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CompTIA® Advanced Security Practitioner: CASP

Advance your cybersecurity career by earning this highly sought-after certification and take your IT/Cybersecurity career to the next level.

The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner certification is ideal for technical professionals who wish to work hands-on at an advanced skill level in the field of cybersecurity. While cybersecurity managers identify what cybersecurity policies and frameworks can be implemented, CASP certified professionals  create implementation solutions that work within those policies and frameworks.

Program Overview

Credential Earned:

CompTIA® Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification upon passing exam. 

 

No. of Classes Required:

1 five-session class, 8:30-4:30, MON-FRI

 

 

Format:

Classroom/Face-to-face

 

Contact Information:

Pam Karwowski

443.360.9108

pkarwowski@harford.edu

Requirements:

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

 

While there is no required prerequisite, the CASP certification is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus at the enterprise level.

Course Description

The CASP course involves applying critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines to propose and implement solutions that map to enterprise drivers, while managing risk. Topics include:

  • Enterprise security domain expanded to include operations and architecture concepts, techniques and requirements
  • More emphasis on analyzing risk through interpreting trend data and anticipating cyberdefense needs to meet business goals
  • Expanding security control topics to include mobile and small-form factor devices, as well as software vulnerability
  • Broader coverage of integrating cloud and virtualization technologies into a secure enterprise architecture
  • Inclusion of implementing cryptographic techniques, such as blockchain, cryptocurrency and mobile device encryption

 

Learn More: CompTIA® CASP

 

What Can I Do When I Complete This Program?

Upon completing this program, you will be prepared to sit for the CASP – CAS-002 certification exam. Earning this certification will allow you to further your cybersecurity career, increase your potential salary range,  and provide added IT credibility in high-demand jobs such as:

  • Security architect
  • Security engineer
  • Security consultant/specialist
  • Information assurance technician
  • Security administrator
  • Systems administrator
  • Cyber defense analyst

 

You may also choose to pursue an associate degree program in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity or an Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Certificate.

 

Employment

Computer Network Architects in Maryland command an average salary of $123,270* in a field that is projected to grow 5% over the next decade.

 

*Completion of this certificate does not guarantee this salary.

 

Who Teaches This Program?

Instructor Dave Reese is a leading expert in IT classroom training. He has 20 years of experience providing technical and seminar training in topics such as IT fundamentals (A+, Network+, Security+, Server+); Microsoft Server Administration (Windows Server NT 4.0 - 2012); Network Infrastructure (Cisco Routing and Switching); Network Security (CASP, CEH, Packet Capture and Analysis); Client Operating Systems (DOS, Windows, Linus, Mac, Android); as well as a wide variety of user applications (Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps/GSuite). This course uses a curriculum that is certified by CompTIA® and uses real-life scenarios.