CompTIA Security+ Certification (SY0-501)

Video description

CompTIA Security+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, security specialists, administrators, and managers earn over $86,000 per year.

The CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 course enables you to gain the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices. You’ll be able to perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques. You’ll participate in risk mitigation activities and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

Upon successfully validating your skills by passing the certification exam, you’ll be able to perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

What You Will Learn

  • Identify strategies developed by cyber adversaries to attack networks and hosts and the countermeasures deployed to defend them.
  • Understand the principles of organizational security and the elements of effective security policies.
  • Know the technologies and uses of cryptographic standards and products.
  • Install and configure network- and host-based security technologies.
  • Describe how wireless and remote access security is enforced.
  • Describe the standards and products used to enforce security on web and communications technologies. Identify strategies for ensuring business continuity, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery.
  • Summarize application and coding vulnerabilities and identify development and deployment methods designed to mitigate them.


This video course is for ethical hackers, penetration testers, cyber security professionals, network engineers, web security specialists, application security experts, information security professionals, and administrators.

About The Author

Sunil Gupta: Sunil Gupta is an experienced computer programmer and cybersecurity expert and consults in Information Technology with a focus on cybersecurity. He is an invited speaker for, and a member of, many key organizations.

Sunil has helped many organizations around the Globe, including Barclays Bank; Aviation College Qatar (QATAR); Ethiopian Airlines; Telecom Authority Tanzania; NCB Bank (Saudi Arabia); Accenture (India); Afghan Wireless (Afghanistan); and many more.

Currently, he teaches online over 60,000 students in more than 170 countries and some of his best work has been published by major publishing houses. Some of his best courses include: End-to-End Penetration Testing with Kali Linux and Threat and Vulnerability Assessment for Enterprises.

His cybersecurity certifications include SSCP Certification (Systems Security Certified Practitioner), Bug Bounty Program Certification, and more.

Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Course Introduction and Lab Setup
    1. The Course Overview
    2. Course Introduction
    3. How to Get Most Out of this Course?
    4. Download and Install VMware Workstation
    5. Download Windows and Kali Linux
    6. Installation of Windows and Kali Linux in VMware Workstation
  2. Chapter 2 : Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities for CompTIA Security+
    1. Determine Malware and Security in Action
    2. Types of Cyber Attacks on a System
    3. Threat and Its Attributes
    4. Pentesting Concepts and Techniques
    5. Types of Vulnerabilities
    6. Impact of Vulnerabilities
  3. Chapter 3 : Tools and Techniques for CompTIA Security+
    1. Network Scanner Tools and Techniques
    2. Protocol Analyzer Tools and Techniques
    3. Various Log Analysis Tools
    4. Command - Line Utilities - Part 1
    5. Command - Line Utilities - Part 1
  4. Chapter 4 : Network Components Configuration for CompTIA Security+
    1. Firewalls, Proxies, and Filters
    2. IDS, IPS, and VPNs
    3. Layer1 and Layer 2 Devices
    4. Routers, Load Balancers, and Access Points
    5. NACs, DLPs, and Mail Gateways
  5. Chapter 5 : Implement Secure Devices and Protocols for CompTIA Security+
    1. Mobile Connection Methods
    2. Mobile Device Management
    3. Mobile Device Concerns
    4. Secure Communication Protocols
    5. Secure Network and Administration Protocols
  6. Chapter 6 : Securing Individual Systems for CompTIA Security+
    1. Host Threats
    2. Physical Hardening
    3. RFI, EMI, and ESD
    4. Host Hardening
    5. Data Encryption
    6. Firmware Security
    7. IDS and IPS
  7. Chapter 7 : Architecture and Design for CompTIA Security+
    1. Frameworks, Best Practices, and Secure Configuration Guides
    2. Implement Secure Network Architecture
    3. Secure Staging Deployment
    4. Cloud and Virtualization
    5. Physical Security Controls
  8. Chapter 8 : Identity and Access Management
    1. Introduction
    2. Identification versus Authentication versus Authorization
    3. Identification, Biometrics, and PIV
    4. Authentication Factors
    5. Single Sign-on
  9. Chapter 9 : Configuring and Implementing Identity and Access Services
    1. Authentication Services Introduction
    3. Kerberos, LDAP, and Secure LDAP
    5. Access Control Methods
    6. Biometric and Facial Recognition
    7. Securing Ports and 802.1x
  10. Chapter 10 : Risk Management for CompTIA Security+
    1. Security Cycle and Standard Procedures
    2. What Is Risk?
    3. Business Impact Analysis
    4. What Is Threat?
    5. Data Security Practices
  11. Chapter 11 : Risk Management Plans
    1. Incident Response Plans
    2. Incident Response Process
    3. Forensics Fundamentals
    4. Data Acquisition Techniques
    5. Recovery and Restoration
    6. Data Protection and Restoration
    7. Data Retention and Destruction
  12. Chapter 12 : Cryptography and PKI
    1. Cryptography and Steganography
    2. Types of Encryption
    3. Hashing
    4. Digital Signatures
    5. Digital Certificates
    6. Key Lifecycle Management
  13. Chapter 13 : Install and Configure Wireless Standards
    1. Wireless Cryptography Protocols
    2. WEP Issues
    3. WPA Issues
    4. WPS Issues
    5. Crack 802.11 WEP
    6. Crack 802.11 WPA
  14. Chapter 14 : CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Exam Practice Questions
    1. About CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Exam
    2. Security+ Practice Questions Part – 1
    3. Security+ Practice Questions Part – 2
    4. Security+ Practice Questions Part – 3
    5. Security+ Practice Questions Part – 4
    6. Security+ Practice Questions Part – 5

Product information

  • Title: CompTIA Security+ Certification (SY0-501)
  • Author(s): Sunil Gupta
  • Release date: January 2019
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781789953091