LO SY0-401 : CompTIA Security (Course & Labs)

CompTIA Security (Course & Labs)
ISBN : 978-1-61691-750-0
Gain hands-on expertise in CompTIA Security+ certification exam by CompTIA Security course and performance-based labs. Performance-based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. CompTIA Security course and performance-based labs cover all the objectives of CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam which include the application of security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability; identification of appropriate technologies and products; troubleshooting security events and incidents, and much more. CompTIA Security+ is an entry-level, international, vendor-neutral credential designed for IT security professionals to identify risk, participate in risk mitigation activities, provide infrastructure, information, operational, and application security.


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Hands on Activities

Security Fundamentals

  • Identifying security factors
  • Identifying access control methods
  • Identifying common security practices
  • Checking the integrity of messages through MAC values
  • Identifying asymmetric algorithms
  • Identifying hashing algorithm

Identifying Security Threats and Vulnerabilities

  • Identifying social engineering attacks
  • Deleting the web browsing history
  • Identifying types of malware
  • Understanding password-cracking techniques
  • Viewing the ARP table
  • Understanding Internet layer protocols

Managing Data, Application, and Host Security

  • Viewing the current version of BIOS
  • Enabling BitLocker
  • Configuring the settings in Content Advisor
  • Configuring IE settings to avoid disruption in computer operations
  • Identifying methods of updating an operating system
  • Downloading the Windows 7 service pack
  • Understanding virtualization security techniques
  • Viewing details of an event in Windows Server
  • Understanding security measures for mobile devices

Implementing Network Security

  • Identifying device for network connectivity
  • Blocking a connection
  • Identifying the tunnel
  • Understanding the network infrastructure devices
  • Identifying technologies to create less vulnerable networks
  • Identifying cloud computing service models
  • Understanding cloud models
  • Identifying cloud computing service types
  • Installing the Web Server IIS server role
  • Understanding protocols
  • Installing the FTP server under the Web Server role
  • Identifying protocols for secure connections
  • Understanding application layer protocols
  • Understanding TCP/IP protocols
  • Sharing a folder with a different user on a single computer
  • Identifying wireless protocols

Implementing Access Control, Authentication, and Account Management

  • Configuring NPS Accounting
  • Identifying authentication protocols
  • Configuring NPS to provide RADIUS authentication
  • Describing tunneling protocols
  • Identifying tunneling protocols

Managing Certificates

  • Adding the Active Directory Certificate Services role
  • Identifying the authority process
  • Installing a subordinate Certification Authority
  • Understanding PKCS standards

Implementing Compliance and Operational Security

Risk Management

  • Identifying risk actions
  • Understanding measures of risk calculation
  • Identifying ethical hacking approaches
  • Performing penetration testing
  • Identifying testing types
  • Viewing different event details
  • Understanding key areas of reporting

Troubleshooting and Managing Security Incidents

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Identifying various alternate site
  • Identifying backup types

Appendix A

Video Tutorials

Exam Information

CompTIA Security+ is a standalone certification from CompTIA with the exam code SY0-401. This certification covers the most important principles for securing a network and managing risk. The CompTIA Network+ certification is recommended before taking the Security+ exam.

Prepare for the following certification

Career Prospects
  • Security Engineer
  • Network Administrator 
  • IA Technician or Manager 
  • Security Consultant/Specialist
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official prerequisites for the SY0-401 exam, both CompTIA and uCertify strongly recommend candidates to have minimum of two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 320

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The CompTIA SY0-401 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
  • Multiple choice
  • Performance based
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 90 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
90 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 100-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

SY0-401 examination, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification?
CompTIA Security+ certification are valid for three years from the date the candidate is certified, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the LO-SY0-401-complete, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Security Fundamentals

  • TOPIC A: The Information Security Cycle
  • TOPIC B: Information Security Controls
  • TOPIC C: Authentication Methods
  • TOPIC D: Cryptography Fundamentals
  • TOPIC E: Security Policy Fundamentals
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Identifying Security Threats and Vulnerabilities

  • TOPIC A: Social Engineering
  • TOPIC B: Malware
  • TOPIC C: Software-Based Threats
  • TOPIC D: Network-Based Threats
  • TOPIC E: Wireless Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • TOPIC F: Physical Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Managing Data, Application, and Host Security

  • TOPIC A: Manage Data Security
  • TOPIC B: Manage Application Security
  • TOPIC C: Manage Device and Host Security
  • TOPIC D: Manage Mobile Security
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Implementing Network Security

  • TOPIC A: Configure Security Parameters on Network Devices and Technologies
  • TOPIC B: Network Design Elements and Components
  • TOPIC C: Implement Networking Protocols and Services
  • TOPIC D: Apply Secure Network Administration Principles
  • TOPIC E: Secure Wireless Traffic
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Implementing Access Control, Authentication, and Account Management

  • TOPIC A: Access Control and Authentication Services
  • TOPIC B: Implement Account Management Security Controls
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Managing Certificates

  • TOPIC A: Install a CA Hierarchy
  • TOPIC B: Enroll Certificates
  • TOPIC C: Secure Network Traffic by Using Certificates
  • TOPIC D: Renew Certificates
  • TOPIC E: Back Up and Restore Certificates and Private
  • TOPIC F: Revoke Certificates
  • Summary

Lesson 7: Implementing Compliance and Operational Security

  • TOPIC A: Physical Security
  • TOPIC B: Legal Compliance
  • TOPIC C: Security Awareness and Training
  • TOPIC D: Integrate Systems and Data with Third Parties
  • Summary

Lesson 8: Risk Management

  • TOPIC A: Risk Analysis
  • TOPIC B: Implement Vulnerability Assessment Tools and Techniques
  • TOPIC C: Scan for Vulnerabilities
  • TOPIC D: Mitigation and Deterrent Techniques
  • Summary

Lesson 9: Troubleshooting and Managing Security Incidents

  • TOPIC A: Respond to Security Incidents
  • TOPIC B :Recover from a Security Incident
  • Summary

Lesson 10: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

  • TOPIC A: Business Continuity
  • TOPIC B: Plan for Disaster Recovery
  • TOPIC C: Execute DRPs and Procedures
  • Summary

Lesson 11: Appendix A

  • Mapping Course Content to CompTIA® Security+® Exam SY0-401

Lesson 12: Video Tutorials

  • Introduction
  • Security Fundamentals and Controls
  • Security and Risk
  • Business Continuity and Load Balancing
  • Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Assessment Tools
  • Application, Data, and Host Security
  • Access Control and Identity Management
  • Security Controls and Cryptography
  • Virtual Private Networks
  • Conclusion

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