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CompTIA Security+ SY0-501, 1/e

Time to complete: 19h 45m

Published byPearson Education and Pearson IT Certification

CreatedApril 2019

More than 19 hours of deep-dive training covering every objective in the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) exam.


CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) is an engaging self-paced video training solution that provides learners with more than 19 hours of personal training from security expert Sari Greene. Through the use of topic-focused instructional videos, you will gain an in-depth understanding of each objective in the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) exam as well as a deeper understanding of security foundations and principles.


CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) contains more than 19 hours of training with content divided into 7 modules with more than 40 content-targeted lessons. This title covers every objective in the newly updated CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam and includes screencast teaching, whiteboard explanations, deep dives on security theory and everyday practices, and live demos/labs showing how to complete tasks in real time. Most lessons end with a "Security in Action" segment, which takes the security knowledge you’ve learned to the next level.

The video lessons in this course review each exam objective, so you can use it as a complete study tool for taking the CompTIA Security+ exam.

Major sections are as follows:
  • Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities
  • Tools and Technologies
  • Architecture and Design
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Risk Management
  • Cryptography and PKI
  • Acing the Exam
About the Instructor

Sari Greene is an information security practitioner, author, and entrepreneur. In 2003, Sari founded one of the first dedicated cybersecurity consultancies. She is a recognized leader in the field of cybersecurity and has amassed thousands of hours in the field working with a spectrum of technical, operational, compliance, and management personnel as well as boards of directors, regulators, service providers, and law enforcement agencies.

Sari’s first text was Tools and Techniques for Securing Microsoft Networks, commissioned by Microsoft to train its partner channel, followed soon after by the first edition of Security Policies and Procedures: Principles and Practices. The second edition of Security Program and Policies: Principles and Practices is currently being used in undergraduate and graduate programs nationwide. She is also the author and presenter of the best-selling CISSP, CISSP Exam Prep Video Course, and CISA. Sari has published a number of articles related to cybersecurity; has been quoted in The New York Times, in The Wall Street Journal, on CNN, and on CNBC; speaks regularly at cybersecurity, legal, financial, and healthcare conferences and workshops around the country; and is a frequent guest lecturer.

Sari serves on the Bangor Savings Bank Board of Directors and is chair of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee. She provided expert witness testimony in the groundbreaking PATCO v. Ocean National Bank case, represents industry on the Massachusetts Bankers Association Cybersecurity Task Force, and is a member of the American Bankers Association cybersecurity faculty.

Sari earned her MBA from the University of New Hampshire system. She holds multiple industry accreditations, including CISSP-ISSMP, CRISC, CISM, CISA, MCSE, and NSA/IAM. She is also certified in Offshore Emergency Medicine. Learn more at

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What You Will Learn
  • Every objective on the CompTIA Security+ exam
  • Tips to prepare for and pass the exam
  • Real-world security configuration skills
Who Should Take This Course

Primary audience: Anyone preparing for the CompTIA Security+ examination.
Secondary audience: Anyone interested in learning security fundamentals.

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