TOTAL: CompTIA Security+ Certification (SY0-601)
What you'll learn
- This is a complete and comprehensive CompTIA Security+ Certification (SY0-601) course. It is designed to prepare you to take and pass the CompTIA exam
- You will have the knowledge and confidence to pass the CompTIA exam AND the skills to be a great IT security tech.
- Your new skills and the CompTIA Security+ Cert will help you land a great IT security tech job or, get that raise or advancement you are after.
- This course is ideal as both a study tool and an on-the-job reference for IT Security tasks.
- Basic familiarity with PCs and networks.
- There are no specific prerequisites, since the course covers all the topics in detail.
- It is a good idea to have an understanding of CompTIA A+ and Network+, or to be certified in these topics. You can learn more about these certifications from our Mike Meyers – Total Seminars CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certification courses on Udemy.
Welcome to the TOTAL: CompTIA Security+ Certification (SY0-601), a course from the production studios of Total Seminars with subject matter experts Mike Meyers and Dan Lachance.
This course covers everything you need to know to pass your CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) certification exam. With over 17 hours of in-depth and fascinating content and 125 video lectures, this course will not only make you a good IT security tech, but make sure you are ready to pass the CompTIA Security+ exam. Mike Meyers is the President of Total Seminars and well known as the "Alpha Geek". Mike is widely known at the #1 CompTIA author and instructor with over 1 million books in print. Dan Lachance is a highly motivated and passionate IT evangelist. He is a consultant, trainer, and author with over 20 years of experience in the IT security industry.
This course shows you how to:
Apply the three “A’s” of security: authentication, authorization, and accounting
Scan your wired or wireless network and assess it for various weaknesses
Use cryptography to assure integrity of data through hashing and confidentiality of data through symmetric/asymmetric cryptosystems and public key infrastructure (PKI)
Understand critical concepts in risk management, like setting up alerts, responding to incidents, and mitigating vulnerabilities
Identify how hackers are trying to get into your network, IT infrastructure, and physical assets and how security techs help prevent those breaches
Prevent attacks ranging from simple malware to sophisticated exploits to social engineering that takes advantage of people’s trust, relationships, and lack of knowledge
Apply the techniques used in penetration testing, including passive and active reconnaissance
Secure an enterprise environment, including creating incident response, business continuity, and disaster recovery plans
WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS COURSE?
Total Seminars has an excellent reputation in the IT training industry, offering a wide variety of training tools. This course’s subject matter experts, Mike Meyers and Dan Lachance, have a combined 50+ years of experience. Mike has created training materials for thousands of schools, corporations, and government agencies, and has taught numerous seminars for the FBI, DEA, and many other corporate partners; he also wrote several bestselling CompTIA certification guides. Dan is the owner of Lachance IT Consulting, Inc. and has taught many online IT training courses in addition to his work as a network and server consultant and IT security auditor.
This course will also prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ exam, which is industry standard certification, compliant with ISO 17024 standards, accredited by ANSI, and approved by the U.S. Department of Defense.
The average beginner IT security salary is $74,000, and an information security analyst can make a much as is $117,000 starting out. If you’re looking to advance your career, this certification is a great place to start. 96% of HR managers use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment.
The course covers all the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) objective domains:
Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities (24%)
Architecture and Design (21%)
Operations and Incident Response (16%)
Governance, Risk, and Compliance (14%)
Exam code: SY0-601
Max. 90 questions (performance-based and multiple choice)
Length of exam: 90 minutes
Passing score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Exam voucher cost: $349 USD (be sure to go to Total Seminars' website for discount vouchers!)
Recommended experience: CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus
Testing provider: Pearson VUE (in-person and online at-home options available)
HOW DO I TAKE THE COMPTIA SECURITY+ EXAM?
Buy an exam voucher (get your discount voucher at Total Seminars' website), schedule your exam on the Pearson VUE Web site, then take the exam at a qualifying Pearson VUE testing center or virtually using their OnVue option.
Schedule through a testing center: pearsonvue. com
Schedule an at-home (or at-work) exam: onvue. com
WHAT KIND OF JOB CAN I GET WITH A COMPTIA SECURITY+ CERTIFICATION?
Security or systems administrator
Security IT auditor
IT project manager
Beginner cybersecurity specialist
Junior IT auditor
Junior penetration tester
Who this course is for:
- This course is intended for anyone that is preparing for an IT Security position or looking to improve their security skills and become CompTIA Security+ certified. However, it goes beyond that and will give you the skills you need to be a better security tech on the job.
Total Seminars provides certification training services and training materials to thousands of schools, corporations, and government agencies including the United Nations, the FBI and all branches of the Department of Defense. Total Seminars produces the #1 selling CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certification books with over 1 million books in print.
Total Seminars has created a number of “Best-Selling” Udemy video courses by Mike Meyers and the Total Seminars team of Instructors. They also develop supplemental materials such as the TotalTester certification practice tests and TotalSims lab simulations to support your certification preparation. These are available on the Total Seminars web site.
Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek", is the Industry's leading authority on CompTIA Certifications. He is the President and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant, and speaker.
Author of numerous popular PC books and videos, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. Mike is also the series editor for the highly successful Mike Meyers' Certification Passport series and the Mike Meyers' Guide to series, all published by McGraw-Hill. Mike has sold over a million IT and certification books.
As well as writing Mike has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.
Mike's humorous and easy to follow approach to teaching comes through in his video training courses as well as his classroom instructor led courses. Making IT concepts easy to understand and fun to learn helps students stay engaged and retain the information.
Mike brings his unique style of video training to Udemy with the launch of his CompTIA A+ Certification, Network+ Certification and Security+ Certification courses. Check out the first few lessons which are available free and you will quickly see what is different about Mike's approach to learning.
Daniel Lachance, trainer, consultant, educator and past programmer, has worked in the IT field since 1991. Over the decades Dan has held many certifications including
CompTIA Security+™, A+®, Network+®, Server+, Cloud Essentials, Cloud+, as well as various Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services certifications.
He is the owner of Lachance IT Consulting Inc based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Dan has worked in various capacities as a computer programmer, network and server consultant as well as an IT security auditor. He is also an experienced trainer, having delivered IT training online, in Canada and in the Caribbean since the 1990s on topics ranging from the enterprise use of Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services as well as UNIX, Linux, IT Security, Lotus Notes, Novell products, and many more topics.
Dan enjoys spending time with his spouse, Tammy, their children Roman, Trinity, Abby and Jacob, families and friends, and the family dogs, Dori and Louis. He also enjoys jogging, reading non-fiction books and listening to, writing and playing various styles of music.