CompTIA's SY0-301

Security+ 2011

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The CompTIA's Security+ certification is an industry recognized vendor neutral credential for networking professionals. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including security concepts, tools, and procedures in reference with security incidents. uCertify’s guaranteed certification prep for SY0-301 is comprehensive and helps you not only earn your certification in the shortest time possible, but to also gain the knowledge required on the job. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify prepkit

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The CompTIA's Security+ certification exam is a standalone certification from CompTIA with the exam code SY0-301. The certification is targeted at professionals who have knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, it ensures that security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them.

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SY0-301 Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there are no minimum or maximum restrictions placed by uCertify. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience, as well as your availability. We recommend at least 3 weeks if you have at least a year of technical experience.

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SY0-301 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Chapter 1: Measuring and Weighing Risk
    • Risk Assessment
    • Developing Policies, Standards, and Guidelines
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
  • Chapter 2: Infrastructure and Connectivity
    • Mastering TCP/IP
    • Distinguishing between Security Topologies
    • Understanding Infrastructure Security
    • Understanding the Different Network Infrastructure Devices
    • Understanding Remote Access
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
  • Chapter 3: Protecting Networks
    • Monitoring and Diagnosing Networks
    • Understanding Intrusion Detection Systems
    • Understanding Protocol Analyzers
    • Securing Workstations and Servers
    • Securing Internet Connections
    • Understanding Network Protocols
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
  • Chapter 4: Threats and Vulnerabilities
    • Understanding Software Exploitation
    • Surviving Malicious Code
    • Calculating Attack Strategies
    • Recognizing Common Attacks
    • Identifying TCP/IP Security Concerns
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
  • Chapter 5: Access Control and Identity Management
    • Access Control Basics
    • Understanding Remote Access Connectivity
    • Understanding Authentication Services
    • Understanding Access Control
    • Implementing Access Control Best Practices
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
  • Chapter 6: Educating and Protecting the User
    • Understanding Security Awareness and Training
    • Classifying Information
    • Information Access Controls
    • Complying with Privacy and Security Regulations
    • Understanding Social Engineering
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
  • Chapter 7: Operating System and Application Security
    • Hardening the Operating System
    • Application Hardening
    • Working with Data Repositories
    • Host Security
    • Mobile Devices
    • Best Practices for Security
    • Attack Types to Be Aware Of
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
  • Chapter 8: Cryptography Basics
    • An Overview of Cryptography
    • Understanding Cryptographic Algorithms
    • Using Cryptographic Systems
    • Understanding Cryptography Standards and Protocols
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
  • Chapter 9: Cryptography Implementation
    • Using Public Key Infrastructure
    • Preparing for Cryptographic Attacks
    • Understanding Key Management and the Key Life Cycle
    • Throughout this discussion, the terms certifica...
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
  • Chapter 10: Physical and Hardware-Based Security
    • Implementing Access Control
    • Maintaining Environmental and Power Controls
    • Fire Suppression
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
  • Chapter 11: Security and Vulnerability in the Network
    • Network Security Threats
    • Secure Network Administration Principles
    • Mitigation and Deterrent Techniques
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
  • Chapter 12: Wireless Networking Security
    • Working with Wireless Systems
    • Understanding Mobile Devices
    • Wireless Vulnerabilities to Know
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
  • Chapter 13: Security-Related Policies and Procedures
    • Policies You Must Have
    • Policies You Should Have
    • Security Controls for Account Management
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
  • Chapter 14: Disaster Recovery and Incident Response
    • Understanding Business Continuity
    • Reinforcing Vendor Support
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
  • Chapter 15: Security Administration
    • Security Administrator's Troubleshooting Guide
    • Getting Started
    • Access Control Issues
    • Accountability Concerns
    • Auditing
    • Authentication Schemes
    • Backup Management
    • Baselining Security
    • Certificate Management
    • Communications Security
    • Directory Services Protection
    • Disaster Planning
    • Documenting Your Environment
    • Email Issues
    • File-Sharing Basics
    • Working with IDSs and Honey Pots
    • Incident Handling
    • Internet Common Sense
    • Key Management Conventions
    • Preventing Common Malicious Events
    • Managing Personnel
    • Keeping Physical Security Meaningful
    • Securing the Infrastructure
    • Working with Security Zones
    • Social Engineering Risks
    • System Hardening Basics
    • Securing the Wireless Environment
    • Summary
    • Analyze and differentiate among types of malware

Career Prospects

A CompTIA's Security+ Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Security architect
  • Security engineer
  • Security consultant/specialist
  • Information assurance technician
  • Security administrator
  • Systems administrator
  • Network administrator

SY0-301 Exam FAQ's

What certificate do I earn on passing the vendor certification?
If you pass CompTIA's SY0-301 exam you will get credit towards the following certification:
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 284
Where do I take the exam?
The CompTIA's Security+ 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?
The exam consists of multiple choice and performance-based questions.
What is the Pre-requisites of the exam?

CompTIA has the following pre-requisite for CompTIA Security+ certification:

  • CompTIA Network+ certification and two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security.
How many questions are asked on the exam?
The exam contains 100 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?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the SY0-301 exam, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • CompTIA does not require any waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, before your third attempt or any subsequent attempt to pass such examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt to pass such examination.
  • 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 any free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification?
CompTIA's Security+ certification expires three years from date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's continuing education program. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information on this exam?
You can find more information about the SY0-301 here:
SY0-301 Course Includes Free Buy
Chapters 1 15
Practice Tests 1 8
Total Questions (inc. quizzes) 15 907
Interactive Quizzes 0 107
Final Test No Yes