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Cyber Security – CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601)

Last updated on April 12, 2024 8:00 pm


CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Successful candidates will have the following skills:

  • Detect various types of compromise and understand penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts

  • Install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organizational security

  • Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design

  • Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls

  • Implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact

  • Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure

The CompTIA Security+ exam focuses on today’s best practices for risk management and risk mitigation, including more emphasis on the practical and hands-on ability to both identify and address security threats, attacks and vulnerabilities.

Validate Foundational IT Security Knowledge and Skills

CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in:

  • Network security

  • Compliance and operational security

  • Threats and vulnerabilities

  • Application, data, and host security

  • Access control and identity management

  • Cryptography

Achieving CompTIA Security+ certification confirms that you not only can apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, but you also can anticipate security risks and guard against them.

How does earning a Security+ Certification set you apart?

  • Since Security+ is internationally recognized and isn’t specific to a certain security product, having this baseline security certification allows you a wider breadth of career opportunities, including those abroad. The exam itself is hands-on and performance-based, which makes the knowledge and skills learned more practical and applicable at your job.

  • This certification is DoD 8570 compliant, which allows you to work for the government.

  • Security+ keeps up with latest trends and developments in network security. The current Security+ certification covers Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester job role, including previous job roles for Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, and Security Administrator.


The course covers all the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) objective domains:

  • Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities (24%)

  • Architecture and Design (21%)

  • Implementation (25%)

  • Operations and Incident Response (16%)

  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance (14%)


  • Exam code: SY0-601

  • Max. 90 questions (performance-based and multiple choice)

  • Length of exam: 90 minutes

  • Passing score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)

  • Exam voucher cost: $349 USD (be sure to go to Total Seminars’ website for discount vouchers!)

  • Recommended experience: CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus

  • Testing provider: Pearson VUE (in-person and online at-home options available)


  • Security or systems administrator

  • Security engineer/analyst

  • Security IT auditor

  • IT project manager

  • Beginner cybersecurity specialist

  • Junior IT auditor

  • Junior penetration tester

Who this course is for:

  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Security Administrator
  • Junior IT Auditor/ Penetration Tester
  • Security Specialist
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Engineer
  • Students preparing for the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) certification exam
  • This course is intended for anyone that is preparing for an IT Security position or looking to improve their security skills and become CompTIA Security+ certified. However, it goes beyond that and will give you the skills you need to be a better security tech on the job.
  • Students wanting to learn the terminology and nomenclature of computer security

Included in This Course

  • Practice Tests


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