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CompTIA Security+ (Exam SYO-501)

Learn about identifying security fundamentals and threats with this free online course.

Network and Security
Free Course
This free online CompTIA Security+ course focuses on Exam SYO-501. It will give you a better understanding of how to identify security fundamentals and threats, analyze risk, and conduct security assessments. You will study how to implement a network, host, and software security as well as learn to manage identity and access, implement cryptography and operational security, address security issues, and ensure business continuity.





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This course, CompTIA Security+ (Exam SYO-501), will provide you with an understanding of identifying security fundamentals. You will learn about basic security controls, identifying basic authentication, authorization concepts, and basic cryptography concepts. You will be able to explain the process of analyzing risk. You will also learn about performing a business impact analysis.

This course then explains conducting security assessments, identifying vulnerabilities, assessing vulnerabilities, and implementing penetration testing. You will learn about implementing host and software security. You will also learn about implementing network security, configuring network security techniques, and secure network design elements.

This course then wraps up discussing managing identity and access. You will learn to implement identity and access management, configure directory services, configure access services, and manage accounts. By taking this course you will learn to implement cryptography, identify advanced cryptography concepts, select cryptographic algorithms, configure a public key infrastructure, enroll certificates, back up and restore certificates and private keys, revoke certificates, troubleshoot common security issues, respond to security incidents, and implement forensic procedures. So why wait? Start learning the skills needed to become an expert in security and ensure business continuity today.

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Identifying Security Fundamentals

Analyzing Risk

Identifying Security Threats

Conducting Security Assessments

Implementing Host and Software Security

Implementing Network Security

Managing Identity and Access

Implementing Cryptography

Implementing Operational Security

Addressing Security Issues

Ensuring Business Continuity

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the process for analyzing risk
  • Discuss identifying security threats
  • Explain implementing host and software security
  • Indicate managing identity and access
  • Outline implementing cryptography


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