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CompTIA Security+ (Course and Labs)

ISBN : 9781616913717

Pass the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 certification exam in your first attempt with the CompTIA Security+ course and lab. The lab comes with a well-organized component library for every task. The course and lab completely cover the Security+ SY0-501 exam objectives and teach the concepts such as threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities; technologies and tools; architecture and design; identity and access management; risk management; cryptography and PKI, and more.

The CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam validates the 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 candidates will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

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Pre Assessment Questions
Full Length Tests
Post Assessment Questions
Performance lab
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Exam related 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 339
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 0-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the SY0-501 examination, CompTIA 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, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Security Architect
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Security Consultant/Specialist
  • Before You Begin the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam
  • Why Become Security+ Certified?
  • How to Become a Security+ Certified Professional
  • Who Should Read This Book?
  • What Does This Book Cover?
  • Tips for Taking the Security+ Exam
  • Exam SY0-501 Exam Objectives
  • SY0-501 Certification Exam Objective Map
  • Threat Assessment
  • Risk Assessment
  • Developing Policies, Standards, and Guidelines
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Frameworks, Best Practices, and Configuration Guides
  • Secure Network Architecture Concepts
  • Secure Systems Design
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Designing with Security in Mind
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Using Tools to Assess Your Network
  • Troubleshooting Common Security Issues
  • Security Technologies
  • Identity and Access Management Concepts
  • Install and Configure Identity and Access Services
  • File and Database Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Wireless Vulnerabilities to Know
  • Wireless Commonsense
  • Wireless Attack Analogy
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Working with Cloud Computing
  • Working with Virtualization
  • Security and the Cloud
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Threat Actors and Attributes
  • Use of Open Source Intelligence
  • Types of Vulnerabilities
  • Embedded Systems Security
  • Application Vulnerabilities
  • Secure Programming
  • Other Application Security Issues
  • Code Issues
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • An Overview of Cryptography
  • Modern Cryptography
  • Using Cryptographic Systems
  • Understanding Cryptography Standards and Protocols
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Using Public Key Infrastructure
  • Authentication
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Threat and Attack Terminology
  • Living in a World of Viruses
  • Malware and Crypto-Malware
  • Understanding Various Types of Application/Service Attacks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Social Engineering
  • Understanding Physical Security
  • Various Control Types
  • Data Security and Privacy Practices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Connection Types
  • Mobile Devices
  • Account Management Concepts
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Penetration Testing
  • Issues Associated with Business Continuity
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

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
  • Detecting Phishing Site using Netcraft
  • 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
  • Configuring 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 Account
  • 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 Backup Once

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