CompTIA Security+ SY0-401: Control Fundamentals and Security Threats

Security professionals with a minimum of two years experience in IT administration with a focus on security who have day-to-day technical information security experience and a broad knowledge of security concerns and implementations


Expected Duration
90 minutes

Comptia Security+ is a vendor neutral security certification that tests foundation knowledge of security skills in a computer environment. This course exams control fundamentals and the CIA traid, along with the types of malware that can affect computer systems and the mechanisms and applications that can be used to combat this malware. This is the first course of the security+ SYO-401 certification training path.


Control Fundamentals

  • recognize principles of the CIA triad
  • recognize elements of an access control system

Host Security Threats and Defenses

  • categorize examples of malware
  • match types of local social engineering to examples
  • recognize examples of remote social engineering
  • recognize principles of access control and methods used to gain unauthorized access to information





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