CompTIA Security+ Certification Course – Virtual Classroom

Introduction

The CompTIA Security+ certification course, delivered in our state-of-the-art virtual classroom, is designed for any individual who seeks to deepen their knowledge in IT security and gain a globally recognised certification.

This course is perfectly tailored for IT professionals looking to advance in cyber security roles or for those taking the first step towards this career path.

You will gain the convenience of learning from anywhere, coupled with the benefit of live, instructor-led sessions. Our courses are interactive, allowing for real-time feedback and discussions with expert instructors and peers.

Studying this course with us not only prepares you for the CompTIA Security+ exam but also equips you with practical skills to thrive in any IT security environment.

Course code

PO0C

Location

Varies

Price

£2545

Suitability

Our CompTIA Security+ course is an excellent platform for anyone seeking to open up a wealth of opportunities in the expansive field of IT.

It offers a specific focus on areas such as cybersecurity and cloud computing, making it an ideal choice for those who wish to specialise in these high-demand sectors.

However, if you are new to IT, we recommend starting your journey with the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ courses. These foundational courses provide the essential skills and knowledge to set you up for success in the Security+ course.

Importantly, the Security+ certification is vendor-neutral, meaning the knowledge and skills you acquire can be applied across diverse IT environments. This certification is recognised globally, enhancing your employability and paving the way for a rewarding IT career, anywhere in the world.

Career Opportunities

Holding a CompTIA Security+ certification opens up a wide range of career opportunities within IT security.

Here’s an overview of potential job roles and their corresponding salary ranges, as cited by ITJobsWatch and Payscale, both trusted UK-based salary benchmarking services.

Entry-Level Roles:

  • IT Support Technician: This is often a stepping stone into the IT industry, providing foundational knowledge that can be applied in more specialised roles. The UK average salary ranges from £22,000 to £28,000.

  • Network Administrator: The role involves managing and maintaining an organisation’s computer networks. With CompTIA Security+ under your belt enabling you to validate baseline security skills, you can expect an average UK salary between £25,000 and £35,000.

Mid-Level Roles:

  • IT Security Analyst: This role’s core responsibility is to protect the organisation’s data from cyber threats. In the UK, IT Security Analysts earn an average salary of between £40,000 and £55,000.

  • Cybersecurity Consultant: As a consultant, you’ll provide expert advice to organisations on how to protect their IT infrastructure. In the UK, Cybersecurity Consultants can earn an average salary between £50,000 and £70,000.

Senior Roles:

  • IT Security Manager: This role involves overseeing all operations related to an organisation’s IT security measures. In the UK, IT Security Managers typically earn from £60,000 up to £80,000.

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO): This is one of the highest positions in IT security, responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and programme to ensure information assets are adequately protected. In the UK, CISOs earn on average between £80,000 and £130,000.

After achieving CompTIA Security+, individuals often pursue a further cybersecurity certification like Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), to help them qualify for these senior roles.

Please note that salaries can vary widely based on a variety of factors including experience, skills, and geographical location, and the figures provided above are averages.

Syllabus and Exams

During our comprehensive CompTIA Security+ course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of key IT security concepts and practices. Here’s what you can expect to learn:

  • Understanding Social Engineering Attacks: Learn to identify and mitigate deceptive tactics that aim to steal data, including phishing, baiting, and tailgating.

  • Mastering Public Key Infrastructure (PKI): Understand how to set up and manage the entire lifecycle of digital certificates.

  • Implementing Security Controls: Learn how to apply security controls to preserve confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of data.

  • Physical Security Measures: Gain knowledge on securing physical access to IT assets and protect against threats to hardware, environment, and human safety.

  • Incident Response Procedures: Learn to develop, test, and execute an incident response plan to identify and handle a security incident effectively.

  • Secure Mobile Solutions: Understand how to develop and implement secure solutions for mobile and wireless devices.

  • Access Management: Master the principles of least privilege and separation of duties, and learn how to implement access controls, authentication, and account management practices.

  • Secure Network Designs: Learn the fundamentals of designing secure network architectures including secure routing, firewall configuration, and intrusion prevention systems.

By mastering these skills, you’ll be well equipped to take the CompTIA Security+ exam and further advance your cybersecurity career.

Module 1: Introduction to the CompTIA Security+ Exam

In this module, you will learn about:

  • The five domains of knowledge

  • Expected level of expertise

  • Assessing initial readiness

Module 2: Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities

In this module, you will:

  • Compare and contrast types of attacks

  • Explore threat actor types and vectors

  • Explain penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts

  • Identify key attack indicators

Module 3: Architecture and Design

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Deploy secure application designs across an enterprise environment

  • Develop and deploy appropriate security solutions with trusted frameworks

  • Defend embedded systems, cloud assets, and virtualised servers

  • Analyse confidentiality and nonrepudiation cryptography requirements

Module 4: Implementation

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Install and configure network protocols

  • Identify effective host and application security solutions

  • Implement authentication and authorisation solutions with PKI

  • Secure hybrid environments, including protecting wireless and mobile communications against breaches

Module 5: Operations and Incident Response

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Respond to alerts and alarms to identify and mitigate threats

  • Design and enact effective policies, processes, and procedures

  • Utilise tools and data sources to support incident investigations

  • Identify key elements of an incident to conduct a forensic investigation

Module 6: Governance, Risk, and Compliance

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Explain the importance of policies, plans, and procedures

  • Summarise regulations, standards, and frameworks to enhance security

  • Explore risk management for a more robust security posture

  • Carry out best practices for security assessments, data security and privacy compliance

Module 7: Preparing for the Examination

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Get ready for the exam

  • Handle difficult questions

  • Utilise additional study guides

  • Go over a final review and assessment

  • Take a complete practice exam

Exam

The CompTIA Security SY0 601 exam is an integral part of the CompTIA Security+ certification process. Here are some key details about the exam:

  • Exam Code: The official code for this certification exam is SY0-601.

  • Exam Format: The exam is a mix of multiple-choice and performance-based questions.

  • Number of Questions: The exam consists of a maximum of 90 questions.

  • Exam Duration: Candidates are given 90 minutes to complete the test.

  • Passing Score: The passing score for the SY0-601 exam is 750 (on a scale of 100-900).

  • Exam Purpose: The SY0-601 CompTIA Security certification exam is a vendor neutral certification that validates the essential security skills and knowledge needed to perform core security functions.

  • Recertification: For recertification, candidates must earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by participating in a variety of activities and training related to IT security.

Please note that CompTIA certification exams, policies and procedures are subject to change, so please check the official CompTIA website for the most current information before your exam.