CompTIA Security+ Certification SY0-501 R1.6

Chapter 1: Security Fundamentals

Module A: Security concepts
Module B: Risk management
Module C: Vulnerability assessment

Chapter 2: Understanding attacks

Module A: Understanding attackers
Module B: Social engineering
Module C: Malware
Module D: Network attacks
Module E: Application attacks

Chapter 3: Cryptography

Module A: Cryptography concepts
Module B: Public key infrastructure

Chapter 4: Network fundamentals

Module A: Network components
Module B: Network addressing
Module C: Network ports and applications

Chapter 5: Securing networks

Module A: Network security components
Module B: Transport encryption
Module C: Hardening networks
Module D: Monitoring and detection

Chapter 6: Securing hosts and data

Module A: Securing hosts
Module B: Securing data
Module C: Mobile device security

Chapter 7: Securing network services

Module A: Securing applications
Module B: Virtual and cloud systems

Chapter 8: Authentication

Module A: Authentication factors
Module B: Authentication protocols

Chapter 9: Access control

Module A: Access control principles
Module B: Account management

Chapter 10: Organizational security

Module A: Security policies
Module B: User training
Module C: Physical security and safety

Chapter 11: Disaster planning and recovery

Module A: Business continuity
Module B: Fault tolerance and recovery
Module C: Incident response


Our Security+ SY0-501 courseware is a complete instructor-led training solution with conceptual material and lab exercises covering all exam objectives. Within the courseware itself you will find instructions for downloading a lab environment based on virtual machines (VMs). After installation, you will be able to run all the exercises in the course. This lab option is included in the base price of the courseware.

You can also select the Online Labs option for an additional charge. With the Online Labs, there are no computer setup requirements other than an internet connection and a web browser. Each student is assigned a voucher code. After logging in, students will work in a VM-based lab environment (with accompanying instructions) right in their browsers. It’s the same labs and lab environment that are included with our standard course, just much easier to set up and access. Actually, there's no setup at all! The access period is six months from redemption of the voucher code. (Instructor codes are good for one year.)

Finally, we offer further skills reinforcement using the Practice Labs product. This is perfect for students who want to deepen their understanding of Security+ after class and before taking the exam. Practice Labs is an online, VM-based environment that gives students broader and deeper practice that wouldn’t be feasible in the classroom. It provides excellent preparation for the exam AND practical, hands-on experience that students can apply on the job. When you select the "Online Labs & Practice Labs" option, the access period for both is one year. (Note: Practice Labs are not available for purchase without the Online Labs.)

For more information about our CompTIA lab options, please call 1-888-330-9071 or send an e-mail to

CompTIA Security+ Certification SY0-501 provides the basic knowledge needed to plan, implement, and maintain information security in a vendor-neutral format. This includes risk management, host and network security, authentication and access control systems, cryptography, and organizational security. This course maps to the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Objective coverage is marked throughout the course.

Students will benefit most from this course if they intend to take a CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam.

This course assumes basic knowledge of using and maintaining individual workstations. Knowledge equivalent to the CompTIA A+ certification is helpful but not necessary.


Through our partnership with Practice Labs, we now offer a comprehensive certification exam preparation solution for many of our CompTIA titles. The solution combines both the hands on practical elements as well as practice exam features, giving the learner the best chance of succeeding in gaining the certifications they want.

All Practice Exams are developed by subject matter experts who have successfully passed the certification exam. Their job is to design practice questions that make sure learners have the skills and knowledge necessary to confidently pass the exams themselves.

To ensure the accuracy, quality, and objective coverage of our CompTIA exam prep tiles these have been submitted for CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC) review.

The following modes are available for learner practice:
Learn Mode - students can focus on a single objective or many. Each question offers the opportunity to see both the answer and an explanation.
Exam Mode - it’s like you’re taking a test. All results are tracked for each user, so students can measure their progress over time.

Exam Prep products cost $30 when purchased with a course, or $20 when also purchasing either Online Labs or Practice Labs.

CompTIA Security+ Certification SY0-501 R1.6

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