CompTIA Security+ Training

Information Security Fundamentals

Course Overview

This 5-day course provides the fundamentals of information security and will prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ exam. Focused on hands-on practical skills, it ensures you're prepared to problem solve a wide variety of cybersecurity issues. Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.


Live Instructor


Our most interactive learning mode provides maximum face-to-face interaction.

From $2395

Live Online


Course delivered by a live instructor - you attend from your home or office.

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Group Training


Bring our instructors on-site to train your whole team.



Early Registration: 9+ Weeks Prior to Start Date
General Registration: 2 - 9 Weeks Prior to Start Date
Late Registration: Fewer than 2 Weeks Prior to Start Date

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CompTIA Security+ Course
Washington, DC - Beyond20 DC Office
December 16 - December 20, 2019 . 5 days
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Late Registration

CompTIA Security+ Course
Washington, DC - Beyond20 DC Office
January 27 - January 31, 2020 . 5 days
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Regular Registration

CompTIA Security+ Course
Fairfax, VA - Beyond20 Fairfax Office
March 9 - March 13, 2020 . 5 days
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Early Registration

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This course provides the fundamentals of information security and will prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. We’ll provide you with an exam voucher during class (included in the price of the course); then you can schedule and take the certification exam at a testing center at your convenience.

No, but we do highly recommend you have working knowledge of computer networking and system support.

Individuals who hold the PMP certification will earn 40 PDUs through the course.

After passing the CompTIA Security+ certification exam, you will be eligible for 30 CEUs.

Short answer: Yes. CISM certification will qualify you for IAM Level 2. If you’re looking or more detail on DoD 8570 and the various training options for compliance, check out our DoD 8570 overview.


A copy of the classroom presentation material, a course workbook, practice Security+ exam questions, and exercises. You will also receive a voucher to take the ComptTIA Security+ exam at an authorized testing center.

IT professionals who want to learn more about information security, anyone preparing for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam (SY0-501), or anyone whose current position includes information security-related responsibilities.

The current Security+ certification exam, SY0-501, consists of 90 performance-based and multiple choice questions, to be answered within 90 minutes. The questions are weighted, so some are worth more than others. In fact, there are some used as “test” questions that aren’t used in scoring the exam. You won’t be informed of a question’s value during or after the exam. The exam is graded on a scale of 100 900 points. You’ll need a 750/900 to pass.

Performance based questions test your ability to solve problems in a simulated environment. Most of them appear at the beginning of the exam – you won’t be able to see a clock when working on them.

There may occasionally be a question for which partial credit is offered. However, certification exam questions are confidential to CompTIA, so no further information is provided regarding which questions those are.

Yes, the timer will be visible throughout the exam, except when you’re answering the performance based questions and the simulation window is open.

Yes. You can skip any question and return to it later. You’ll be able to flag any questions you’d like to return to for review as you go through the exam. When you reach the last question of the exam, you’ll have an opportunity to review it in its entirety. This is when we recommend revisiting any flagged questions.

You’re not allowed to bring anything into the testing area (phones, smart watches, pens, paper, and notes are all prohibited). You’ll be provided with a dry erase sheet and a marker. You may write whatever you’d like on this sheet, and you may write on it prior to the beginning the timer for the exam.

Yes. Once you have completed the exam, you’ll be informed of your score on the screen. Your score will not be included on your certificate or on the CompTIA website.

CompTIA doesn’t limit the number of times you may take the exam, should you fail. However, after the first retake, you’re required to wait at least 14 calendar days to schedule a third (or subsequent) exam attempt. If you’ve passed the exam, you can’t retake it until a new exam series is released. (Why would anyone want to do that, though? Bananas.)

Your CompTIA Security+ certification is good for three years from the day of your exam. The Continuing Education (CE) program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification. Like Security+ itself, CompTIA Security+ ce also carries globally-recognized ISO/ANSI accreditation status.

Why Beyond20

How We Teach

People learn differently, so we use a variety of methods to teach concepts throughout the course. In addition to exam preparation and practice quizzes, you'll engage in round-table discussions, group exercises, and games designed to give practical context to the concepts. We take this approach not only because it's more interesting and fun than simply memorizing vocabulary, but because it works.

All of our instructors are experienced practitioners with real world cyber security expertise. (Real experience, too. Like, former-CIO-level experience.)

We're a US-based organization with offices in DC, Phoenix, and San Diego.

Industry-Leading Course Materials

All of our courseware is reviewed multiple times a year to ensure it's up to date, in line with best practice standards, and effective! We incorporate feedback from students to constantly improve our course books, in-class activities, and (sorry) homework. The goal is to provide you with the tools to not only get you through class and pass the exam, but also to have a reliable reference when you get back to the office.

We don't just teach to the exam (though we certainly do that), we also give you practical and personalized tools you can take back to work.

We're a Registered Education Provider with PMI, so if you're PMP Certified, the course will earn you PDUs!

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