• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

To prepare for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 certification exam, you will need to be able to identify and describe basic cryptography concepts and their application in everyday use. You'll also need to recognize common aspects of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). In this CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 course, you'll compare symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, recognize the characteristics of a cryptographic key, and contrast block and stream cipher operations. You'll explore the purpose and features of cryptographic hashing, common key exchange mechanisms, and various next-generation concepts such as lightweight cryptography, quantum and post-quantum computing, and homomorphic encryption. You'll move on to identify the main aspects and core concepts associated with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Finally, you'll distinguish several types of certificates and review different certificate formats.

Learning Objectives

{"discover the key concepts covered in this course"}

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Operational Planning
  • Cyber Operations
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Systems Development
  • Threat Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management