Jumpstart your IT career and set yourself apart from other job applicants.
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% self-paced, 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.
Course Format: Self-paced, online
Total Hours: 480 hours
Program Duration: Must be completed in 12 months
Materials: Tuition includes all instructional materials, textbooks, and exam vouchers
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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:
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
Module 1. CompTIA™ A+ 220-1001
Module 2. CompTIA™ A+ 220-1002
Module 3. CompTIA™ Network+ N10-007
Module 4. CompTIA™ Security+ SY0-601
There are no prerequisites prior to taking this course. You should have a basic understanding of computer systems and networks.
By course completion, you will be fully prepared to take and pass each the following CompTIA certification exams:
James E. Mitchell Jr is the lead instructor for our Online CompTIA A+, Network+ & Security+ Course. He brings over a decade of experience in computer repair, network security, and help desk support and more than 20 years of experience in cyber security. He previously led telecommunications teams at Comcast and Verizon and was a subject matter expert for BCCC’s cyber security program. He currently operates testing centers offering PearsonVue, ETS, Kryterion, Certi-Port, and Scantron exams. In addition to a degree in electronics and computer technology, he actively holds certifications in CompTia A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA and CEH.
*NOTE: WIOA and other specialized workforce assistance programs are not eligible for discounts.
Towson University is an CompTIA Authorized Academy and Authorized Partner.
CompTIA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and CompTIA ITF+, are registered trademarks of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).