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CompTIA Security + Upgrade from SY0-301 TO SY0-401 Course Outline

 (3 days)
Version SY0-401

To maintain your CompTIA® Security+® you must meet a Continuing Education (CE) requirement every three years. If you do not meet the CE requirement, your Security + certification will expire. Individuals who passed the older version of the Security+ exam (SY0-301) may opt to take the latest version of the Security+ exam (SY0-401). Passing this updated version of the exam will meet CompTIA’s CE requirement. Otherwise you can meet the CE requirement by earning a higher level certification such as CompTIA’s CASP certification.

The Security+ upgrade class is designed for individuals who have already passed the SY0-301 exam, have worked in the industry, and are trying to meet the Continuing Education requirement by passing the new SY0-401 exam. It reviews all of the SY0-401 objectives in an accelerated format and focuses on the domains and objectives that have changed since the SY0-301 exam. If you do not already have Security+ certification, do not take this Upgrade class.

Certification Exam Vouchers Included (A $302 value!)
All of our CompTIA classes include the cost of the CompTIA exam vouchers. With this class, a voucher for exam SY0-401 is included--a $302 value. Students must schedule when and where they will take the exam through Pearson Vue, the CompTIA testing service.

Retaking an Exam
Retake exams are at your own cost. A voucher is good for a single exam attempt. If you do not pass, you will need to purchase another voucher to retake that exam. ONLC does not provide free "retake vouchers." Therefore, be sure to do the necessary preparation before scheduling your exam.

Exam Prep Software
All of our CompTIA classes include access to web-based practice exams. CompTIA certification exams are very rigorous and challenging. By studying after the class and using these practice exams, you will greatly improve your chances of passing the actual certification exam the first time. Exam prep software is included with all CompTIA classes delivered by ONLC Training Centers.

Who Should Attend
This course is targeted toward IT professionals who have already passed the CompTIA Security+ exam (SYS-301) and need to maintain their certification by meeting the Continuing Education requirement by passing the new exam (SY0-401).

Who Should NOT Attend
If you have not already passed the Security + exam (SY0-301), do not take this class. This class is delivered in an accelerated format that offers a quick review of exam objectives and focuses on items that are new or that have changed with the new exam SY0-401.

To ensure your success in your course, you should already possess Security + certification. If you do not have Security+ certification you should take our regular Security + class not this Upgrade event.

Course Outline

Difference in Domains weighting
Policy change regarding the use of Brain Dump sites

Network Security Domain Changes
Network Device
Network Design
Common Protocols and Services
Wireless Networks
Third Party Issues (new objective)

Differences in Basic Forensic Procedures Domain
Incident Response
Awareness and Training
Physical Security and Environmental Controls
Risk Management Best Practices
Physical Security and Environmental Controls
Risk Management Best Practices
Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability

Differences in Threats and Vulnerabilities Domain
Social Engineering
Wireless Attacks
Application Attacks
Tools and Techniques
Penetration Testing vs Vulnerability Scanning

Differences in Application, Data and Host Security Domain
Application Security
Mobile Security
Host Security
Data Security

Differences in Access Control and Identity Management Domain
Authentication Services
Authentication, Authorization, Access Controls
Account Management

Differences in Cryptography
General Cryptography Concepts
Cryptographic Methods
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Differences in Acronyms
New Security+ Acronyms
Items Removed from the Acronyms List

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