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CompTIA Security+ SY0-101 - Exam Basics


This course provides an overview of Security+ certification and various exam preparation tips. Also included is a synopsis of the OSI reference model and some fundamental network and security concepts.

This lesson is part of our CompTIA Security+ SY0-101 online training series which contains over 24 hours of self-paced courseware. Our web-based training provides 6 months of unlimited access.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand basic information about the exam: who, what, where, when and why
  • Identify and describe the layers of the OSI reference model
  • Discuss the goal and basic philosophy of information security


  • About the exam - who, what, when
  • About the exam - where and why
  • The OSI model and the physical layer
  • The data link layer
  • LAN protocols and transmission methods
  • WAN technologies and protocols
  • Networking equipment at the data link layer
  • The network layer
  • The transport layer
  • The session layer
  • The presentation layer
  • The application layer
  • The goal of information

This course is for anyone who wants to get the most out of using CompTIA Security+ SY0-101.

Prerequisites: None:

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet connection
  • Browser: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera or any standards compliant browser.
  • Authorware and Macromedia Flash player recommended but not required.
  • JavaScript must be enabled.

Retake any or all of our computer training as often as you want. Our online tutorials allow you to learn anywhere, anytime from any computer with internet access. All courses allow for 6 months of unlimited access (1 user), includes a variety of features and all courses qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.

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Total Courses: 10
Total Time: 24+ hours
Only $99.95
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Total Time: 1723+ hours
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