Online CompTIA A+, Network+ & Security+ Course

Jumpstart your IT career and set yourself apart from other job applicants.

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The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is considered the world’s leading technology association. Since its founding in 1982, CompTIA has set standards for certification in IT support, from hardware and devices to networks and cybersecurity. This 100% online course will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to launch an IT career via the CompTIA’s A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications.

Total Hours: 480

Tuition: $3,999 includes all instructional materials, textbooks, and one voucher for the Security+ exam

Location: Online

This course is delivered by our education partners at ed2go.

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There are no prerequisites prior to taking this course. You should have a basic understanding of computer systems and networks.

The A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications are sequential. A+ focuses on devices; Network+ is dedicated to the hardware, software and protocols for networking; and Security+ adds the layer of core security functions across devices, networks, and the organizations that deploy them.

CompTIA calls the A+, Network+ and Security+ sequence a “stacked” credential that validates baseline skills in the three disciplines: devices, networks, and security. Each individual certification is considered an independent signal of competence in the area it addresses.

What you will learn:

  • Learn the fundamentals of IT
  • Discover how to build and manage a data network
  • Understand how to troubleshoot networking issues
  • Learn about routing and switching, risk assessment, and data recovery
  • Practice concepts that will prepare for CompTIA™ A+, Security+, and Network+ certifications
  • Prepare to take and pass CompTIA™ A+, Security+, and Network+ certification exam processes

About these certifications

According to CompTIA, the A+ certification is often associated with baseline or entry-level support positions such as service desk analyst, technical support specialist, field service technician, associate network engineer, data support technician, desktop support administrator, end-user computing technician, help desk technician, or system support specialist.

According to CompTIA, the Network+ certification is often associated with positions such as Network administrator, network field engineer, computer technician, help desk technician, system engineer, network support specialist, or network analyst.

According to CompTIA, the Security+ certification is often associated with junior IT auditor or penetration tester positions. Other titles might include systems administrator, network administrator, or security administrator.

Job outlook for CompTIA certified professionals

  • Computer and information technology (IT) support specialists are in demand. Nearly every organization that uses computers and computing devices needs user and technology support. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects computer support jobs to grow 10% between now and 2027, twice the rate of overall job growth.
  • BLS data indicates that computer support specialists earn $54,760 per year or $26.33 per hour on average.
  • CompTIA’s commitment to mobile device support suggests strong continued demand for its certificate holders. According to the BLS analysis, as organizations upgrade their devices, networks and security, demand for support professionals will continue to grow.

Module 1.  CompTIA™ A+  220-1001

  • Hardware
  • Hardware part II
  • Networking
  • Mobile and more

Module 2. CompTIA™ A+  220-1002

  • Windows
  • Troubleshooting
  • Security
  • Mac & Linux

Module 3. CompTIA™ Network+  N10-007

  • Foundations of networking and infrastructure
  • Addressing, protocols, routing
  • Cabling and wireless networking
  • Virtualization and the cloud, subnets, and VLANs
  • Risk management and security
  • Network Performance and WANs

Module 4. CompTIA™ Security+  SY0-601

  • Security attacks and cryptography 
  • Security and protection  
  • Cryptography  
  • Security on networks  
  • Enterprise security 

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Upon successful completion of this course, you will be issued a voucher to take the Security+ course. Learn about the Security+ exam.

Hardware Requirements

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements

  • PC: Windows XP 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.
  • Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment).
  • Windows Media Player.
  • 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.

Other

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

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

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