SY0-401 : CompTIA Security+

LO-SY0-401
CompTIA Security+
ISBN : 978-1-61691-476-9
Gain hands-on expertise in CompTIA Security+ certification exam by CompTIA Security+ course. This course covers 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.

Here's what will you get

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.

Lessons
12+
Exercises
318+
Quizzes
159+
Flashcards
550+
Glossary of terms
550+
Pre-assessment Questions
70+
Full Length Tests
3+
Post-Assessment Questions
80+

Videos and How To..

uCertify course includes videos to help understand concepts. It also includes How Tos that help learners with how to accomplish certain tasks.

Videos
63+
Hours
06:32+
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 
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? 750

(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, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Security Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • IA Technician or Manager
  • Security Consultant/Specialist

Here's what will you learn

  • 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
  • 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
  • TOPIC A: Manage Data Security
  • TOPIC B: Manage Application Security
  • TOPIC C: Manage Device and Host Security
  • TOPIC D: Manage Mobile Security
  • Summary
  • 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
  • TOPIC A: Access Control and Authentication Services
  • TOPIC B: Implement Account Management Security Controls
  • Summary
  • 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
  • TOPIC A: Physical Security
  • TOPIC B: Legal Compliance
  • TOPIC C: Security Awareness and Training
  • TOPIC D: Integrate Systems and Data with Third Parties
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Risk Analysis
  • TOPIC B: Implement Vulnerability Assessment Tools and Techniques
  • TOPIC C: Scan for Vulnerabilities
  • TOPIC D: Mitigation and Deterrent Techniques
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Respond to Security Incidents
  • TOPIC B :Recover from a Security Incident
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Business Continuity
  • TOPIC B: Plan for Disaster Recovery
  • TOPIC C: Execute DRPs and Procedures
  • Summary
  • Mapping Course Content to CompTIA® Security+® Exam SY0-401
  • Mapping Videos to CompTIA® Security+® Exam SY0-401
  • 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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