IT Certification


CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501 & SY0-601) Complete Course & Exam

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501 & SY0-601) Bootcamp - Your preparation for the world's best cybersecurity certification!

4.62 (16159 reviews)



21.5 hours


Dec 2020

Last Update
Regular Price

What you will learn

Passing the CompTIA Security+ certification exam with confidence

Understand computer security, its functions, and its components

Performing basic security configurations

Become an effective security technician in a business environment


** Taught by a Best Selling IT Certification Instructor **


Taught by an expert in information technology and cybersecurity with over 20 years of experience, this course is a fun way to master the fundamentals of computer security.

My name is Jason Dion, and I have personally helped over 250,000 students earn their IT certifications, and now I can help you, too!

You will learn the fundamentals of cyber security and gain experience in the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless networks with lessons, lectures, and video demonstrations to teach you everything you need to know to pass the exams.

This course is designed to help prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) or the CompTIA Security (SY0-601) certification exam and covers all of the domains for both versions of the Security+ certification exam. So, don't buy an outdated SY0-501 course, get the latest and greatest SY0-601 course for the world's most popular cyber security certification today!

WAIT...what do you mean both versions of the exam?

Unlike other CompTIA Security+ courses that haven't been updated for 3 years, this course was completely redesigned to cover the latest version of the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) that starts testing candidates in November 2020. From November 2020 until July 2021, candidates can choose to take the older 501 version or the brand new 601 version of the exam to earn their certification).

Which version should I take?

That is really up to you, but either way, this course has everything you need. If you decide to take the 501 version, simply skip the lessons marked with a ** in their title. If you are taking the 601, then you simply need to watch every lesson in this course. Personally, I recommend taking the 601 version since it has a larger focus on cloud computing, virtualization, and modern protection systems.

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601):

  1. Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities

  2. Architecture and Design

  3. Implementation

  4. Operations and Incident Response

  5. Governance, Risk, and Compliance

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501):

  1. Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities

  2. Technologies and Tools

  3. Architecture and Design

  4. Identity and Access Management

  5. Risk Management

  6. Cryptography and PKI

What You Will Receive In The Course:

  • Video lectures with the essential information needed to pass the Security+ (SY0-501 and SY0-601) exams

  • A complete downloadable study guide in PDF format based on the lessons

  • Practice quizzes to ensure mastery of each section of the course

  • A full-length practice exam with multiple choice and mock simulations

This course stays current and up-to-date with the latest release of the CompTIA Security+ exam (SY0-601), and also provides a 30-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the quality of this course for any reason!

What Other Students Are Saying About My CompTIA Security+ Course:

  • I passed the Security+ exam. This course was absolutely essential to passing that exam. Only the Dion Security+ covered the topics comprehensively and thoroughly enough. No other resource I used came close. (Kolya, 5 stars)

  • I have just completed watching two different instructor corses on the same subject. I must say, Dion's has more information in a better constructed manner. This course is not easy, it is heavy with information and having you sit through shorter videos was the best part. Having watched more than just Dion's, I can say he goes over the content much better. Very glad I chose to watch a second course! (Rutger, 5 stars)

  • I love taking this wonderful course. It's full of important tips and amazing steps in order to pass CompTIA Security+. Thank you, Jason Dion, for making this incredible course! (Paul, 5 stars)


CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501 & SY0-601) Complete Course & Exam
CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501 & SY0-601) Complete Course & Exam
CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501 & SY0-601) Complete Course & Exam
CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501 & SY0-601) Complete Course & Exam


Overview of Security


Download the Study Guide

Overview of Security

CIA Triad

AAA of Security

Security Threats

Mitigating Threats


Threat Actors

Quiz: Overview of Security






Demo: Viruses and Trojans





Summary of Malware

Quiz: Malware

Malware Infections

Malware Infections

Common Delivery Methods

Demo: Phishing

Botnets and Zombies

Active Interception and Privilege Escalation

Demo: Privilege Escalation

Backdoors and Logic Bombs

Symptoms of Infection

Removing Malware

Preventing Malware

Quiz: Malware Infection

Security Applications and Devices

Security Applications and Devices

Software Firewalls

Demo: Software Firewalls


Pop-up Blockers

Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

Securing the BIOS

Securing Storage Devices

Disk Encryption

Quiz: Security Applications and Devices

Mobile Device Security

Mobile Device Security

Securing Wireless Devices

Mobile Malware

SIM Cloning & ID Theft

Bluetooth Attacks

Mobile Device Theft

Security of Apps


Hardening Mobile Devices

Quiz: Mobile Device Security



Unnecessary Applications

Restricting Applications

Demo: Unnecessary Services

Trusted Operating System

Updates and Patches

Patch Management

Group Policies

Demo: Group Policies

File Systems and Hard Drives

Quiz: Hardening




Demo: How to create a VM

Threats to VMs

Securing VMs

Demo: Securing VMs

Quiz: Virtualization

Application Security

Application Security

Web Browser Security

Web Browser Concerns

Demo: Web Browser Configuration

Securing Applications

Quiz: Application Security

Secure Software Development

Software Development

SDLC Principles

Testing Methods

Software Vulnerabilities and Exploits

Buffer Overflows

Demo: Buffer Overflow Attack


SQL Injection

Demo: SQL Injection

Quiz: Secure Software Development

Network Design

Network Security

The OSI Model



Network Zones

Network Access Control



Network Address Translation


Quiz: Network Design

Perimeter Security

Perimeter Security


Demo: SOHO Firewall

Proxy Servers

Honeypots and Honeynets

Data Loss Prevention


Unified Threat Management

Quiz: Perimeter Security

Cloud Security

Cloud Computing

Cloud Types

As a Service

Cloud Security

Defending Servers

Quiz: Cloud Security

Network Attacks

Network Attacks

Ports and Protocols

Memorization of Ports

Unnecessary Ports

Denial of Service


Stopping a DDoS



Replay Attack

Demo: Null Sessions

Transitive Attacks

DNS Attacks

ARP Poisoning

Quiz: Network Attacks

Securing Networks

Securing Networks

Securing Network Devices

Securing Network Media

Securing WiFi Devices

Wireless Encryption

Wireless Access Points

Wireless Attacks

Demo: Wireless Attack

Other Wireless Technologies

Quiz: Securing Networks

Physical Security

Physical Security


Door Locks

Demo: Lock Picking

Biometric Readers

Quiz: Physical Security

Facilities Security

Facilities Security

Fire Suppression




Quiz: Facilities Security



Authentication Models


LDAP and Kerberos

Remote Desktop Services

Remote Access Service



Authentication Summary

Quiz: Authentication

Access Control

Access Control

Access Control Models

Best Practices

Users and Groups


Usernames and Passwords

Demo: Policies

User Account Control

Quiz: Access Control

Risk Assessments

Risk Assessments

Qualitative Risk

Quantitative Risk


Security Controls

Vulnerability Management

Penetration Testing


Vulnerability Assessments

Demo: Nmap Scanning

Demo: Vulnerability Scanning

Password Analysis

Demo: Password Cracking

Quiz: Risk Assessments

Monitoring and Auditing

Monitoring Types

Performance Baselining

Protocol Analyzers


Demo: Analytical Tools


Demo: Auditing Files


Log Files


Quiz: Monitoring and Auditing



Symmetric vs Asymmetric

Symmetric Algorithms

Public Key Cryptography

Asymmetric Algorithms

Pretty Good Privacy

Key Management

One-Time Pad

Demo: Steganography


Demo: Hashing

Hashing Attacks

Increasing Hash Security

Quiz: Cryptography

Public Key Infrastructure

Public Key Infrastructure

Digital Certificates

Demo: Certificates

Certificate Authorities

Web of Trust

Quiz: Public Key Infrastructure

Security Protocols

Security Protocols




VPN Protocols

Demo: Setting up a VPN

Quiz: Security Protocols

Planning for the Worst

Planning for the Worst

Redundant Power

Backup Power

Data Redundancy

Demo: RAIDs

Network Redundancy

Server Redundancy

Redundant Sites

Data Backup

Tape Rotation

Disaster Recovery Plan

Quiz: Planning for the Worst

Social Engineering

Social Engineering

Demo: Pretexting

Insider Threat


More Social Engineering

User Education

Quiz: Social Engineering

Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures

Data Classifications


Security Policies

User Education

Vendor Relationships

Disposal Policies

Incident Response Procedures

Data Collection Procedures

Demo: Disk Imaging

IT Security Frameworks

Quiz: Policies and Procedures



Exam Tricks

BONUS: Where to go from here?

Practice Exam

Full-length Practice Exam with Simulations


Ahmad9 October 2020

as an introduction, Mr. Dion is giving a thorough idea and using a profound approach to connect the thoughts and ideas he uses in the examples, I hope he keeps going in the next sessions.

Philip7 October 2020

I have undertaken the first three classes and they have provided a good revision for what I have covered in the past. The lecturer speaks well and uses good examples to help memorise the information he is sharing.

John1 October 2020

Truthfully, I haven't gotten through all of it so far.....just a portion of it.....but like what I see so far.......

Enix30 September 2020

Hey Dion, I took this course and read through the sec plus book by Darril Gibson. After just one week of studying I tested and I passed! Thank you so much!

Michael29 September 2020

Couse was well put together and easy to follow. Three recommendations are (1) relook the download material. There was some very minor differences between the presentation and the information on the download material. (2) Change the graphics so they display each of the individual steps in a multi-step process. It would be easier to follow than the static graphic which makes it hard to sometimes identify the order in which events are occurring. (3) Increase the number of practice questions after each section; three was almost never enough to really check understanding of the many concepts covered in each section. Another plus for this course was the thorough explanation of the practice test questions. I understood WHY some answers were wrong.

Tori26 February 2020

Clear presice, I'm happy for the speaker's consistence in speech. I'm not able to get the captions to work.

Timothy25 February 2020

This course was amazing. Jason Dion, as an instructor is confident and well-spoken and very thorough. I would recommend his course to anyone wanting to discover this material and pass the certification exam.

Robert19 February 2020

I am honestly beyond ecstatic to say that I passed my Sec+ test with a 780 after watching these videos and doing your pratice exams over and over again. Thank you so much for making this wonderful series

Michael17 February 2020

this course is perfect as i have been working in the IT world for over 10 years and within cybersecurity the last 5...

Danny17 February 2020

Loving the course. The videos are clear and concise about each topic and i'm learning at a fast pace. I'm half way done done with the course and looking forward to finishing up and taking my test.

Cristiano16 February 2020

very good study material surprised me a lot! the teacher's teaching is very good and helped me a lot to understand the questions to get certified! congratulations

Kevin15 February 2020

Hard to leave an accurate rating without having taken the cert test yet but the videos were very digestible and I’ve learned both that I have a lot of pre-existing course knowledge, but also learned of new areas to study.

Raymond15 February 2020

It was a good refresher on information I already knew and got clarification on things I had heard, but never fully understood.

Finian13 February 2020

I'm unsure as to whether or not I can update this little review in the future, but so far (currently on Section 4), the content has been very informative and helpful with my studies! I'm enjoying this course so far, definitely would recommend to others!

Ivan10 February 2020

With the material on CompTIA starting to ramp up a bit from the foundations on A+ and Network+ (and so it should!), I decided to lend an ear to Jason's combination of Udemy course and exam practice. I passed the Sec+ from using this material, but unlike A+ and Net+ you really do need to start to really learning the concepts from multiple sources; there are a few things that are just not covered in books/videos, so you need your experience and smarts about you come the exam. Getting really familiar with this material will get you most of the way though, it is quite comprehensive and engaging: I wouldn't have passed with Jason!


Expired5/5/202095% OFF
Valid1/10/202193% OFF


Udemy ID


Course created date


Course Indexed date
Course Submitted by

Android PlayStore
Apple Appstore