Online CompTIA Security + Certification Course

Learn how to address cyber security incidents—not just identify them.

Register for this course by November 23 and take 20% off tuition cost.*  


Quick Details

This Towson University IT training course will help you build critical skills needed to pass the CompTIA™ Security+ SY0-601 exam and advance your cybersecurity career. You will learn best practices for performing network design security, risk calculations, penetration testing, risk management and more.

Total Hours: 80

Tuition: $1,999 includes all instructional materials and a voucher for the certification exam

Location: Online

This course is WIOA approved and is on the Maryland Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).

This course is delivered by our education partners at ed2go.

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More About This Course

The CompTIA Security+ certification is considered a global standard for validating cybersecurity skills. CompTIA created the Security+ certification and exam to teach and assess hands-on skills that security professionals actually use to protect networks and the information. This 100% online course you will help you master the basics of system security, network infrastructure, access control and organizational security.  

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Comprehend the principles of network security
  • Identify the steps for compliance and operational security
  • Describe methods for preventing threats and vulnerabilities
  • Identify the steps for controlling access as well as managing identity
  • Comprehend the principles of cryptography

Module 1: Security Attacks and Cryptography

  • Introduction to Security 
  • Threat Management  

Module 2: Security and Protection

  • Threats and Attacks 
  • Endpoint Application Development 
  • Mobile Device Security 

Module 3: Cryptography

  • The Basics 
  • Keys and Protocols 

Module 4: Security on Networks

  • Networking Threats 
  • Network Applications 
  • Cloud and Virtualization 
  • Wireless Networks 

Module 5: Enterprise Security

  • Authentication 
  • Incidents 
  • Resilience 
  • Risk Management 
  • Explain disaster recovery and continuity 
  • Risk Mitigation 

Module 6: Final Exam and Completion Steps

  • Final Exam
  • Completion Confirmation 

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By course completion, you will be fully prepared to take and pass the CompTIA Security+ certification exam (SY0-601). According to CompTIA™, Security+ is the most widely-used preparation to meet the US Department of Defense's DoD 8570 compliance standard.

Hardware Requirements

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Mac users are encouraged to have access to a Windows environment on their device.
  • Webcams are strongly recommended.

Software Requirements

  • PC: Windows 7 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email.

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.

*NOTE: WIOA, G.I. Bill®, and other specialized workforce assistance programs are not eligible for discounts.

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Towson University is an CompTIA Authorized Academy and Authorized Partner.

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