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CompTIA Security+ Certification Bootcamp

Go from complete beginner to acing the globally-recognized CompTIA Security+ certification exam. You'll learn the latest best practices and how to pass the exam so that you can springboard into your Cybersecurity career. No previous knowledge required.

30 Days

Average time students take to complete this course.

Last updated: April 2024

Course overview

We guarantee you that this is the most efficient and up-to-date CompTIA Security+ Bootcamp course that you can find. You'll learn best practices and exactly what is needed to ace the certification so that you can springboard into your cybersecurity career and get hired as a Security Administrator, Systems Administrator, Security Engineer + more!

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to ace the CompTIA Security+ exam from scratch
  • Deeply understand the information tested by the Security+ certification
  • Use the Security+ certification to springboard your career into entry and intermediate-level Cyber Security jobs
  • Have the skills and understanding to confidently apply for Cyber Security jobs
  • Become a Security Engineer, Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, Security Administrator, Security Consultant, Security Specialist, or IT Auditor
  • Master Cyber Security best practices and techniques to become a Top 10% Cyber Security Engineer

CompTIA Security+ is a certification program that aims to assess and certify individuals' knowledge and skills in the field of IT security.

It covers a wide range of essential topics, including network security, cryptography, identity management, access control, and security risk management.

And with this Security Plus Bootcamp, you're going to ace the certification exam!

The Security+ certification is highly regarded and recognized worldwide in the IT industry. What sets it apart from other certifications is that it's vendor-neutral, meaning it isn't tied to a particular product or technology.

That's a really good thing, because that means it provides a strong foundation for a career in cybersecurity by covering the fundamental principles that are applicable across tons of cybersecurity domains.

Obtaining this certification will help demonstrate your expertise to potential employers and jump-start or advance your career in cybersecurity.

Graduates of Zero To Mastery are now working at Google, Tesla, Amazon, Apple, IBM, Uber, Facebook, Shopify + other top tech companies.

They are also working as top freelance bug bounty hunters, getting paid while working remotely around the world.

This can be you.

By enrolling today, you’ll also get to join our exclusive live online community classroom to learn alongside thousands of students, alumni, mentors, TAs and Instructors.

Most importantly, you'll be learning from a senior industry professional that has actual real-world experience working on security for large companies and websites/apps with millions of users.

Why Get The CompTIA Security+ Certification?

Whether you're a complete beginner looking to become an Ethical Hacker, someone looking to learn about securing computer systems, or a programmer looking to advance your career by adding an in-demand skill to your toolkit, this CompTIA Security+ bootcamp is for you.

That's because the CompTIA Security+ certification is globally recognized and the best way to springboard to beginner and intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs, such as:

  • Systems Administrator: maintains, configures, and ensures the reliable operation of computer systems and servers, including hardware and software installation and security protocol maintenance.

  • Network Administrator: responsible for setting up, managing, and maintaining an organization's network infrastructure to ensure connectivity and security.

  • Security Administrator: implements and manages security measures to protect an organization's computer systems and sensitive data from cyber threats.

  • Security Engineer: designs and implements secure network solutions to defend against cyberattacks and manages the monitoring and protection of sensitive data and systems.

  • Security Consultant: an external advisor who evaluates an organization's security posture and provides guidance to mitigate risks and improve overall security.

  • Security Specialist: identifies potential threats and vulnerabilities in a system or network, and develops strategies to prevent unauthorized access and data breaches.

  • IT Auditor: reviews and evaluates the security and efficiency of an organization's IT infrastructure, ensuring compliance with laws and regulations and identifying areas for improvement.

With so many opportunities available in the cybersecurity sector, you're guaranteed to have an exciting and high paying career.

Still not sure? Here are Aleksa's (your instructor) Top 5 Reasons To Learn Cyber Security.

Here's What This CompTIA Security Plus Bootcamp Covers

This course, like all Zero To Mastery courses, will be constantly updated with new lectures and resources as the cyber security landscape changes. It's a living thing.

That means this will be your go-to place to find the latest cybersecurity best practices and resources anytime in the future.

Importantly, throughout the entire course we'll discuss the exam, the information that is important for it, and how to prepare for it.

Here are the important topics you'll learn about:

1. Introduction to Security Basics & Certification Exam Overview - Let's do this! Even if you're a complete beginner with no knowledge or experience in cybersecurity, you have nothing to fear (except fear itself!) because this course will teach you everything you need to know from scratch. We'll kick things off by introducing you to the basic concepts in security, as well as the structure and topics of the exam.

2. Authentication And Access Control - It's time to get our hands dirty with the first main topic from the exam objective. You'll learn about different types of identity, authentication, account access control, Windows & Linux file access control and much more.

3. Secure Network Design and Concept - You'll learn about the OSI model here before diving into another exam objective topic: important network security implementations such as Firewalls, NIDS, NIPS, Network Segmentation. Plus you'll learn about the important tools that you'll need to know for the exam and which will be useful throughout your career.

4. Security Protocols - Here we shift our focus to important secure and unsecure protocols, their ports, their purposes and what we can exchange them for in case they are not secure!

5. Wireless and Mobile Security - You'll earn about Wireless Infrastructure, Wireless Authentication Methods as well as threats that target wireless devices, before moving on to Mobile Security, Mobile Device Management and different policies that are important when managing devices inside facilities.

6. Virtualization and Cloud Security - You'll learn about the growing and vital importance of virtualization and cloud technology in today's world. We'll talk about the use of Virtual Machines and different types of Cloud Technology and discuss why it's important to implement virtualization and cloud usage in your organization from the aspect of security.

7. Physical Security & Facilities Security - A small but necessary section where you'll learn about Physical Security measures, as these are important to know for CompTIA Security+ certification exam objectives.

8. Monitoring, Scanning, Hacking - Everyone's favorite topic: Penetration Testing. You'll learn about what pentesting is, what phases penetrating testing consists of and we also mention different teams that exist in Cyber Security. Plus you'll learn about the concept of vulnerability, what types of vulnerabilities exist, and how to discover vulnerabilities.

9. Threats, Attacks, Vulnerabilities - This section will continue building on the previous one by elaborating on different types of threats and vulnerabilities that exist. We'll discuss all types of threats, from password attacks and network attacks to the mobile, application, cloud attacks and Zero Day vulnerabilities. Plus you'll learn about the different types of hackers that exist and how to identify them.

10. System Hardening and Application Testing - Endpoint Protection Strategy and Endpoint Device Hardening and Security the two essential topics you'll learn here. But you'll also learn about secure app development and secure coding techniques.

11. Risk Management - Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing, and prioritizing potential risks and implementing strategies to mitigate or avoid them. Sounds pretty important right? Well it is, and that's why we'll focus a lot on this, including the importance of risk control and types of risk that exist. Plus, of course, you'll learn all the important information and terms needed for the exam such as Business Impact Analysis and different laws and standards.

12. Incident Response - This is when it's 🚨 Red Alert 🚨 time! Incident Response is the process of identifying, investigating, and resolving security incidents in an organization's IT environment. You'll learn about Redundancy and Tolerance, types of backups, as well as methods of lowering risk to decrease chances of an incident happening in the first place.

13. Cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure - Last but not least you'll learn about cryptography, including important cryptographic concepts and terms. Plus you'll learn about Public Key Infrastructure, Asymmetric and Symmetric Encryption, Hashing and other terms important for the exam.

What's the difference between this CompTIA Security Plus Bootcamp, the Cybersecurity Bootcamp and the Ethical Hacking Bootcamp?

This CompTIA Security Plus Boot Camp is all you'll need to pass the certification exam.

But fortunately for you, we here at the ZTM Academy don't want you to only pass the certification. We want you to excel in your career.

That's why we provide everything you'll need to become a Top 10% in your field. The CompTIA Security+ certification will get you the job, and our additional bootcamps will help you excel at it.

Together these bootcamps provide excellent cybersecurity training. They can be taken in any order. But they're each focused on different aspects of security:

  • If you're interested in the offensive side of cybersecurity, such as understanding how to hack and compromise a system, then start with the Ethical Hacking Bootcamp.

  • If you're more interested in the defensive side of cybersecurity, such as securing and preventing attackers from accessing systems, then take the Cybersecurity Bootcamp.

What's the bottom line?

This CompTIA Security+ bootcamp is not about making you just follow along so that when you are done with the course you don’t know what to do other than watch another tutorial. Nope!

This course will push you and challenge you to go from an absolute beginner in Cyber Security to someone capable of acing the CompTIA Security+ Certification exam 💪.

And you have nothing to lose. You can start learning right now and if this course isn't everything you expected, we'll refund you 100% within 30 days. No hassles and no questions asked.

When's the best time to get started? Today!

There's never a bad time to learn in-demand skills. But the sooner, the better. So start learning cybersecurity today by joining the ZTM Academy. You'll have a clear roadmap to developing the skills to build your own projects, get hired, and advance your career.

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Course curriculum

To make sure this course is a good fit for you, you can start preparing for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam for free right now by clicking any of the PREVIEW links below.

Introduction

4 lectures

CompTIA Security+ Certification Bootcamp3:00

PREVIEW

Exercise: Meet Your Classmates and Instructor

PREVIEW

Understanding Your Video Player (notes, video speed, subtitles + more)

PREVIEW

Set Your Learning Streak Goal

PREVIEW

Introduction to Security Basics

5 lectures

Introduction2:03

PREVIEW

What Is Security+?5:14

PREVIEW

How To Succeed4:20

PREVIEW

Security Basics and CIA Triangle8:38

PREVIEW

Let's Have Some Fun (+ Free Resources)

PREVIEW

Authentication and Access Control

9 lectures

The Power of Control, Different Types of Control 13:26

PREVIEW

Different Types of Identity / Identification3:45

PREVIEW

Account Access Control and Privilege Management7:27

PREVIEW

File Access Control (Windows, Linux)6:22

PREVIEW

AAA Servers7:18

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Different Types of Authentication and Authentication Management11:32

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Different Existing Authentication and Authorization Mechanisms12:56

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Account Control Practices and Policies10:16

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Unlimited Updates

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Secure Network Design and Concept

14 lectures

OSI Model3:56

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Honeypots, Proxy Servers, Jump Servers, Load Balancers10:18

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Routers, Switches, ACL, Loop Protection5:09

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Firewalls5:48

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Network Segmentation6:28

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IDS, IPS, NAC7:56

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DNS, DNS Security6:31

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IP Addresses5:32

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Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)3:30

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Virtual Private Network (VPN)9:04

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Networking Tools / Commands22:12

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File Manipulation Tools / Commands8:52

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Forensic Tools / Commands5:13

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Course Check-In

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Security Protocols

3 lectures

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP)3:28

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Unsecure Protocols7:15

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Secure Protocols5:07

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Wireless and Mobile Security

7 lectures

Wireless Infrastructure9:28

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Wireless Encryption and Threats8:18

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Wireless Authentication Protocols2:18

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Mobile Device Connection and Communication Methods3:43

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Mobile Device Management7:24

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Mobile Device Monitoring and Protection7:28

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Implement a New Life System

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Virtualization and Cloud Security

5 lectures

Virtualization Theory6:58

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Virtual Box Demonstration4:45

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Cloud Technology6:01

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Cloud Services7:06

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Storing Data in Cloud and Cloud Security7:55

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Physical Security and Facilities Security

1 lectures

Physical Security6:40

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Monitoring, Scanning, Hacking

6 lectures

What is Penetration Testing?5:17

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Different Phases of a Penetration Test7:12

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Different Teams in Cyber Security2:38

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Vulnerabilities5:43

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Monitoring5:17

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Exercise: Imposter Syndrome2:55

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Threats, Attacks, Vulnerabilities

12 lectures

Different Types of Attackers5:14

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Different Types of Malware8:08

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Social Engineering, Phishing8:25

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Network Attacks7:24

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Physical Attacks4:01

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Password Attacks7:08

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Overflow Attacks, Pointer Dereference, Error Handling6:48

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Application Attacks, Injection Attacks8:42

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Zero Days and Weak Configurations4:18

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Hijacking Attacks2:58

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Cryptographic Attacks2:44

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Third Party Attacks4:10

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System Hardening and Application Testing

5 lectures

Host Security Boot3:02

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Endpoint Protection Strategy8:13

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System Hardening2:43

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Inbuilt Devices and Specialized Devices9:27

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Secure Application Development and Secure Coding10:48

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Risk Management

7 lectures

Concept of Risk and Risk Types6:14

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Risk Control and Analysis8:03

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Business Impact Analysis6:37

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Security Information Groups and Sources5:39

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Facility Policies and Rules6:17

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Laws and Standards5:24

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Data Handling7:31

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Incident Responding and Forensics

4 lectures

Incident Response and Recovery Practices11:31

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Information Gathering for Incident Response8:02

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Controls and Techniques for Lowering Risk5:41

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Redundancy and Tolerance10:06

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Cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

3 lectures

Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption7:28

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Concept of Public Key Infrastructure8:46

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Important Cryptographic Terms and Concepts9:00

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Where To Go From Here?

6 lectures

Thank You!1:17

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Review This Course!

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Become An Alumni

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Your Next Step...

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LinkedIn Endorsements

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Coding Challenges

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Meet your instructor

Your CompTIA Security+ instructor isn't just an expert with years of real-world professional experience. He has been in your shoes. He makes learning fun. He makes complex topics feel simple. He will motivate you. He will push you. And he will go above and beyond to help you succeed.

Aleksa Tamburkovski

Hi, I'm Aleksa Tamburkovski!

Aleksa, a Zero To Mastery Academy instructor, is a Penetration Tester with 5+ years of experience in Ethical Hacking & Cyber Security. Aleksa's goal is to teach you the foundations of Ethical Hacking & Cyber Security.

SEE MY BIO & COURSES

Aleksa Tamburkovski

Ethical Hacker

Frequently asked questions

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

  • No cybersecurity knowledge required. We teach you everything needed from scratch!
  • No programming knowledge required.
  • A computer (Linux/Windows/Mac) with an internet connection

Who is this course for?

  • Anybody who wants to learn cybersecurity from scratch
  • Anybody that wants to ace the CompTIA Security+ Certification exam
  • Anybody who wants to add globally-recognized, vendor-neutral, leading cybersecurity certification to their qualifications
  • Those that want to springboard into intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs
  • Anybody that wants to work in the rapidly growing field of IT security
  • Those that want to work as a Cybersecurity Engineer, Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, Security Administrator, Security Engineer, Security Consultant, Security Specialist, or IT Auditor
  • Anybody looking to go beyond the typical "beginner" tutorials out there that don't give you real-world knowledge you need to actually get hired
  • Developers that want to advance their career by adding cybersecurity expertise to their skillset
  • You want to learn from an actual Cyber Security Expert with years of experience working for and discovering vulnerabilities for major companies and governments

Do you provide a certificate of completion?

We definitely do and they are quite nice. You will also be able to add Zero To Mastery Academy to the education section of your LinkedIn profile as well.

Still have more questions about the Academy?

Still have more questions specific to the Academy membership? No problem, we answer some more here.

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