CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401)
By Don Jones on July 31, 2015
The CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) exam covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. Access control, identity management and cryptography are important topics on the exam, as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities.
This course focuses on the entry-level skills and knowledge needed to secure a network and manage security risks.
This series is intended for IT Professionals seeking certification, as well as basic job skills applicable to entry-level network security.
Released in April 2014, CompTIA's latest Security+ exam (SY0-401) continues to provide an important entry point into the IT security field. It covers foundation principles related to access control, identity management, and cryptography, and sets you on a path toward a career in IT security. It's also a useful companion to anyone working in IT Operations, encouraging an "always secure" mindset.
It should be noted that CompTIA recommends taking and passing its current Network+ exam before attempting Security+; Pluralsight has complete training for Network+ and most other CompTIA topics.
For our Security+ coverage, we've enlisted the help of Christopher Rees, who's been teaching people the ins and outs of IT for more than a decade.
For your convenience, the courses in this series are available as a playlist that you can add to your Pluralsight account.