CompTIA Security (SY0-601)


This course includes
Hands-On Labs
Instructor Led (Add-on)
AI Tutor (Add-on)

Gain hands-on experience to pass the CompTIA Security+ certification exam with the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) course and lab. Interactive chapters and hands-on labs comprehensively cover the SY0-601 exam objectives and provide knowledge in areas such as security concepts, operating systems, application systems, and many more. The CompTIA Security+ study guide will help you get a full understanding of the challenges you'll face as a security professional.

Here's what you will get

The CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 exam verifies that a candidate can assess an enterprise's security posture and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions; monitor and secure hybrid environments, such as cloud, mobile, and IoT; and operate with an understanding of applicable laws and policies, such as governance, risk, and compliance.


18+ Lessons | 1+ Exercises | 340+ Quizzes | 215+ Flashcards | 170+ Glossary of terms


90+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 90+ Post Assessment Questions | 180+ Practice Test Questions

Hands-On Labs

38+ LiveLab | 38+ Video tutorials | 01:03+ Hours

Video Lessons

81+ Videos | 12:56+ Hours

Here's what you will learn

Download Course Outline

Lessons 1: Introduction

  • The Security+ Exam
  • What Does This Course Cover?
  • Exam SY0-601 Exam Objectives
  • SY0-601 Certification Exam Objective Map

Lessons 2: Today's Security Professional

  • Cybersecurity Objectives
  • Data Breach Risks
  • Implementing Security Controls
  • Data Protection
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 3: Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

  • Exploring Cybersecurity Threats
  • Threat Data and Intelligence
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 4: Malicious Code

  • Malware
  • Malicious Code
  • Adversarial Artificial Intelligence
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 5: Social Engineering, Physical, and Password Attacks

  • Social Engineering
  • Password Attacks
  • Physical Attacks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 6: Security Assessment and Testing

  • Vulnerability Management
  • Security Vulnerabilities
  • Penetration Testing
  • Training and Exercises
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 7: Secure Coding

  • Software Assurance Best Practices
  • Designing and Coding for Security
  • Software Security Testing
  • Injection Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Authentication Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Authorization Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Web Application Vulnerabilities
  • Application Security Controls
  • Secure Coding Practices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 8: Cryptography and the Public Key Infrastructure

  • An Overview of Cryptography
  • Goals of Cryptography
  • Cryptographic Concepts
  • Modern Cryptography
  • Symmetric Cryptography
  • Asymmetric Cryptography
  • Hash Functions
  • Digital Signatures
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Asymmetric Key Management
  • Cryptographic Attacks
  • Emerging Issues in Cryptography
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 9: Identity and Access Management

  • Identity
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Authentication Methods
  • Accounts
  • Access Control Schemes
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 10: Resilience and Physical Security

  • Building Cybersecurity Resilience
  • Response and Recovery Controls
  • Physical Security Controls
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 11: Cloud and Virtualization Security

  • Exploring the Cloud
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Infrastructure Components
  • Cloud Security Issues
  • Cloud Security Controls
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 12: Endpoint Security

  • Protecting Endpoints
  • Service Hardening
  • Operating System Hardening
  • Securing Embedded and Specialized Systems
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 13: Network Security

  • Designing Secure Networks
  • Secure Protocols
  • Attacking and Assessing Networks
  • Network Reconnaissance and Discovery Tools and Techniques
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 14: Wireless and Mobile Security

  • Building Secure Wireless Networks
  • Managing Secure Mobile Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 15: Incident Response

  • Incident Response
  • Incident Response Data and Tools
  • Mitigation and Recovery
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 16: Digital Forensics

  • Digital Forensic Concepts
  • Conducting Digital Forensics
  • Reporting
  • Digital Forensics and Intelligence
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 17: Security Policies, Standards, and Compliance

  • Understanding Policy Documents
  • Personnel Management
  • Third-Party Risk Management
  • Complying with Laws and Regulations
  • Adopting Standard Frameworks
  • Security Control Verification and Quality Control
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 18: Risk Management and Privacy

  • Analyzing Risk
  • Managing Risk
  • Risk Analysis
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Privacy
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Hands-on LAB Activities

Malicious Code

  • Identifying Virus Threats
  • Detecting Rootkits

Social Engineering, Physical, and Password Attacks

  • Using Social Engineering Techniques to Plan an Attack
  • Cracking a Linux Password Using John the Ripper

Security Assessment and Testing

  • Conducting Vulnerability Scanning Using Nessus

Secure Coding

  • Exploiting a Website Using SQL Injection
  • Conducting a Cross-Site Request Forgery Attack
  • Attacking a Website Using XSS Injection
  • Defending Against a Buffer Overflow Attack

Cryptography and the Public Key Infrastructure

  • Performing Symmetric Encryption
  • Examining Asymmetric Encryption
  • Observing an SHA-Generated Hash Value
  • Observing an MD5-Generated Hash Value
  • Examining PKI Certificates
  • Using Rainbow Tables to Crack Passwords

Identity and Access Management

  • Examining Kerberos Settings
  • Installing a RADIUS Server

Resilience and Physical Security

  • Configuring RAID 5

Endpoint Security

  • Using the chmod Command
  • Examining File Manipulation Commands

Network Security

  • Configuring a Standard ACL
  • Implementing Port Security
  • Configuring a BPDU Guard on a Switch Port
  • Configuring VLANs
  • Using Windows Firewall
  • Performing ARP Poisoning
  • Using the ifconfig Command
  • Using the traceroute Command
  • Capturing Packets Using Wireshark
  • Performing Reconnaissance on a Network
  • Using the theHarvester Tool to Gather Information about a Victim
  • Using the hping Program
  • Using Reconnaissance Tools

Incident Response

  • Viewing Linux event logs
  • Using Event Viewer
  • Making Syslog Entries Readable

Digital Forensics

  • Using FTK Imager

Security Policies, Standards, and Compliance

  • Configuring a Password Policy

Exam FAQs

CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security.

USD 370

Multiple choice and performance-based questions

The exam contains 90 questions.

90 minutes


(on a scale of 100-900)

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the SY0-601 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.

Three years