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Official CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701) Certification with Exams Including Practice papers and Labs

Are you considering a career in IT security but require the knowledge or skills to get started in this lucrative industry? Our CompTIA Security+ training course provides you with the fundamental skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. In addition, a CompTIA Security+ certification can open the doors to future career opportunities in Cyber Security, helping you become a defender of digital environments, should you wish to advance your career in this field..

Our CompTIA Security+ Certification Course is the latest version (SY0-701), available as a virtual classroom session, where you will have the benefit of being led by our industry expert Trainer, who has over 20 years of experience in the field of IT, specialising in Network Security, Cyber Security, Servers, Virtualisation, and Cloud Technology.

The CompTIA Security+ Certification Course is an industry-leading programme designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to excel in today's complex IT security landscape. This IT security course covers a comprehensive range of topics, including general security concepts, threats, vulnerabilities and mitigations, security architecture, security operations, and security program management and oversight. As part of an online cohort, you will benefit from working collaboratively and actively participating with other students in your class, which can significantly enhance your learning experience.

Once you have completed your CompTIA Security+ certification training, you will validate your technical proficiency among other IT security professionals and showcase your commitment to maintaining the highest security standards in your professional practice, making you a highly respected professional in this field.

Like physical security professionals, cyber security experts are an organisation's first defence against cybercriminals and hackers looking to exploit system vulnerabilities by defending their software, hardware, and networks from malicious attacks by closely monitoring IT infrastructure and assets.

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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • 24/7 access
  • Join a community of over 625,000
  • Interest-free Payments

Course Details

General Security Concepts (12%)

Learn essential cyber security terms and concepts to build a strong foundation for the security control elements in your exam.

  • Compare and contrast various types of security controls.

  • Summarise fundamental security concepts.

  • Explain the importance of change management processes and their impact on security.

  • Explain the importance of using appropriate cryptographic solutions.

Threats, Vulnerabilities & Mitigations (22%)

Discover how to identify common types of threats and focus on addressing prevalent threats, cyber-attacks, vulnerabilities, and security incidents, such as social engineering attacks, using effective mitigation techniques to monitor and secure hybrid environments.

  • Compare and contrast common threat actors and motivations.

  • Explain common threat vectors and attack surfaces.

  • Explain various types of vulnerabilities.

  • Given a scenario, analyse indicators of malicious activity.

  • Explain the purpose of mitigation techniques used to secure the enterprise.

Security Architecture (18%)

Investigate the security implications of different architectural models, learn the principles of securing enterprise infrastructure, and proposed strategies for protecting data.

  • Compare and contrast the security implications of different architectural models.

  • Given a scenario, apply security principles to secure enterprise infrastructure.

  • Compare and contrast concepts and strategies to protect data.

  • Explain the importance of resilience and recovery in security architecture.

Security Operations (28%)

Discover how to implement and improve security measures and vulnerability management techniques while considering the security impacts of effective hardware, software, and data management.

  • Given a scenario, apply common security techniques to computing resources.

  • Explain the security implications of proper hardware, software, and data asset management.

  • Explain various activities associated with vulnerability management.

  • Explain security alerting and monitoring concepts and tools.

  • Given a scenario, modify Enterprise capabilities to enhance security.

  • Given a scenario, implement and maintain identity and access management.

  • Explain the importance of automation and orchestration related to secure operations.

  • Explain appropriate incident response activities.

  • Given a scenario, use data sources to support an investigation.

Security Program Management & Oversight (28%)

Updated to effectively demonstrate the reporting and communication competencies required for Security+ job roles about governance, risk management, compliance, assessment, and security awareness.

  • Summarise elements of effective security governance.

  • Explain elements of the risk management process.

  • Explain the processes associated with third-party risk assessment and management.

  • Summarise elements of effective security compliance.

  • Explain the types and purposes of audits and assessments.

  • Given a scenario, implement security awareness practices.

The new CompTIA Security+ SY0 701 exam is an integral part of the CompTIA Security+ certification process, representing the latest and most advanced in IT security, encompassing the highly sought-after skills related to current threats, automation, zero trust, IoT, risk management, and more. Once certified, you will deeply understand the fundamental skills required to excel in your role.

The CompTIA Security+ exam verifies you have the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions.

  • Monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), and operational technology.

  • Operate with an awareness of applicable regulations and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance.

  • Identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents.

Here are some key details about the exam:

  • Exam Code: The official code for this certification exam is SY0-701.

  • 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 SY0-701 exam is 750 (on a scale of 100-900).

  • Exam Purpose: The SY0-701 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 various activities and training related to IT security.

This training course will help you with your Security+ exam preparation, and by better understanding the Security+ exam objectives, you can feel more confident going into your exam, knowing you have prepared as best as possible.

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.

The CompTIA Security+ Certification Course is perfect for IT professionals aiming to establish a strong foundation in IT security or cyber security practices, including Security Administrators, Security Specialists, Systems Administrators, Help Desk Analysts, Security Engineers, Security Analysts, Network Administrators, Security Consultants, Security Engineers, and IT Auditors.

This IT security training course also serves as an invaluable asset for those aspiring to start a successful IT security career with little or no experience. Whether this is your first job or you are changing careers in this field, the CompTIA Security+ certification makes for an excellent starting point on your career development journey. That said, for those just starting in the IT industry without prior experience, we highly recommend completing the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications before undertaking the CompTIA Security+ course. The CompTIA A+ certification will provide you with essential knowledge of computer systems and hardware, while the CompTIA Network+ certification will lay a solid foundation in networking concepts. Both certifications serve as valuable prerequisites, ensuring that you possess the necessary knowledge to fully grasp and engage with the advanced content covered in the CompTIA Security+ course.

Acting as a gateway to advanced-level cybersecurity certifications, it's an excellent choice for ambitious professionals.

There are also official CompTIA training courses that can help you better understand secure mobile solutions and secure network designs, learn about public key infrastructure, penetration testing and vulnerability scanning, incident response procedures, and understand the impacts of various types of breaches.

  • Experience total flexibility: Whether on a desktop, tablet, laptop or mobile, our virtual classroom training sessions can be accessed by a wide range of modern technology devices. 

  • Industry-leading Tutor: With our seasoned IT Trainer ready to answer your questions during your live training session, you can be sure to not only receive first-class training but also to leave with all your questions answered. 

  • Learn from the best: The course content is prepared by industry professionals who bring quality classroom training to your device.

  • Gain sought-after IT-related skills: Our close association with employers allows us to understand what they look for, and we train you in those skills.

  • Elevate your IT career and earning potential: Get the necessary certifications to unlock higher-paying job roles and boost your income.

  • Stand out with the CompTIA badge of excellence: CompTIA recognition holds a lot of weight in the IT arena, both nationally and internationally, ensuring that your skills are transferable across businesses.

  • Enhance your IT knowledge and skills - Official CompTIA certification courses are a great way to learn about public key infrastructure, penetration testing and vulnerability scanning, incident response procedures, and understanding the impacts of various types of breaches.

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 protecting 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 earn from £60,000 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 various factors, including experience, skills, and geographical location, and the figures provided above are averages.

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