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Pearson CompTIA: Security + SY0-401

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Pearson CompTIA: Security + SY0-401
ISBN : 978-1-61691-465-3
Gain hands-on expertise in CompTIA Security+ certification exam by Pearson CompTIA: Security + SY0-401 course. This course covers all the objectives of SY0-401 exam which includes the foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk, access control, identity management, and cryptography. CompTIA Security+ is an entry-level, international, vendor-neutral credential designed for IT security professionals to identify risk, participate in risk mitigation activities, provide infrastructure, information, operational, and application security.

Here's what you will get

CompTIA Security+ is a standalone certification from CompTIA with the exam code SY0-401. This certification covers the most important principles for securing a network and managing risk. The CompTIA Network+ certification is recommended before taking the Security+ exam.

Lessons
18+
Exercises
26+
Quizzes
536+
Flashcards
100+
Glossary of terms
349+
Pre-assessment Questions
100+
Full Length Tests
2+
Post-Assessment Questions
100+

Videos and How To..

uCertify course includes videos to help understand concepts. It also includes How Tos that help learners with how to accomplish certain tasks.

Videos
31+
Hours
04:56+
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam? While there are no official prerequisites for the SY0-401 exam, both CompTIA and uCertify strongly recommend candidates to have minimum of two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security.
What is the exam registration fee? USD 320
Where do I take the exam? The SY0-401 exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
  • Multiple choice
  • Performance-based
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 90 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 90 minutes
What is the passing score? 750

(on a scale of 100-900)

What is the exam's retake policy?

SY0-401 examination, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification? CompTIA Security+ certification are valid for three years from the date the candidate is certified, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the pearson-SY0-401, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Security Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • IA Technician or Manager
  • Security Consultant/Specialist

Here's what you will learn

  • Security 101
  • Think Like a Hacker
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Computer Systems Security Threats
  • Implementing Security Applications
  • Securing Computer Hardware, Peripherals, and Mobile Devices
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Case Studies for Chapter 2
  • Hardening Operating Systems
  • Virtualization Technology
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Case Studies for Chapter 3
  • Securing the Browser
  • Securing Other Applications
  • Secure Programming
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Case Studies for Chapter 4
  • Network Design
  • Cloud Security and Server Defense
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Case Studies for Chapter 5
  • Ports and Protocols
  • Malicious Attacks
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Case Studies for Chapter 6
  • Firewalls and Network Security
  • NIDS Versus NIPS
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Case Studies for Chapter 7
  • Securing Wired Networks and Devices
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Case Studies for Chapter 8
  • Physical Security
  • Authentication Models and Components
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Case Studies for Chapter 9
  • Access Control Models Defined
  • Rights, Permissions, and Policies
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Case Studies for Chapter 10
  • Conducting Risk Assessments
  • Assessing Vulnerability with Security Tools
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Case Studies for Chapter 11
  • Monitoring Methodologies
  • Using Tools to Monitor Systems and Networks
  • Conducting Audits
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Case Studies for Chapter 12
  • Cryptography Concepts
  • Encryption Algorithms
  • Hashing Basics
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Case Studies for Chapter 13
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Web of Trust
  • Security Protocols
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Case Studies for Chapter 14
  • Redundancy Planning
  • Disaster Recovery Planning and Procedures
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Case Study for Chapter 15
  • Environmental Controls
  • Social Engineering
  • Legislative and Organizational Policies
  • Chapter Review Activities
  • Case Studies for Chapter 16
  • Getting Ready and the Exam Preparation Checklist
  • Tips for Taking the Real Exam
  • Beyond the CompTIA Security+ Certification
  • Case Study for Chapter 17

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