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Course Description

This course provides a review of topics and exam preparation for the CompTIA Security+ Exam. The Security+ exam validates knowledge and understanding of foundation level security standards. It is an international vendor-neutral security certification widely used to demonstrate both compliance and competence in the security industry. The course reviews all areas of the Security+ exam including systems security, network infrastructure, access control, assessments and audits, cryptography and organizational security In addition, the application and testing process as well as key test topics and practice questions. 

Course Outline

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Security+ Application Process
    • Security+ Testing Process
    • Security+ Preparation
  • Networking Basics and Terminology
  • Introduction to Security Terminology
  • Security Policies and Standards
  • Types of Attacks
  • System Security Threats
  •  Mitigating Security Threats
  • Implementing System Security
  • Securing the Network Infrastructure
  • Wireless Networking and Security
  • Authentication
  • Access Control
  • Introduction to Cryptography
  • Managing a Public Key Infrastructure
  • Physical Security
  • Risk Analysis
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Introduction to Computer Forensics
  • Security Assessment and Audits
  • Understanding Monitoring and Auditing

Learner Outcomes

CompTIA Security+ Certification provides a global benchmark for best practices in IT security across all vendor products.  The performance-based certification validates knowledge of network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security and identity management.

Additional Information

SLU's CompTIA Security+ Course Kit: (included in the course fee):

  • CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum (CAQC)
  • Realistic Exam Preparation Software with over 300+ practice questions

Electronic content includes:

  • 300+ practice exam questions
  • Pre-assessment exam
  • Test engine that provides full-length practice exams and customized quizzes by chapter
  • Video clips
  • Security Audit Checklist
  • Review Guide
  • URL Reference List
  • PDF copies of both books

Exam Details CompTIA Security+:

  • Maximum of 90 questions
  • Multiple choice and performance-based
  • Length of test: 90 minutes
  • Passing score is 750 (on a scale of 100-900)

The course material reflects what is going to be on the exam. Due to the upcoming changes, all courses starting after 4/30/2021 will be SYO-601 based. It is noted in the section notes if SYO-501 or SYO-601 material is being taught. If it is SYO-501, students can test until July 31, 2021. 

The Academic Unit Eligibility is based on contact hours, level of difficulty and certification exam results. Please note that college credit eligibility is a formal academic process that is unconnected to SLU’s Workforce Center.  We encourage all students to email their official exam results to info@workforcecenter.slu.edu so we can house pass/fail results in their student portal for verification.

Prerequisites

SEC100 Information Security Essentials or equivalent experience

Duration

30 Hours | 5 Days or 10 Nights

Testimonials

"The staff stuck with me to help me get my certification and for that I am grateful." - NGA

"Great class! Tim is a knowledgeable instructor." - Boeing

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
CompTIA Security+ Bootcamp
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
T, Th
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Apr 20, 2021 to May 20, 2021
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
30.0
Delivery Option
Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $2,995.00
Section Fees
Security+ Exam Voucher - $240 $240.00 Optional
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes
This section teaches SYO-501 exam material. 
Section Title
CompTIA Security+ Bootcamp
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
T, Th
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
May 04, 2021 to Jun 03, 2021
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
30.0
Delivery Option
Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $2,995.00
Section Fees
Security+ Exam Voucher - $240 $240.00 Optional
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes
This section teaches SYO-601 exam material. 
Section Title
CompTIA Security+ Bootcamp
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
T, Th
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Jun 15, 2021 to Jul 15, 2021
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
30.0
Delivery Option
Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $2,995.00
Section Fees
Security+ Exam Voucher - $240 $240.00 Optional
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes
This section teaches SYO-601 exam material. 
Section Title
CompTIA Security+ Bootcamp
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Jul 19, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
30.0
Delivery Option
Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $2,995.00
Section Fees
Security+ Exam Voucher - $240 $240.00 Optional
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes
This section teaches SYO-601 exam material. 
Section Title
CompTIA Security+ Bootcamp
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
T, Th
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Aug 24, 2021 to Sep 23, 2021
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
30.0
Delivery Option
Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $2,995.00
Section Fees
Security+ Exam Voucher - $240 $240.00 Optional
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes
This section teaches SYO-601 exam material. 
Section Title
CompTIA Security+ Bootcamp
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Sep 13, 2021 to Sep 17, 2021
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
30.0
Delivery Option
Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $2,995.00
Section Fees
Security+ Exam Voucher - $240 $240.00 Optional
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes
This section teaches SYO-601 exam material. 
Section Title
CompTIA Security+ Bootcamp
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
M, W
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Oct 11, 2021 to Nov 10, 2021
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
30.0
Delivery Option
Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $2,995.00
Section Fees
Security+ Exam Voucher - $240 $240.00 Optional
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes
This section teaches SYO-601 exam material. 
Section Title
CompTIA Security+ Bootcamp
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
T, Th
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Nov 09, 2021 to Nov 18, 2021
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
T, Th
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Nov 30, 2021 to Dec 16, 2021
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
30.0
Delivery Option
Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $2,995.00
Section Fees
Security+ Exam Voucher - $240 $240.00 Optional
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes
This section teaches SYO-601 exam material. 
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