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CompTIA Security+

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Course Information

Certification summary

CompTIA Security+ not only ensures that candidates will apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, it ensures that security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them. As the demand for IT professionals with Security and Cryptography skills grow, gaining a Security+ certification will distinguish yourself in a fast growing Security and Privacy market.

Exam Information

Exams summary

The CompTIA Security+ requires a student to pass one examination:

CompTIA Security+ SY0-301

A closer look...

The vendor-neutral certification demonstrates and acknowledge your competency in these areas:

    • Network security;
    • Compliance and operational security;
    • Threats and vulnerabilities;
    • Application, data and host security;
    • Access control and identity management;
    • Cyber attacks;
    • Cryptography;

Career & Job Opportunities

CompTIA Authorised Partner. The CompTIA Security+ is a widely recognised and respected qualification in the UK, with an average salary of £52,250pa. The average salary for a Security+ graduate is estimated to be £26,700pa. After graduation, you will easily find work for example as a Junior Security Engineer or Information Assurance Technician. Below is a short list of the range of career opportunities offered to Security+ Professionals:

    • Security Architect ;
    • Security Engineer;
    • Security Consultant/Specialist;
    • Information Assurance Technician;
    • Security Administrator;
    • Systems Administrator;
    • Network Administrator;

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of CompTIA Security+ technicians are being offered a salary of more than £26,700pa in the UK.

The one exam

The CompTIA Security+ is the latest generation in CompTIA technology and as such there is no current retirement plan for its exams. Below is a breakdown of the exams for this certification and how they are made up.

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Comptia Security+

The CompTIA Security+ is an industry-recognised global certification which validates your ability and knowledge in the vast field of IT security.


The CompTIA Security+

Here are the module chapters and the key topics that will be covered within the module:

  • Chapter 1
    • General Security concepts
    • Security+ Exam Domains
    • Basic Terminology
    • Additional Security Goals
    • Host Security
    • Additional Security Concepts
  • Chapter 2
    • Organizational Security
    • What is a Security Program
    • Operational Process
    • Password Policies
    • Demo - Password Policies
    • Social Engineering
    • Security Policies
    • Concepts the Support Policies
    • Human Resources Policies
  • Chapter 3
    • Privacy, Ethics and Legal issues
    • Cybercrime
    • Reactions to Cybercrime
  • Chapter 4
    • Cryptography
    • Cryptography Explained
    • Ciphers
    • Cryptographic Math and Hashing
    • Algorithms and Encryption
    • Symmetric and Asymmetric Working Together
    • Digital Signatures
  • Chapter 5
    • Public Key Infrastructure
    • Basics of Public Key Infrastructures
    • Certificate Hierarchies
    • Trust and Certificate Verification
    • Types of Certificates and Extensions
    • Key Protection
    • Key Recovery
    • Trust Models
  • Chapter 6
    • Standards and Protocols
    • Standards and Protocols Supporting PKI
    • SSL and TLS
    • S/MIME
    • IPsec
    • Common Criteria - CC
  • Chapter 7
    • Physical Security
    • Physical Security Measures
    • Access Controls and Monitoring
    • Biometrics
  • Chapter 8
    • Infrastructure Security
    • Infrastructure Security - Printers and Workstations
    • Servers and Devices
    • VLANs and Firewalls
    • Securing Wireless Access Points
    • VPN - Network Access Control
    • Network Monitoring
    • Handling Big Data and Physical Security
    • Security Zones, VLANs and NAT
    • Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
  • Chapter 9
    • Authentication and Remote Access
    • Remote Access and Kerberos
    • Alternatives to Passwords
    • Other Protocols
    • Federated Authentication
    • HOTP and TOTP
    • Remote Access Protocols Authentication
  • Chapter 10
    • Wireless Security
    • Wireless Networking
    • Bluetooth
    • Controlling the Radio Waves
    • WPA Encryption
  • Chapter 11
    • Intrusion Detection Systems
    • Intrusion Detection Systems - HIDS
    • HIDS Advancements and Anti-Virus
    • Demo - Windows Defender
    • Network-Based IDSs
    • Content-Based Signatures and Proxy Servers
    • Protocol Analysers
    • Anti-Spam Techniques
  • Chapter 12
    • Security Baselines
    • Overview of Baselines
    • Operating System Hardening
    • Demo - Windows Update
    • Network Hardening
    • Application Hardening and Patch Management
  • Chapter 13
    • Attacks and Malicious Software
    • Avenues of Attack
    • Minimizing Possible Avenues of Attack
    • DDOS Mitigation
    • Null Sessions and Privilege Escalation
    • IP Address Spoofing
    • Replay Attacks and TCP/IP Hijacking
    • Password Attacks and Software Exploitation
    • Other Malware
  • Chapter 14
    • E-mail and Instant Messaging
    • End User Issues with Email
    • Enterprise Mitigation Techniques
  • Chapter 15
    • Web Components
    • Web Components and Concerns
    • HTTP and HTTPS
    • Code-Based Vulnerabilities
    • Mitigations and Cookies
    • Application-Based Weaknesses
  • Chapter 16
    • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Backups
    • Storage Considerations
    • Raid
  • Chapter 17
    • Risk Management
    • Risk Management Key Terms
    • Risk Management Process
    • General Risk Management Model
    • Software Engineering Institute Model
    • Common Objective Approach
    • Security Integration Issues with Third Parties
  • Chapter 18
    • Change Management
    • Change Management Procedures
    • Change Management Workflow
    • Maintaining Code Integrity
  • Chapter 19
    • Privilege Management
    • Privilege Management Details
    • Centralized Management
    • Access Control Models
  • Chapter 20
    • Computer Forensics
    • Computer Forensics and Evidence
    • The Investigative Process

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