US $19.97

TOTAL: CompTIA Security+ Certification (SY0-601)

——   Created by Total Seminars, and Dan Lachance

Everything you need to pass the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) exam from Mike Meyers and Dan Lachance

Share this course:

17h 45m
Lesson time
Skill level

More about this course

Welcome to the TOTAL: CompTIA Security+ Certification (SY0-601), a course from the production studios of Total Seminars with subject matter experts Mike Meyers and Dan Lachance.

This course covers everything you need to know to pass your CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) certification exam. With over 17 hours of in-depth and fascinating content and 125 video lectures, this course will not only make you a good IT security tech, but make sure you are ready to pass the CompTIA Security+ exam. Mike Meyers is the President of Total Seminars and well known as the "Alpha Geek". Mike is widely known at the #1 CompTIA author and instructor with over 1 million books in print. Dan Lachance is a highly motivated and passionate IT evangelist. He is a consultant, trainer, and author with over 20 years of experience in the IT security industry.

This course shows you how to:

  • Apply the three “A’s” of security: authentication, authorization, and accounting
  • Scan your wired or wireless network and assess it for various weaknesses
  • Use cryptography to assure integrity of data through hashing and confidentiality of data through symmetric/asymmetric cryptosystems and public key infrastructure (PKI)
  • Understand critical concepts in risk management, like setting up alerts, responding to incidents, and mitigating vulnerabilities
  • Identify how hackers are trying to get into your network, IT infrastructure, and physical assets and how security techs help prevent those breaches
  • Prevent attacks ranging from simple malware to sophisticated exploits to social engineering that takes advantage of people’s trust, relationships, and lack of knowledge
  • Apply the techniques used in penetration testing, including passive and active reconnaissance
  • Secure an enterprise environment, including creating incident response, business continuity, and disaster recovery plans


Total Seminars has an excellent reputation in the IT training industry, offering a wide variety of training tools. This course’s subject matter experts, Mike Meyers and Dan Lachance, have a combined 50+ years of experience. Mike has created training materials for thousands of schools, corporations, and government agencies, and has taught numerous seminars for the FBI, DEA, and many other corporate partners; he also wrote several bestselling CompTIA certification guides. Dan is the owner of Lachance IT Consulting, Inc. and has taught many online IT training courses in addition to his work as a network and server consultant and IT security auditor.

This course will also prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ exam, which is industry standard certification, compliant with ISO 17024 standards, accredited by ANSI, and approved by the U.S. Department of Defense.

The average beginner IT security salary is $74,000, and an information security analyst can make a much as is $117,000 starting out. If you’re looking to advance your career, this certification is a great place to start. 96% of HR managers use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment.


The course covers all the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) objective domains:

  • Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities (24%)
  • Architecture and Design (21%)
  • Implementation (25%)
  • Operations and Incident Response (16%)
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance (14%)


  • Exam code: SY0-601
  • Max. 90 questions (performance-based and multiple choice)
  • Length of exam: 90 minutes
  • Passing score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
  • Exam voucher cost: $349 USD (be sure to go to Total Seminars' website for discount vouchers!)
  • Recommended experience: CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus
  • Testing provider: Pearson VUE (in-person and online at-home options available)


Buy an exam voucher (get your discount voucher at Total Seminars' website), schedule your exam on the Pearson VUE Web site, then take the exam at a qualifying Pearson VUE testing center or virtually using their OnVue option.

  • Schedule through a testing center: pearsonvue. com
  • Schedule an at-home (or at-work) exam: onvue. com


  • Security or systems administrator
  • Security engineer/analyst
  • Security IT auditor
  • IT project manager
  • Beginner cybersecurity specialist
  • Junior IT auditor
  • Junior penetration tester

137 Lessons

3 mins
Introduction to CompTIA Security+ SY0-601
4 mins
About the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Exam
Chapter 1: Risk Management
9 mins
Defining Risk
8 mins
Threats and Vulnerabilities
11 mins
Threat Intelligence
8 mins
Risk Management Concepts
10 mins
Security Controls
6 mins
Risk Assessments and Treatments
7 mins
Quantitative Risk Assessments
4 mins
Qualitative Risk Assessments
10 mins
Business Impact Analysis
12 mins
Data Types and Roles
10 mins
Security and the Information Life Cycle
View more lessons +

About the instructor

Total  Seminars
Total Seminars
  • 12 courses

Total Seminars provides certification training services and training materials to thousands of schools, corporations, and government agencies including the United Nations, the FBI and all …

Read more
This course is included in Arbington Premium
$15/month gets you access to every course. Start your 14 day trial today. ☝️

Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Direct teacher access
  • 17h 45m of on-demand video
  • 16 downloadable files
  • Have a coupon?
  • Checkout