Live Online: Led by a certified Security+ instructor using light board technology, students meet for three hours one night each week over eight weeks while partnering with fellow students in our interactive, live online environment.
On-Demand: Benefit from all of the tools available within the Live Online program with even greater flexibility. Students can instantly access all course content and progress through the course at their desired pace.
Light Board Technology: All Certify courses feature light board lectures. It’s like a glass chalkboard pumped full of light so the writing glows while the instructor looks into the camera. This isn’t death by PowerPoint.
Smarter training for all six domains.
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Domain 1: Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities
1.1 Malware Types
1.2. Types of Attacks
1.2.A Types of Attacks Part 1
1.2.B Types of Attacks Part 2
1.2.C Types of Attacks Part 3
1.3 Threat Actors Types and Attributes
1.4 Penetration Testing Concepts
1.5 Vulnerability Scanning Concepts
1.6 Types of Vulnerabilities
Domain 2: Technology and Tools
2.1 Network Components
2.1.A Network Components Part 1
2.1.B Network Components Part 2
2.1.C Network Components Part 3
2.2 Software Tools To Assess Security Posture
2.3 Common Security Issues
2.4 Security Technologies
2.5 Secure Mobile Device Deployment
2.6 Security Protocols and Use Cases
Domain 3: Architecture and Design
3.1 Frameworks, Guides, and Layered Security
3.2 Secure Network Architecture Concepts
3.3 Secure Systems Design
3.4 Secure Staging Deployment
3.5 Embedded Systems
3.6 Secure Application Development and Deployment
3.7 Cloud and Virtualization Concepts
3.8 Resiliency and Automation Strategies
3.9 Physical Security Controls
Domain 4: Identity and Access Management
4.1 Identity and Access Management Concepts
4.2 Identity and Access Services
4.3 Identity and Access Management Controls
4.4 Common Account Management Practices
Domain 5: Risk Management
5.1 Policies, Plans, and Procedures
5.2 Business Impact Analysis Concepts
5.3 Risk Management Processes and Concepts
5.4 Follow Incident Response Procedures
5.5 Basic Concepts of Forensics
5.6 Disaster Recovery and COOP
5.7 Types of Controls
5.8 Data Security and Privacy Practices
Domain 6: Cryptography and PKI
6.1 Basic Concepts of Cryptography
6.2 Cryptographic Algorithms and Characteristics
6.2.A Cryptographic Algorithms and Characteristics Part 1
6.2.B Cryptographic Algorithms and Characteristics Part 2
6.3 Wireless Security Settings
6.4 Public Key Infrastructure
6.4.A Public Key Infrastructure Part 1
6.4.B Public Key Infrastructure Part 2
Who should earn the Security+?
The Security+ is an entry-level to intermediate certification designed for experienced practitioners, managers, and executives. It covers a wide range of cybersecurity topics across eight domains. This credential is well-suited for those in or aspiring to the following positions:
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 A+ and Network+ Recommended
750 (100-900 Scale)
Free Security+ Guide
The Anatomy of the Security+ exam download dives into the Security+ exam structure, content, application process, and general reasons as to why you should consider earning this in-demand cert.
More than 350 high quality practice questions. Want a quick 10 question quiz on a certain domain? Easy!
More than 60 short videos available. Content is delivered in 5-15 minute bite-sized chunks mapped to all of the sub-domains.
The Performance Tracker allows students to gauge progress and track improvement. Links directly to relevant videos.
We guide course studies with condensed fact sheets that focus on the most important concepts for easy retention.
This 3-hour video series focuses on making connections across domains helping students to learn and retain the information for the long term.
350 e-flashcards are available on any mobile device.
Diagnostic Exam & Final Exam
Before students begin the course, a 100 question diagnostic exam will identify current areas of strength and weakness. Students complete the course by experiencing a full-length practice exam.
The CyberVista Lesson Book is a companion book to the live online sessions serving as the perfect place for note taking.
CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide
The schedule below is applicable to the Live Online version of the course. Within the Live Online course, students attend an online lecture three hours a week over while partnering with fellow students in our interactive, live online environment. If students choose the On-Demand course option, they can proceed through the course at their own desired pace.