CompTIA Security+

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Securing data is a key role in organizations of every size and type creating a multitude of opportunities for professionals who can keep online data safe and private. The CompTIA Security+ certification is considered a global standard for validating cybersecurity skills. This online course will help you master the basics of system security, network infrastructure, access control, and organizational security and prepare you to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

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Job Outlook for Computer Security Professionals
Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand. Cyber Defense Magazine predicts a need for 1.8 million new cybersecurity professionals by 2022. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 32% job growth for information security analysts between now and 2028. BLS also lists this career among the fastest-growing job categories due to an increase in the frequency of hacking and attacks on computer and network infrastructure. Growth is expected across every industry, especially those that involve private information such as banks and financial services, healthcare and emerging fields such as vehicle and physical infrastructure systems. Cybersecurity professionals are well-paid. According to PayScale.com, cybersecurity analysts with CompTIA Security+ preparation command salaries above $61,000 per year.

Course Objectives

  • Perform network design security, risk calculations, penetration testing, and risk management
  • Implement device security, wireless security, static environment security, secure authentication methods, and authorization models
  • Manage attack types, mitigating malware, discovery tools, and security administrative principles
  • Develop the necessary skills for a career as an IA technician, security consultant, information security analyst, or forensic analyst
  • Create an initial understanding of or build upon your existing IT knowledge by exploring computer and network security concepts
  • Prepare to successfully pass the CompTIA Security+ Exam


Lesson I: Security Attacks and Cryptography
  • Learn about the different types of malware, social engineering attacks and basic cryptography.
Lesson II: Security and Networking
  • Learn advanced cryptography and PKI, application and networking-based attacks, network security devices, design, and technology.
Lesson III: Securing Networks and Clients
  • Learn how to secure networks.
Lesson IV: Mobile Security and Access Management
  • Learn how to secure devices through authentication and access management.
Lesson V: Business Continuity and Risk Mitigation
  • Learn how to assess your business’s vulnerability and implement software to minimize risk.

Instructor

  • David Grimes 
David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education. 

 

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Careers in Computer Security FAQs

 

WHAT JOBS CAN I GET WITH THIS CERTIFICATION?Designed for entry-level careers, CompTIA Security+ certificate holders often work in jobs such as IT Auditor, Penetration Tester, Security Engineer or Network Administrator. WHAT DOES THE CompTIA SECURITY+ EXAM COVER?The Security+ exam is a comprehensive test of your ability to detect security threats and configure systems to mitigate risks to applications, networks, and devices.
 
HOW DO I BECOME CERTIFIED?CompTIA recommends 2 years of IT experience working with security and networking. Upon completion of this course students will receive a voucher valid for 12-months to register for their Exam. WHAT COMES AFTER CompTIA SECURITY?For those looking to further their career with Cyber Security the next step would be the CompTIA PenTester. WHERE DO SECURITY PROFESSIONALS WORK?The highest demand is in the healthcare, financial services and retail industries. CAN I WORK REMOTELY?CompTIA research has found that many support and user-facing jobs are shifting to remote or work from home.