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Course Description

Cybersecurity is a rising career field with a need for more security professionals in all industries and types of organizations. One of the greatest hindrances to mitigating cybercrime is the lack of qualified and skilled professionals trained in cybersecurity.

What is Information Systems Security? Commonly referred to as INFOSEC, refers to the processes and methodologies required to keep information confidential and available while assuring its integrity. Because there are multiple threats looming throughout cyber space, it is essential for both businesses and individuals to secure their systems. Systems Security knowledge is backed by awareness of the threats to each domain, the IT Security policy framework, and the impact of data classification standards on them. What will I learn? The CIA triad, 7 domains of a typical IT infrastructure, and Layered security solutions for each domain.

What Does the CompTIA Security Plus Certification Course Involve?

The curriculum for this 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 pass the the Network+ exam first to be successful in this course.

Who Should Take the CompTIA Security Plus Training?

Cybrary's online Security Plus training 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 Plus certification, you will provide potential employers with a credential that is well-respected industry-wide. The certification ensures employers that you have mastered the basic cybersecurity concepts and skills required to protect data and help 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 Plus certification meets those directives.

What Does the CompTIA Security+ Certification Entail?

Completing the test for Security Plus certification certifies that you have the skills and knowledge that are required to install and configure systems that are used to secure networks, applications, and mobile devices. Certification holders also 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.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a simple mistake made in this video course. The instructor says that ifconfig is for Windows and ipconfig is for Linux. That is not the case. It is, in fact, the opposite.

Instructed By

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Ron Woerner
CEO, President, Chief Consultant at RWX Security Solutions LLC

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Course Components

On Demand Videos to learn from industry leaders
Virtual Labs to gain hands on experience and apply what you learned
Practice Tests to check your knowledge and prepare for certifications

Certificate of Completion

Certificate Of Completion

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