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CompTIA Security+ SYO-501

Alta3 Research
Training overview
Professional Course
5 days

Course description

CompTIA Security+ SYO-501

CompTIA Security+ Certification SY0-501 provides the basic knowledge needed to plan, implement, and maintain information security in a vendor-neutral format. This includes risk management, host and network security, authentication and access control systems, cryptography, and organizational security. This course maps to the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Objective coverage is marked throughout the course.

Students will benefit most from this course if they intend to take a CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam. This course assumes basic knowledge of using and maintaining individual workstations. Knowledge equivalent to the CompTIA A+ certification is helpful but not necessary.

Who should attend?


Students should be CompTIA A+ certified (or equivalent experience) and CompTIA Network+ certified (or equivalent experience) with 2-3 years networking experience.

Training content

Security Fundamentals

  • Module A: Security concepts
  • Module B: Risk management
  • Module C: 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 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

Certification / Credits

  • Proactively implement sound security protocols to mitigate security risks
  • Quickly respond to security issues
  • Retroactively identify where security breaches may have occurred
  • Design a network, on-site or in the cloud, with security in mind

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Alta3 Research

Since 1997, Alta3 Research has been empowering organizations and individuals using their expert approach to Cloud, DevOps and Telecom training. We develop and perform technical training via live classroom, online classes and our library of self-paced learning videos and labs....

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