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CompTIA Security+ Certification

Key points about this course

Duration: 4 Days*

Pre-requisites: - CompTIA Network+ Certification

Accredited: Yes

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  • Accredited and licenced provider of CompTIA Security+ certifications
  • This CompTIA Security+ course includes official certificates and courseware
  • Earn your CompTIA Security+ certification, which is valid for three years

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CompTIA Security+ Overview

The security of Information Technology within an enterprise is of the utmost importance, and in the current climate hackers and cyberattacks are rife, meaning that it is essential for businesses across all sectors to possess skilled IT Security Specialists to protect internal systems.


This CompTIA Security+ training course is aimed at those who wish to accelerate their IT professional career within the realm of IT Security. The CompTIA discipline is becoming increasingly important, with continuous rises in the number of security threats to computer software. Within each organisation, IT Security Specialists, Consultants, and Administrators are essential to secure networks and deter hackers. Earning the CompTIA Security+ will supply you with the relevant information to be able to fulfill the role of any of these professions. 


The core principles and practices of IT Security are taught and candidates are given the opportunity to participate in interactive and practical exercises, which aim to give candidates the confidence to use security software and hardware effectively. Attending this four day classroom based IT Security course will give candidates the best chance of passing the associated exam. Experienced tutors will support you throughout your learning experience and provide you with course materials to help you study. 


This CompTIA Security+ training course is accredited by CompTIA.

CompTIA Security+ Outline

The content of the CompTIA Security+ qualification is described below:


Identifying Security Threats:

  • Identify Social Engineering Attacks

  • Classify Network Attacks

  • Classify Software Based Attacks


Hardening Internal Systems:

  • Harden Base Operating Systems and Directory Services

  • DHCP Services

  • DHCP Servers

  • Network File

  • Print Servers


Internetwork Devices and Services:

  • Hardening Internetwork Connection Devices

  • DNS and BIND Servers

  • Web Servers and FTP Servers

  • Email Servers


Securing Network Communications:

  • Secure Network Traffic Using IP Security (IPSec)

  • Wireless Traffic

  • Client Internet Access

  • Remote Access Channel


Public Key Infrastructure:

  • Install a Certificate Authority (CA) Hierarchy

  • Back Up Certificate Authorities

  • Restore a Certificate Authority


Monitoring the Security Infrastructure:

  • Scan for Vulnerabilities

  • Monitor for Intruders

  • Respond to Security Incidents


Enforcing Organisational Security Policy:

  • Enforce Corporate Security Policy Compliance

  • Legal Compliance

  • Physical Security Compliance

  • Educate Users

Who should attend?

This course is suited to individuals who aspire to achieve a career in IT Security or wish to enhance their IT Security skills. This course is also intended for current IT Professionals, as with this certification, IT Professionals can advance on to more senior roles within the discipline of IT Security.



It is required that candidates possess the CompTIA Network+ certification, and two years of experience in IT Administration, with a core focus on IT Security.

CompTIA is a non-profit association that provides professional training courses of varying difficulty levels. Broadly, these certifications are designed to allow delegates to be able to engage with a range of IT software, and allow entry into, or advancement within, the IT industry.
We offer CompTIA Security+ training courses in locations all over the UK, as well as abroad. Here at The Knowledge Academy, we make it easy to find a training venue near you!
During the four day classroom based training, delegates will be provided with a course manual, an experienced trainer, refreshments, and a certificate.
The CompTIA Security+ certification is valid for three years after passing the exam. The exam can be retaken, or you can participate in a number of activities and training programs, to renew your certification with the CompTIA Continuing Education (CE) Program. The CE Program works on a point-based system, and so at least 50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) need to be collected within three years to renew your CompTIA Security+ qualification.

What's included?

This training course includes:

  • The Knowledge Academy's CompTIA Security+ e-Book
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Completion Certification
  • Refreshments

Please note the CompTIA Security+ exam is not included in this course.

CompTIA Security+ Examination

There is one CompTIA Security+ exam, with the code SY0-401:

  • Covers the topics of network security, compliance and operation security, security threats and vulnerabilities, in addition to application, data, and host security, access control, identity management, and cryptography
  • Up to 90 questions
  • Multiple choice and performance-based
  • Pass mark: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)



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Key points about this course

Duration: 4 Days*

Pre-requisites: - CompTIA Network+ Certification

Accredited: Yes

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