CompTIA Security+ Certification

CertPros Training Options

Our instructors can provide outstanding Security+ training either live online via our state of the art online training platform or live onsite at your location.

Course Information

  • CompTIA currently provides two certification exam choices. SY0-401 or SY0-501. We can provide training for either exam however we recommend pursuing CompTIA's lastest certification offering. 
  • Security+ is delivered as a 5 day course.
  • Online training runs 10:00 - 5:00 Eastern Time for the 5 day course.
  • Onsite training can be scheduled to suit your needs. 
  • Students are provided with a comprehensive textbook and study guide with tution.
  • We provide one exam voucher (a $320 value) and web-based practice exams (a $100 value) with tuition.
  • Course tuition is $2,595

Course Overview

This course will teach you the fundamental principles of installing and configuring cybersecurity controls and participating in incident response and risk mitigation. It will prepare you to take the CompTIA Security+ exam by providing 100% coverage of the exam objectives specified by CompTIA.

Course Notes

The CompTIA Security+ Certification is a premium industry certification and as such is not easy to obtain. The student will be required to devote significant additional time to outside study if their objective is to pass the Security+ exam. Also the Security+ exam includes a significant emphasis on basic networking knowledge and skills. The exam site specifies the following as recommended experience necessary to pass the exam, "CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus". We have found that this knowledge can be acquired by the student engaging in self-study of the Network+ curriculum. This curriculum is widely available or can be provided by CertPros Training. 

It is recommended that the student have the following skills and knowledge prior to starting the course.

  • Know the function and basic features of the components of a PC.
  • Use Windows Server OS to create and manage files and use basic administrative features (Explorer, Control Panel, Server Manager and Management Consoles).
  • Operate the Linux OS using basic command-line tools.
  • Know basic network terminology and functions (such as OSI Model, Topology, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, switches, routers).
  • Understand TCP/IP addressing, core protocols and troubleshooting tools.

Course Outline

  • Day one: Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilites 
  • Day two: Identity and Access Management
  • Day three: Network Architecture and Design 1
  • Day four: Network Architecture and Design 2
  • Day five: Risk Management 
  • Daily exam review and practice sessions