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
Practice exercises and quizzes
A certification exam voucher
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Prerequisites & Requirements
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:
- CompTIA N+
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (200-301 CCNA)
- Microsoft Azure Cloud Fundamentals AZ-900
- IT Specialist in Python
Course Code: NC 09665 CompTIA Security+
There are multiple ways to apply for this course, please check out the different options below.