CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

Kick start your prep for CompTIA SY0-501 certification exam with CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 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. The course covers the exam objectives that include networking, malware and attacks, vulnerability and penetration testing, protocols, and risk management. The course also contains some newly added topics in the exam such as command line tools, Linux, programming and development concepts, mobile devices, embedded systems.

Here's what you will get

CompTIA Security+ certification exam is a government approved, globally acknowledged, vendor-neutral credential that is demanded by most of the industries these days. The certification provides knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability required for network protection.

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

  1. If a Candidate has passed an exam and achieved a certification, he/she cannot take the exam again, using the same exam code, without prior consent from CompTIA.
  2. CompTIA beta examinations may only be taken one time by each candidate.
  3. A test found to be in violation of the retake policy will be invalidated and the candidate may be subject to a suspension period. Repeat violators will be permanently banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  4. 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 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 LO-SY0-501, click here.
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What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Security Consultant
  • Network Administrator
  • Security Specialist/Administrator
  • Security or Systems Administrator

Here's what you will learn

  • TOPIC A: Identify Information Security Concepts
  • TOPIC B: Identify Basic Security Controls
  • TOPIC C: Identify Basic Authentication and Authorization Concepts
  • TOPIC D: Identify Basic Cryptography Concepts
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Analyze Organizational Risk
  • TOPIC B: Analyze the Business Impact of Risk
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Identify Types of Attackers
  • TOPIC B: Identify Social Engineering Attacks
  • TOPIC C: Identify Malware
  • TOPIC D: Identify Software-Based Threats
  • TOPIC E: Identify Network-Based Threats
  • TOPIC F: Identify Wireless Threats
  • TOPIC G: Identify Physical Threats
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Identify Vulnerabilities
  • TOPIC B: Assess Vulnerabilities
  • TOPIC C: Implement Penetration Testing
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Implement Host Security
  • TOPIC B: Implement Cloud and Virtualization Security
  • TOPIC C: Implement Mobile Device Security
  • TOPIC D: Incorporate Security in the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Configure Network Security Technologies
  • TOPIC B: Secure Network Design Elements
  • TOPIC C: Implement Secure Networking Protocols and Services
  • TOPIC D: Secure Wireless Traffic
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Implement Identity and Access Management
  • TOPIC B: Configure Directory Services
  • TOPIC C: Configure Access Services
  • TOPIC D: Manage Accounts
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Identify Advanced Cryptography Concepts
  • TOPIC B: Select Cryptographic Algorithms
  • TOPIC C: Configure a Public Key Infrastructure
  • TOPIC D: Enroll Certificates
  • TOPIC E: Back Up and Restore Certificates and Private Keys
  • TOPIC F: Revoke Certificates
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Evaluate Security Frameworks and Guidelines
  • TOPIC B: Incorporate Documentation in Operational Security
  • TOPIC C: Implement Security Strategies
  • TOPIC D: Manage Data Security Processes
  • TOPIC E: Implement Physical Controls
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Troubleshoot Common Security Issues
  • TOPIC B: Respond to Security Incidents
  • TOPIC C: Investigate Security Incidents
  • Summary
  • TOPIC A: Select Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Processes
  • TOPIC B: Develop a Business Continuity Plan
  • Summary
  • Mapping Course Content to CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-501)

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Configuring a Static TCP/IP Address
  • Simulating a DoS Attack
  • Spoofing MAC Addresses with SMAC
  • Clearing the DNS Cache
  • Using Ettercap for ARP Spoofing
  • Resetting a Password
  • Running a Security Scan to Identify Vulnerabilities
  • Remediating Vulnerabilities on Local Workstation
  • Remediating Vulnerabilities on the Network  
  • Observing Traffic Pattern using Wireshark
  • Analyzing Protocols with Wireshark
  • Viewing Results of Live Hosts
  • Verifying Network Services
  • Using Windows Defender
  • Securing Default Accounts
  • Implementing Data Execution Prevention
  • Enabling Audit Policies
  • Enabling Object Access Auditing
  • 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
  • Configuring Audit Group Policy
  • Managing User Account
  • Creating a Virtual Machine
  • Importing a Virtual Machine
  • Configuring Secondary Virtual Hard Disk
  • Creating a Virtual Switch
  • Installing and Configuring NLB Nodes
  • Configuring NLB Operations
  • Managing Windows Firewall
  • Using Network Monitor
  • Configuring Windows firewall
  • Configuring Remote Access VPN
  • Enabling Intrusion Prevention and Detection 
  • Preventing Zone Transfers
  • Installing the Web Server IIS Server Role
  • Configuring the SSL Port Setting
  • Configuring SSL Connections
  • Configuring a Perimeter Firewall
  • Assigning Permissions to Folders
  • Installing Windows Server Backup
  • Creating a Backup Schedule
  • Creating a Backup Once
  • Configuring Kerberos Policy Settings
  • Installing Remote Access Services
  • Observing MD5 Hash
  • Using openssl to Create a Public/Private Keypair
  • Adding Certificates to MMC
  • Encrypting files with EFS
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CompTIA Security+ SY0-501
ISBN : 9781616913700
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