CompTIA Security+

With the growing intent of platforms centered around technologies, such as cloud computing,  security becomes a matter of paramount importance. There are many other examples where crucial data is often found to be on the verge of getting breached; hence, it becomes quite essential to have preventive measures to minimize or to completely avoid vulnerabilities in the systems.

According to a recent survey completed by "McAfee," around 82% of the organizations' reports the shortage of required skills to fill in the void created by these vulnerabilities. It has been a matter of great debate, whether cyber security is a better career option than other high paying jobs. Well certainly, now it is, keeping in view the current demand for the cyber security exper
  
CAREERS AS A CompTIA Security+

  
What is the CompTIA Security+?
  

  
Cyber security spans to subjective subcategories such as penetration testing, intrusion detection, spam filtering, data theft security, attack mitigation (MITM, DDoS, etc.), secure coding, etc. There are certain certifications based on the chosen topic of study; one such is CompTIA Security+.  Security+ certification is offered by "Computing Technology Industry Association," which is a well-known provider of vendor specific certifications in cybersecurity.

CompTIA Security+ certification covers a variety of topics that are of importance; also it is globally acclaimed certification. Typically it includes operational security, network security, host and data security, identity management, cryptography, access control and threats, and vulnerabilities. It helps students who do not have background knowledge of IT security, gain some foundational knowledge about how security works in the systems and particularly networks. Further, this would also add extra knowledge about the cryptography techniques, which are in high demand, as more and more old methods are getting cracked.
  

Certification Path for CompTIA Security+:

  
Careers as a CompTIA Security+
  

Salary Range

  Network Engineer
  Systems Administrator
  Information Security Manager
  Network Administrator
  Information Security Analyst
  Systems Engineer
  Information Technology Specialist  
$55k - $58k
$53k - $55k
$79k - $80k
$50k - $63k
$54k - $58k
$77k - $80k
$62k - $63k  

How to Earn your Certification

To get this certification, you do not need to join any particular university or a college, as the course is available online. By opting for the online course, you can choose for completing the course by learning at your home. It is entirely preferential for people who are already working in the same sector and want to gain some traction by adding valuable certifications.

Besides this, there is also a huge difference in the course fee for online certification and at the educational facility. When doing the same certification at an educational facility, it might cost up to $5000; while an online course is a fraction of the cost at other online platforms.
  
  
 Online Learning
The CompTIA A+ certification is the leader in professional IT certifications, and can open up a ton of career doors. These two courses will prepare you to pass the CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 220-902 certification exams. These exams focus on the fundamentals of computer technology, hardware, installing and configuring operating systems, and much more. With the materials contained in these courses, you'll be on the fast track to pass your CompTIA A+ certification with flying colors

  • Access prep materials for both the CompTIA A+ 220-901 & 220-902 certification exams
  • Understand PC hardware, including motherboards, processors, memory & more
  • Study expansion cards, display devices, peripherals & custom configurations
  • Master networking, networking hardware & Internet Protocol
  • Learn how to install & configure operating systems
  • Discover operating tools, preventive maintenance, security, virtualization & more

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This is what you will learn

I.    Access Controls
            A.    Implement Authentication Mechanisms
            B.    Operate Internetwork Trust Architectures
            C.    Participate in Identity – Management Lifecycle
            D.    Implement Access Controls
II.    Security Operations and Administration
            A.    Understand and Comply with Code of Ethics
            B.    Understand Security Concepts
            C.    Document and Operate Security Controls
            D.    Participate in Asset Management
            E.    Implement and Assess Compliance with Controls
            F.    Participate in Change Management
            G.    Participate in Security Awareness and Training
            H.    Participate in Physical Security Operations
III.    Risk Identification, Monitoring and Analysis
            A.    Understand The Risk Management Process
            B.    Perform Security Assessment Activities
            C.    Operate and Maintain Monitoring Systems
            D.    Analyze Monitoring Results
IV.    Incident Response and Recovery
            A.    Participate in Incident Handling
            B.    Understand and Support Forensic Investigations
            C.    Understand and Support Business Continuity Plan (BCP) And Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)
V.    Cryptography        
            A.    Understand and Apply Fundamental Concepts and Cryptography
            B.    Understand Requirements for Cryptography
            C.    Understand and Support Secure Protocols
            D.    Operate and Implements Cryptographic Systems
VI.    Networks and Communication Security        
            A.    Understanding Security Issues Related to Networks
            B.    Protect Telecommunications Technologies
            C.    Control Network Access
            D.    Manage LAN-Based Security
            E.    Operate Configure Network-Based Security Devices
            F.    Implement and Operate Wireless Technologies
VII.    Systems and Application Security        
            A.    Identify and Analyze Malicious Code Activity
            B.    Implement and Operate in Point Device Security
            C.    Operate Configure Cloud Security
            D.    Secure Big Data Systems
            E.    Operating Secure Virtual Environments
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Pricing
This is an advanced level program. Students should have a base knowledge about computer hardware, networking, and security knowledge. It is recommended that students should either first take CompTIA A+ and Network+ or have the equivalent of two years of experience working with computers.