CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. CompTIA Security+ covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. Looking for a job in IT security? CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 prepares you to pass your exam and get one of the following hot IT jobs:

  • Security engineer
  • Security consultant
  • Network administrator
  • IA technician
  • IA manager

Mitigating Threats

  • System maintenance
  • Application security
  • Physical security
  • Malware
  • Social engineering


  • Symmetric cryptography
  • Public key cryptography


  • Authentication factors and requirements
  • Authentication systems
  • Authentication system vulnerabilities

User and Role-Based security

  • Baseline security policies
  • Resource access

Peripheral Security

  • File and disk encryption
  • Peripheral and component security
  • Mobile device security

Public Key Infrastructure

  • Public key cryptography
  • Implementing public key infrastructure
  • Web server security with PKI

Application and Messaging Security

  • Application security
  • E-mail security
  • Social networking and messaging

Ports and Protocols

  • TCP/IP basics
  • Protocol-based attacks

Network Security

  • Network devices
  • Secure network topologies
  • Secure networking
  • Virtualization and cloud computing

Wireless Security

  • Wireless network security
  • Mobile device security

Remote Access Security

  • Remote access
  • Virtual private networks

Vulnerability Testing and Monitoring

  • Risk and vulnerability assessment
  • Auditing and logging
  • Intrusion detection and prevention systems
  • Incident response

ORGANIZATIONAL SECURITY organizational Security

  • Organizational policies
  • Education and training
  • Disposal and destruction

Business Continuity

  • Business continuity planning
  • Disaster recovery
  • Environmental controls
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