In the next five-years, there will be more cybersecurity jobs than qualified professionals. This is great news for security professionals but not for companies. CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 certification will allow you to enter this rapidly growing field.
SPOTO training and other resources will allow you to learn CompTIA material in just 10 weeks and be prepared to take the exam.
We have provided detailed instructions on how to do it here.
The Exam Nuts & Bolts
CompTIA Security+ certification is designed for learners who have the following core skills:
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Start training Identify security risks
Participate in risk mitigation activities
Infrastructure, application, information and operational security
Security controls are necessary to protect confidentiality, integrity, availability, and privacy.
Troubleshoot security incidents and events
Be aware of all applicable laws, policies, and regulations.

Security+ certification can help you become a security analyst, security engineer or security consultant. Security+ certification will likely help you move laterally into security roles within your company. Security+ will give you a solid foundation if you decide to focus on security-focused careers.
CompTIA Security+ certification also meets requirements for DOD8750 and/or DOD8140 baseline certifications for IAT Level II and IAM Level I. Security+ certification is essential if you are interested in government jobs.
CompTIA Resources – Start Now
CompTIA’s website should be your first stop. The SY0-501 certification overview page will provide a comprehensive overview of the exam and a wealth of Security+ resources.
CompTIA Security+ Sy0-501 certification study guide contains everything you need to know in order to pass the exam. It contains review questions, a glossary and study content that is directly related to exam objectives.
CompTIA also offers classroom training to prepare for its certification exams. Be aware that not all classrooms are located in your area.
Learn Security+ Skills using SPOTO
SPOTO trainer Keith Barker has created training that is specifically tailored to the SY0-501 exam. Keith’s training consists of 110 videos and 23 hours. It covers all the skills and topics required to pass the exam.
SPOTO subscriptions include quiz questions, supplemental files and Kaplan(r), IT Training practice exams for the Security+ SY0-501 exam. These resources complement our video training and help you retain and reinforce information.
SPOTO is also a CompTIA approved training provider. You can earn 20 Continuing Education credits (CEUs) by completing Keith’s SY0-501 course. CompTIA certifications can be renewed with CEUs.
Your Study Plan
This PDF study plan is often recommended to learners who are interested in Security+ certification. We know that everyone studies differently and there is no one-size fits all solution to training. We highly recommend these tips if you are using SPOTO to study SY0-501.
Each Nugget in Security+ training is tied to a specific skill. The videos last no more than 10 minutes, which makes it easier to focus and retain information. Take notes and stop the video. To earn Validated Minutes, take the embedded quizzes. Pro tip: Watch at double speed for topics that you feel confident in.
We recommend adding additional resources to your video viewing experience, regardless of how you prefer it. These include practice exams, virtual labs, study guides, and books.
SPOTO subscriptions include Kaplan(r), IT Training practice exams. These practice exams allow you to feel the real exam format, as well as how it is structured.