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CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Certification Practice Questions and Exam Strategies

Master the Security+ SY0-501 Exam!

David Prowse

Master the CompTIA Security+ exam! The CompTIA Security+ certification has just been updated. This live training course will specifically cover the types of questions you will find on the exam and include strategies for how to answer them. Author and trainer David Prowse will provide an walkthrough, showcasing the types of questions you will find through the exam as well as hands-on explanations for the newly updated SYO-501 exam. The training session is designed to give you the information you need to pass the test and start your successful career as a security professional.

Security+ is one of the most popular security certifications in the IT industry and is usually the first that IT professionals attempt. It is a three-year renewable certification that is required by the DoD and other government agencies, not to mention many corporations. The Security+ exam shows employers that a person has developed a foundation of the necessary skills needed to secure applications, computers and networks in the workplace.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • Explore quiz questions that cover security threats, attacks and vulnerabilities, and then learn how to defend against and prevent these from occurring.
  • Understand how security technologies and tools function. For example, firewalls, NIDS/NIPS, protocol analyzers, and network scanners, and then learn how to use them in a hands-on manner.
  • Learn smart techniques and methods for approaching quiz questions.

This training course is for you because...

  • You are studying for and need to pass the Security+ exam
  • Your company or organization requires a CompTIA Security+ certification
  • You desire to increase your security awareness as it applies to tools, technologies, and secure design.
  • You wish to bolster your resume with the addition of the highly-sought after Security+ certification.


  • CompTIA does not require any pre-requisites but they recommend a minimum of two years’ experience in IT administration with a focus on security.
  • Highly recommended: Basic knowledge of computers and computer networking.

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About your instructor

  • David L. Prowse is an author, technologist, and technical trainer. He has written a dozen books for Pearson Education, including the well-received CompTIA A+ Exam Cram and CompTIA Security+ Cert Guide. He also develops video content, including the CompTIA A+ LiveLessons video course. He has taught many computer courses including the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+, both in the classroom and on the Internet. David has 20 years of experience in the IT field, and loves to share that experience with his readers, watchers, and students. He runs the website www.davidlprowse.com in support of his books and videos.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Segment 1: (1 hour)

  • Course Introduction
  • Initial in-depth analysis of a question and answers
  • Six quiz questions with answers and hands-on explanations
  • One performance-based question
  • Q&A

10 Minute Break

Segment 2: (50 minutes)

  • Seven quiz questions with answers and hands-on explanations
  • One performance-based question
  • Q&A

10 Minute Break

Segment 3: (50 minutes)

  • Five quiz questions with answers and hands-on explanations
  • One performance-based question
  • Smart exam-taking techniques
  • Q&A
  • Closing