CompTia Security+ SY0-401 Training | Learn IT Network & Operational security with CompTia Certification

CompTia Security+ Training Course Description

IT security is of most importance to organizations as cloud computing and mobile devices have changed the way people do business. With the massive amounts of data transmitted and stored on networks throughout the world, it’s essential to have effective security practices in place. That’s where CompTIA Security+ comes in.

CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career.

CompTIA Security+ certification covers network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilities as well as application, data and host security. Also included are access control, identity management, and cryptography.

CompTia Security+ Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the fundamental concepts of computer security.
  • Identify security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Examine network security.
  • Manage application, data and host security.
  • Identify access control and account management security measures.
  • Manage certificates.
  • Identify compliance and operational security measures.
  • Manage risk.
  • Manage security incidents.
  • Develop business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

CompTia Security Plus Training - Suggested Audience

This course is targeted toward an Information Technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows-based TCP/IP networks and such as with other operating systems, such as OS X, Unix, or Linux, and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring a foundational knowledge of security topics. Suggested attendees based on our past programs are:
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Staff
  • IT Security Professionals
  • System Administrators
  • IT Manager
  • IT Administrator
  • Security architect
  • Security engineer
  • Security consultant/specialist
  • Information assurance technician
  • Security administrator
  • Systems administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Penetration Tester

CompTia Security+ Training Duration

  • Open-House F2F (Public): 4/5 days
  • In-House F2F (Private): 4/5 days, for commercials please send us an email with group size to

CompTia Security+ Training - Prerequisites

There are no as such prerequisites however, experience in IT administration with a focus on security would be ideal.

CompTia Security+ course outline includes:

1. Introduction to the CompTIA Security+ Exam
  • The six domains of knowledge
  • Expected level of expertise
  • Assessing initial readiness

2. Securing the Network

  1. Communication security goals
  • Evaluating network design and components
  • Examining ports, protocols, and threats
  • Implementing wireless security

  1. Secure administration principles
  • Designing for security
  • Managing VLANs and firewall rules
  • Implementing port security
  • Leveraging flood guards

3. Compliance and Operational Security

  1. Risk-related concepts
  • Inspecting methods of control
  • Conducting risk reduction
  • Formulating risk models
  • Evaluating risk

  1. Mitigation strategies
  • Deterrence, avoidance and transference
  • Incident response
  • Preparing security awareness training

  1. Business continuity measures
  • Assessing environmental controls
  • Planning for disaster recovery
  • Analyzing continuity of business plans
  • Implementing high availability

4. Access Controls

  1. Infrastructure principles
  • Assessing MAC, DAC and RBAC
  • Comparing logical and physical access controls

  1. Strengthening the infrastructure
  • Utilizing 802.1x and RADIUS
  • Implementing multifactor authentication
  • Kerberos and CHAP

5. Threats and Vulnerabilities

  1. Identifying vulnerabilities and threats
  • Isolating botnets, viruses and worms
  • Preventing man-in-the-middle attacks
  • Stopping social engineering ploys
  • Zero day attacks
  • Spamming, phishing and vishing

  1. Application attacks
  • Detecting buffer overflows
  • Rejecting injection attacks
  • Preventing cookie misuse
  • Halting Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

6. Application, Data and Host Security

  1. Security assessment tools
  • Fuzzers
  • Patch management
  • Securing mobile devices and BYOD

  1. Host security tools and techniques
  • Anti-malware
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Physical Security

7. Fundamentals of Cryptography

  1. Assuring privacy with encryption
  • The CIA model and beyond
  • Cryptographic standards and protocols
  • Deploying symmetric encryption
  • Implementing Public Key cryptography

  1. Establishing cryptographic security
  • Creating digital signatures
  • Exploring the role of certificate authorities
  • Managing keys and the CRL
  • Analyzing X.509 certificates

Keny White


Keny White is Professor of the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, where he has been since 2004. He also currently serves as Chief Scientist of Guavus, Inc. During 2003-2004 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Laboratoire d'Infomatique de Paris VI (LIP6). He received a B.S. from Cornell University in 1992, and an M.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


After working as a software developer and contractor for over 8 years for a whole bunch of companies including ABX, Proit, SACC and AT&T in the US, He decided to work full-time as a private software trainer. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 2001. "What I teach varies from beginner to advanced and from what I have seen, anybody can learn and grow from my courses".


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