Comptia Security+ Course Overview

This CompTIA Security+ training course will help you gain skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, and laws.

Comptia Security+ Course Key Features

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  • 2 Simulation Test Papers (90 Questions Each)
  • Covers 6 domains required to become an IT security professional
  • Course Completion certificate

Skills Covered

  • Secure networks and applications
  • Perform threat analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Cryptography
  • Identity and Access Management
  • LAN
  • Secure Protocols
  • Vulnerability Scanning Assessment
  • Incident Response


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Security Specialists, Administrators, and Managers having CompTIA security+ certification earn more than USD $86,000 per year.

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Training Options

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$ 1,649

  • 90 days of flexible access to online classes
  • Lifetime access to high-quality live class recordings
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support
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Comptia Security+ Course Curriculum


The CompTIA Security+ course is ideal for professionals who are working in the roles of system administrators, network administrators, security administrators, and IT auditors.
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Learners need to possess an undergraduate degree or a high school diploma. It is recommended that individuals take the Network+ certification before taking the Security+ training and certification exam.
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Course Content

  • CompTIA Security+ 601

    • Lesson 01: Course Introduction

      • 1.01 Course Introduction
    • Lesson 02: Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities

      • 2.01 Compare and Contrast Information Security Roles
      • 2.02 Compare and Contrast Security Control and Framework Types
      • 2.03 Type of Threat Actors and Attack vectors
      • 2.04 Threat Intelligent Sources
      • 2.05 Assess Organizational Security with Network Reconnaissance Tools
      • 2.06 Security Concerns with General Vulnerability Types
      • 2.07 Vulnerability Scanning Techniques
      • 2.08 Penetration Testing Concepts
      • 2.09 Classify Contrast Social Engineering Techniques
      • 2.10 Indicators of Malware-Based Attacks
    • Lesson 03: Architecture and Design

      • 3.01 Compare and Contrast Cryptographic Ciphers
      • 3.02 Cryptographic Modes of Operation
      • 3.03 Cryptographic Use Cases and Weaknesses
      • 3.04 Manage Certificates and Certificate Authorities
      • 3.05 Implement PKI Management
      • 3.06 Summarize Authentication Design Concepts
      • 3.07 Implement Knowledge-Based Authentication
      • 3.08 Implement Authentication Technologies
      • 3.09 Summarize Biometrics Authentication Concepts
      • 3.10 Identify Management Controls
      • 3.11 Implement Account Policies
      • 3.12 Implement Authorization Solutions
      • 3.13 Importance of Personnel Policies
    • Lesson 04: Implementation

      • 4.01 Implement Secure Network Designs
      • 4.02 Implement Secure Switching and Routing
      • 4.03 Implement Secure Wireless Infrastructure
      • 4.04 Implement Load Balancers
      • 4.05 Implement Firewalls and Proxy Servers
      • 4.06 Implement Network Security Monitoring
      • 4.07 Summarize the Use of SIEM
      • 4.08 Implement Secure Network Operations Protocols
      • 4.09 Implement Secure Application Protocols
      • 4.10 Implement Secure Remote Access Protocols
      • 4.11 Implement Secure Firmware
      • 4.12 Implement Endpoint Security
      • 4.13 Embedded System Security Implications
      • 4.14 Implement Mobile Device Management
      • 4.15 Implement Secure Mobile Device Connections
    • Lesson 05: Operations and Incident Response

      • 5.01 Analyze Indicators of Application Attacks
      • 5.02 Outline Indicators of Web Application Attacks
      • 5.03 Illustrate Secure Coding Practices
      • 5.04 Implement Secure Script Environments
      • 5.05 Analyze Deployment and Automation Concepts
      • 5.06 Secure Cloud Solutions
      • 5.07 Cloud Security Solutions
      • 5.08 Infrastructure as Code Concepts
      • 5.09 Privacy and Data Sensitivity Concepts
      • 5.10 Privacy and Data Protection Controls
      • 5.11 Incident Response Procedures
      • 5.12 Appropriate Data Sources for Incident Response
      • 5.13 Mitigation Controls
      • 5.14 Digital Forensics Documentation
      • 5.15 Digital Forensics Evidence Acquisition
    • Lesson 06: Governance Risk and Compliance

      • 6.01 Risk Management Processes and Concepts
      • 6.02 Business Impact Analysis Concepts
      • 6.03 Redundancy Strategies
      • 6.04 Backup Strategies
      • 6.05 Cybersecurity Resiliency Strategies
      • 6.06 Importance of Physical Site Security Controls
      • 6.07 Importance of Physical Host Security Controls

Comptia Security+ Exam & Certification

CompTIA Security+ (Plus) Certification - SY0-601 Exam Training
  • How do I get certified in CompTIA Security+ 601?

    Candidates who want to be CompTIA Security+ SYO-601 certified must pass the SY0-601 exam. The exam details are:

    • Number of Questions: Maximum of 90 questions
    • Duration of the exam: 90 minutes
    • Passing score: 750 (on a sale of 100-900)

    Please click the following link for more details regarding certification exam

  • What are the prerequisites for the certification?

    There are no specific prerequisites to take up this certification but it is recommended that individuals have CompTIA Network+ certification and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus before taking the Security+ SYO-601 training and certification exam. 

  • What do I need to do to unlock my certificate?

    Complete at least 85 percent of the course or attend one complete LVC batch.

  • Does the course fee include in examination fees as well?

    Yes, the course fee is inclusive of the exam fee only in US & ROW(except Africa).

  • Until when can I procure voucher from Simplilearn?

    Your exam voucher fee is included in the price of this course. However, you must procure the exam voucher within 3 months from the date of course purchase. In the event that an exam price does go up and you have not yet booked the exam, you will need to pay the difference in amount to Simplilearn.

  • How do I schedule my exam?

    For assistance in scheduling your exam, reach out to the sales consultant (inside sales manager) or raise a request to the support team of Simplilearn.  

  • What is the validity of my exam voucher?

    Exam vouchers are valid for 1 year from the date of course purchase. If you do not book the exam within 1 year from purchase of voucher, you will need to buy the voucher again per the actual price.

  • Can I ask for refund of exam voucher cost once its issued to me?

    No, exam voucher cost cannot be refunded once it is issued to a learner as we procure this from third party bodies. Simplilearn does not own the voucher policies and cost.

  • How frequently does the exam fee change?

    Exam prices are governed by the certification body and can change. Price changes are typically announced at the end of the calendar year. If the event that an exam price does go up and you have not yet booked the exam, you will need to pay the difference in amount to Simplilearn.

  • What are the CompTIA Security+ Exam eligibility requirements?

    Although there are no prerequisites for CompTIA Security+, it is recommended to have:

    • At least two years of experience in IT administration (with a focus on security )
    • CompTIA Network+ credential before taking the CompTIA Security+ Exam

  • What are the CompTIA Security+ Exam Costs?

    The exam costs are as follows:

    • North America - USD 339
    • Emerging Market - USD 190
    • Great Britain - GBP 201
    • EURO - EURO 305
    • Japan - JPY 39,756
    • Australia - AUD 458
    • South Africa - ZAR 2,609

  • What is the passing score for CompTIA Security+ Exam?

    To pass the exam, you will have to achieve a score minimum of 750 out of 900. The exam is 90 minutes long and is an MCQ based questionnaire.

  • How many attempts do I have to pass the CompTIA Security+ Exam?

    If you fail your first attempt at the CompTIA Security+ Exam, there is no waiting period prior to attempting the exam a second time. However, if the second attempt is also failed, you are required to wait fourteen days from the last exam to re-take the exam. Once you have passed the exam, you cannot re-take the exam without prior consent from CompTIA. Please note, candidates are required to pay the exam fee for every time they sit for the CompTIA Security+ Exam. 

  • How long is the CompTIA Security+ Certification valid?

    The CompTIA Security+ certification is valid for three years from the date you pass your exam. The CompTIA Security+ certification is valid for three years from the date you pass your exam.

  • How do I become a Security Specialist?

    You can become a Security Specialist by opting for security-oriented courses like CompTIA Security+ certification, which will help you understand the nitty-gritty of security and various tools and techniques.

Comptia Security+ Training Reviews

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Comptia Security Plus Certification FAQs

  • What is CompTIA Security Plus certification?

    CompTIA Security+ certification is a demonstration of your foundational competencies required to carry out fundamental security tasks and step into the IT security career. Offered by the prestigious institution CompTIA, the Security+ certification emphasizes hands-on practical skills that can be applied across many job roles of present times to secure software, hardware, and systems. It is an entry-level certification that you can earn by passing the SY0-601 Security+ exam.

  • What payment options are available?

    You can enroll for the training online. Payments can be made using any of the following options and receipt of the same will be issued to the candidate automatically via email.

    • Visa debit/credit card
    • American express and Diners club card
    • Master Card, or
    • Through PayPal

  • Can I cancel my enrollment? Will I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment. We provide you complete refund after deducting the administration fee. To know more please go through our Refund Policy.

  • How will I get my course completion certificate from Simplilearn?

    We offer course completion certificate after you successfully complete the training program.

  • Where and how can I access the e-learning content? Are there any limitations?

    Once you register with us for a course by paying the course fee, you can have 24/7 access to the e-learning content on our website. An automated course purchase confirmation mail from our side will guide you through the process.

  • I am not able to access the online course. Whom should I contact for a solution?

    Please raise a request via our Help and Support portal to have your issue resolved.

  • What comes after a CompTIA Security Plus Certification?

    Achieving a CompTIA Security+ Certification offers you many career benefits. However, you shouldn’t stop upskilling yourself as the world of cybersecurity is quite dynamic. Here are some of the courses you can consider taking after becoming CompTIA Security+ certified:

  • What is CompTIA Security+ used for?

    CompTIA Security+ is primarily used for IT auditing and penetration testing, part of core security practices used to safeguard systems and sensitive information from cyber-attacks. Upon completion of this CompTia Security+ course, you’ll gain a detailed understanding of what exactly CompTia Security+ is used for.

  • Is the CompTIA Security+ course difficult to learn?

    This CompTIA Security+ course is easy to learn and can be pursued by beginners as well as experienced professionals.

  • Is a Security Specialist a good career option?

    A Security Specialist is definitely a good career option. Seeking the CompTia Security+ certification helps professionals to demonstrate knowledge, skills, qualities aligned with ISO 17024 Standard. With this certification, you can definitely earn a much higher salary than your peers. According to, the salary of security specialists ranges between $42,130 and $95,830, depending on the experience. Additionally, according to one of the blogs by the ISC(2) leadership team members, the gap in cybersecurity skills is likely to result in 3.5 million vacancies by 2021.

  • How do beginners learn CompTia Security+?

    As a beginner, you can consider opting for this comprehensive CompTia Security+ training that will help you gain foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. 

  • Is CompTIA Security+ certification worth it?

    This CompTIA Security+ certification is definitely worth it as it will facilitate in gaining skills needed for installing and configuring systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; conduct threat analysis and address the issues with the right mitigation techniques; take part in risk mitigation activities, and operate with completed knowledge of applicable policies, and laws.

  • What are the job roles available after getting a CompTia Security+ certification?

    Upon completing this CompTia Security+ certification, you can work as:

    • Cyber Security Analyst
    • Systems Administrator
    • Network Administrator
    • Network Engineer
    • System Administrator
    • Systems Engineer
    • Information Technology (IT) Manager

  • What do Security Specialists do?

    With the help of this CompTia Security+ certification, you will be able to learn in detail about the key roles and responsibilities of security specialists like:

    • Conducting physical security and risk vulnerability inspections, evaluating and offering recommendations
    • Reviewing facilities designs regarding where sensitive materials are located
    • Evaluating existing security procedures
    • Applying appropriate security standards
    • Greeting guests and conduct proper sign-in procedures
    • Developing and executing physical security standards and procedures.
    • Training and supervising security personnel.
    • Assisting or leading security and/or safety awareness training for personnel.
    • Recommending actions to avoid conditions conducive to threats such as vandalism, terrorism, or theft.
    • Evaluating clearances for management and personnel according to the information and property they may access.

  • What skills should a Security Specialist know?

    A Security specialist must be proficient in the following skills:

    • Intrusion detection
    • Malware analysis and mitigation
    • Programming knowledge (C, C++, PHP, Java, Perl, and Shell)
    • Ability to think like a hacker
    • A well-rounded skillset
    • Risk analysis and mitigation
    • Cloud security
    • Security analysis

    This CompTIA Security+ certification will help you gain these skills and learn more about Security+.

  • What industries use CompTia Security+ most?

    Industries that use CompTia Security+ the most include:

    • Government services like Military and Homeland Security
    • Aerospace and Defense
    • Education Services
    • Construction
    • Architecture
    • Engineering

  • Which companies hire Security Specialists?

    Companies hiring for professionals with CompTIA Security+ certification include Apple, Lockheed Martin, General Motors, Capital One, Cisco, Intel, Northrop Grumman, and Boeing.

  • What book do you suggest reading for CompTia Security+?

    While pursuing this CompTia Security+ course, you can look into the following top books for reference:
    CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-601 Study Guide by Darril Gibson 
    Mike Meyers’ CompTia Security+ Certification Guide, 3rd Edition (Exam SY0-601) by Mike Meyers and Scott Jernigan

    • CompTIA Security+ Certification Guide: Master IT security essentials and exam topics for CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 certification by Ian Neil 
    • CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Sixth Edition (Exam SY0-601) by Wm. Arthur Conklin, Greg White, et al.
    • CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Exam Cram (6th Edition) by Diane Barrett and Martin M. Weiss

  • What is the pay scale of Security Specialists across the world?

    On average, professionals with CompTia Security+ certification earn an annual salary of $65947.

  • How long does it take to get a Security+ certification?

    The time required to prepare for the Security+ certification depends entirely on your prior knowledge of IT security and your dedication to going through the concepts included in the exam. Generally, it may take you around three months for proper preparation as it is an entry-level certification. Further, a Security+ certification training course is helpful in doing the entire preparation in a short period of time.

  • Can you take security plus certification at home?

    Yes, instead of appearing for the exam at a test center, you can choose the online testing option offered by CompTIA, which is powered by Pearson OnVUE. It is a remote exam proctoring service that offers a secure and simple way to complete your exam from any place.

  • How much does it cost to pass the security plus 601 exam?

    You need to pay an exam fee of USD 392 to appear for the CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-601. We suggest you invest some more amount for Simplilearn’s Security+ training to increase your likelihood of clearing the exam.

  • What should I study before CompTIA Security Plus certification?

    It is recommended that you achieve CompTIA Network+ certification and gain two years of work experience in IT administration with a focus on security before applying for the Security+ certification. Our CompTIA Security+ certification training also offers high-quality study materials that you can go through before appearing for the Security+ exam.

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