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CompTIA Security+

time9.5 Hours
ceu15 CEU/CPE
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CompTIA Security+
Course Intro
The CompTIA Security Plus certification sets the benchmark for IT security. This course teaches general security concepts, communications security, the basics of cryptography, and organizational and operational security to prepare for the certification exam.
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Course Description

There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.”
– Walter Cronkite

CompTIA’s Security+ certification has long been a top choice for those looking for their introduction into the cyber security industry—it provides the fundamental knowledge for securing a network and managing risk. It also is approved by the U.S Department of Defense to meet information assurance technical and management certification requirements, so it’s a pretty huge distinction and in great demand. The certification will help people enter into the cyber security field, and will validate a fundamental cyber security skill set. Previously, Security+ training classes were expensive, but now, at Cybrary, our online class is entirely free, forever!

About the Online CompTIA Security+ Training

The Security+ curriculum covers many areas of network security, including cloud security, encryption, security protocols, system security and network infrastructure. Our free online CompTIA Security+ training is ideal for network administrators, security consultants, security engineers, security analysts and people looking to enter into cyber security. Learn about general security concepts, basics of cryptography, communications security and operational and organizational security. With the increase of major security breaches that are occurring, security experts are needed now more than ever. 

Looking for a return (on your FREE investment)? Individuals who are Security+ certified are likely to make approximately $80,000 a year (in the USA)! Possession of this certification shows employers that you are fundamentally skilled in handling network security and risk management issues. While there are no prerequisites to this course, it’s recommended you’ve completed Network+ training and have taken the exam in order to be most successful in Security+.

What Does the CompTIA Security+ Course Involve?

The curriculum for this free online course involves the study of various areas of network security that are necessary to combat the high number of security threats currently being seen worldwide. You will learn the fundamentals of cloud security, security protocols, system security, encryption, and network infrastructure. The education you receive in this course provides you with all the information and tools that you need to successfully complete the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

There are no prerequisites for this course, but it is suggested that you complete Network+ training and the exam first to be successful in this course. CompTIA Security+ has 9 hrs., 35 mins. of total clock time.

Who Should Take the CompTIA Security+ Training Course?

Cybrary’s online course is designed for security consultants, network administrators, security engineers, and security analysts, as well as anyone who wants to begin a career in cybersecurity.

What are the Benefits of the CompTIA Security+ Certification?

The services of cyber security experts are in demand. When you receive CompTIA Security+ certification, you will provide potential employers with a credential that is well-respected industry-wide. The certification ensures employers that you have mastered the latest cybersecurity concepts and skills and that your knowledge is more than sufficient to protect data and prevent security breaches. Additionally, certification will help increase your earning potential in the cybersecurity industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, security administrators, specialists, and those in management typically earn over $86,000 annually.

What Jobs Will CompTIA Security+ Certification Prepare Me For?

In this day and age, nearly every business needs a team of cybersecurity professionals. Becoming certified in Security+ gives you access to many cybersecurity positions. Your skills may be used for roles such as network administrator, systems administrator, security administrator, security consultant, and security analyst, as well as various entry-level IT cybersecurity jobs like junior IT auditor and penetration tester.

Certification will also allow you to compete in the pool of government, military, and military contracting jobs. These positions require that all IT professionals have certifications that comply with Department of Defense (DoD) directives. CompTIA Security+ certification meets those directives.

What Does the CompTIA Security+ Certification Entail?

Completing the test for Security+ certification certifies that you have the skills and knowledge that are required to install and configure systems that secure networks, applications, and mobile devices; take part in risk mitigation activities; perform and respond to threat analysis; and work with knowledge of all applicable laws, policies, and regulations.

You may take the exam for SY0-401, or the updated SY0-501, which is more in depth and covers four new objectives.

The exam consists of 90 multiple-choice and performance-based questions, of which you have 90 minutes to complete. In order to successfully pass the exam, you must score at least 750 out of 900. The exam costs $330. With an exam voucher from Cybrary, you will receive the discounted rate of $296.

Your certification will be valid for three years. Contact CompTIA for more information on this and other certifications.

What Kind of Exam Questions Should I Be Prepared for?

The CompTIA Security+ certification exam includes questions based on performance – more in-depth than typical multiple-choice problems. This ensures that you are able to troubleshoot quickly and accurately. Application of your knowledge and experience is part of the testing, which will demonstrate that you have more than just an academic understanding of the needs of the job. It’s estimated that about one-third of your exam time will be spent on performance-based questions.

CEU / CPE: 15
Total Clock Hours: 9 hrs, 35 mins
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If you enjoy this course, be sure to check out the ISC2 CISSP or the CASP class next, always free at Cybrary!

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About the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam

In order to earn the official certification for CompTIA Security+, you must take one required exam. Test-takers must score 750/900 on the 90-question, 90-minute multiple choice exam. Review for your exam using our free CompTIA Security+ exam study guide

Certifications are valid for three years. Re-establishing your certification status requires certain guidelines be met. For more information on maintaining the CompTIA Security+ certification, visit CompTIA’s website

From Cybrary Member @jtylerc@cybrarysupport  I just wanted to thank this site, with the help of Cybrary and a study book I passed my Security+ exam.  I plan on using Cybrary for all my studying as I work towards my other certifcations. Thank you and keep up the great work.”

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