Get CompTIA Security+ Certified

The CompTIA Security+ certification path introduces you to a variety of information security concepts and technical controls. You'll learn about network and application security, compliance, different types of cyber threats and more.

10 courses  //   120 videos  //   22 hours of training

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CompTIA Security+ training

This learning path builds on your existing networking skills and prepares you to earn your Security+, one of the most popular entry-level cybersecurity certifications. You’ll learn the foundations of information security as you progress through 10 courses tied to the six Security+ certification exam objectives. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to earn your Security+ certification and have an established base of cybersecurity knowledge you can use to progress into more advanced security certifications or career roles.

Learning path components

Security+ Skill Assessment
Assessment
Security+ Skill Assessment

Security+ Skill Assessment

See how your Security+ skills stack up against other professionals in your field.

Number of questions: 20

Security+ Custom Practice Exam
Practice Exam
Security+ Custom Practice Exam

Security+ Custom Practice Exam

Prepare for your Security+ exam and test your domain knowledge.

Number of questions: 525

Command Line Basics Cyber Range
Cyber Range
Command Line Basics Cyber Range

Command Line Basics Cyber Range

Gain practical experience and develop your command line skills through 10 hands-on labs in the Command Line Basics Cyber Range.

10 labs
3 hours of training

Risk Management
Course
Risk Management

Risk Management

Learn key concepts related to risk management, including policies and procedures, business impact analysis and threat and risk assessments.

16 videos
127 minutes of training

Cryptography
Course
Cryptography

Cryptography

Build a baseline of cryptography knowledge as you progress through this course covering essential cryptography concepts and use cases.

13 videos
147 minutes of training

Identity and Access Management
Course
Identity and Access Management

Identity and Access Management

Learn about one of the most important security concepts related to access management: identification, authentication, authorization and accounting.

10 videos
99 minutes of training

Tools of the Trade
Course
Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

Explore the uses of common information security technology and tools.

6 videos
77 minutes of training

Securing Individual Systems
Course
Securing Individual Systems

Securing Individual Systems

Gain an entry-level understanding of essential hardware, firmware and operating system security concepts.

19 videos
184 minutes of training

The Basic LAN
Course
The Basic LAN

The Basic LAN

Learn the basics of designing secure networks.

11 videos
105 minutes of training

Beyond the Basic LAN
Course
Beyond the Basic LAN

Beyond the Basic LAN

Explore the basics of virtualization and cloud security, including key cloud terminology and commonly used as-a-service models.

23 videos
218 minutes of training

Secure Protocols
Course
Secure Protocols

Secure Protocols

Learn the basics of secure software and application development.

10 videos
82 minutes of training

Testing Your Infrastructure
Course
Testing Your Infrastructure

Testing Your Infrastructure

Learn about vulnerability scanning and the importance of assessing the impact vulnerabilities can have on organizations.

8 videos
64 minutes of training

Dealing with Incidents
Course
Dealing with Incidents

Dealing with Incidents

Explore how an incident response plan works and the basic concepts related to digital forensics.

4 videos
37 minutes of training

 

What you’ll learn.

The CompTIA Security+ certification exam includes six primary objectives:

  • Network security
  • Compliance and operational security
  • Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Application, data and host security
  • Access control and identity management
  • Cryptography

Who is this for?

Two years of experience in a networking role is recommended, or a Network+ or equivalent certification. This certification path is designed for:

  • IT support technicians
  • Help desk support
  • Junior network administrators
  • Application support analysts
  • Information security specialists
  • Anyone looking to earn an entry-level security certification!

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

Command Line Basics Cyber Range

This cyber range introduces the most common Linux and Windows command-line tools and utilities. From basic navigation commands to port scanning and modifying file permissions, the labs in this cyber range help you practice some of the fundamental system and network administration tasks using Command-Line Interface (CLI).

 

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