This CompTIA Security+ training teaches you a baseline of information security theory and concepts, as well as how to configure and operate many different technical security controls. You'll leave with the knowledge and expertise to pass the Security+ exam the first time that you take it. We have a best-in-the-industry 93% pass-rate.
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The goal of this CompTIA authorized Security+ training course is to provide IT professionals with the most comprehensive, accelerated learning environment for the Security+ exam.
Infosec is time and time again recognized in the industry as the authority for high-quality Security+ exam prep. Our instructors have a total commitment to the objectives of the Security+ exam, and will teach you vital tips and tricks needed to pass the exam the first time you take it.
Our CompTIA authorized Security+ training is continually updated to provide you with the most up-to-date and relevant training possible. The most recent edition of the CompTIA Security+ exam places greater emphasis on mitigating specific security issues. In previous editions, the Security+ exam focused on merely recognizing security issues. CompTIA has also introduced Performance-Based Exam Objectives, which introduces simulator-based testing commonly found on Cisco and Microsoft exams.
This training prepares you for these new, more difficult Security+ exam questions. The end result is a Security+ certification that is more meaningful for the information security community.
This course is targeted towards Information Technology (IT) professionals who have networking and administrative skills and want to either learn foundations information security topics, prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam, or use Security+ as the launching point for advanced security certifications or career roles.
The new Security+ exam covers six primary objectives. Infosec’s courseware is aligned with these objectives, giving you a powerful exam prep resource:
The skills and knowledge measured by the Security+ examination were derived and validated though input from a committee and over 1,000 subject matter experts within the industry. A job task analysis (JTA), global survey, beta examination and beta results review were each milestones in the development process.
The results of these milestones were used in weighing the domains and ensuring that the weighting assigned to each domain is representative of the relative importance of the content. The CompTIA Security+ exam validates knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that is taught at colleges, universities and commercial training centers around the world.
Because human error is the number one cause for a network security breach, CompTIA Security+ is recognized by the technology community as a valuable credential that proves competency with information security. Major corporations such as Sun, IBM/Tivoli Software Group, Symantec, Motorola, Hitachi Electronics Services and Verisign value the CompTIA Security+ certification and recommend or require it of their IT employees.
InfoSec clearly cared that all participants learn the course material. Our instructor could pick up on the differences between the participants, e.g. learning style, and adjust is interaction to best communicate the material to all participants. He was diligent about making sure no one "got left behind". I could not imagine a better class!
Security+ Certification Training and Boot Camp SYO-501, Deloitte Consulting, LLC
Although not required, candidates are recommended to have:
All candidates are encouraged to review the Security+ objectives thoroughly prior to attempting the exam.
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The Cybercrime Analyst/Investigator role includes a variety of entry-level information security positions focused on analyzing and investigating cybercrime events. This role requires an understanding of computer forenics and how malware compromises a system. The Cybercrime Analyst/Investigator is one of four entry-level, core cybersecurity roles mapped directly to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s CyberSeek model.
There is a high demand for information security professionals, and receiving a Security+ certification is the perfect way for entry-level students to get their foot in the door. It can also serve as a career differentiator for IT professionals already in the field.
The job market has never looked better for those who are certified in IT security. Earning the Security+ can open open up a wide variety of job opportunities, and the Security+ certification is often used as a resume filter in HR departments, even if it’s not listed as a requirement. Click here for more information about the job outlook and opportunities available to Security+ certification holders.
Due to constant changes within the industry, including emerging threats and new technologies, CompTIA has updated its Security+ exam from the SYO-401 to the SYO-501 in late 2017. Approximately 25% of the course content was updated to reflect these changes in the industry, and the new material dives deeper and wider than before. Click here for more information on the differences between these exams.
While SYO-401 has been retired, students who were certified under the old exam will remain certified. The SYO-501 debuted in October 2017, and SYO-401 was officially retired in 2018.
The Security+ performance based questions come in a variety of formats and require students to perform a specific task or solve a problem in a simulated environment. These questions are more involved than the standard multiple choice, fill in the blank, and drag and drop questions.
There are a few things you should know. First, there may be questions in which there is more than one way to get a correct answer. In these instances, the test taker will receive full points if the correct solution is achieved. Second, on all CompTIA exams, there is a timer; however, with PBQs, this timer is not visible. Third, partial credit on answers is occasionally offered.
The exam takes 90 minutes and there are 90 questions. You will need to achieve a score of 750 (on a scale of 100-900) in order to pass. Questions are a combination of multiple choice and performance based. Click here for more info on the examination process.
Our live online Flex Pro boot camp is designed to provide you with an even better learning experience than in-person training. You will interact with the instructor the same way you would in a physical course and receive the same courseware, labs and exam vouchers. However, you will also get access to additional features via your Flex Center, such as extended access to recordings of your daily lessons, detailed reporting on exam readiness and more.
Most Flex Pro boot camps also come with an Exam Pass Guarantee, meaning if you don’t pass your exam on your first attempt, you’ll get a second attempt at no cost to you.
Infosec’s Security+ boot camp has the highest first time pass rate in the industry — 93%! If you choose to take the course in our popular live online Flex Pro format, you will also receive an Exam Pass Guarantee. This means if you fail the exam the first time, you’ll receive a second attempt at no cost to you.
The Security+ fulfills the requirements for Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8570, which is mandatory if you are looking to get a government job that is involved with any aspect of information security. Click here for more information.
There are 6 domains for the Security+ SYO-501 exam. They are Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities, Technologies and Tools, Architecture and Design, Identity and Access Management, Risk Management, and Cryptography and PKI. Click here for more information on these domains.
The Security+ is valid for 3 years. However, certification holders are required to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and pay a yearly Continuing Education (CE) fee. Click here for more information on CEUs.
Security+ cert holders are required to earn 50 CEUs per renewal period (every 3 years) and pay an $50 annual Continuing Education (CE) fee to CompTIA. Click here for more information on the renewal requirements.
The job market has never looked better for those who are certified in IT security, and the Security+ certification can help you break into the industry. Some common positions that this certification can help you land include: Security Analyst, IT Support Technician, Security Specialist, Help Desk Support and many others!
The first thing a student should do is perform a comprehensive review of which topics are tested in the certification exam. Some domains are weighted more heavily than others, but it’s important to study each topic with equal attention. Enrolling in a Security+ boot camp like the one offered here is another surefire method of preparing oneself for the exam. Click here for more study tips.