Become a CompTIA Security+ Certified Security Professional
The CompTIA Security+ certification is the leading entry-level IT certification for those looking to break into the exciting field of cybersecurity. This learning path maps to the 6 domains that make up the SY0-501 exam objectives. Get the skills necessary to become certified, from identifying and mitigating risk and providing infrastructure security to troubleshooting security incidents.
Learn basic IT security concepts and best practices.
Identify security threats and learn how to defend against them.
Prepare for and pass the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) exam.
Cert Prep: CompTIA Security+ Exam (SY0-501): The Basics with Mike Chapple
This overview course provides CompTIA Security+ candidates with essential information they need to prepare for version SY0-501 of the Security+ exam. Learn about the value of certification, explore the six Security+ domains, review exam tips, and more.
46m 52s • COURSE
CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Cert Prep: 1 Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities with Mike Chapple
Prepare to answer questions from the Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities domain of the CompTIA Security+ Exam (SY0-501)—and get the skills to assess and prevent attacks on your own organization's systems.
3h 20m • COURSE
CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Cert Prep: 2 Technologies and Tools with Mike Chapple
Prepare to answer questions from the Technologies and Tools domain of the CompTIA Security+ exam (SY0-501). Bolster your understanding of TCP/IP, wireless networking, security assessment tools, and mobile device security.
5h 27m • COURSE
CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Cert Prep: 3 Architecture and Design with Mike Chapple
Earn your CompTIA Security+ certification. Study objectives related to the Architecture and Design domain of the exam, and learn to design more secure systems from the ground up.
3h 58m • COURSE
CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Cert Prep: 4 Identity and Access Management with Mike Chapple
Pass the CompTIA Security+ exam. Study objectives related to the Identity and Access Management domain of the exam.
1h 41m • COURSE
CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Cert Prep: 5 Risk Management with Mike Chapple
Learn about key risk management concepts, and prepare for version SY0-501 of the CompTIA Security+ exam.
3h 17m • COURSE
CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Cert Prep: 6 Cryptography with Mike Chapple
Prepare to take and pass the CompTIA Security+ exam. This course covers concepts that can prepare you to tackle the Cryptography exam domain.
2h 36m • COURSE
You'll learn CompTIA Security+ skills with these experts
Mike Chapple is senior director for IT service delivery at the University of Notre Dame.
In this role, he oversees the information security, IT architecture, project management, strategic planning, and IT compliance functions for the Office of Information Technologies. Mike also serves as an assistant professor in the university's Computer Applications department, where he teaches an undergraduate course on information security.
Mike previously served as a senior advisor to the executive vice president at Notre Dame for two years. Prior to that, he was program manager of the university's Information Security program and a consultant to the Notre Dame Alumni Association on alumni engagement initiatives.
Before returning to Notre Dame, Mike served as executive vice president and chief information officer of the Brand Institute, a Miami-based consulting firm. Mike also spent four years in the information security research group at the National Security Agency and serving as an active duty intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. He is a technical editor for Information Security magazine and has written over a dozen books, including the CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional Study Guide (now in its sixth edition) and the CompTIA Security+ Training Kit.
Mike earned both his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Notre Dame in computer science and engineering. He also has a master's in computer science from the University of Idaho and an MBA from Auburn University.
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