Part A: Introduction.

What is the CompTIA Security+?.

CompTIA overlaps with.

What can you do with a CompTIA Security+ Certification?.

Department of Defense.

CompTIA is “vendor neutral”.

CompTIA Security+ consists of one 90-minute exam..

How do I obtain the Security+ Certification?.

About the Exam..

About this Book.


Recommended Tools, Hardware & Software.

Acronyms Used in This Book.

Part B: SY0-601 1.0 Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities.

1.1 Compare and contrast different types of social engineering techniques.

1.2 Given a scenario, analyze potential indicators to determine the type of attack.

1.3 Given a scenario, analyze potential indicators associated with application attacks.

1.4 Given a scenario, analyze potential indicators associated with network attacks.

1.5 Explain different threat actors, vectors, and intelligence sources.

1.6 Explain the security concerns associated with various types of vulnerabilities.

1.7 Summarize the techniques used in security assessments.

1.8 Explain the techniques used in penetration testing.

Part C: SY0-601 2.0 Architecture and Design.

2.1 Explain the importance of security concepts in an enterprise environment

2.2 Summarize virtualization and cloud computing concepts.

2.3 Summarize secure application development, deployment, and automation concepts.

2.4 Summarize authentication and authorization design concepts.

2.5 Given a scenario, implement cybersecurity resilience.

2.6 Explain the security implications of embedded and specialized systems.

2.7 Explain the importance of physical security controls.

2.8 Summarize the basics of cryptographic concepts.

Part D: SY0-601 3.0 Implementation.

3.1 Given a scenario, implement secure protocols.

3.2 Given a scenario, implement host or application security solutions.

3.3 Given a scenario, implement secure network designs.

3.4 Given a scenario, install and configure wireless security settings.

3.5 Given a scenario, implement secure mobile solutions.

3.6 Given a scenario, apply cybersecurity solutions to the cloud.

3.7 Given a scenario, implement identity and account management controls.

3.8 Given a scenario, implement authentication and authorization solutions.

3.9 Given a scenario, implement public key infrastructure.

Part E: SY0-601 4.0 Operations and Incident Response.

4.1 Given a scenario, use the appropriate tool to assess organizational security.

4.2 Summarize the importance of policies, processes, and procedures for incident response.

4.3 Given an incident, utilize appropriate data sources to support an investigation.

4.4 Given an incident, apply mitigation techniques or controls to secure an environment

4.5 Explain the key aspects of digital forensics.

Part F: SY0-601 5.0 Governance, Risk and Compliance.

5.1 Compare and contrast various types of controls.

5.2 Explain the importance of applicable regulations, standards, or frameworks that impact organizational security posture 

5.3 Explain the importance of policies to organizational security.

5.4 Summarize risk management processes and concepts.

5.5 Explain privacy and sensitive data concepts in relation to security.