Introduction to the CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-501

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In this introduction to the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam, Mike explains what the exam is all about, including an overview of IT security.

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Everything you need to pass the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Exam, from Mike Meyers. CompTIA expert and bestselling author.

18:57:19 of on-demand video • Updated March 2020

  • This is a complete and comprehensive CompTIA Security+ Certification (SY0-501) course. It is designed to prepare you to be able to take and pass the exam to become CompTIA Security+ Certified.
  • Once you complete the course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to pass the CompTIA exam AND the skills to be a great IT security tech. This course is ideal as both a study tool and an on-the-job reference.
  • Your new skills and the CompTIA Security+ Certification will help you land a great IT security tech job. Or, if you are already a security tech, get that raise or advancement you are after.
English Hi everybody and welcome to my Security+ training for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam. Now, first of all, welcome aboard. My name's Mike Myers and get ready for some fun. My idea of a red hot Saturday night is playing with this kind of stuff and I get really excited about sharing this with you. Now I want to stress something to you. I work really hard to make everything you need to be able to pass the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam. But this of course is also geared for people who just want to start getting their toe wet a little bit in what does I.T. Security mean. So there's going to be places where I go differently than the exam itself. You know why? Because it's important for you to understand it. We've got about 120 episodes in this series and you need every single one of them. The problem with the CompTIA Security+ exam is that if all I.T. security knowledge is this table right here. If I took a little thing of pepper and squeezed out just a little tiny bit of pepper and threw it on this table the little dots of pepper would be the equivalent of what the CompTIA Security+ covers. So it's very broad that it's not very deep at all. So we really do cover a broad cross-section of topics. We'll be talking about things like risk management and cryptography and locking down individual systems and intrusion detection and vulnerability assessments and business impact analysis. A lot of important concepts that you're going to need not only for the test but if you really want to get a feel of what I.T. Security is about you need to jump into all this. Now, this is a great course and in and of itself I feel that it has enough for you to successfully pass the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam, however, I recommend a couple of other things. First of all, may I recommend my Security+ book? So I wrote this book. This is from McGraw-Hill. And it covers the SY0-501 exam and because I teach this stuff these videos and this book tie together not exactly 100 percent but pretty close. And it gives you an opportunity to really think about what's on the exam. For those of you who like to read, I can't recommend my security plus book from McGraw Hill, just itself, so the book is very very helpful. The other thing I'd recommend is that remember the whole goal of taking the security plus is that you're going to have to sit down in front of a computer some place and take an actual exam. And that's where the Total Tester Online comes into play. TTO is accessible from my web site and all you need to do is go over there, got to pay a couple of pesos, and you get actual, well they're not the practice questions or they'd handcuff me and throw away the key. But the actual look and feel of a real CompTIA exam and it's a powerful tool and I think it will help you a lot to get some practice questions in, so when you sit down at the exam you've got a feel of what you're going to be really running into. So what we're going to be doing is in order to take care of all this you need to be watching videos reading along. And then once you're through with the course then run practice tests. Now I'm not the only practice tests in town but I sure kind of like mine and remember what the bottom line here. We want to get you to pass the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501. So let's get started.