TECU 8040: CompTIA Security+

Prepare for the CompTIA Security+ SYO-701 certification exam and learn the basic knowledge needed to plan, implement, and maintain information security in a vendor-neutral format.

Program Overview

The Security+ course provides the basic knowledge needed to plan, implement, and maintain information security in a vendor-neutral format; this includes risk management, host and network security, authentication and access control systems, cryptography, and organizational security. The certification emphasizes hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wide variety of issues. The CompTIA Security+ certified professionals are highly qualified in the field of cybersecurity and have the skills for securing network hardware, network services, and network traffic for assigned businesses.

Components of the course include lessons with fact sheets which are the combination of key information around a particular topic with the help of paragraphs, images, charts, etc.  Each lesson is accompanied by three levels of virtual labs: Skills, Challenges, and Projects. 

The course maps to the CompTIA Security+ SYO-701 certification exam. 


Approximately 45 hours

Estimated Tuition


EdAssist discounted rate: $1,795

Ways to Learn



3.0 PDUs

Live Online Format

This course is also taught with UMass Global’s LIVE ONLINE training format using a video communications software. Students receive the same high-quality training as found in a traditional classroom setting. Join us from anywhere with an internet connection.

Course Schedule

Location: Live Online 

Dates: April 9 - May 9, 2024 | Reg Deadline: April 2, 2024
Meets: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays:

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Pacific (6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Central)




Students will receive detailed course information on the Friday prior to the start of class.  For more information, contact: corporatetraining@umassglobal.edu.

LIVE ONLINE training includes:

  • Delivered in real time by an instructor
  • Full access to course presentations and documents
  • Live interaction with classmates and instructor using a collaborative learning platform
  • Play back recording of any class for later review


Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Correctly use fundamental security terminology, identify common threat sources, and describe organizational security strategies.
  • Conduct risk assessments, categorize security auditing procedures, and plan vulnerability management.
  • Identify social engineering techniques, practice organizational security through organizational policies, and plan user training.
  • Explain common cryptographic techniques and standards; and identify public key infrastructure concepts.
  • Describe common network attacks and categorize traffic management devices like firewalls and packet filters.
  • Identify network security devices, supply transport encryption, and harden networks.
  • Explain authentication factors and understand network authentication protocols.
  • Compare access control models, apply file-level access control, and centrally manage account security.
  • Categorize common host attacks and vulnerabilities and identify the security ramifications of various popular system architectures.
  • Choose appropriate physical security controls and protect data through its life cycle.
  • Secure hosts in the enterprise and manage mobile devices.
  • Describe application attack techniques, and oversee secure development processes.
  • Plan for disaster through business continuity plans, fault tolerant systems and data backups.
  • Use monitoring and logging systems to detect security threats, and respond to incidents.

Tuition covers only the cost of the course. Nothing else is provided to the student.


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