CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Online Course

£ 170.45

The CompTIA Security+ Certification SY0-501 Online Course aims to guide students through the CompTIA Security+ IT certification programme.

Course Description

The CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Online Course guides students through the latest CompTIA Security+ IT certification programme, and is intended to ensure foundation-level security skills and proficiency for security and organisation professionals. The Security+ Online Course can benefit those preparing for the SY0-501 Exam, but is also useful for those who want to cover the essential principles for network security and risk management.

The CompTIA Security+ training program certifies aptitude and proficiency in the field of: network infrastructure, system security, organizational security, and access control. The course covers the topics such as threats, attacks and vulnerabilities; technologies and tools; architecture and design; identity and access management; risk management; cryptography and PKI. The certification provides knowledge and skills to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability required to protect your network from threats and attacks.

CompTIA Security+ ensures an IT professional has the knowledge and skills to:

  • Install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices;
  • Perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques;
  • Participate in risk mitigation activities;
  • Operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

Course Format

This course is delivered through an online course portal and will give students 12 months access to their materials. The course includes interactive activities that to keep the student engaged, and each lesson includes Flash Cards, a short quiz and exercises to confirm your understanding of the subject. When returning to your studies you to return to the last point or to the furthest point you have read.

The CompTIA Security+ Course includes 95+ pre-assessment questions, 121 quizzes, 90+ post assessment questions and 81+ videos.

Free Trial

We recommend that students register for and access a free trial of this course prior to enrolment.

Please Note: As this is a digital edition of the course, refunds cannot be issued once the access code has been issued. The free trial will give you access to the first lesson of the course materials so you can make sure the materials are suitable.

Free Trial Instructions:

  1. Follow the above link.
  2. Click on the Chapters and Lessons link.
  3. Click on the “Sign Up” link and create an account.
  4. You will receive an email to authorise your sign-up and once authorised simply follow the above link again and access the first lesson through the Chapters and Lessons link.

The CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Online Course includes the following units:
The following topics are covered: Before You Begin the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam; Why Become Security+ Certified?; How to Become a Security+ Certified Professional; Who Should Read This Book?; What Does This Book Cover?; Tips for Taking the Security+ Exam; Exam SY0-501 Exam Objectives; and SY0-501 Certification Exam Objective Map.
The following topics are covered: Threat Assessment; Risk Assessment; Developing Policies, Standards, and Guidelines; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: Frameworks, Best Practices, and Configuration Guides; Secure Network Architecture Concepts; Secure Systems Design; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: Designing with Security in Mind; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: Using Tools to Assess Your Network; Troubleshooting Common Security Issues; Security Technologies; Identity and Access Management Concepts; Install and Configure Identity and Access Services; File and Database Security; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: Wireless Vulnerabilities to Know; Wireless Commonsense; Wireless Attack Analogy; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: Working with Cloud Computing; Working with Virtualization; Security and the Cloud; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: Threat Actors and Attributes; Use of Open Source Intelligence; Types of Vulnerabilities; Embedded Systems Security; Application Vulnerabilities; Secure Programming; Other Application Security Issues; Code Issues; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: An Overview of Cryptography; Modern Cryptography; Using Cryptographic Systems; Understanding Cryptography Standards and Protocols; Public Key Infrastructure; Using Public Key Infrastructure; Authentication; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: Threat and Attack Terminology; Living in a World of Viruses; Malware and Crypto-Malware; Understanding Various Types of Application/Service Attacks; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: Understanding Social Engineering; Understanding Physical Security; Various Control Types; Data Security and Privacy Practices; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: Connection Types; Mobile Devices; Account Management Concepts; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: Penetration Testing; Issues Associated with Business Continuity; Summary; and Exam Essentials.
The following topics are covered: 3D Game Simulation
The following topics are covered: Videos

Additional Content

The course includes the following additional content:


The pre-assessment is designed as a guide to assess the students’ knowledge of the course topics before they begin the course. The results will help them to understand what you need to learn and after going through the course contents they will be able to score higher on this and the other practice tests in the course.

Practice Exams:

Prepare for your exam with this simulated test environment. Each practice test comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Post Assessment:

This is final indicator to gauge a student’s readiness, and should be attempted after all of the exercises and practice tests have been completed.

MeasureUp Test Prep Software

Official MeasureUp practice test software is included with the course materials which gives students 365 days access to over 400 Questions and Robust Explanations. MeasureUp offer quality test content so that you will be prepared for your exams. All objectives of the exam are covered in depth so students are ready for any question. The practice tests are written by industry experts in this subject area.

Please Note: The MeasureUp practice exam requires the use of Chrome as your browser in order to study with the simulation type questions and is not compatible with mobile devices.

Live Labs: Optional (Available for £120.00):

Online Live Labs can be purchased for £120.00 as an additional item when ordering from our website. The live labs are available for 12 months and give you access to real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the internet using virtualization. A Live Lab has equipment such as computers, servers, switches or routers, that a user is free to configure.

The benefits of live-labs are:

  • Exam based practical tasks
  • Real equipment, absolutely no simulations
  • Access to the latest industry technologies
  • Available anytime, anywhere on any device
  • Break and Reset functionality
  • No hardware costs


While there are no official prerequisites for the SY0-501 exam, CompTIA recommend candidates have completed the Network+ syllabus and have a minimum of two years experience in IT administration with a focus on security.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can register at any time and have 12 months to complete the course. The course is designed as a self-study course, but if you have any problems you can email our support email service. As the course is self-study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer. 

Extensions are available for students who don’t complete the course within the 12-month license at £90.00 for 3 months or £200.00 for 12 months.


Assessment is from the CompTIA Security+ Certification SY0-501 Examination. The Examination has a maximum of 90 questions in a multiple choice and performance-based questions over a 90 minute period. The Exam is graded on a scale of 100 – 900 with a minimum passing score of 750.

CompTIA Security+ Certification

CompTIA Security+On completion of the CompTIA Security+ Online Course you can apply for the Security+ SY0-501 Examination.

Examinations must be sat at a registered Pearson VUE testing centre and are currently £201.00 + VAT each.

You can find or register for your nearest exam centres by selecting the Test Takers option from the Pearson Vue Website.

Additional information

Course Format

Online Course

Self-Study Time

Approximately 80 Hours (Self-Study)

Delivery Time

1-2 Working Days (Email)