CompTIA Security+

  • For aspiring and practising IT Security professionals
  • Earn the most popular certification for cyber security professionals in the UK and globally
  • Enhance your confidence and skills to become an informed, versatile IT Security professional
  • Qualify and validate your skills with the support of expert Tutors, Study Coaches, and Recruitment Advisors
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    CompTIA Security+

    The world is becoming more digitised by the day, and with this shift, the need for cyber security professionals is skyrocketing! The CompTIA Security+ certification is the most popular certification for cyber security professionals, and for good reason: it is the benchmark for best practices in the IT security field, providing you with the skills and knowledge you need to protect networks and systems against attacks.

    With the CompTIA Security+ certification under your belt, you’ll be equipped to handle the constantly evolving security threats faced by organisations today. Employers look for certified security professionals who can ensure the safety and security of their systems – and with this certification, you’ll be that person!

    Upon completing this certification, you can advance your education and boost your career by pursuing the ultimate benchmark for reactive, defensive cyber security through the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+).

    Alternatively, our Cybersecurity Career Programme is the preferred route for students looking to kickstart their careers and thrive as IT Professionals.

    Why study with us?

    • Stay motivated and manage your time effectively through regular one-to-one follow-ups with your certified Tutor and Study Coach
    • You have 24/7 access to your online courses, so you can study at your own pace and save on travel costs
    • Your official certification means that your experience is validated through industry-recognised material and highly valued in the UK (and the world!)
    • CompTIA CertMaster Labs give you the opportunity to implement your IT skills and gain practical, real-world experience
    • Your CV and LinkedIn profile will receive complete makeovers from your Recruitment Advisor to make sure you maximise your chances of securing rewarding opportunities
    • Career and recruitment support gives you advice on how to secure and succeed in job interviews, including mock interviews and exclusive interview preparation tailored toward your prospective company and role
    • Your expert Career Consultant will help you choose the right certification, and combine it with strategic guidance to make sure you achieve success in your professional journey

    Avoid the negative effects of making the wrong decision about your development journey, have an open Q&A with an expert. 

    What’s included?

    • Consultation with a Career Consultant to corroborate your course choice
    • Unlimited, 12-month access to the official CompTIA Security+ Course
    • Official CompTIA Security+ Exam
    • Certified Tutor to provide assistance with course queries
    • Access to a full Support Team for assistance with examination, notes, and study queries
    • Official CompTIA learning portal with access to videos, flash cards, and performance-based questions (PBQs) to maximise your chance of successExam preparation through a certified Tutor as well as official CompTIA CertMaster Practice Exam Preparation
    • A professional, industry-oriented CV rewrite*
    • A LinkedIn profile overhaul to maximise your new networking opportunities*

    Certification: CompTIA Security+

    Vendor: CompTIA: The Computing Technology Industry Association

    Course prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites to study this qualification, however, the CompTIA Network+ makes an exceptional starting point for those with little or no IT experience.

    Key learning objective: The CompTIA Security+ focuses on everything security including attacks, threats, vulnerabilities, archiecture, design, implementation, operations & incident response, as well as governance, risk, and compliance.

    *Value-added service that can be added at an additional cost

    Certification details

    ITonlinelearning is a verified CompTIA Authorised Partner (AP), which means that this certification has been rigorously assessed and approved to meet industry standards.

    Accrediting body
    As the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the go-to for individuals looking to enhance their skills and take their career to the next level. With a range of certifications covering everything from cyber security and cloud computing to networking, CompTIA has something for everyone! With over 2.5 million certifications awarded to date, you can trust that you’re in good hands with CompTIA.

    But CompTIA is more than just certifications – they’re a community of experts and professionals, passionate about advancing IT and promoting excellence. That’s why they offer a range of resources and support for their members, including training and development opportunities, networking events, and research and policy work.

    Certification expiry
    This certification showcases a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset, and so it is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue to ensure your skills remain aligned with best practices within the industry.

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    CompTIA Security+

    What You Will Learn

    The CompTIA Security+ focuses on everything security including attacks, threats, vulnerabilities, architecture, design, implementation, operations & incident response, as well as governance, risk, and compliance.

      General Security Concepts

      This topic covers fundamental security principles that form the foundation of any solid security posture. You will cover different types of security controls such as technical, managerial, operational, and physical, and their specific applications such as preventive, deterrent, detective, corrective, compensating, and directive. Key concepts discussed are confidentiality, integrity, availability (CIA), non-repudiation, and the components of authentication, authorisation, and accounting (AAA). In this section of your course, you will learn the importance of cryptographic solutions and managing changes securely within an organisation to protect assets from potential security breaches.

      Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations

      You will learn to identify and understand various threats and vulnerabilities that can impact organisations. This includes an analysis of threat actors, their attributes, and motivations, such as financial gain, espionage, or political beliefs. Common threat vectors and attack surfaces such as email, removable devices, and unsecured networks are discussed. You will be required to understand different types of vulnerabilities within applications, operating systems, hardware, and cloud services, and the appropriate mitigation techniques to address these vulnerabilities and secure the enterprise.

      Security Architecture

      This topic will cover the implications of different architectural choices on security. This includes comparing and contrasting cloud, on-premises, and hybrid environments, along with concepts like infrastructure as code, serverless architecture, and microservices. You will focus on the importance of applying security principles to protect enterprise infrastructure, covering topics such as device placement, network appliances, and securing communication channels. You will also explore strategies to ensure data protection and the critical aspects of resilience and recovery within the security architecture.

      Security Operations

      In this topic you will delve into the operational aspects of security, detailing the application of common security techniques to computing resources, including secure baselines, hardening, and securing wireless devices. You will learn the importance of proper hardware, software, and data asset management, along with monitoring, alerting, and responding to security events. Various activities associated with vulnerability management, such as identification, analysis, response, and remediation, are also covered. Additionally, it outlines the procedures for effective identity and access management and the benefits of automation and orchestration in maintaining secure operations.

      Security Program Management and Oversight

      This topic focuses on the broader aspects of security governance and risk management. It summarises effective security governance components like policies, standards, and procedures, and explains elements of risk management such as risk identification, assessment, and response strategies. You will also learn about the management of third-party risks and compliance, ensuring organisations meet both internal and external security requirements. Lastly, you will learn about security awareness practices, with an emphasis on the importance of training and monitoring to maintain security across the organisation.

      Your Success is Assured

      Expert Career Consultants

      Our expert Career Consultants select qualifications that align perfectly with your aspirations by collaborating with you to identify your desired end-goal.

      Certified Tutors

      Our certified Tutors are there to assist you with course questions, exam queries, and revision so you have all the support you need to ace your exams.

      Study Coaches and Mentors

      Your Study Coach and Mentor is dedicated to guiding and supporting you throughout your journey by providing motivation, encouragement, and monitoring progress.

      Experienced Recruitment Advisors

      Your Recruitment Advisor will provide you with the tools you need to succeed, like an industry-oriented CV, LinkedIn profile overhaul, and exclusive resources.

      The Key to Your Success

      Your Expert Career Consultant has received extensive training in the solutions we offer, and they understand that making the wrong choice can have a negative impact on your career, and overall well-being. They’re here to: 

      • Get to know you, your goals, and your experience 
      • Help you through the best options for you
      • Make sure you choose the right path: financially, psychologically, and professionally. 

      Career and Progression Prospects

      Information Technology is used in a plethora of sectors, but here are a few roles you’re qualified to explore with this certification:

      Security Technician

      Security Engineer

      Security Administrator

      Information Security Analyst

      IT Security Consultant

      Junior Cybersecurity Analyst

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      An Endorsed Qualification & Reputation

      When we say accredited, we mean that official experts from our licensed organisations have evaluated and approved our training material to ensure it meets their refined standards. These qualifications thus make you a credible and reliable professional.

      Tailored Advice & Consulting

      There is no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving personal and professional goals. You deserve career consulting and employability advice tailored toward your specific skills, experience, and aspirations – luckily, this is our forte.

      Full Student Success Team

      To drive your success forward to the finishing line of your goals, our team comprises of professionals available at the press of a button to provide clarity on questions you have regarding your exam booking and preparation, portal and logins, assignments, as well as quizzes. You can also access one-to-one Tutor and Mentor Support so that your queries can be resolved swiftly and comprehensively. Our Tutors are experienced and certified in their fields, too!

      Bolster Your Income Potential & Job Security

      Your certification will provide you with a significant competitive advantage by validating your skills and knowledge – with that, you can either contribute toward your current company or grow in another one.

      Finance that suits your lifestyle

      You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your lifestyle in order to advance your skills. With your development at the forefront of our mission, we have personalised financing options so that you can live comfortably whilst investing in your future.

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      Projecting Your Salary

      We want to help you achieve the best outcome in your studies so that you can flourish in your selected development pathway.

      £28.5K /

      per year

      Security Technician

      £27.5K /

      per year

      Security Administrator

      £50.6K /

      per year

      Cyber Security Analyst

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      CompTIA Security+
      Frequently Asked Questions

      You have questions, and we have all the answers

      CompTIA Security+ is a globally recognised certification that validates the knowledge and skills required to secure a network and protect against threats. It covers topics such as risk management, cryptography, and network security.

      The CompTIA Security+ was created for individuals looking for a career in security, as well as professionals that require an understanding of security for their jobs. This certification is also beneficial for experienced security professionals who wish to validate their skills and experience through an industry-recognised qualification.

      The CompTIA Security+ is assessed and awarded by means of an examination. This exam comprises of a maximum of 90 questions. Your exam will be 90 minutes long, and you will be required to score 83% (750 out of 900) or higher in order to pass.

      This certification showcases a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset, and so it is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue to ensure your skills remain aligned with best practices within the industry.