The CompTIA Security+ certification is an internationally recognised industry standard qualification for anyone in an IT role, held by more than half a million people worldwide.
This online course will teach you the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. The syllabus will also cover access control, identity management and cryptography, as well as the selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities. This vendor-neutral certification will also raise your understanding of security concerns associated with cloud computing, BYOD (bring your own device) and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition).
You are required to pass one exam covering the following content:
- Installing and configuring systems to secure applications, networks and devices
- Performing threat analysis and responding with appropriate mitigation techniques.
- Participating in risk mitigation activities
- Operating with an awareness of applicable policies, laws and regulations
Prerequisites & Requirements
We recommend that students first complete the CompTIA Network+ course, provided by eCollege, and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus would also be an advantage. Aside from this academic and professional experience, we expect prospective students to have a high level of computer literacy, with a high aptitude for logical thinking and problem solving.
If you have an ambition to further your career in cybersecurity, or you have an interest in computer networks, this course will suit you.
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As this is an industry standard accreditation, a certification may lead to opportunities with many of the world’s biggest IT companies. When you receive your CompTIA Security+ certification you can confidently apply for roles such as junior security analyst, security engineer or architect, CISO/CSO, systems administrator or systems engineer.
When you complete this course, eCollege recommends further study by enrolling in:
- Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals
- Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
- Windows Security Administration Fundamentals
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