CompTIA Security+

Course Number: SIT-005
Course Hours: 100
Assigned Course Preparation Hours: 25

Course Description

This course prepares students for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Certification Exam which includes the following topics: network security; compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data, and host security; access control and identify management; and cryptography.

Learning Objectives

See CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Certification Exam objectives.

Educational Resources

This course utilizes NTI and TestOut materials.


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Assessment Weights

Course Grade

Participation 10%
Practicums: 20%
Mid-term: 30%
Final: 40%

Preparation Grade

Students are expected to complete end-of-chapter exercises, and to maintain a journal of their work for which they receive a pass/fail grade.

Course Outline

ModuleTopicDuration (hours)Practicum
2Access Control and Identity Management9P1
4Policies, Procedures, and Awareness8
5Physical Security8P2
Midterm Exam3
6Perimeter Defenses9
7Network Defenses9P3
8Host Defenses8
9Application Defenses9
10Data Defenses9
11Assessments and Audits8P4
Final Exam3