CompTIA Security+ Certification

The CompTIA Security+ exam is an internationally recognised validation of foundation-level security skills and knowledge, and is used by organisations and security professionals around the globe. 


The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to identify risk, to participate in risk mitigation activities, and to provide infrastructure, application, information, and operational security. In addition, the successful candidate will apply security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability, identify appropriate technologies and products, troubleshoot security events and incidents, and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.


The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The CompTIA Security+ certification is aimed at an IT security professional who has:


  • A minimum of two years’ experience in IT administration with a focus on security
  • Day-to-day technical information security experience 
  • Broad knowledge of security concerns and implementation, including the topics in the domain list


CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501)


1.0 Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities

  • Analyze indicators of compromise and determine the type of malware
  • Compare and contrast types of attacks.
  • Explain threat actor types and attributes.
  • Explain penetration testing concepts.
  • Explain vulnerability scanning concepts.
  • Explain the impact associated with types of vulnerabilities.

2.0 Technologies and Tools

  • Install and configure network components, both hardware- and software-based, to support organizational security.
  • Use appropriate software tools to assess the security posture of an organization.
  • Troubleshoot common security issues.
  • Analyze and interpret output from security technologies.
  • Deploy mobile devices securely.
  • Implement secure protocols.

3.0 Architecture and Design

  • Explain use cases and purpose for frameworks, best practices and secure configuration guides.
  • Implement secure network architecture concepts.
  • Implement secure systems design.
  • Explain the importance of secure staging deployment concepts.
  • Explain the security implications of embedded systems.
  • Summarize secure application development and deployment concepts.
  • Summarize cloud and virtualization concepts.
  • Explain how resiliency and automation strategies reduce risk.
  • Explain the importance of physical security controls.

4.0 Identity and Access Management

  • Compare and contrast identity and access management concepts
  • Install and configure identity and access services
  • Implement identity and access management controls.
  • Differentiate common account management practices.

5.0 Risk Management

  • Explain the importance of policies, plans and procedures related to organizational security.
  • Summarize business impact analysis concepts.
  • Explain risk management processes and concepts.
  • Follow incident response procedures.
  • Summarize basic concepts of forensics.
  • Explain disaster recovery and continuity of operation concepts.
  • Compare and contrast various types of controls.
  • Carry out data security and privacy practices.

6.0 Cryptography and PKI

  • Compare and contrast basic concepts of cryptography.
  • Explain cryptography algorithms and their basic characteristics.
  • Install and configure wireless security settings.
  • Implement public key infrastructure.


  • Grade 10 AND
  • Learners must be at least 16 years of age AND
  • Learners must be able to read and write in English


Learners attend instructor- led sessions at our Richards Bay centre, training includes practicals. Seats are limited to 08 learners per class ensuring each learner receives individual attention and gain the required skill to perform tasks at hand. 


Learners are assessed continuously throughout their learning experience at InfoAvenue to ensure understanding and skill gain. On successful course completion learners will receive InfoAvenue Course Mastery Certification. International exams are optional and can be written at any Pearson Vue Testing Centre in South Africa at a fee. 



Registration Fee

R300 (Payable on Registration, once off)
cash payment : R5 500

R3 500 Deposit, R1 100 for 3 months 

Course Duration

  • 20 Days (working individuals, full time and part-time classes are available)
  • 4 Months (School leavers & unemployed individuals) 

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