TOTAL: CompTIA Security+ Certification Course + Exam SY0-701
What you'll learn
- This is a complete and comprehensive CompTIA Security+ Certification (SY0-701) 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 security tech job or advance your cybersecurity career.
- This course is ideal as both a study tool and an on-the-job reference for IT security tasks.
- Basic familiarity with computers 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.
The new CompTIA Security+ exam launched November 8th, 2023. Prep for your studies with our new video course covering all the updated objectives that were changed for the SY0-701 exam.
Welcome to the TOTAL: CompTIA Security+ Certification (SY0-701), a course from the production studios of Total Seminars with subject matter experts Mike Meyers, Dan Lachance, and Lyndon Williams.
This course covers everything you need to know to pass your CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701) certification exam, include a practice exam. This course will ensure you have the knowledge and skills to be a great entry-level cybersecurity tech AND help make sure you are ready to pass the CompTIA Security+ exam. Mike Meyers is well known as the "Alpha Geek." Mike is widely known as 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. Lyndon Williams creates innovative cybersecurity solutions with Cisco, Palo Alto, and Juniper platforms to provide business acceleration and produce intelligent, resilient automated response and remediation systems. He is also an instructor for CyberNow Labs, teaching students the necessary skills to start their journey toward becoming Cybersecurity Analysts.
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 take advantage of people’s trust, relationships, and lack of knowledge
Secure an enterprise environment, including creating incident response reports and disaster recovery plans as well as establishing business continuity
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, Dan Lachance, and Lyndon Williams, have a combined 60+ 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. Lyndon Williams is a dedicated instructor and CISO of a top-level company. He uses his on-the-job knowledge to teach students how to use their new cybersecurity proficiency in real-world scenarios.
This course will also prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ exam, which is an industry-standard certification, compliant with ISO 17024 standards, accredited by ANSI, and approved by the U.S. Department of Defense. 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+ (SY0-701) objective domains:
General Security Concepts - 12%
Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations - 22%
Security Architecture - 18%
Security Operations - 28%
Security Program Management and Oversight - 20%
Exam code: SY0-701
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: $392 USD (be sure to go to Total Seminars' website for discount vouchers!)
Recommended experience: CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience working in a security/ systems administrator job role
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 website, and 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 who is preparing for an introductory-level cybersecurity position or looking to improve their security skills and become CompTIA Security+ certified.
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.
My name is Lyndon Wiliams, and I am thrilled to be your instructor for this journey into the world of cybersecurity.
My experience in the information security space spans 25 years beginning by having had the privilege of working in cryptology for the US Navy, before moving into network security at AT&T Global Security Solutions. Throughout my career, I have achieved numerous Microsoft and Cisco certifications, including my CCIE in Security.
I am the founder of BLOKWORX and Scilent Networks Cybersecurity companies specializing in MSSP services and as a Value Added Reseller for Cisco, Aruba and Palo Alto Networks products designing innovative security automation and orchestration tools, focused on combining cutting-edge technologies from Palo Alto Networks, Rapid 7, & OpenVAS, with automated SEIM response to provide unparalleled security incident response solutions.
In addition to my entrepreneurial ventures, I have had the honor of teaching cybersecurity courses in online boot camps and universities. I have enjoyed sharing my knowledge and passion for cybersecurity with aspiring professionals through intensive hands-on extended network attack and defense online boot camps. I have also been providing cybersecurity consulting services in the Healthcare and Finance sectors for the past 15 years, helping organizations fortify their critical defenses against the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats.
I am excited to share my experiences, insights, and knowledge with all of you over the course of this program. I want to equip you with the skills, understanding, and confidence needed to complete your studies and to achieve your CompTIA Security Plus certification. Let’s begin this journey exploring the intricacies of threats, business risk, security protocols, threat mitigation, and cyber resilience. Welcome aboard!
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.