Security+ Domain #2: Technologies & Tools

Introduction

The CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-401 exam is being retired in favor of the newly updated version, the SY-501 exam. The certification remains the same at its core, but there are some changes that you will need to know about if you are going to take the exam in 2018. In this article, we will look at Domain 2: Technologies and Tools, and what you will need to know for the exam in order to pass.

Changes to the Domain Structure

There has been a remodeling of the way the domains are laid out in the CompTIA Security+ exam. The information that you need to learn has not changed too much, but there are certain additional elements that need to be understood for candidates who wish to take the new SY0-501 exam. These changes are shown below:

SY0-401

SY0-501

Technologies and Tools

With all of this in mind, we will take a look at Domain 2: Technologies and Tools. Hopefully, this will help you to understand what the exam seeks to test with regard to your knowledge in this area, and how you can improve your chances of passing the SY0-501 exam.

Exam Objectives 2.1
Install and configure network components, both hardware and software-based, to support organizational security

This section of the exam objectives tests your knowledge of general hardware and software components, and how they are important to secure and manage. While you will not need to go into too much detail about each specific item, you should at least be familiar with what each item does, and how it works. These items include:

  • Firewall
  • VPN concentrator
  • NIPS/NIDS
  • Router
  • Switch
  • Proxy
  • Load balancer

For the complete list of exam objectives you can download the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 in PDF format from here.

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