CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-501) is the primary course participants will need to take if participant’s job responsibilities include securing network services, devices, and traffic in participant’s organization. Participants can also take this course to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination. In this course, participants will build on their knowledge of and professional experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as participants acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network.

This course can benefit participants in two ways. If participants intend to pass the CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-501) certification examination, this course can be a significant part of your preparation. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of computer security. Today's job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help participants build their computer security skill set so that participants can confidently perform their duties in any security-related role.

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Learning Outcomes

In this course, participants will implement information security across a variety of different contexts.
  • Identify the fundamental components of information security
  • Analyze risk
  • Identify various threats to information security
  • Conduct security assessments to detect vulnerabilities
  • Implement security for hosts and software
  • Implement security for networks
  • Manage identity and access
  • Implement cryptographic solutions in the organization
  • Implement security at the operational level
  • Address security incidents
  • Ensure the continuity of business operations in the event of an incident

Who should Attend?

This course is targeted toward the information technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows®-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks; familiarity with other operating systems, such as macOS®, Unix, or Linux; and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics; preparing for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination; or using Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.


To ensure participants success in this course, participants should possess basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts. Participants can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking one of the following Logical Operations courses:
  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Transition from Windows® 7
CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge, and six to nine months’experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are stronglyrecommended. Participants can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking any of thefollowing CHOICE courses:
  • CompTIA® A+®: A Comprehensive Approach (Exams 220-901 and 220-902)
  • CompTIA® Network+® (Exam N10-006)
Additional introductory courses or work experience in application development and programming, or in network and operating system administration for any software platform or system, are helpful but not required. For instance, to gain experience with managing Windows Server® 2016, participants could take any or all of the following CHOICE courses:
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2016: Install, Store, and Compute
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2016: Networking
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2016: Identity
This course is endorsed under Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+) Programme.
To find out more about CITREP+ Funding, please refer to Programme Support under CITREP+ page

Information is accurate as of 28 June 2018