The IT Cyber Security Professional with CompTIA Security+
Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Security+ training designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of IT security. As an international, vendor-neutral credential, CompTIA Security+ certification ensures successful students gain competency in network security, compliance and operational security, common/possible threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security, access control and identity management as well as cryptography. Earning CompTIA Security+ Certification signifies to employers that candidates will apply their knowledge of security concepts, tools and procedures to prevent security breaches, react accordingly to any security incidents and anticipate further security risks in order to effectively guard against them.
The CompTIA Security+ course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become an IT security professional. This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit for and pass the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to identify risk and participate in risk mitigation activities as well as provide infrastructure, application, operational and information security. They will also acquire the knowledge necessary to apply security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability, as well as how to identify appropriate technologies and products. Finally, students will gain an awareness of applicable policies, laws and regulations with regard to IT security.
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
Education and National Certifications
Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the
CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam from CompTIA® and the Microsoft
Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Although there are no state approval,
state registration or other state requirements for this program,
students who complete this program will be prepared
and are eligible to sit for the national certification exams. Students
who complete this program are encouraged to complete the externship
option with their program. Students who complete this program can and do
sit for the CompTIA Security+ and MOS national certification exams and
are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.
Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum
Although not a requirement, once students complete the program, they have the ability to participate in an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this field. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in this field. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed with a participating organization near their location.