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SY0-301 : Pearson CompTIA: Security + SY0-301

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Pearson CompTIA: Security + SY0-301
ISBN : 978-1-61691-180-5

Here's what you will get

The CompTIA's Security+ certification exam is a standalone certification from CompTIA with the exam code security-plus-ps. The certification is targeted at professionals who have knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, it ensures that security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them.

Lessons
Lessons
16+
Exercises
187+
Quizzes
373+
Flashcards
321+
Glossary of terms
321+
TestPrep
Pre-assessment Questions
100+
Full Length Tests
3+
Post-Assessment Questions
100+
Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee? USD 284
Where do I take the exam? The CompTIA's Security+ 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? The exam consists of multiple choice and performance-based questions.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?

CompTIA has the following pre-requisite for CompTIA Security+ certification:

  • CompTIA Network+ certification and two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security.
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 100 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?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the security-plus-ps exam, CompTIA's retake policy is:

  • CompTIA does not require any waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, before your third attempt or any subsequent attempt to pass such examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least fourteen calendar days from the date of your last attempt to pass such examination.
  • 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 any free re-tests or discounts on retakes.
What is the validity of the certification? CompTIA's Security+ certification expires three years from date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's continuing education program. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the security-plus-ps, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

A CompTIA's Security+ Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Security architect
  • Security engineer
  • Security consultant/specialist
  • Information assurance technician
  • Security administrator
  • Systems administrator
  • Network administrator

Here's what you will learn

  • Security 101
  • Think Like a Hacker
  • Review Key Topics
  • Define Key Terms
  • Review Questions
  • Computer Systems Security Threats
  • Implementing Security Applications
  • Securing Computer Hardware and Peripherals
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions
  • Hardening Operating Systems
  • Virtualization Technology
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions
  • Securing the Browser
  • Securing Other Applications
  • Secure Programming
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions
  • Network Design
  • Ports and Protocols
  • Malicious Network Attacks
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions
  • Firewalls and Network Security
  • NIDS Versus NIPS
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions
  • Securing Wired Networks and Devices
  • Securing Wireless Networks
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions
  • Physical Security
  • Authentication Models and Components
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions
  • Access Control Models Defined
  • Rights, Permissions, and Policies
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions
  • Conducting Risk Assessments
  • Assessing Vulnerability with Security Tools
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions
  • Monitoring Methodologies
  • Using Tools to Monitor Systems and Networks
  • Conducting Audits
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions
  • Cryptography Concepts
  • Encryption Algorithms
  • Hashing Basics
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Lab
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Security Protocols
  • Review Key Topics
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions
  • Redundancy Planning
  • Disaster Recovery Planning and Procedures
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • Hands-On Labs
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions
  • Environmental Controls
  • Social Engineering
  • Legislative and Organizational Policies
  • Review Key Topics
  • Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
  • Memory Tables Answer Key
  • Define Key Terms
  • View Recommended Resources
  • Review Questions
  • Getting Ready and the Exam Preparation Checklist
  • Tips for Taking the Real Exam
  • Beyond the CompTIA Security+ Certification
  • Hands-On Lab