CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ (Plus) is a global certification that validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn that is globally trusted to authenticate foundation, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. The course focuses on the latest trends and techniques in Risk Management, Risk Mitigation, Threat Management and Intrusion Detection.

Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills for network security and risk management. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them.

Security+ professionals have the ability to:

  • Identify fundamental components of information security
  • Analyse risk
  • Identify information security threats
  • Conduct security assessments to detect vulnerabilities
  • Implement security for software and networks
  • Manage identity and access
  • Implement cryptographic solutions
  • Implement operational level security
  • Address security incidents
  • Ensure business continuity in the event of an incident

Course Content

  1. Threats, Attacks & Vulnerabilities – Detect various types of compromise and have an understanding of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts.
  2. Technologies & Tools – Install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organizational security.
  3. Architecture & Design – Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design
  4. Identity & Access Management – Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls.
  5. Risk Management – Implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact.
  6. Cryptography & PKI – Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure.

Jobs that use Security+ Certificate:

  • Systems Administrator
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Specialist
  • Security Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Junior IT Auditor/ Penetration Tester
  • Security Consultant

Exam Details

  • Delegates must pass the Security + SY0-501 Exam.
  • NB: New CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) exam launching in November 2020!



Accreditation Information

  • International Certificate – International CompTIA Security+ Certificate 
  • Provided by: CompTIA

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • CompTIA A+ & CompTIA Network+ certification or;
  • Have at least 2 years of IT administration and networking experience
  • Ability to read and write in English


5 Days

CompTIA Labs

  • CompTIA Labs for Security+ provides learners with the necessary platform to gain critical hands-on skills and develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter to prepare for your CompTIA Security+ Certification.
  • CompTIA Labs allows you to address the practical aspects of Security+ exam objectives and complement prior training through access to real equipment and software environments.

CertMaster Learn for Security+

  • Ensure you are 100% ready on test day with comprehensive online training for Security+.
  • CertMaster Learn is interactive and self-paced, and combines instructional lessons with assessments, videos, and performance-based questions to help you prepare for your certification exam and career in IT.


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