CompTIA Security+

Learning tool
Cyber Security
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Skill level
Learning time
33 hours

Move over 501, there's a new virtual lab in town

The new CompTIA Security+ 601 virtual lab is now available for you to practice your security skills using real, up-to-date hardware and software.

The Security+ 601 lab is aimed at IT professionals seeking entry into the cyber security profession, or those wishing to achieve the latest 601 certification. 

Get your hands-on penetration testing, learn and practice how to handle cyber security incidents, and test your skills in real workplace scenarios so that you can wow your future employers. 

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Update your security skills using the latest software 

  • Focus purely on the practical aspects of the CompTIA Security+ 601 exam objectives.
  • Simulate real-world workplace scenarios.
  • Develop your lateral thinking and problem-solving skills.  
  • Learn from your mistakes within a risk-free environment. 
  • Build your confidence.  
  • Develop the practical skills employers are looking for.  
  • Identify which area in security is right for you (will you prefer to attack or defend?).
  • Decide if a career in IT security is right for you.

We want nothing more than for you to pass your Security+ certification with flying colours. Gain the real-life work experience you need without  stepping foot into an office.

What you'll practice

  • Identifying different cyber attacks.
  • Social engineering techniques and exploits. 
  • Identifying indicators of a network attack. 
  • Network security assessment tools. 
  • Implementing secure network solutions. 
  • Enterprise network security configuration concepts. 
  • Physical security control mechanisms. 
  • Gathering intelligence on threat actors and vectors. 
  • Determining security vulnerabilities.  
  • Security assessment techniques. 
  • Penetration testing techniques. 
  • Authentication and authorization implementation techniques. 
  • Authentication and authorization solutions. 
  • Implementing a public key infrastructure. 
  • Implementation of secure protocols. 
  • Securing an environment using mitigating techniques.
  • Cybersecurity backup and restore strategies. 
  • Identity and account management mechanisms.
  • Identifying different application exploits. 
  • Application hardening deployment techniques. 
  • Application and host hardening techniques. 
  • Cyber security vulnerabilities of embedded systems. 
  • Cloud and virtualization concepts. 
  • Securing a cloud infrastructure. 
  • Incident response policies and procedures. 
  • Incident response tools. 
  • Implementing wireless security configurations. 
  • Mobile security solutions. 
  • Cryptographic basic concepts. 
  • Digital data forensic techniques. 
  • Control mechanisms, standards and frameworks. 
  • Organizational risk management and policies. 
  • Data protection implementation. 

Learning pathway

The Practice Labs SY0-601 lab is recommended for intermediate level students or those who may have completed the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications.


Relevant roles: Cyber security administrator, cloud security administrator, cybersecurity analyst or network security consultant

Aligned to the certification, this live lab covers five core areas for students to exploit:
Threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities  |  Technologies and tools   |   Architecture and design
Identity and access management    |  Risk management 

Lab Topology

PLABDC01 Windows Server 2019 (Domain Controller)
PLABDM01 Windows Server 2019 (Domain Member Server)
PLABWIN10 Windows 10 (Domain Member Workstation)
PLABKALI Kali 2019.4 (Stand-alone device)

SY0-601 Lab Topology

What’s included

  • 12 months’ access to CompTIA Security+ SY0-601. 
  • Access to the latest devices (including Kali and Windows Server 2019).
  • 33 bite-sized lab guides (topics) to work through. 
  • Practical exercises with step-by-step instructions to complete.  
  • A split screen platform where students can read the instructions set and perform the tasks at the same time. 
  • Multiple choice questions throughout to assess what they have learnt.  
  • Screenshot assessment tool. 
  • Approximately 33 hours’ practical learning time. 

Quick facts

Practice Lab ID number SY0-601
Skill level Intermediate
System requirements PC/Laptop and internet connection. View detailed requirements via the link below:
Outcomes The practical experience required to become certified in CompTIA Security+ SY0-601
Study mode Live, hands-on Practice Lab
Assessment mode Multiple choice questions and screenshot assessment tool
Fulfilment types LMS, student vouchers and direct purchase
Cost  MSRP $129.00. Speak to a member of our team for multi-user pricing