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Security Specialist CareerPath Program
CompTIA Security+ Certification


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!

Security Specialist CareerPath Program

Authorized Training + Exam Prep + Exam Voucher!

ONLC is a CompTIA Authorized Partner

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. This program provides 120 hours of course content.

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:

  • Know the function and basic features of the components of a PC
  • Use Windows Server to create and manage files and use basic administrative features (Explorer, Control Panel, Management Consoles, Command Line Tools)
  • Operate the Linux OS using basic command-line tools
  • Know basic network terminology and functions (such as OSI Model, Topology, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, switches, routers)
  • Understand TCP/IP addressing, core protocols, and troubleshooting tools


Security Specialist CareerPath Program
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CompTIA Security+
(5 days, instructor-led)

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CompTIA Security+ Certification On-Demand
(6 months access, self-study)

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All course materials, practice exams & exam vouchers


Class Formats

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. Training is fully interactive via online instructor . 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 click link, or from your own location for convenience (see easy setup click link).

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...

  • Documented and illustrated descriptions and examples.
  • Hands-on practice exercises with encountered scenarios.
  • Step-by-step procedures.
  • Graded review questions to validate understanding.
  • Search functionality and reporting to track progress and proficiency.


ONLC's Security Specialist CareerPath Program Has You Covered With...

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Substantial Savings

CareerPath Certification Programs are substantially discounted so you'll pay less than retail for all of the components.

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Learn at Hundreds of Centers or Home

Attend instructor-led classes from any of ONLC's hundreds of centers coast-to-coast click link, or from your own location for convenience (see easy setup click link).

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Optional Class Retake

You may repeat an instructor-led course one time for free within a year of your original class. Class Retake Details click link.

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Exam Prep & Voucher

Along with quality training you'll receive a practice exam and exam voucher to pay for the authorized test.

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Exam Pass Guarantee

Your safety net if you don't pass the authorized exam the first time. Review Exam Pass Guarantee click link.

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Career Guidance

Not sure if this program is right for you? Schedule a career strategy session with an ONLC Advisor at 1-800-288-8221 (weekdays) for assistance.


CompTIA Security+ Certification

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.

CompTIA Security+ Certification

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


Exam Provider
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

Possible Careers

Job titles and careers that often request or require applicants to have CompTIA Security+ certification include...

Job Titles...

Security Administrator

Systems Administrator

Helpdesk Manager / Analyst

Network / Cloud Engineer

Security Engineer / Analyst

DevOps / Software Developer


Salary Range...

The average salary of a Security+ certified professional is about $84,000.

Security+ professionals have indicated this certification has also helped them earn a salary increase.

Salary ranges are USD and for general reference only as several factors including but not limited to geography, company pay scale and applicant's other work experience can effect salary.


Start Your Career Now!

Earning Security+ is a door opener to a career in cybersecurity! Get started with ONLC's CareerPath Certification Program!

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* CareerPath Certification Program Terms & Conditions

  • All prices are US Dollars.
  • Programs are good on new registrations only and limited to the above listed courses.
  • Cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers or programs.
  • Full payment is required at the time of purchase. These programs are non-refundable, non-transferable.
  • Course materials will either be digital or hard copy format.
  • Exam voucher will be sent to purchaser once a passing score on the exam prep has been achieved. Exam vouchers are only good for a limited time. Sending the voucher later rather than at time of purchase maximizes time allowance for taking the authorized exam. ONLC will not replace expired exam vouchers.
  • Though ONLC may specify durations and deadlines for training, exam preps, and authorized exams those deadlines can be supplanted should CompTIA announce a certification change or retirement. ONLC is not the governing certification body, so cannot alter, delay or grant extensions for such changes. Additionally, retired courses are not applicable for ONLC's free course retake or make-up options.

CompTIA On-Demand courses & course codes:

  • Each code contains specific information about the program for which it is valid, the expiration date, and other terms and conditions for its use.
  • A code may not be redeemed for cash, credit, or refund. Codes are not returnable and are void if altered.
  • On-Demand course is available 24/7 for 180 days from date of purchase.
  • Each code may only be used once and cannot be shared. After it has been redeemed, a code cannot be reused.
  • Expired, stolen, or lost codes will not be replaced. ONLC Training Centers, CompTIA, nor any hosting partners are not responsible for lost or stolen codes.
  • On-Demand course and exam voucher expiration dates will not be extended under any circumstances.

CompTIA Certification Testing:

  • 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. ONLC does not offer exams at our centers.

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