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CompTIA Security+ with Practice Lab

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  • Course Type Online Course
  • Course Duration 35 Hours
  • Course Access 12 Months
  • Awarded By CompTIA
  • Student Discount Card All students enrolled on this course are entitled to apply for a XO student discount card.
CompTIA Security+ is a vendor-neutral certification that validates the competency of security professionals working within the IT industry. This certification confirms a technician’s critical knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts.
Course Description

Employers worldwide are searching for IT professionals with validated skills, with a CompTIA certification in hand, you'll certainly stand out from the crowd. CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management - making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career.

IT security is paramount to organisations as cloud computing and mobile devices have changed the way we do business. With the massive amounts of data transmitted and stored on networks throughout the world, it's essential to have effective security practices in place. That's where CompTIA Security+ comes in.

You will learn how to ensure a network is secure, how to detect and deal with security threats, identify vulnerabilities and cryptography (the writing and solving of codes). The acquisition of the Network+ certification will mean that you have a superior understanding of various security- and networking-related matters.

Get the Security+ certification to show that you have the skills to secure a network and deter hackers and you're ready for the job.

As part of this course package, learners will also have access to an online Practice Lab to develop their practical skills whilst learning. Practice Labs makes studying for an exam or learning new technologies an engaging experience, as It offers:

  • Exam based practical tasks
  • Real equipment, absolutely no simulations
  • Access to the latest industry technologies
  • Available anytime, anywhere on any device
  • Break and Reset functionality
  • No hardware or licensing costs

After completing this course you will learn the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a professional IT environment and prepared for your CompTIA Security+ exam. Get the skills employers are currently looking for, enrol on the CompTIA Security+ today!

Who is this course for?

To earn your official Security+ certification from CompTIA, you will need to study the CompTIA Security+ training course and pass the compulsory CompTIA Security+ exam. 

Exam Code:

  • CompTIA SY0-501

To prepare you for your exam, we provide interactive quizzes after each module and a mock exam at the end of your course to ensure you’re fully prepared for the real thing. Once you’ve passed with at least 85%, you’ll be ready to book your exam as a private candidate. To make life easier, we can help you find an appropriate exam centre and give you all the information you need to secure your place.

Please note that the CompTIA exam fees aren’t included in the course price. To find the latest exam prices, visit:

Once you’re fully prepared and ready to sit your exam, all you’ll have to do is purchase your exam voucher and schedule your exam at a test centre near you. You can use the Pearson Vue Test Locator to find test centre locations near you. For more information on how to schedule your exams, please visit our schedule my exams page.

Got a question about exams? Contact our course advisors by email or by phone on 0808 175 1269. We're happy to help!

Course Assessment Process

Our training works on all devices including Mobile phones, IPad’s, Android tablets, Macs and PC’s.

For the best viewing experience on our state-of-the-art eLearning platform we recommend an internet connection of 10Mbps or better. Please also use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your browser with Adobe Flash Player.


Our training works on all devices including Mobile phones, IPad’s, Android tablets, Macs and PC’s.

For the best viewing experience on our state-of-the-art eLearning platform we recommend an internet connection of 10Mbps or better. Please also use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your browser with Adobe Flash Player.

Career Path

We've put together a list of relevant job titles you can apply for after achieving the CompTIA Security+ certification (note that some careers may require further study, training and/or work experience):

  • Internet Security Specialist
  • IT Compliance Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • It Security Architect
  • IT Manager
  • IT Security Administrator
  • IT Security Consultant
  • IT Security Controls Manager

Career Advice

Once you have achieved your certification, you'll have full access to our recruitment package for a wide range of information and advice - including:

  • How to put together a killer CV, Covering Letters and Thank You emails.
  • How to gain relevant work experience.
  • How to prepare for interviews.
  • How to understand Job adverts.
  • How to choose the right recruitment agency.
  • How to look for work on LinkedIn.
  • Information on dealing with redundancy.

Our careers advice section is available for you to see now. For more information about our career advice services, contact us on 0808 175 1269 to speak with one of our friendly course advisors today.

Career Development

Getting a CompTIA certification will always help you stand out from the crowd, now and in the future - whether you're just starting out, developing your career, or changing direction entirely.


Research by e-Skills UK has shown that IT and telecommunications now employs 1 in 20 of the UK workforce. It also suggests the digital sector will need nearly 300,000 new recruits by 2020 to meet the demand for skills in this area.

Course Outline

Unit 01

Topic A: System Maintenance

  • Causes of Compromised Security
  • Technology Weaknesses
  • Configuration Weaknesses
  • Policy Weaknesses
  • Human Error and Malice
  • Securing the Operating System
  • Microsoft Update
  • Windows Update Categories
  • Demo - A-2: Updating the Operating System
  • Patch Management
  • Demo - A-3: Managing Software Patches
  • Service Packs
  • Demo - A-4: Checking for and Installing Service Packs
  • BIOS Version
  • BIOS Update
  • Demo - A-5: Determining Whether you Need to Update your Computer's BIOS
  • Windows Firewall
  • User Account Control
  • Demo - A-6: Configuring Windows Firewall

Topic B: Application Security

  • Application Vulnerabilities
  • Countermeasures
  • Demo - B-1: Managing Application Security

Topic C: Physical Security

  • Physical Access Control
  • Smart Card and Reader
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Biometric Devices
  • Plant Security
  • Cipher Lock
  • Man-trap

Topic D: Malware

  • Malware Varieties
  • Malware Effects Anti-malware
  • Antivirus Software
  • Anti-malware Products
  • Demo - D-2: Installing Antivirus Software
  • Windows Defender
  • Demo - D-3: Scanning your System for Spyware

Topic E: Social Engineering

  • Social Engineering
  • Types of Social Engineering
  • Social Engineering Countermeasures
  • Phishing
  • Demo - E-2: Examining Phishing
  • Spam
  • Social Networking

Unit 01 Review

Unit 02 - Cryptography

Topic A: Symmetric Cryptography

  • ROT13 Cipher
  • Keys
  • Symmetric Encryption in Action
  • Common Symmetric Ciphers
  • Hashes
  • Uses for Hashes
  • MD5 Hash Algorithm
  • SHA
  • Hash Vulnerabilities
  • Demo - A-2: Calculating Hashes
  • Steganography
  • Demo - A-3: Sharing a Secret Message with Steganography

Topic B: Public Key Cryptography

  • Public Key Cryptography
  • Asymmetric Encryption in Action
  • Common Asymmetric Ciphers
  • Demo - B-1: Exploring Public Key Cryptography
  • Digital Signatures
  • Signature Process
  • Features of Signatures
  • Digital Certificates
  • Certificate Types
  • Demo - B-2: Examining Certificates
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Certificate Policy
  • Certificate Practice Statement
  • Trust Models
  • Single-authority Trust Model
  • Hierarchical Trust Model
  • Web of Trust Model
  • Demo - B-3: Examining Certificate Trusts Single- and Dual-key Certificates
  • Quantum Cryptography

Unit 02 Review

Unit 03 - Authentication

Topic A: Authentication Factors and Requirements

  • Three Steps to Secure Resources
  • Authentication Factors
  • One-factor Authentication
  • Two-factor Authentication
  • Three-factor Authentication
  • Considerations
  • Identification and Authentication
  • Identity Proofing
  • Single Sign-on

Topic B: Authentication Systems

  • Authentication Protocols
  • NTLM
  • NTLM Challenge-response
  • NTLM Vulnerabilities
  • Kerberos
  • Kerberos System Composed of:
  • Kerberos Data Types:
  • Kerberos Authentication Process
  • Cross-realm Authentication
  • Kerberos Security Weaknesses
  • Null Sessions

Topic C: Authentication System Variables

  • Authentication Vulnerabilities
  • Secure Passwords
  • Password Realities
  • Least Privilege
  • Demo - C-1: Identifying Authentication Vulnerabilities
  • Wireshark
  • Demo - C-2: Capturing Passwords with a Protocol Analyzer
  • Password Cracking
  • Password Guessing
  • SAM and SYSTEM Files
  • Demo - C-3: Cracking Passwords

Unit 03 Review

Unit 04 - User - and Role-based Security

Topic A: Baseline Security Policies

  • Security Baselines
  • Demo - A-1: Using MBSA to Analyze Security
  • Group Policy Settings
  • Local GPO Types
  • GPO Editor
  • Local Computer GPO Nodes
  • Demo - A-2: Creating a Console to Manage Local Security Policies
  • Policy Properties Dialog Box
  • Container Types
  • Types of Domain GPOs
  • GPOs Applied in this Order
  • Demo - A-3: Using the GPMC

Topic B: Resource Access

  • Groups
  • Demo - B-1: Creating Users and Groups Based on Security Needs
  • Permissions
  • File System Security
  • Access Control Models
  • Demo - B-2: Securing File Resources

Unit 04 Review

Unit 05 - Peripheral Security

Topic A: File and Disk Encryption

  • File and Disk Encryption
  • File-level Encryption
  • Demo - A-1: Enabling File-based Encryption
  • Whole Disk Encryption
  • Windows BitLocker
  • BitLocker Life Cycle
  • Recovery
  • Other Disk Encryption Tools
  • Demo - A-2: Creating an Encrypted Volume
  • Demo - A-3: Mounting, Using, and Dismounting an Encrypted Volume

Topic B: Peripheral and Component Security

  • Peripherals and Components
  • USB Drives
  • Laptops
  • Shredding Standards
  • Demo - B-2: Using Windows Policies to Mitigate the Risks of Peripherals

Topic C: Mobile Device Security

  • Mobile Device Risks
  • Additional Concerns
  • Mitigating Risks
  • Screen Lock
  • Android Security Settings
  • WaveSecure
  • Risks and Threats

Unit 05 Review

Unit 06 - Public Key Infrastructure

Topic A: Public Key Cryptography

  • Management
  • Setup and Initialization Phase
  • Administration Phase
  • Cancellation and Key History
  • Administrative Responsibilities

Topic B: Implementing Public Key Infrastructure

  • Microsoft Certificate Services
  • AD Integration Options
  • Demo - B-1: Installing a Standalone Root Certificate Authority
  • Demo - B-2: Installing an Enterprise Subordinate CA
  • Demo - B-3: Implementing a File-based Certificate Request
  • Demo - B-4: Managing your Certificate Server
  • User Certificates
  • Demo - B-5: Requesting a User Certificate
  • Certificate Revocation
  • Demo - B-6: Revoking a Certificate
  • Key Escrow and Recovery
  • Key Recovery Agent
  • Demo - B-7: Enabling the EFS Recovery Agent Template
  • Demo - B-8: Enrolling for a Recovery Agent Certificate
  • Demo - B-9: Enabling Key Archival
  • Demo - B-10: Re-enrolling All Certificates

Topic C: Web Server Security with PKI

  • Securing Web Servers
  • Commercial Certificate
  • Demo - C-1: Requesting and Installing a Web Server Certificate
  • Demo - C-2: Enabling SSL for the Certificate Server Website
  • HTTPS Connections
  • Demo - C-3: Making a Secure Connection
  • Demo - C-4: Requesting a Client Certificate via the Web

Unit 06 Review

Unit 07 - Application and Messaging Security

Topic A: Application Security

  • Application Security
  • Programmer's Perspective
  • Administrator's Perspective
  • User's Perspective
  • Application Attacks

Topic B: E-mail Security

  • E-mail Security
  • E-mail Application Security
  • Demo - B-2: Configuring an E-mail Client to Use Secure Authentication
  • Signed and Encrypted Mail
  • PGP
  • PGP Certificates
  • S/MIME
  • X.509 Certificates
  • PGP vs. S/MIME
  • Demo - B-3: Examining S/MIME Features
  • Using PGP
  • Demo - B-4: Installing Gnu Privacy Guard and Enigmail
  • Demo - B-5: Creating an OpenPGP Certificate and Key Pair
  • Signed Message
  • Demo - B-6: Sending a Signed Message

Topic C: Social Networking and Messaging

  • Social Networking
  • Instant Messaging
  • IM Ports

Unit 07 Review

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    Our custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. Our Courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing centre. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

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    Each student will have 12 months unlimited access to allow you to have access to the training anytime 24/7.

EBooks and Practice Labs

Need Practical Experience?

As a bolt-on option, we offer Practice Labs as it provides users with an online lab platform to develop their practical skills in IT technologies such as CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco and VMWare.

In addition to the hardware you require, you also gain access to high quality practical exercises covering exam topics to help you to maximize your study time and increase your results. Practice Labs are highly effective and offer a cheaper alternative to setting up your own test environment.

You will gain unlimited access to the Practice Labs for 12 months- helping you to consolidate your learning and prepare you for work.

Gain access to our E-Book's Library

This bolt-on option will provide you with a wealth of research and reference material to help you make the most of your studies. Our e-book's library will serve as a great addition to your course material and provide massive savings in comparison to the cost of buying additional study books to support your learning.

For more information about our career advice services, contact us on 0808 175 1269 to speak with one of our friendly course advisors today.

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