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Course Details & Registration Information

CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam SY0-501
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Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
227564 Beltline Education Center 08/12/2020 09/23/2020 M. Cylar $718.00 17/18
227569 Northern Wake Campus 10/17/2020 11/21/2020 D. Amely $718.00 25/25
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Anyone who has an interest in passing the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 certification.
The CompTIA Security certification is a vendor-neutral exam recognized by employers around the globe. Students enrolled in this program will gain knowledge and skills to enhance the ability to successfully pass the Security SY0-501 exam. By the end of the course, learners will understand how to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; develop skills to perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and recognize how to operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations in a confidential manner.
Course Objectives
  1. Identify the fundamental components of information security
  2. Analyze risk
  3. Identify various threats to information security
  4. Conduct security assessments to detect vulnerabilities
  5. Implement security for hosts and software
  6. Implement security for networks
  7. Manage identity and access
  8. Implement cryptographic solutions in the organization
  9. Implement security at the operational level
  10. Address security incidents
  11. Ensure the continuity of business operations in the event of an incident
Outline of Instruction
  1. Identifying Security Fundamentals
  2. Analyzing Risk
  3. Identifying Security Threats
  4. Conducting Security Assessments
  5. Implementing Host and Software Security
  6. Implementing Network Security
  7. Managing Identity and Access
  8. Implementing Cryptography
  9. Implementing Operational Security
  10. Addressing Security Incidents
  11. Ensuring Business Continuity
  12. Lab Practice
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Website URL
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Threats
  2. Attacks and Vulnerabilities
  3. Technologies and Tools
  4. Architecture and Design
  5. Identity and Access Management
  6. Risk Management
  7. Cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
CE to CU Articulation
Basic ability to navigate the Windows environment, search for, browse, and access information on the Internet, have basic knowledge of computing concepts. Individuals enrolled in this course should be an IT security professional who has at least two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security.
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of at least 70% of course material taught.

  4. Refund requests and withdrawals must be made in writing by the student (NO EXCEPTIONS).
    o A 100-percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class before the first class meeting by submitting a written request
    o A 75-percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10-percent date of scheduled hours
    o Community school, facility, voucher, used books, and lab fees are not refundable.

    All refunds are sent from the State of North Carolina as checks to the address on file. Please be sure that your address is correct. If you need to update your address or any other information, please complete a change form well in advance of your refund, using the Wake Tech Permanent Change Form 728. It can take four to six weeks to get a refund check. By law, Wake Technical Community College must submit all monies collected to the State of North Carolina. Wake Technical Community College does not keep money on hand for refunds.

  5. Transfer requests must be in writing by the student (NO EXCEPTIONS)
    o Requests received after the 10-percent deadline will not be considered, and a refund will not be processed
    o Transfers to a different course in the same semester are allowed up to the 10-percent point of the total number of hours for both classes
    o A student may not transfer to a course that has passed the 10-percent point
    o Transfers from one semester to another are not allowed
    o Anyone with questions concerning refunds or transfers should call 919-866-5800.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Anyone who has an interest in passing the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 certification.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Security Specialist, Security Administrator, Security Consultant, Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, Penetration Tester, Junior IT Auditor
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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Course Contact Information
Kobie Joyner