TOTAL: CompTIA Security+ Certification (SY0-601)

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

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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

Who this course is for:

  • This course is intended for anyone that is preparing for an IT Security position or looking to improve their security skills and become CompTIA Security+ certified. However, it goes beyond that and will give you the skills you need to be a better security tech on the job.

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Total Seminars

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 branches of the Department of Defense. Total Seminars produces the #1 selling CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certification books with over 1 million books in print.

Total Seminars has created a number of “Best-Selling” video courses by Mike Meyers and the Total Seminars team of Instructors. They also develop supplemental materials such as the TotalTester certification practice tests and TotalSims lab simulations to support your certification preparation. These are available on the Total Seminars web site

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
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