CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Training Course

Our Security+ course provides students with the benefit of structure with the flexibility of online delivery. Choose Live Online or On-Demand.

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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.

Live Online Classroom

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:

Systems Administrator Network Administrator
Junior IT Auditor Junior Penetration Tester
Security Analyst Threat Analyst

The Security+ also meets the U.S. Department of Defense Directive 8570.

About the Exam

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.

Performance-based Questions Yes
Exam Length 90 Minutes
Experience Level Entry-Level
Pre-requisites CompTia A+ and Network+ Recommended
Exam Price  $339
Passing Score  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.

Anatomy of the Security+ Download


Domain Foundations

Quiz Bank

More than 350 high quality practice questions. Want a quick 10 question quiz on a certain domain? Easy!

On-Demand Videos

More than 60 short videos available. Content is delivered in 5-15 minute bite-sized chunks mapped to all of the sub-domains.

Performance Tracker

The Performance Tracker allows students to gauge progress and track improvement. Links directly to relevant videos.

Homestretch Tools

Summary Notes

We guide course studies with condensed fact sheets that focus on the most important concepts for easy retention.

Summary Videos

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.

Additional Resources

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.

Lesson Book

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


Security+ Training Course


• Flexible On-Demand Instruction
• CompTIA Approved Course & Instructors
• Readiness Guarantee
• Domain Foundations
• Homestretch Tools
• Additional Resources

Monthly Financing

For added flexibility and affordability, all individual students are welcome to take advantage of our partnership with Skills Fund offering monthly financing for all Certify courses.

For Business

If you are interested in training for a team or your organization, submit a request within CyberVista’s Enterprise Program. We offer scaled corporate discounts.

For Government

If you are interested in training for a public organization, agency, or government contractor, please review our Government Program. We can offer special government pricing on all courses.


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