Securing this data is a key role in organizations of every size and type. This creates significant 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 100% online Security+ course will help you master the basics of system security, network infrastructure, access control, and organizational security. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be prepared to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam (SYO-601).
As a certification for entry-level or ground floor career opportunities, CompTIA Security+ certification holders often work in jobs with titles such as:
CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that proves you have the basic skills needed to perform the core security functions an organization needs. The CompTIA Security+ certification exam focuses on up-to-date best practices in risk management and mitigation, including an emphasis on your ability to effectively identify and address security threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities.
CompTIA Security+ is typically the first certification that an IT professional should earn and will provide you with a career boost into intermediate-level cybersecurity roles. It is a certification that is required by many organizations as evidence of your core knowledge and skills in the field of cybersecurity.
Data security firm Netwrix considers the CompTIA Security+ the ideal certification for those entering the cybersecurity field. Although other certifications may offer subject matter and challenges that dive deeper into specific issues that are more appropriate for seasoned professionals, the Security+ certification process and exams fit ideally with the needs of new security professionals.
The Security+ exam is a comprehensive test of your ability to:
Although many cybersecurity jobs require access to highly confidential information, including systems configurations, CompTIA notes that many support and user-facing jobs are shifting to a remote or work from home (WFH) basis. Especially given secure connections and reliable protocols, network security may offer opportunities for remote careers.
There are no prerequisites to take the course. However, CompTIA recommends having up to two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus for the Security+ exam.
Malware and social engineering attacks, basic cryptography
Advanced cryptography and PKI, application and networking-based attacks, network security devices, design, and technology
Administering a secure network, wireless network security, client and application security
Mobile and embedded device security, authentication, account and access management
Vulnerability assessment and data security, backup and recovery, implementing software RAID
Linda Matthews has years of experience both in the classroom teaching technical material and in the field solving a myriad of technical issues. Linda possesses the background to engage deeply with cybersecurity through teaching and intellectual focus. For the past eight years, she has lived with this vast and fascinating body of knowledge. Now, she regularly trains individuals in several of the most popular security courses from CompTIA and Microsoft. CompTIA’s Security+ is the foundational course students need to begin an incredible journey into cybersecurity. Linda has a strong love for teaching and igniting the spark that can set students on a most worthwhile and fulfilling path.
Sara Perrott has been working in the information technology field for 20+ years and has devoted the last 10 of those to focusing on cybersecurity. She is a published author and a former college professor, and she is passionate about teaching the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Sara has a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Western Governors University Washington and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security from the University of Phoenix.
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