CompTIA Security+ Certification Training

The 5-day training course will cover core principles vital for understanding how to secure a network, manage risk and ultimately prepare students for their certification exam

Course Overview

Our 5-day, instructor-led Security+ Certification Training course is aimed at IT security professionals and will teach you the basics of network security. By the end of this course, you will be able to secure a network, identify and mitigate risks, and manage access control. This course covers:

  • System security management
  • Network infrastructure establishment
  • Access control configuration
  • Cryptography
  • Organizational defense measures

This course will fully prepare you for the CompTIA® Security+ Certification exam.

You should have at least two years of network experience and a working knowledge of security concepts. It is also recommended that you have the CompTIA® Network+ Certification.


CompTIA Security+ Certification Training


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Course Outline

Security Fundamentals

  • Security concepts
  • Risk management
  • Vulnerability assessment

Understanding Attacks

  • Understanding attackers
  • Social engineering
  • Malware
  • Network attacks
  • Application attacks


  • Cryptography concepts
  • Public key infrastructure

Network Fundamentals

  • Network components
  • Network addressing
  • Network ports and applications

Securing Networks

  • Network security components
  • Transport encryption
  • Hardening networks
  • Monitoring and detection

Securing Hosts And Data

  • Securing hosts
  • Securing data
  • Mobile device security

Securing Network Services

  • Securing applications
  • Virtual and cloud systems


  • Authentication factors
  • Authentication protocols

Access Control

  • Access control principles
  • Account management

Organizational Security

  • Security policies
  • User training
  • Physical security and safety

Disaster Planning And Recovery

  • Business continuity
  • Fault tolerance and recovery
  • Incident response

Exam Information

Security+ Certification Exam Details:

  • Exam code: SY0-501
  • Number of questions: 90
  • Question types: multiple choice and performance-based
  • Passing score: 750 on scale of 100-900
  • Test duration: 90 minutes
  • Delivery – Pearson VUE
  • Price – $339

Exam focuses on these skill areas:

Domain Percentage Weight
Threats, attacks and vulnerabilities 12%
Tools and technologies 22%
Architecture and design 15%
Identity and access management 16%
Risk management 14%
Cryptography and PKI 12%

Security+ Certification Training FAQs

What is the average salary for a professional with the Security+ Certification?

According to payscale.com, the average salary for professionals with their CompTIA Security+ Certification is $73,000 annually.

What organizations support the Security+ Certification?

Northrop Grumman, Nationwide and Brotherhood Mutual are a few of the organizations who contributed to and support the CompTIA Security+ Certification as a validation of core cyber security skills.

What jobs can you get with the Security+ Certification?

This certification is ideal for systems administrators, security administrators, security specialists, security engineers, network administrators, security consultants and IT auditors.

How long does the Security+ Certification last for?

This certification is valid for three years, after which time you can renew it by submitting a minimum of 50 continuing education units. You can learn more about how to renew your Security+ Certification on on our blog.

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  • This Security+ Certification Training course includes:

    • 5 days of instructor-led training
    • Security+ Certification Training book
    • Security+ practice exams (60 days)
    • Security+ labs (6 months)
    • Security+ reading plan
    • Security+ instructor slides (60 days)
    • Security+ study clip videos (60 days)
    • Online mentoring (6 months)
    • Pre and post assessments
    • Detailed Reporting on Security+ Certification Exam readiness – located in your individualized student learning portal
    • Security+ Certification Exam onsite scheduling
    • Security+ Certification Exam voucher with second chance voucher included
    • Certificate of completion for up to 40 CEUs/CPEs to be used toward renewing relevant certifications
    • Security+ Certification Training course retake guarantee
    • Save up to 30% on AVIS rental cars
    • Group training promotions are available for 5 or more Security+ students
    • CompTIA Security+ Certification Training course satisfies training and certification requirements for the IAT Level II and IAM Level I roles according to the DoD Directive 8570
    • Eligible for MyCAA scholarship
    • Security+ Certification Training also follows NICE framework
    • Notepad, pen and highlighter
    • Variety of bagels, fruits, doughnuts and cereal available at the start of class*
    • Tea, coffee and soda available throughout the day*
    • Freshly baked cookies every afternoon*


    *denotes this benefit is only available at participating locations. 

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