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This Security+ course is essential for anyone pursuing a cybersecurity career. We’ve designed this course to give you the basic technical skills required to work in this field. Through the use of engaging visual content, assessments, labs, and written content, you’ll learn how to confidently assess the security of an enterprise environment, implement solutions, and apply this expertise when taking your certification exam. 

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Hands-On Experience

This course provides a unique, hands-on environment that provides the opportunity for you to implement the skills you’re learning in real life scenarios. These labs allow for experimentation with different hosts, networks, and applications and test security measures to see how they would apply in a real-life scenario. This learning environment better prepares you for challenges you may encounter in the workplace, it also gives you an opportunity to test new ideas and grow your overall understanding of cybersecurity.

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Prepare for your exam

Not only does this course equip you with the tools needed to excel on your SYO-601 exam, it also better prepares you for challenges you may encounter in the workplace. Your annual subscription includes textbook quality written content, visual aids, and video demonstrations. It’s details like this that have helped individuals who have taken this course achieve an excellent pass rate on their Security+ Certification exam.  


Course Summary

CompTIA Security+ is an industry standard, and the first step into a cybersecurity career. This certification covers basic technical skills in risk assessment and management, forensics, security controls, and more. Your goal will be to learn core knowledge and skills required to assess the state of security in an enterprise environment and recommend and implement security solutions. CompTIA Security+ is a DoD approved baseline certification and is required by any cybersecurity role. Those with this certification may enter the IT workforce in several different capacities, i.e. system administrator, junior penetration tester or security engineer/analyst.

Video Lessons

Virtual Labs

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Practice Exam

Video Lessons

Virtual Labs

Text Lessons



Practice Exam

Course Features

Virtual Labs

Virtual labs give you experience practicing and implementing the skills you’ll learn about in this Security+ course. These labs run on real hardware that enable you to develop the hands-on hardware and operating system skills required to work in the IT industry. Within the sandbox environment, you can make mistakes and see how their actions affect a real system. This is different from a simulated lab where participants are led through a simulated environment that has only one solution and a single path to accomplish a given task. Your access to a complete software and hardware resource helps you fully engage in discovery, solution finding, and problem solving. You will be able to earn your Security+ certification or final grade with a truly hands-on approach that prepares you for the workforce.

State-of-the-art videos

Ascend Education’s videos are engaging and present the most current content available in computer hardware and operating systems training. The format of our videos was designed by expert instructional designers in order to increase learning absorption; studies have shown that instructional videos that are less than 6 minutes in length result in improved learning. 

The video content for this course includes definitions, examples, comparisons, an overview of difficult topics found in the text and thorough demonstrations of what is covered in the material. This format enhances your learning experience and retention, preparing you for your Security+ certification exams and challenges that you may encounter on the job. 

Textbook Quality Written Content

Written by leading industry experts, our online Security+ text material is designed to replace your textbook. The detailed text lessons cover all the crucial topics necessary for you to pass the Security+ certification exams and gain the computer hardware and operating systems knowledge needed in order to advance in your career. The written content (along with all other course material) is delivered on a professionally designed LMS that automatically tracks your progress as you complete a given section. 


This Security+ course includes practice quizzes and a final exam prepared by industry experts. Practice quiz questions are found in each section of the course and will help you know which areas you are understanding well, and which areas you may need to work on before taking their final exam. 

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Course Curriculum

What’s Covered in the Security+ SY0-601 Course Curriculum:

An introduction to the CompTIA Security+ Course and Certification.

Governance, organizational risk management, and compliance to regulations. This course has been updated to cover regulations such as CCPA, PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, NIST, FISMA and GDPR.  

  • The importance of regulations, standards, and frameworks.
  • The importance of policies to organizational security.
  • Understanding risk management.
  • Explain privacy and sensitive data concepts in relation to security.
  • The role of controls.

Architecture and design of cloud and enterprise environments. These topics are becoming increasingly important as organizations adopt hybrid networks.

  • Security in an enterprise environment.
  • Authentication and authorization design concepts.
  • Cryptographic concepts.
  • Virtualization and cloud computing concepts.
  • Secure application development, deployment, and automation.
  • Securing embedded and specialized systems.
  • Implementing cybersecurity resilience.
  • The importance of physical security controls.

Security threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities. Newer, custom devices connected to the internet must be mitigated. IoT, embedded devices, DDoS and social engineering attacks are covered in this module.

  • Threat actors, vectors, and intelligence sources.
  • Categorizing vulnerabilities.
  • Identifying attack indicators.
  • Indicators of application attacks.
  • Indicators of network attacks.
  • Social engineering techniques.
  • Security assessment techniques.
  • Penetration testing techniques.

What you need to know about implementation, with a focus on administering identity, access management, basic cryptography, PKI, wireless, and end-to-end security.

  • Using secure protocols.
  • Securing hosts and applications.
  • Secure network designs.
  • Configuring wireless security settings.
  • Implementing secure mobile solutions.
  • Cybersecurity in the cloud.
  • Implementing identity and account management controls.
  • Implementing authentication and authorization solutions.
  • Implementing public key infrastructure.

Operations and incident response including organizational security assessment and incident response procedures. Procedures covered include basic threat detection, basic digital forensics, security controls, and risk mitigation techniques.

  • The importance of policies, processes, and procedures in incident response.
  • Using data sources to support investigations.
  • Mitigating the impacts of an incident.
  • Assessing organizational security.
  • Exploring digital forensics.
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Frequently Asked Questions

$370 USD

Some job titles that use Security+ are IT Auditor, Systems Administrator, Network/Cloud Engineer and Security

It is recommended to have the CompTIA Network+ certification and two years of IT administration experience.

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