This course will help you progress your IT and network administration knowledge and help you understand systems security. Successful completion of this course means you would be well placed to go on and gain the CompTIA Security+ qualification.

Is this for you?

This course is great for anyone looking to work as an IT Technician, Security Engineer, IT Security Consultant, IT Manager or Network Administrator. Also good for those wanting to gain the CompTIA Security+ certification exam, SY0-501*.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 70 CPD points upon successful completion

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70 hours or 2 weeks full-time study

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    About this course

    Security+ is an online IT training course designed to help you learn about systems security, network security, access control and managing risk. Each online training session will guide you through step-by-step and help you learn everything you need to know to go on and gain your CompTIA certification SY0-01*.

    If you’d like to work in roles such as IT Security Consultant, Network Administrator, this course will ensure you’re well placed to achieve your IT career goals.

    The course is online so you can study wherever, and whenever you choose and you’ll still have full support of the Pitman Training Course Advisors. One student said of this course “Extremely easy to follow and well constructed. Fun, too! I really enjoyed this element of my course.”

    To discuss this course or any of our online IT training, call us today!

    There are six sessions within this online IT Security+ course:

    Lesson One – Course Opening, Malware, Types of Attacks, Threat Actors, Penetration Testing Concepts, Vulnerability Scanning Concepts, Vulnerability Impact;

    Lesson Two – Network Components, Security Posture Assessment, Common Security Issues, Security Technologies, Mobile Device Deployment, Secure Protocols;

    Lesson Three – Use Cases and Framework Purposes, Secure Network Architecture, Secure Systems Design, Staging Deployment Concepts, Embedded Systems, Application Development and Deployment, Cloud and Virtualisation, Resiliency and Automation Strategies, Physical Security;

    Lesson Four  – Identity and Access Concepts, Identity and Access Services, Identity and Access Controls, Account Management Practices;

    Lesson Five – Policies, Plans and Procedures, Business Analysis Impact Concepts, Risk Management Concepts, Incident Response Procedures, Forensics Concepts, Disaster Recovery, Types of Controls, Data Security and Privacy Practices;

    Lesson Six – Cryptography Concepts, Cryptography Algorithms, Wireless Security Installation, Public Key Infrastructure, Course Conclusion.

    * For details of vendor specific exams, please speak to a Course Advisor.

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