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CompTIA Security+ Training Boot Camp

Transform your career in 5 days

This five-day boot camp equips you with the knowledge and hands-on exercises needed to get CompTIA Security+ certified. Infosec’s Security+ Training Boot Camps are led by cybersecurity experts that will teach you everything you need to know to pass the Security+ exam — guaranteed. Infosec is an authorized training partner of CompTIA, and our training has won numerous awards, including the CompTIA Outstanding Partner Award.
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Course essentials

Boot camp at a glance

  • Method

    Live online, in-person, team onsite

  • Duration

    5 days

  • Experience

    1-3 years

  • Average salary


  • Meets 8570.1

    DoD information assurance requirements

What you'll learn

Training overview

CompTIA’s Security+ certification is the most popular cybersecurity certification in the world. It validates entry-level competencies and on-the-job skills across core security functions, and it is frequently requested in cybersecurity job descriptions.

With this certification, you can support your organization in various roles to identify potential security threats, improve incident response and more.

What will Security+ certification do for you?

  • Demonstrates core cybersecurity competencies
  • Wins the attention of hiring managers
  • Documents expertise for career advancement
  • Keeps you up to date on industry developments and trends

Who should attend

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This Security+ Boot Camp is best for anyone seeking to learn a baseline of key security concepts, gain a job in cybersecurity or advance at your current company. This includes

  • Cybersecurity beginners with an IT background
  • Security and systems administrators
  • Help desk managers and analysts
  • Network and cloud engineers
  • IT project managers
  • DevOps teams
  • Software developers

Learn more about the pre-requirements for earning the Security+.

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What's included

Everything you need to know

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  • 90-day extended access to Boot Camp components, including class recordings
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • Exam voucher
  • Free 90-day Infosec Skills subscription (access to 1,400+ additional courses and labs)
  • Hands-on cyber ranges and labs
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee
  • Onsite proctoring of exam
  • Pre-study learning path
  • Unlimited practice exam attempts

What makes the Infosec Security+ prep course different?

As one of CompTIA’s top partners, you can rest assured that the Security+ training materials are fully updated and synced with the latest version of the Security+ exam. In addition, you’ll gain access to a Security+ prep course the moment you enroll, so you can prepare for and get the most out of your boot camp.


With 20 years of training experience, we stand by our Security+ training with an Exam Pass Guarantee. This means if you don’t pass the exam on the first attempt, we’ll pay for your second exam at no additional cost to you!

Before your boot camp


For the best experience, we recommend students have:

  • Roughly 12-24 months of experience working with information systems and networking before enrolling in the Security+ Boot Camp


Training schedule

Preparation (before the boot camp starts)
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Security+ prep course

Day 1
Morning session


Threats, attacks & vulnerabilities

  • Social engineering techniques
  • Types of attacks
  • Application attacks
  • Network attacks
  • Threat actors
  • The impact of specific vulnerabilities
  • Security assessment techniques
  • Pentesting concepts
Afternoon session

Threats, attacks & vulnerabilities continued

Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 2
Morning session

Architecture and design

  • Security concepts
  • Cloud & virtualization
  • Application development, deployment and automation
  • Authentication and authorization
  • Resilience
  • Implications of embedded systems
  • Physical security
  • Cryptography concepts
  • Cryptographic algorithms
  • Wireless security
Afternoon session

Architecture and design continued

Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 3
Morning session


  • Secure protocols
  • Host and application security controls
  • Network architecture concepts
  • Wireless security
  • Mobile device security
  • Cloud & virtualization solutions
  • Identity & access management concepts
  • Implement identity & access management controls
  • Account management practices
Afternoon session

Implementation continued

Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 4
Morning session

Operations and incident response

  • Network reconnaissance and discovery
  • Following incident response procedures
  • Disaster recovery & continuity of operation
  • Sources for investigation
  • Mitigation techniques
  • Basic forensics concepts
Afternoon session

Governance, risk and compliance

  • Security control types
  • Regulations, standards and frameworks
  • Security policies, plans & procedures
  • Data security & privacy best practices
Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 5
Morning session

SY0-601 overview

Infosec’s Security+ SY0-601 exam cram

Afternoon session

Take the SY0-601 exam

Schedule may vary from class to class

What's next?

After you finish the CompTIA Security+ Certification Boot Camp

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After completing the CompTIA Security+ Certification Boot Camp, you’re ready for the next stages of your career. Here’s a glimpse at the future:

Completing your Security+ Boot Camp can help to open a variety of career opportunities in the cybersecurity field. As a Security+ professional, you can explore roles like systems administrator, network administrator, SOC analyst, junior IT auditor/penetration tester and more.

Need more flexibility? Start with one of our self-paced training courses.

Say goodbye to rigid schedules and hello to freedom – our self-paced CompTIA Security+ Certification training lets you progress as quickly or as leisurely as you want, ensuring a stress-free learning experience.

  • Open enrollment (begin anytime)
  • Exam voucher included
  • 6-month access to course materials
  • Asynchronous instructor assistance

Exam Prep

What are some tips I should know when preparing for the Security+ exam?

The most important thing a student can do is perform a comprehensive review of the topics tested in the certification exam. The Security+ exam covers a wide range of cybersecurity concepts to build a strong foundation for your career. Some domains are weighted more heavily than others, but all five are important:

  1. Attacks, threats and vulnerabilities
  2. Architecture and design
  3. Implementation
  4. Operations and incident response
  5. Governance, risk and compliance

Along with learning exam content, it helps to become familiar with the exam structure and outline. You’ll want to practice answering the performance-based and traditional questions you’ll face on the exam. 

Read our article for more Security+ study tips.

Exam Process

How does the Security+ examination process work?

Your boot camp includes an exam voucher to cover the cost of the test. Once you schedule your exam, you will have 90 minutes to answer 90 questions. A score of at least 750 (on a scale of 100-900) is required to pass. The exam will contain a combination of multiple-choice and performance-based questions.

You can find a complete review of the Security+ exam process on our blog.

Renewal Requirements

How long does the Security+ certification remain valid after you pass the test?

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The Security+ is valid for 3 years. However, certification holders must earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and pay a yearly Continuing Education (CE) fee.

Learn more about how to earn CEUs.

The renewal requirements for CompTIA’s Security+ are easy to follow. Security+ cert holders are required to earn 50 CEUs per renewal period (every 3 years) and pay a $50 annual Continuing Education (CE) fee to CompTIA.

Career Opportunities

What are the career opportunities like for Security+ certified professionals?

Organizations, regardless of specialization, need skilled cybersecurity employees.

Did you know that Security+ certification is often used as a key indicator used by human resources departments to identify credentialed candidates, even when it’s not listed as a requirement on the job application? The outlook for careers fueled by a Security+ certification is bright! You can find more career help on our Security+ overview page.

What job titles are most common for people with CompTIA’s Security+ certification?

Some common positions that this certification can help you land include:

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    Security administrator

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    Systems administrator

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    Security analyst

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    Network administrator

Average Salary

CompTIA’s Security+ certification salary expectations

The average salary of a CompTIA Security+ certified professional is $78,000 in the U.S. Pay depends on several factors, such as industry, location, job title and experience. Learn more from our Security+ certification salary information page.

Guaranteed results

Our boot camp guarantees

Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass your exam on the first attempt, get a second attempt for free. Includes the ability to re-sit the course for free for up to one year (does not apply to CMMC-AB boot camps).

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your training at the end of the first day, you may withdraw and enroll in a different online or in-person course.

Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

If an employee leaves within three months of obtaining certification, Infosec will train a different employee at the same organization tuition-free for up to one year.


Frequently asked questions

Why should I get CompTIA Security+ certified?

The internationally recognized CompTIA Security+ certification is a sought-after and high-demand credential for information security professionals seeking to enter the cybersecurity job market.

Show hiring and department managers you have what it takes to be an irreplaceable asset to the organization. This certification is for entry-level students or IT professionals looking to level up. For additional information, visit our Security+ Certification Hub.

Should I get another certification before I take the Security+ exam?

Students are not required to possess any other certifications before taking the Security+ exam.

It is highly suggested that students obtain the CompTIA Network+, or have equivalent knowledge, beforehand. This certification will help build foundational knowledge that can be applied to the Security+ exam.

What is the difference between SY0-501 and SY0-601 exams?

As an industry leader in the information security industry, CompTIA issues updates to certification exams to ensure students are being tested on the most relevant information, including emerging threats and new technologies.

Most recently, CompTIA updated its Security+ exam from the SY0-501 to the SY0-601.

The SY0-501 exam was officially retired on July 31, 2021 and all students now take the SY0-601.

There are six primary differences between SY0-501 and SY0-601 that students should be aware of:

  1. Newer Security+ 601 skills include more threats; cloud environments; entry-level incident response; and governance, risk and compliance (GRC).
  2. There are fewer domains in the new version: 5 instead of 6.
  3. There are fewer objectives: 35 instead of 37.
  4. There are 25% more bulleted examples listed under each objective to help contextualize the meaning of the objective. Although the exam questions are not based on the bulleted examples, students should be familiar with all of them.
  5. Several exam domains and exam objectives were re-ordered and re-named to address instructional design improvements. For example, the previous Technologies and Tools domain was broken apart into the domains where the technologies and tools were applied.
  6. Bloom’s taxonomy indicates more application of skills and slightly less analysis overall. Analysis skills are taught in CySA+, which is higher up the cybersecurity career pathway. Application of skills, such as administration and configuration, are covered in Security+.

Watch our webinar, CompTIA Security+: Everything you need to know about the SY0-601 update, featuring CompTIA Director of Products Patrick Lane, to learn more about the update.

What are performance-based questions (PBQs)? And why do they matter?

The Security+ performance-based questions come in various formats and require students to perform a specific task or solve a problem in a simulated environment.

These questions are more involved than standard multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank or drag-and-drop questions and are used to gauge a student’s skillset in replicated scenarios that they may face during the course of their work.

What do I need to know about the new performance-based questions (PBQs)?

First, there may be questions in which there is more than one way to arrive at a correct answer. In these instances, the test taker will receive full points if the correct solution is achieved.

Second, on all CompTIA exams, there is a timer; however, with PBQs, this timer is not visible to the test taker.

Third, partial credit on answers is occasionally offered but is not guaranteed.

How is the Security+ related to the DoD 8570?

The Security+ fulfills the requirements for Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8570, which is mandatory if you are looking to get a government job that is involved with any aspect of information security.

Read our blog for a more detailed account of the relationship between Security+ and DoD 8570.

Meets 8570.1 requirements

Attention DoD Information Assurance workers! This boot camp helps meet U.S. Department of Defense Directive 8570.1 requirements for department employees or contractors engaged in work related to information security.

You're in good company


The instructor was able to take material that prior to the class had made no sense, and explained it in real world scenarios that were able to be understood.

Erik Heiss, United States Air Force

I really appreciate that our instructor was extremely knowledgeable and was able to provide the information in a way that it could be understood. He also provided valuable test-taking strategies that I know not only helped me with this exam, but will help in all exams I take in the future.

Michelle Jemmott, Pentagon

The course was extremely helpful and provided exactly what we needed to know in order to successfully navigate the exam. Without this I am not confident I would have passed.

Robert Caldwell, Salient Federal Solutions

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