Break into the high pay, high demand field of information and network security.
TU Continuing and Professional Studies creates opportunities for Greater Baltimore's workforce.
Towson University's Cyber Security Associate course is an entry-level program that will prepare you to sit for four certification exams—CompTIA ITF+, A+, Network+ and Security+—two of which are included in the tuition.
Total Hours: 138 (Part I: 72 hours, Part II: 66 hours)
Tuition: $3,999 for both Part I and Part II includes all books, support materials, and one exam voucher for either the Network+ or Security+ exam. Part I tuition: $1,999. Part II tuition: $2,699
Location: 7400 York Road, Towson, MD
|February 4–July 16, 2020||Tue/Thur, 6–9 p.m.||Register|
Part I: None. Certain professional experience may enable you to start in Part II. Talk to one of our career consultants to learn more.
Part II: Part I: Foundations course or a combination of an IT degree and previous course work, or three years of demonstrated work experience.
TU’s Cyber Security Associate course is an entry level program that bundles two certifications—Network+ and Security+—into a two part, comprehensive program. These certifications are recognized worldwide in all IT-related industries and form the foundation of hiring requirements necessary to pursue a career in information technology.
Part I of will help you the build critical skills and create a solid foundation to prepare you for entry-level positions such as IT hardware technician or helpdesk technician. Part I covers a wide variety of IT subject areas including hardware, software, networking, mobile devices, and security. Within each area, you will learn to identify components, install hardware and software, implement industry best practices, and troubleshoot common problems.
The cost of CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) exam is included with Part I. You may elect to take the A+ exam at an additional cost.
In Part II, you will build upon knowledge learned from Part I: Foundations. In it, we have included the materials for you to successfully take the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ exams. In Network + you will develop the knowledge and skills needed to design functional networks; configure, manage and maintain essential network devices; and use switches and routers to create resilient networks. The Security+ section teaches baseline cyber security skills that prepare you for a wider range of employment, including intermediate level cyber security jobs.
Part II includes one exam voucher for either the Network+ or Security+ exams in the tuition.
The CompTIA ITF+ certification helps professionals to decide if a career in IT is right for them or to develop a broader understanding of IT. The exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike.
The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT. The performance-based exams certify foundational IT skills across a variety of devices and operating systems.
The CompTIA Network+ certification is a mid-level certification for network technicians. The Network+ exam tests the skills needed to design, configure, manage and troubleshoot any wired and wireless devices. In order to receive the Network+ certification, you must pass one exam.
Security is one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. The CompTIA Security+ certification is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates core competencies required for any cybersecurity role and prepares you for intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. In order to receive the Security+ certification, you must pass one exam.
Module 1. Using Computers
Module 2. Using Apps and Databases
Module 3. Using Computer Hardware
Module 4. Using Networks
Module 5. Security Concepts
Module 1. PC Components
Module 2. Display and Multimedia Devices
Module 3. Storage Devices
Module 4. Internal System Components
Module 5. Network Infrastructure Concepts
Module 6. Configuring and Troubleshooting Networks
Module 7. Client Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Module 8. Laptops
Module 9. Mobile Devices
Module 10. Print Devices
Module 1. Supporting Operating Systems
Module 2. Operating Systems
Module 3. Microsoft Windows
Module 4. Configuring and Troubleshooting Networks
Module 5. Managing Users, Workstations, and Shared Resources
Module 6. Security Concepts
Module 7. Securing Workstations and Data
Module 8. Workstation Security Issues
Module 9. Mobile Devices
Module 10. Implementing Operational Procedures
Module 1. Network Basics
Module 2. Wired Computer to Computer Connections
Module 3. Network-to-Network Connections
Module 4. Wired Internetworking Devices
Module 5. Wired Communication Standards
Module 6. Wireless Networking
Module 7. Security Threats and Mitigation
Module 8. Security Practices
Module 9. Network Access Control
Module 10. Monitoring
Module 11. Troubleshooting
Module 1. Risk, Infrastructure, and Connectivity
Module 2. Network Security
Module 3. Access Control and Protecting the User
Module 4. Application, Cryptography, and Host Security
Module 5. Physical Security and Network Vulnerabilities
Module 6. Data Recovery and Administration