CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701) Study Guide

Cybersecurity threats are real. Get prepared with our CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701) training course.

(SY0-701.AE1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-522-0
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This CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701) study guide gives you everything you need to excel in cybersecurity. We'll explore core security concepts, delve into exam objectives, and teach you how to combat evolving threats like malware and social engineering. You'll master cryptography for secure communication, identity, access management, incident response, and digital forensics. 

Skills You’ll Get

  • Grasp fundamental cybersecurity concepts, threats, and controls.
  • Understand the key areas tested on the Security+ (SY0-701) exam.
  • Identify and mitigate evolving cybersecurity threats.
  • Implement effective security measures to combat malware, social engineering, and network attacks.
  • Apply cryptographic concepts for secure communication.
  • Master user authentication, authorization, and access control principles.
  • Design secure networks and protect endpoints like operating systems and mobile devices.
  • Navigate the security complexities of cloud and virtualized environments.
  • Monitor security events, respond to incidents effectively, and conduct digital forensics investigations.
  • Comprehend the importance of security policies, compliance frameworks, and risk management practices.

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Lessons

18+ Lessons | 427+ Exercises | 340+ Quizzes | 455+ Flashcards | 170+ Glossary of terms

TestPrep

90+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 90+ Post Assessment Questions | 180+ Practice Test Questions

Hands-On Labs

36+ LiveLab | 35+ Video tutorials | 01:34+ Hours

1

Introduction

  • The Security+ Exam
  • What Does This Course Cover?
  • Exam SY0-701 Exam Objectives
  • SY0-701 Certification Exam Objective Map
2

Today's Security Professional

  • Cybersecurity Objectives
  • Data Breach Risks
  • Implementing Security Controls
  • Data Protection
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
3

Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

  • Exploring Cybersecurity Threats
  • Threat Data and Intelligence
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
4

Malicious Code

  • Malware
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
5

Social Engineering and Password Attacks

  • Social Engineering and Human Vectors
  • Password Attacks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
6

Security Assessment and Testing

  • Vulnerability Management
  • Vulnerability Classification
  • Penetration Testing
  • Audits and Assessments
  • Vulnerability Life Cycle
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
7

Application Security

  • Software Assurance Best Practices
  • Designing and Coding for Security
  • Software Security Testing
  • Injection Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Authentication Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Authorization Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting Web Application Vulnerabilities
  • Application Security Controls
  • Secure Coding Practices
  • Automation and Orchestration
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
8

Cryptography and the PKI

  • An Overview of Cryptography
  • Goals of Cryptography
  • Cryptographic Concepts
  • Modern Cryptography
  • Symmetric Cryptography
  • Asymmetric Cryptography
  • Hash Functions
  • Digital Signatures
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Asymmetric Key Management
  • Cryptographic Attacks
  • Emerging Issues in Cryptography
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
9

Identity and Access Management

  • Identity
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Authentication Methods
  • Accounts
  • Access Control Schemes
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
10

Resilience and Physical Security

  • Resilience and Recovery in Security Architectures
  • Response and Recovery Controls
  • Physical Security Controls
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
11

Cloud and Virtualization Security

  • Exploring the Cloud
  • Virtualization
  • Cloud Infrastructure Components
  • Cloud Security Issues
  • Hardening Cloud Infrastructure
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
12

Endpoint Security

  • Operating System Vulnerabilities
  • Hardware Vulnerabilities
  • Protecting Endpoints
  • Hardening Techniques
  • Operating System Hardening
  • Securing Embedded and Specialized Systems
  • Asset Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
13

Network Security

  • Designing Secure Networks
  • Secure Protocols
  • Network Attacks
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
14

Wireless and Mobile Security

  • Building Secure Wireless Networks
  • Managing Secure Mobile Devices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
15

Monitoring and Incident Response

  • Incident Response
  • Incident Response Data and Tools
  • Mitigation and Recovery
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
16

Digital Forensics

  • Digital Forensic Concepts
  • Conducting Digital Forensics
  • Reporting
  • Digital Forensics and Intelligence
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
17

Security Governance and Compliance

  • Security Governance
  • Understanding Policy Documents
  • Change Management
  • Personnel Management
  • Third-Party Risk Management
  • Complying with Laws and Regulations
  • Adopting Standard Frameworks
  • Security Awareness and Training
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
18

Risk Management and Privacy

  • Analyzing Risk
  • Managing Risk
  • Risk Tracking
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Privacy
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

3

Malicious Code

  • Examining Spyware
  • Analyzing Malware Using VirusTotal
4

Social Engineering and Password Attacks

  • Using Social Engineering Techniques to Plan an Attack
  • Cracking a Linux Password Using John the Ripper
  • Cracking Passwords
5

Security Assessment and Testing

  • Scan for Vulnerabilities Using Nikto
  • Conducting Vulnerability Scanning Using Nessus
  • Consulting a Vulnerability Database
  • Gathering Site Information
6

Application Security

  • Fuzzing Using OWASP ZAP
  • Performing SQL Injection in DVWA
  • Exploiting LFI and RFI Vulnerabilities
  • Conducting a Cross-Site Request Forgery Attack
  • Performing an XSS Attack in DVWA
  • Examining Application Vulnerabilities
  • Exploiting an Overflow Vulnerability
  • Exploiting a TOCTOU Vulnerability
7

Cryptography and the PKI

  • Using Symmetric Encryption
  • Creating Asymmetric Key Pairs
  • Creating File Hashes
  • Examining PKI Certificates
8

Identity and Access Management

  • Installing a RADIUS Server
  • Examining Kerberos Settings
  • Enforcing Password Policies
  • Using the chmod Command
  • Creating Linux Users and Groups
10

Cloud and Virtualization Security

  • Detecting Virtualization
12

Network Security

  • Capturing Credentials On-path
  • Launching a DoS Attack
13

Wireless and Mobile Security

  • Securing a Wi-Fi Hotspot
14

Monitoring and Incident Response

  • Examining MITRE ATT&CK
  • Viewing Linux Event Logs
  • Viewing Windows Event Logs
15

Digital Forensics

  • Completing the Chain of Custody
  • Using FTK Imager
  • Analyzing Forensic Case with Autopsy

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CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701) is a globally recognized cybersecurity certification that covers a broad range of topics, including security concepts, threats, vulnerabilities, network security, endpoint security, identity and access management (IAM), cryptography, and more.

There's no one-size-fits-all approach, but here are some key strategies to increase your chances of passing the Security+ exam:

  • Enroll in uCertify’s  course
  • Utilize various study materials and practice labs
  • Stay updated on the latest threats

The difficulty can vary depending on your individual background and experience. However, some topics tend to be challenging for many test-takers, such as:

  • Cryptography
  • Security controls
  • Emerging technologies

CompTIA doesn't publicly disclose the exact passing score for Security+. However, it is generally considered to be around 750 on a scale of 900.

  Yes, CompTIA Security+ has a three-year validity period.

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