relation to security

Exam Codes



The CompTIA Security+ certification exam will verify the successful candidate has 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, and IoT; operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance; identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents

Number of Questions

Maximum of 90 questions

Type of Questions

Multiple choice and performance-based

Length of Test

90 Minutes

Passing Score

750 (on a scale of 100-900)


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