CompTIA Security+ is the perfect place to start learning the skills and knowledge needed to tackle cybersecurity risks. The gap between the need for cybersecurity professionals and qualified IT personnel to handle those threats is one of the largest of any IT specialty. Businesses of all sizes are taking cybersecurity and hacking more seriously than ever, and this in-demand IT role is expected to continue well into the future.
If you're hoping your future employer works with Department of Defense (DoD) systems in any capacity, this certification is a must. Security+ is the number one certification that employers want for DoD 8570 / 8140 compliance. Additionally, having Security+ certification on your resume can make the difference in getting interviews, landing your first or dream job and earning a higher pay. ONLC's Security Specialist CareerPath Program will get you there!
General Description: With the massive amounts of data transmitted and stored throughout the world, it's essential to have effective cybersecurity practices in place. The Security+ training covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk including access control, identity management and cryptography as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities. Security concerns associated with cloud computing, BYOD and SCADA are also addressed.
ONLC is a CompTIA Authorized Partner providing high-impact authorized training and a curriculum that's geared for certification success. All CompTIA training is indepth with hands-on exercises and labs to ensure you're learning and will be prepared not only for the certification exam, but also ready to handle real-world IT situations and problems.
Prerequisite: Although not a required prerequisite, students should have CompTIA Network+ certification or equivalent knowledge plus 24 months experience in networking support/IT administration. Additionally:
Instructor-led Training (ILT): Classes are live with a subject-matter professional leading and supporting the class. You'll work hands-on with the software and its features doing labs and exercises throughout the class. You can ask questions, participate in class discussions and get assistance directly from the instructor during class. Students select their class dates from our public schedule and can train at any of ONLC's hundreds of centers coast-to-coast , or from your own location for convenience (see easy setup ).
On-Demand (self-study): On-Demand courses are self-study, self-paced you take using your own equipment. With 24/7 access for multiple months you can repeat and review sections as needed to reinforce what you're learning in the live training. On-Demand format features video tutorials, live labs, assessments plus...
CareerPath Certification Programs are substantially discounted so you'll pay less than retail for all of the components.
You may repeat an instructor-led course one time for free within a year of your original class. Class Retake Details .
Along with quality training you'll receive a practice exam and exam voucher to pay for the authorized test.
Your safety net if you don't pass the authorized exam the first time. Review Exam Pass Guarantee .
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Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ certification know how to address security incidents, not just identify them. Earning CompTIA certification proves you're keeping pace with today's technology plus it validates your skills. And who you train with makes a difference. ONLC is a CompTIA Authorized Partner providing high-impact authorized training and a curriculum that's geared for certification success.
This highly respected certification confirms baseline skills needed to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills plus understand the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection. The authorized exam must be passed to earn this certification.
Security+ Certification Exam
Pearson VUE is the authorized testing provider for CompTIA certification exams. Pearson VUE offers exams at their network of testing centers and online. Students schedule their exam directly with Pearson Vue. Once you pass the authorized exam, you will receive a digital badge for the certification. Anyone who views your badge can select it to learn about your skills and verify its authenticity.
Recertification / CompTIA CE Program
Security+ certification has globally-recognized ISO/ANSI accreditation status. As part of the accreditation requirements, certification expires every three years if not renewed. You can renew Security+ certification through the CompTIA CE Program which includes completing continuing education activities. If your certification is not renewed within the three years, your certification will expire and you will need to pass the current version of the exam to regain certification.
See CompTIA's Continuing Education (CE) Program requirements.
Job titles and careers that often request or require applicants to have CompTIA Security+ certification include...
Helpdesk Manager / Analyst
Network / Cloud Engineer
Security Engineer / Analyst
DevOps / Software Developer
The average salary of a Security+ certified professional is about $84,000.
Earning Security+ is a door opener to a career in cybersecurity! Get started with ONLC's CareerPath Certification Program!
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