Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation

Security+

CompTIA logoSecurity+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing
fields in IT.

Cybersecurity is booming and Security+ emphasizes hands-on practical skills, that ensure the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wide variety of issues. It focuses on the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills and know how to address security incidents—not just identify them. By the end of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA Security+ Exam-SY0-601.

Program Overview

CREDENTIAL EARNED
Security+ certificate and preparation to sit for the CompTIA® Security+ Exam-SY0-601

NO. OF COURSES
One course

TIME TO COMPLETE
40 hours: Fundamentals of Network Security
OR
Security+ Certification Exam Prep

CONTACT
443.360.9122
LearnIT@harford.edu

REQUIREMENTS
Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED®

 

Course

Fundamentals of Network Security 
OR
Security+ Certification Exam Prep

Fundamentals of Network Security (Security+) provides a foundation of knowledge in protecting network service, devices, traffic, and data. You'll learn about network security, compliance and operating security, threats and vulnerabilities, as well as application, data, and host security. Also included are access control, identity management, and cryptography.

In the Security+ Exam Quiz Me! class, you'll focus solely on preparing for the exam by reviewing practice test questions.

What can I do when I complete this program?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be qualified to work as a:

  • Security architect
  • Security engineer
  • Security consultant/specialist
  • Information assurance technician
  • Security administrator
  • Systems administrator
  • Network administrator

Students may also pursue a certificate or AAS degree in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity.

Potential Careers

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that network administrators in Maryland command an average annual salary of $110,890*, with projected growth of 4% over the next decade.

*Completion of this certificate does not guarantee this wage.

Who teaches this program?

Taught by experienced educator and industry professional Lee Hewitt, the curriculum uses real-life scenarios and is certified by the certifying organization. Well educated and highly skilled, Lee possesses two engineering degrees and 24 certifications. He has over 35,000 hours of in-class instructional delivery. Over the past 25 years, Lee has developed an extensive background in technical leadership, systems architecture, and training involving some of the largest enterprise networks in the world. Lee has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. His certifications include PMP, CISSP, MCSE (NT), MCSE (W2K), MCSE+1, MCT, CNE, MCP, MCP+1, SCNP, CCNA, EIT, A+, Network+, Security+, CIW Associate, CIW Professional, CIW Master.