Online Training Course

CompTIA Security+

Build your team’s foundational cybersecurity skills and certify their accomplishments with training for the Security+ certification. Looking to purchase training for yourself? View our individual Training Course.

Course Overview

As an Authorized Partner to CompTIA,  N2K’s Security+ Training Course enables practitioners to participate, learn, and partner with other professionals as they prepare to earn the Security+ certification. Our courses train for the latest version of the Security+ exam, referred to as the SY0-601 or “601” exam.

Our 100% online format makes it easier for your workforce to accommodate training. Courses are available either live online, with weekly live instruction over six consecutive weeks, or video on-demand. Both modalities include six months of access to all learning tools and materials in our proprietary LMS. Private classes are available.


According to CompTIA, it is recommended to have experience in IT or computer networking, basic knowledge of security concepts, and hands-on skills with common security controls. However, there are no formal prerequisites. 

Related Courses

Equivalent courses to the Security+ include N2K’s Critical Knowledge and GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC).

Recommended subsequent certifications to pursue following Security+ are CompTIA’s CySA+ or PenTest+. For individuals ready for more technical, role-based training, N2K offers a Critical Knowledge: SOC Analyst course for entry-level infosec professionals.

Who should earn the Security+?

The Security+ is an entry-level certification equivalent to 2 years of hands-on experience in a security or systems admin role. Individuals in the following roles are excellent candidates for this certification. 

  • Systems or Network Administrators who assess the security posture of enterprise networks and implement appropriate security solutions
  • Security Analysts who monitor and secure hybrid environments
  • DevOps or Software Developers who need to ensure secure development and deployment of enterprise systems
  • New or transitioning cybersecurity practitioners who need to develop fundamental cybersecurity skills

Benefits of Training

There are a great number of benefits to achieving the Security+ certification, but a few highlights include:

  • Validate baseline cybersecurity skills across a wide range of topic areas
  • Applicable to multiple job roles
  • DoDD 8140/8570 Approved for IAT Level I and IAM Level II

case study

Improving CompTIA Security+ Pass Rates for the US Army

Course Outline

As a true foundational curriculum, the Security+ spans five major domains within cybersecurity. This course provides training for all domains. Click on the sections below to see the expanded topic areas within each domain.

  • Overview of types of attacks, threat actor types and attributes, pen-testing concepts, and types of vulnerabilities.

    • 1.1 Compare and contrast different types of social engineering techniques
    • 1.2. Given a scenario, analyze potential indicators to determine the type of attack
    • 1.3 Given a scenario, analyze potential indicators associated with application attacks
    • 1.4 Given a scenario, analyze potential indicators associated with network attacks
    • 1.5 Explain different threat actors, vectors, and intelligence sources
    • 1.6 Explain the security concerns associated with various types of vulnerabilities
    • 1.7 Summarize the techniques used in security assessments
    • 1.8 Explain the techniques used in penetration testing
  • Review network components, software tools, common security issues, security technologies, and secure mobile device deployment.

    • 2.1 Explain the importance of security concepts in an enterprise environment
    • 2.2 Summarize virtualization and cloud computing concepts
    • 2.3 Summarize secure application development, deployment, and automation concepts
    • 2.4 Summarize authentication and authorization design concepts
    • 2.5 Given a scenario, implement cybersecurity resilience
    • 2.6 Explain the security implications of embedded and specialized systems
    • 2.7 Explain the importance of physical security controls
    • 2.8 Summarize the basics of cryptographic concepts
  • Review framework guides and layered security, secure network architecture concepts, systems design, cloud & virtualization concepts, and physical security controls.

    • 3.1 Given a scenario, implement secure protocols
    • 3.2 Given a scenario, implement host or application security solutions
    • 3.3 Given a scenario, implement secure network designs
    • 3.4 Given a scenario, install and configure wireless security settings
    • 3.5 Given a scenario, implement secure mobile solutions
    • 3.6 Given a scenario, apply cybersecurity solutions to the cloud
    • 3.7 Given a scenario, implement identity and account management controls
    • 3.8 Given a scenario, implement authentication and authorization solutions
    • 3.9 Given a scenario, implement public key infrastructure
  • Overview of IAM concepts, services, controls, and practices.

    • 4.1 Given a scenario, use the appropriate tool to assess organizational security
    • 4.2 Summarize the importance of policies, processes, and procedures for incident response
    • 4.3 Given an incident, utilize appropriate data sources to support an investigation
    • 4.4 Given an incident, apply mitigation techniques or controls to secure an environment
    • 4.5 Explain the key aspects of digital forensics
  • Understand different policies plans and procedures, business impact analysis concepts, basic concepts on forensics, disaster recovery, and types of controls.

    • 5.1 Compare and contrast various types of controls
    • 5.2 Explain the importance of applicable regulations, standards, or frameworks that impact the organizational security posture
    • 5.3 Explain the importance of policies to organizational security
    • 5.4 Summarize risk management processes and concepts
    • 5.5 Explain privacy and sensitive data concepts in relation to security
This course includes:
  • CPE/CEUs: 50
  • 100+ 10-30 minute on-demand training videos
  • 500+ practice question bank
  • 90 question diagnostic exam
  • 90 question final exam
  • 90+ knowledge check questions
  • 500+ digital flashcards
  • 34 cloud-based guided labs
  • Performance Tracker
  • Summary Notes
  • Summary Videos
  • Lesson Book
  • CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-601 Study Guide

Why N2K?

When it comes to certification training, we know that you and your organization have several options to choose from. This is what separates N2K from the pack.


Measure improvements with robust performance analytics


Build the right knowledge and skills specific to roles


Foster long-term retention without wasting time on cramming


Total costs average 50% less per person compared to the leading bootcamp
Readiness guarantee – We offer an exam readiness or retake guarantee on all certification courses. If an individual completes the course and does not pass the exam on the first try, they can retake our course at no additional charge for up to one full year.

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Why N2K?

When it comes to certification training, we know that you and your organization have several options to choose from. This is what separates N2K from the pack.


Measure improvements with robust performance analytics


Foster long-term retention without wasting time on cramming


Build the right knowledge and skills specific to roles


Total costs average at least 50% less per person compared to the leading bootcamp

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