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

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


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.

Target Audience

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 min.

Course Objectives

Application Attacks

  • identify characteristics of a variety of application attacks
  • Methods of Securing Applications

  • identify security measures to take to secure applications in a given scenario
  • Security Risks in Static Environments

  • identify ways to mitigate security risks in static environments
  • Virtualization

  • identify components of a secure virtualization strategy
  • Cloud Computing

  • match cloud computing types to their descriptions
  • Third-Party Integration

  • identify security implications of integrating systems and data with third parties
  • Securing Applications, Environments, and Clouds