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SY0-401 : SY0-401 - CompTIA Security+

SY0-401
SY0-401 - CompTIA Security+
ISBN : 978-1-61691-344-1

Gain hands-on expertise in CompTIA Security+ certification exam by SY0-401 - CompTIA Security+ course. This course covers all the objectives of SY0-401 exam which includes the foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk, access control, identity management, and cryptography. CompTIA Security+ is an entry-level, international, vendor-neutral credential designed for IT security professionals to identify risk, participate in risk mitigation activities, provide infrastructure, information, operational, and application security.

Here's what you will get

CompTIA Security+ is a standalone certification from CompTIA with the exam code SY0-401. This certification covers the most important principles for securing a network and managing risk. The CompTIA Network+ certification is recommended before taking the Security+ exam.

Lessons
14+
Exercises
236+
Quizzes
123+
Flashcards
731+
Glossary of terms
731+
Pre-assessment Questions
95+
Full Length Tests
4+
Post-Assessment Questions
95+

Videos and How To..

uCertify course includes videos to help understand concepts. It also includes How Tos that help learners with how to accomplish certain tasks.

Videos
48+
Hours
05:47+
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam? While there are no official prerequisites for the SY0-401 exam, both CompTIA and uCertify strongly recommend candidates to have minimum of two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security.
What is the exam registration fee? USD 320
Where do I take the exam? The SY0-401 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
  • Multiple choice
  • Performance-based
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 90 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 90 minutes
What is the passing score? 750

(on a scale of 100-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

SY0-401 examination, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification? CompTIA Security+ certification are valid for three years from the date the candidate is certified, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the SY0-401, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Security Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • IA Technician or Manager
  • Security Consultant/Specialist

Here's what you will learn

  • Risk Assessment 
  • Developing Policies, Standards, and Guidelines
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Monitoring Networks
  • Understanding Hardening 
  • Securing the Network
  • Security Posture
  • Reporting Security Issues
  • Differentiating between Detection Controls and Prevention Controls
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Mastering TCP/IP
  • Designing a Secure Network
  • Understanding the Various Network Infrastructure Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Access Control Basics
  • Understanding Remote Access Connectivity
  • Understanding Authentication Services
  • Understanding Access Control
  • Implementing Access Controlling Best Practices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Working with Wireless Systems
  • Understanding Wireless Devices
  • Wireless Vulnerabilities to Know
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Working with Cloud Computing
  • Working with Virtualization
  • Security and the Cloud
  • Summary
  • Application Hardening
  • Host Security
  • Protecting Data Through Fault Tolerance
  • Application Security
  • Best Practices for Security
  • An Overview of Cryptography
  • Modern Cryptography
  • Using Cryptographic Systems
  • Understanding Cryptography Standards and Protocols
  • Using Public Key Infrastructure
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Malware
  • Surviving Viruses
  • Understanding Various Types of Attacks
  • Identifying Types of Application Attacks
  • Tools for Finding Threats
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Understanding Social Engineering
  • Understanding Physical Security
  • Environmental Controls
  • Control Types
  • Data Policies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Third-Party Integration
  • Understanding Security Awareness and Training
  • Classifying Information
  • Information Access Controls
  • Complying with Privacy and Security Regulations
  • Mobile Devices
  • Alternative Methods to Mitigate Security Risks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Issues Associated with Business Continuity
  • Reinforcing Vendor Support
  • Penetration Testing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Introduction
  • Security Fundamentals and Controls
  • Security and Risk
  • Business Continuity and Load Balancing
  • Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Assessment Tools
  • Application, Data, and Host Security
  • Access Control and Identity Management
  • Security Controls and Cryptography
  • Virtual Private Networks
  • Conclusion

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