SY0-501 Labs : CompTIA® Security ® Study Guide Exam SY0-501 Seventh Edition

CompTIA® Security ® Study Guide Exam...
ISBN : 978-1-61691-995-5
Kick start your prep for CompTIA Security+ certification exam with CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 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+ performance-based labs provide complete coverage of exam objectives including 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. 

Here's what you will get

CompTIA Security+ certification is a standalone credential from CompTIA with the exam code SY0-501. This certification covers all the important principles useful for securing a network and managing risk. The CompTIA Network+ certification is recommended before taking the Security+ exam. The exam is targeted at IT security professionals to identify risk, participate in risk mitigation activities, provide infrastructure, information, operational, and application security. This exam covers the essential principles of network security and risk management, this proves to be an important stepping stone of an IT security career.

Performance based lab
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam? CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security.
What is the exam registration fee? USD 330
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE 
What is the format of the exam? The exam consists of multiple choice and performance-based questions.
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?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the SY0-501 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 expires after three years from the date of issue, 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 SY0-501-lab, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

CompTIA Security+ certified professionals have several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Security Architect
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Security Consultant/Specialist

Here's what you will learn

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Configuring a perimeter firewall
  • Installing the Web Server IIS server role
  • Using Network Monitor
  • Configuring remote access VPN
  • Using Windows Defender
  • Adding netcraft extension
  • Preventing zone transfers
  • Viewing results of live hosts
  • Verifying network services
  • Observing traffic pattern using Wireshark
  • Analyzing protocols with Wireshark
  • Securing default accounts
  • Assigning permissions to folders
  • Managing Windows Firewall
  • Configuring Windows firewall
  • Enabling intrusion prevention and detection
  • Implementing Data Execution Prevention
  • Configuring Kerberos Policy settings
  • Enabling audit policies
  • Enabling object access auditing
  • Configuring audit group policy
  • Installing Remote Access Services
  • Configuring a static TCP/IP address
  • Installing and configuring NLB Nodes
  • Configuring NLB operations
  • Creating a virtual machine
  • Importing a virtual machine
  • Configuring secondary virtual hard disk
  • Creating a virtual switch
  • Observing MD5 hash
  • Using openssl to create a public/private keypair
  • Adding certificates to mmc
  • Allowing SSL connections
  • Configuring the SSL port setting
  • Using BitLocker in Windows 10
  • Working with Task Manager
  • Viewing running processes on a linux-based machine
  • Enabling debug logging on the DNS server
  • Simulating a DoS attack
  • Spoofing MAC addresses with SMAC
  • Using ettercap for ARP Spoofing
  • Resetting a password
  • Configuring group policy settings
  • Creating a Fine-Grained Password Policy
  • Managing services with Group Policy
  • Restricting local accounts
  • Creating a user account and configuring restriction
  • Configuring account policies
  • Managing user accounts
  • Running a security scan to identify vulnerabilities
  • Remediating vulnerabilities on local workstation
  • Remediating vulnerabilities on the network
  • Installing Windows Server Backup
  • Creating a backup schedule
  • Creating a back up once