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CompTIA Security+ Training
with Exam Prep, Exam Voucher, & Support Videos for Security Plus Certification!

CompTIA Security+ Certification is DoD 8140 compliant.

At ONLC, we care about your success attending Security+ class training, and as importantly passing the authorized Security+ Exam! Our Security+ curriculum is built for certification and includes an exam prep and exam voucher plus access to support videos. The instructor-led CompTIA Security+ training leans heavily on exam questions while some of the other learning is available before and after class via the support components.

CompTIA Security+ certification is one of the most popular cybersecurity training certifications, but it is also one of the most difficult to earn. CompTIA has recently changed to version SY0-701 of the exam, and with the recent release, the exam hasn't gotten any easier. This is where courses can help you study, prepare for the exam, and receive your Security Plus certification.

Security+ certification is important for individuals who need a DoD 8140 baseline information systems security certification and those considering a move to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Study and prepare now with CompTIA Security+ certification training classes from ONLC, a CompTIA Authorized Partner.

ONLC's CompTIA Security+ Training is Exam Focused and Includes...

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Network+ and Security+ Videos

ONLC students get access to supplemental Network+ (prereq) and Security+ videos. These videos are great study materials and can help you develop the skills necessary to pass the certification exam.

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Exam Study Prep & Exam Voucher

Along with quality security training, you get a practice exam plus an exam voucher to pay for the authorized Security+ exam. The practice exam will be a valuable resource to help you study for the real exam.

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Certification Exam Pass Guarantee

Your safety net if you don't pass the authorized exam the first time. Our exam guarantee makes our study programs a secure and risk-free way to receive your Security Plus certfication. Review Exam Pass Guarantee click link.

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Optional CompTIA Security Class Retake

You may repeat the Security+ instructor-led course for free one time within a year of your original class. Repeating the class will give you extra time to study and prepare for the certification exam. Class Retake Details click link.

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Authorized CompTIA Security Training

ONLC is a CompTIA Authorized Partner. Our training curriculum is designed for you to be successful passing the Security+ exam and earning certification.

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Learn at Hundreds of ONLC 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 with our online guide (see easy setup click link).


What You'll Learn With CompTIA Security Plus Training at ONLC

Security Plus Training Courses from ONLC can help you take entry-level security awareness to an elevated level and be on track for a career as a security administrator, systems administrator, network administrator, IT auditor, or network security professional. Security Plus certification can boost your career and open new professional opportunities. Infosec topics covered in the security course and exam include:

  • Basic cryptography and public key infrastructure (PKI)
  • Identity and access management
  • Risk management and vulnerability scanning
  • Malware identification and mitigation
  • Penetration testing concepts
  • Compliance and frameworks
  • Identifying attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities
  • Cloud security solutions
  • Identification of threat actor types and vectors
  • Management of mobile devices and wireless security
  • Access control and authentication
  • Firewalls, proxy servers, and network system security
  • Physical security and security controls
  • Host and application Security


Learning CompTIA Security

At ONLC you pick the class format that's best for your learning style

Instructor-led Training (ILT) -or- On-Demand
Instructor-led Training (ILT ) classes are live, hands-on available at ONLC centers coast to coast click link or your own location click link. Security training is fully interactive with an online trainer. Alternatively, On-Demand security courses are self-study featuring a blend of video tutorials, labs, and exercises. Learn and prep for the exam from your own location and when you want with 24/7 access to study materials for several months. See Security+ classes, prices, & schedule.

Earn Security+ Certification

Prep for Security+ certification with training at ONLC

Cybersecurity skills are in high demand worldwide and Security+ is one of the most popular and DoD 8140 work role compliant. Our authorized CompTIA Security+ training includes an exam prep, exam voucher, and our Exam Pass Guarantee click link — all for your CompTIA Security certification success. These ONLC value-adds are included with our public, instructor-led CompTIA Security+ training classes. Go to Security+ Learning Path.

Get Security+ Group Training

Group Training from ONLC

Ready your team for CompTIA Security+ with the skills and certification training they'll get with our group training options. Group training is highly effective and can be customized to meet specific objectives, schedules, and budgets! Your entire network can learn CompTIA Security skills that will benefit you entire organization. Take the CompTIA Security course online or onsite. For more information on the security course and to receive a price quote with your particulars see Security+ Group Training click link .

Security+ Classes: Live Online or On-Demand Certification

CompTIA Security+ Certification Training

*** IMPORTANT: High Volume Class, Sign Up Early ***
Security+ is one of our most popular classes. A green flag beside a class date means that session has met minimum enrollment levels and is expected to run. It is common for Security+ class dates to fill several weeks in advance. Even if a date has a green flag, you might not be able to get into that session if it is full. To avoid disappointment, it is best to register for the Security+ certification course at least several weeks in advance.

Security+ Overview
CompTIA Security+ is aimed at IT professionals with career roles such as security architect, security engineer, security consultant/specialist, information assurance technician, security administrator, systems administrator, and network administrator.

This course is the prep for CompTIA Security+ certification exam SY0-701.

Security+ Course Prerequisites
Students should meet the following criteria prior to taking the Security+ certification course:

• Recommended that students have taken CompTIA Network+ certification course and exam, together with 24 months experience in networking support/IT administration
• 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, WiFi, switches, routers)
• Understand TCP/IP addressing, core protocols, and security troubleshooting tools

Exam Prep Software--INCLUDED!
All CompTIA classes with ONLC include exam prep and study software with access to web-based practice exams. CompTIA certification exams are rigorous and challenging. By studying after the class and using these practice exams you will greatly improve your chances of passing the actual certification exam the first time.

ONLC’s Exam Pass Guarantee--INCLUDED!
Our CompTIA certification classes include our Exam Pass Guarantee. Work through the Exam Prep Software included with your course. When you achieve a practice test score of 85% or better in Certification mode, send proof of that score to [email protected]. We will then release the exam voucher for the authorized certification exam to you. If you fail the authorized certification exam on the first attempt, we will provide a second exam voucher to you at no charge. HOWEVER, if you don't use the practice test or you take the authorized exam without first achieving 85% or better on the practice test, then the Exam Pass Guarantee is null and void. See all details at: Exam Pass Guarantee

Additional Notes Regarding CompTIA Certification Exams
As with most professional IT certifications, many additional hours of study are required before the class (meeting the prerequisites) and after the class (reviewing exam objectives and practice questions). Expect to spend a significant number of hours studying outside of the class before you take a CompTIA or any other IT professional exam. The class alone won't prepare you to take the exam. You also need to study and prepare on your own for the Security Plus certification. For more information, please read our article:
Is CompTIA Security+ Worth It?

*** NOTE: This class also available in On-Demand, eLearning Format ***
Too busy at work to miss 5 days to take the live, instructor-led class? Consider our CompTIA On-Demand version of this course. Watch videos, do the same hands-on labs, access to an online CompTIA Security expert 24/7, and study on your own time, at your own pace. For details on this alternative format for Security+ certification prep, go to:
CompTIA On-Demand Security+ Certification Training


Lesson 1: Comparing Security Roles and Security Controls

Lesson 2: Explaining Threat Actors and Threat Intelligence

Lesson 3: Performing Security Assessments

Lesson 4: Identifying Social Engineering and Malware

Lesson 5: Summarizing Basic Cryptographic Concepts

Lesson 6: Implementing Public Key Infrastructure

Lesson 7: Implementing Authentication Controls

Lesson 8: Implementing Identity and Account Management Controls

Lesson 9: Implementing Secure Network Designs

Lesson 10: Implementing Network Security Appliances

Lesson 11: Implementing Secure Network Protocols

Lesson 12: Implementing Host Security Solutions

Lesson 13: Implementing Secure Mobile Solutions

Lesson 14: Summarizing Secure Application Concepts

Lesson 15: Implementing Secure Cloud Solutions

Lesson 16: Explaining Data Privacy and Protection Concepts

Lesson 17: Performing Incident Response

Lesson 18: Explaining Digital Forensics

Lesson 19: Summarizing Risk Management Concepts

Lesson 20: Implementing Cybersecurity Resilience

Lesson 21: Explaining Physical Security

Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Exam Objectives

Appendix B: Course Acronyms

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7/15/24 - 7/19/24 Live Online from our site or yours. $2,495

7/29/24 - 8/2/24 Live Online from our site or yours. $2,495

8/12/24 - 8/16/24 Live Online from our site or yours. $2,495

8/26/24 - 8/30/24 Live Online from our site or yours. $2,495

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CompTIA On-Demand: CompTIA Security + Certification Training

Please Note: This course aligns with the SYO-601 exam, which is scheduled to retire July 2024 -please plan accordingly
*** Note: This is an On-Demand Self Study Class, 180-day, 24/7 access via the internet ***
(Applicable State and Local taxes may be added for On-Demand purchases, depending on your location.)
CompTIA On-Demand is a self-study training solution that is a great fit for individuals with considerable IT experience who don't need a traditional 5-day class to prepare for a CompTIA exam. The online CompTIA Security training is also a good option for individuals who can only study in their free time and need to take the course at their own pace.

Course Overview
You may take this Security+ certification course at any time; there are no set dates. The course includes hours of videos, demonstrations, lab exercises, and printed course materials. The security training course will prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 exam. Topics covered in the Security+ certification course include: understanding threats, analyzing attacks, cryptography, implementing secure networks, operational procedures, forensics, and more. Note: The 180-day CompTIA Security course access period begins at time of purchase.

Target Student
The CompTIA Security+ course is aimed at IT professionals with career roles such as security architect, security engineer, security consultant/specialist, information assurance technician, security administrator, systems administrator, and network administrator. It is recommended that students have taken CompTIA Network+ certification course and exam, together with career experience in networking support/IT administration.

Course Prerequisites
Students should meet the following criteria prior to taking the Security+ certification course:
• Recommended that students have taken CompTIA Network+ certification course and exam, together with 24 months experience in networking support/IT administration
• 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

Additional Notes Regarding CompTIA Certification Exams
As with most professional IT certifications, many additional hours of study are required before the class (meeting the prerequisites) and after the class (reviewing exam objectives and practice questions). Expect to spend a significant number of hours studying before you take a CompTIA or any other IT professional exam.

ONLC Extras
ONLC Training Centers bundles in valuable extras with our CompTIA On-Demand Courses. These extras are not available from other security training companies.

Certification Exam Voucher Included (A $340 value!) All of our CompTIA classes include the cost of the CompTIA exam voucher. Students must schedule when and where they will take the exam through Pearson Vue, the CompTIA testing service.

Exam Prep Software. This web-based practice exam will help your prepare for you actual certification exam. These dynamic practice tests provide links to the training content. If you answer an exam question wrong, you can go back to that topic for additional study and review.

Classroom Live Labs. These labs give you access to real equipment without the need for time-consuming installation and setup. You get easy browser-based access to the equipment you need to work through the labs that align with the CompTIA security course content. Requires only a browser and high-speed internet access.

24/7 Online Support. You will be able to chat online with a content matter expert while you are taking your On-Demand class. And, with your permission, the CompTIA Security expert can even take over your computer to provide assistance with your labs. (3-Month Access.)

ONLC’s Exam Pass Guarantee
ONLC’s CompTIA certification classes come with an Exam Pass Guarantee. What that essentially means is that we want to make sure that everyone is taking advantage of the Practice Exam that we are providing and achieve a score of 85% or better in Certification Mode prior to us releasing the initial exam voucher.

The Security Plus certification practice exam is ordered upon request. Once you provide a copy of the course Certificate of Completion along with lab completion documentation we will email the web-based practice test. After achieving a score of 85% or better, email proof to [email protected] and we will go ahead and release the exam voucher to you within 24 business hours. Should you fail the exam on the first attempt, after submitting your authorized exam score and additional study, we will then provide a second voucher. However, should you decide to not take the practice exam or to take the exam without first achieving the 85% in certification mode, the Exam Pass is null and void. Please read through our:
Exam Pass Guarantee

Do You Still Prefer a Live, Instructor-led Class?
Already know On-Demand training is not right for you? We also offer this CompTIA security course in a live, instructor-led format. For more details, click on the link below:
Instructor-led CompTIA Security+ Certification Training

This CompTIA Security course takes 5 days to complete and includes 10h 45m of video presentation plus hours of practice labs.

Course Outline

Chapter 1 - Understanding Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities
Topic A: Introduction to Security Concepts
Security Fundamentals
Security Terms
Topic B: Identifying Threat Actors and Vectors
Actors and Threats
Actor Attributes
Attack Vectors
Information Gathering
Intelligence Sources
Research Sources
Demo - Research Sources
Topic C: Understanding Vulnerabilities
Vulnerability Fundamentals
Security Impacts
Vulnerability Types
Vulnerability Types (cont.)
Topic D: Understanding Attack Types
Attack Types
Understanding Malware Types
Attacking Passwords and User Credentials
Physical Attacks
Other Attack Types
Topic E: Identifying Social Engineering Techniques
Social Engineering Principles
Other Social Engineering Types
Other Social Engineering Types (cont.)

Chapter 2 - Analyzing Attacks
Topic A: Security Assessment Tools and Techniques
Understanding Assessments
Threat Hunting
Vulnerability Scanning
Syslog and SIEM
SIEM Components
Topic B: Application Attacks
Application Attacks
Privilege Escalation
Cross-Site Scripting
Application Attack Issues
Session Attacks
Additional Attacks
Topic C: Network Attacks
Introduction to Network Attacks
Wireless Network Attacks
Layer 2 Attacks
Service Attacks
Demo - DNS Poisoning
Malicious Code
Topic D: Penetration Testing
Penetration Testing
Environment Types
Pentesting Concepts
Network Reconnaissance
Exercise Types

Chapter 3 - Architecture and Design
Topic A: Enterprise Security Architecture
Enterprise Standardization Needs
Configuration Management
Data Protection
Additional Security Concepts
Disaster Recovery
Deception and Disruption
Topic B: Designing Authentication and Authorization
Authentication and Authorization
Authentication Methods
Authentication Technologies
Multifactor Authentication
Demo - Multifactor Authentication
Topic C: Designing Resiliency
Resiliency and Cybersecurity
Redundancy Concepts
Replication Concepts
Backup Concepts
Additional Resiliency Options
Topic D: Cloud and Virtualization Concepts
Cloud Models
Cloud Types
Cloud Service Providers
Additional Cloud Concepts
Additional Cloud Concepts (cont.)
Demo - Cloud Computing Security
Topic E: Securing Application Development and Deployment
Application Development Environments
Secure Coding Techniques
Automation Techniques
Application Design Concepts

Chapter 4 - Physical and System Security
Topic A: Physical Security Controls
Importance of Physical Controls
Standard Controls
Security Monitoring
Security Personnel
Secure Areas
Secure Data Destruction
Demo - Data Destruction Software
Topic B: Securing Embedded and Specialized Systems
Embedded Systems
Specialized Systems
Additional System Types
Communication Considerations

Chapter 5 – Cryptography
Topic A: Cryptographic Concepts
Introduction to Cryptography
Common Use Cases
Integrity Verification
Understanding Keys
Crypto Limitations
Additional Cryptographic Types
Topic B: Public Key Infrastructures
Introduction to PKIs
Certificate Authorities
Certificate Verification
Certificate Formats
Demo - Implementing PKI
Additional Concepts
Chapter 6 - Implementing Secure Networks
Topic A: Implement Secure Protocols
Network Protocols
Use Cases
Application Layer Protocols
IP Security
Topic B: Implement Secure Network Designs
Network Segmentation
High Availability
Virtual Private Networks
Secure Network Appliances
Demo - Configuring a Host-Based Firewall
Additional Network Security Concepts
Topic C: Implementing Security in the Cloud
Cloud Security Controls
Cloud Storage Security
Cloud Network Security
Compute Security
Additional Cloud Solutions
Topic D: Implement Wireless Security
Cryptographic Protocols
Authentication Protocols
Authentication Methods
Installation Considerations
Topic E: Implement Secure Mobile Solutions
Deployment Models
Connection Methods and Receivers
Mobile Device Management (MDM)
Mobile Devices
Enforcement and Monitoring
Additional Controls

Chapter 7 - Implementing Secure Hosts and Identities
Topic A: Implement Authentication and Authorization Systems
Understanding Identity
Access Control Methods
Demo - Role-Based Access Control
Authentication Management
Remote Access Authentication
Authentication and Authorization Protocols
Topic B: Implement Identity and Account Management Controls
Account Types
Account Policies
Demo - Configuring Account Policies
Additional Identity Terms
Topic C: Implement Host and Application Security Solutions
Endpoint Protection
Client Level Protections
Network Level Protections
Boot Integrity
Database Security
System Hardening
Application Security

Chapter 8 - Operational Procedures
Topic A: Using Tools to Assess Security
Network Reconnaissance and Discovery
Network Tools
Network Tools (cont.)
Demo - Using Network Tools
File Manipulation Tools
Packet Capture and Relay
Shell and Script Environments
Forensics Tools
Topic B: Utilizing Data Sources for Investigation
Vulnerability Scan Output
SIEM Dashboards
Log Files
Additional Monitoring
Topic C: Applying Mitigation Techniques
Reconfiguring Endpoint Solutions
Configuration Changes
Additional Mitigation Techniques

Chapter 9 - Incident Response and Forensics
Incident Response and Forensics
Topic A: Incident Response Policies and Procedures
Incident Response Plans
Incident Response Process
Attack Frameworks
Additional Plans
Demo - Examining IRPs
Topic B: Understanding Digital Forensics
Introduction to Forensics
Evidence Categories
Documentation and Evidence
Acquisition Concepts
Additional Concepts

Chapter 10 - Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Topic A: Introduction to Control Types
Security Controls
Control Categories
Control Types
Topic B: Understanding Governance
Introduction to Governance
Regulations and Standards
Key Frameworks
Demo - Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Topic C: Implementing Security Policies
Personnel-Based Policies
Personnel-Based Policies (cont.)
Third-Party Risk Management
Credential Policies
Topic D: Implementing Risk Management
Risk Types
Risk Management Strategies
Risk Analysis
Risk Analysis (cont.)
Business Impact Analysis
Topic E: Compliance with Privacy and Sensitive Data
Organizational Consequences
Data Types
Privacy Enhancing Technologies
Roles and Responsibilities

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Security+ Certification

Security+ Certification Learning Path

IT security is paramount to organizations. With the massive amounts of data transmitted and stored throughout the world, it's essential to have effective cybersecurity practices and measures in place.

CompTIA Security+ certification validates baseline skills needed to perform core security functions and pursue an IT cybersecurity career. Some of the job roles that may prefer or require CompTIA Security+ certification include:

  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Security Administrator
  • Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester
  • Security Engineer

To achieve Security+ certification candidates must pass the authorized exam. You can prepare for the exam by attending the training listed below.

Security+ Recommended Prerequisite

CompTIA recommends that Security+ candidates have at least two years of technical networking experience with an emphasis on security such as in CompTIA Network+ click link.

Authorized Live Instructor-led CompTIA Security Course
(click course title for outline & class dates)

CompTIA Security+ Certification Training click link
This online instructor-led training (ILT) is live and hands-on and is the prep for CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-701. ONLC includes a CompTIA exam voucher with this class!
See CompTIA Security+ course outline & class dates click link

Security+ Certification Exam



Authorized On-Demand CompTIA Security Course for exam SY0-601
(click course title for outline)

CompTIA On-Demand Security+ Certification Training click link
This self-study, self-paced elearning course is a prep for CompTIA Security+ certification exam SY0-601 which is retiring July 31, 2024.
See CompTIA Security+ On-Demand course outline & to purchase click link

Security+ Certification Exam


One exam with a combination of 90 multiple choice and performance-based questions. Exam length is 90 minutes. Passing Score is 750 (scale of 100-900).

CompTIA certification exams are performance-based to confirm a candidate's knowledge, skills, and abilities using the CompTIA network and program. CompTIA exams are available through Pearson Vue, CompTIA's authorized testing partner. Exam candidates schedule the authorized exam directly with Pearson Vue and may attend from any of Pearson Vue's Testing Centers or online.


Those who trained for Security+ certification using SY0-601 content need to pass the -601 exam before it retires in July 2024.


Recertification/CompTIA CE Program

Security+ has globally-recognized ISO/ANSI accreditation status. As part of the accreditation requirements, this certification expires every three years if not renewed. You can renew certification through the CompTIA CE Program which includes completing continuing education activities. Review CompTIA Continuing Education (CE) Program requirements and approved courses click link. Note, if your certification is not renewed within the three years allowance it will expire and you will need to pass the current version of the exam to regain CompTIA Security+ certification.

Next Step after the Security+ Course and Exam

Once you've earned Security+ certification, expand your abilities in the field of IT cybersecurity with CompTIA CySA+ Certification click link for defensive skills, or CompTIA PenTest+ click link for offensive skills. Although the two certifications teach skills from opposing sides, they are dependent on one another and the most qualified cybersecurity professionals will have both offensive and defensive skills. These intermediate-level certifications help bridge the skills gap between CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) to create a vendor-neutral security certification path.

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Exam Pass GuaranteeExam Pass Guarantee
ONLC is committed to the success of our students. We are so confident in the training you'll receive with us that for training that includes an exam prep and exam voucher as part of your purchase, we have an Exam Pass Guarantee. Learn more.


ONLC Training Centers is a CompTIA Authorized PartnerONLC is a CompTIA Authorized Partner
ONLC Training Centers is a CompTIA Authorized partner. CompTIA certifications help identify qualified, knowledgeable individuals in fields of Information Technology (IT). ONLC's schedule includes classes that will help you prepare for the CompTIA A+, Network+, Cloud+, Linux+, Security+, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Server+, Data+ and Project+ certifications.


Group training available from ONLC

Security+ Group Training
ONLC offers complete solutions so training coordinators can successfully upskill their teams while maintaining their budget. Training can be via our public schedule or private sessions delivered virtually or in-person/on-site. When private, content can be customized to meet the client's specific needs and technologies. To request a price quote complete our quick Group Training Request form click link or call 1.800.288.8221 (weekdays).


Earn Professional credits for attending some of ONLC's classes

Earn Professional Credits
Many of ONLC's courses are approved for professional credits including CEUs (Continuing Education Unit), CPEs (Continuing Professional Education) and PDUs (Professional Development Units). Each credit program has its own requirements and process. The course certificate an ONLC student receives is proof of course completion for credit submission. Learn more about professional credits click link.


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DoD 8140 Directive - General Information
ONLC provides approved training classes for IAT, IAM, IASAE and CSSP personnel that's compliant with Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8140. Get ready now for a DoD computer certification at any of ONLC centers coast-to-coast or from your own location. More on DoD 8140


Other Cybersecurity Classes at ONLC
ONLC offers training for other cyber security-related classes including Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), CISSP, Microsoft Security and more. See cybersecurity training.


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