CompTIA Security+ SY0-401: Securing Applications, Virtualization, and the Cloud

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
60 minutes

Web servers, web applications, virtualization, and cloud computing are becoming standard parts of corporate infrastructures. This course examines the communication standards and protocols that are used in the web server environment, along with ways to harden web servers and web browsers. The course also examines the different types of attacks web-based applications can face, as well as cloud computing options, and network virtualization. This is the ninth course of the security+ SYO-401 certification training path.


Application Security

  • identify characteristics of a variety of application attacks
  • identify security measures to take to secure applications in a given scenario
  • identify ways to mitigate security risks in static environments

Virtualization, Cloud Computing, and Third Parties

  • identify components of a secure virtualization strategy
  • match cloud computing types to their descriptions
  • identify security implications of integrating systems and data with third parties
  • identify methods of securing applications, virtual environments, and cloud computing in a given scenario





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