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CompTIA™ Certification Training: A+, Network+, Security+

An important way you can demonstrate your knowledge and skillset to potential employers in information technology is through CompTIA certifications. The A+, Network+, and Security+ credentials are the best CompTIA certifications to have in order to jumpstart or advance your IT career. If you’re interested in the often flexible and well-paid opportunities of IT and cyber security jobs, get started today with CompTIA certification training.

This course will prepare you for three CompTIA IT certifications that are ideal for entry-level and mid-level professionals: A+, Network+ and Security+. The CompTIA certifications are the most-recognized, vendor-neutral credentials in the industry, and will assure employers that you have the skills they need. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be prepared to sit for the following exams: CompTIA A+ Exams 220-901 and 220-902, CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-006, and CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-501. This course offers enrollment with or without vouchers. The vouchers are pre paid access to sit for the certifying exams upon eligiblity.

At the end of this CompTIA training, you'll also be proficient in basic cyber security concepts such as attacks and mitigation, security applications, risk assessment, disaster recovery and incident response, cloud computing, mobile devices, BYOD and SCADA, in addition to vulnerability assessment.

12 Months / 480 Course Hrs
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CompTIA™ Certification Training: A+, Network+, Security+

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES327

What You Will Learn
  • Learn the fundamentals of IT
  • Discover how to build and manage a data network
  • Understand how to troubleshoot networking issues
  • Learn about routing and switching, risk assessment, and data recovery
  • Practice concepts that will enable you to prepare for CompTIA™ A+, Security+ and Network+ certifications
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 480 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare yourself for CompTIA™ A+, Security+ and Network+ certifications
  • Jumpstart your career in Information Technology by gaining knowledge and certifications that will enhance your resume and set you apart from other applicants
  • Gain experience that will be invaluable if you choose to pursue a career as an IT specialist, tech support administrator, network installer, security consultant, or network administrator

Outline

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Understanding CompTIA™ A+ 220-901

Master the installation and troubleshooting of common components such as CPUs, memory, disks, power supplies, and expansion cards, as well as gain valuable practical knowledge of security concepts, customer service, and business processes.

Learning CompTIA™ A+ 220-902

Learn to compare and install various operating systems, setup and use client-side virtualization and SOHO networks, and troubleshoot PC and mobile device operating systems. These are the skills expected of an entry-level IT technician who will have a high level of interaction with clients.

Handling System Threats

Discover how to identify and handle security threats and system vulnerabilities. Troubleshoot network issues and prevent them from becoming larger problems.

Mastering CompTIA™ Network+ N10-006

Understand basic networking concepts and learn about network design, security, cloud computing, forensics, advanced IP addressing concepts, routing, and switching. 

Understanding Industry Standards

Learn the basics of network operations and security, including troubleshooting, industry standards, practices, and network theory.

Learning CompTIA™ Security+ SY0-501

Become acquainted with the basics of system security, network infrastructure, access control, and organizational security. Once you complete this program, you'll be proficient in basic security concepts such as attacks and mitigation, security applications, risk assessment, disaster recovery and incident response, cloud computing, mobile devices, BYOD and SCADA, in addition to vulnerability assessment.

Program Details

I.    CompTIA™ A+  220-901
        A.    Hardware components
        B.    I/O Devices and Characteristics of TCP/IP
        C.    Cables and connectors and Internet Connection Types
        D.    Laptop and Mobile Devices
        E.    SOHO’s and printers
        F.    Troubleshooting
II.    CompTIA™ A+  220-902
        A.    Operating systems, installation and upgrades
        B.    Operating systems, securing and configuring mobile devices
        C.    Cloud concepts, Windows networking, and SOHO networks
        D.    Security threats and vulnerabilities and data destruction methods
        E.    Troubleshooting
III.    CompTIA™ Network+  N10-006
        A.    OSI, Network Infrastructure, Topologies and Devices
        B.    Network Services and IP Addressing
        C.    Routers Switches, Virtualization and Network Infrastructure
        D.    Cables and Wireless
        E.    Cloud Computing, Virtualization and Risk Management
        F.    Unified Communication and Performance
IV.    CompTIA™ Security+  SY0-501
        A.    Network security
        B.    Compliance and operational security
        C.    Threats and vulnerabilities
        D.    Data and host security, access control, and identity management
        E.    Cryptography

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Instructors & Support

David Grimes

David brings over 10 years experience in IT, education, instruction, curriculum design, combined with extensive management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. His passion for technology and education has led David to work as an academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist and blogger. David holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science, both in Technology Education, from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, he has earned IT industry certifications and has been published in a book on gamification in the classroom.

Chintan Thakkar

Chintan has 10+ years of teaching and instructional designer experience in Information Technology. His areas of expertise include networking, and server and storage systems management. He has also developed complex software using various programming languages. From an instructional design and teaching perspective, Chintan is focused on (Cisco) CCNA, Networking, Server, and Cloud Computing courses. Chintan holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas, and earned his Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer Engineering from South Gujarat University in Surat, India.

Laurel Eismann

Laurel has over 20 years experience in Information Technology, curriculum development and teaching. In addition to her extensive teaching background, Laurel's experience includes instructional design, programming, business requirements analysis, and quality assurance. She couples this experience with a strong and diverse technical background. Laurel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.

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Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

Comfort and working knowledge of navigating online, the usage of a computer, and basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows 7 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Instructional material requirements: 

  • The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment.
  • You will receive a copy of the following upon registration:
    • A+ Guide to IT Technical Support, Ninth Edition 
    • CompTIA™ Security+ SY0-401
    • Network+ Guide to Networks

Notes:

  • The Online Lab System is compatible with PC and Mac computers. All students are provided detailed instructions for setting-up a home virtual lab system as well.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

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How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. You will also receive exam vouchers for the CompTIA A+ Exams 220-901 and 220-902, CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-006, and CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-501 once you’ve met your financial obligation and completed all coursework.   

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We do not offer direct job placement services, but our instructors and career counselors will help you build your resume and advise you on starting your career. Instructors can also be used as a professional reference upon course completion. However, you should always research the job market in your area before registering.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with a facilitator or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

How do I do the applied labs if I don't have equipment?

You can still do the applied labs even if you don’t have equipment. The majority of the labs in these training courses can be completed using the online lab system. You’ll receive a lab scheduling link within your course.       

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 520-6806. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Please note: Once the course curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

Does this course prepare me for a certification?

Yes, the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ Certification training course prepares you for three of the latest CompTIA certifications. This course currently prepares you for the CompTIA A+ Exam 220-901 and Exam 220-902; CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-006; and CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-501. You will receive exam vouchers upon successful completion of the course and your financial obligation.

How important are CompTIA certifications?

CompTIA certifications are extremely important. The vast majority of IT and cyber security professionals begin their careers by earning CompTIA credentials because they are nationally recognized standards of excellence. These certifications look good on your resume, prove to employers that you are up to speed on the latest industry knowledge and practices, and are prerequisites for many employers to even consider you for a position. Research has even shown that professionals with certifications earn more than those without them. Earning CompTIA certifications can open doors to new opportunities and help ensure your success.

How many CompTIA certifications are there?

There are currently 13 CompTIA certifications available for all professional levels, from a “pre-career” certification all the way up to advanced credentials like the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP). This course covers three core skills credentials: A+, Network+, and Security+. You will learn the basics of the IT and cyber security fields, and this base knowledge can help you determine what interests you most as you move to a more specialized career track. 

What are the best CompTIA certifications to have?

The best CompTIA certifications will depend on your level of experience and the direction you wish to take your career. It is always a good idea to begin with the three core skills certifications covered in this online training course to provide yourself with a basic knowledge before diving into a specialty. CompTIA A+ is the first step for those wishing to enter the industry. Network+ training ensures that you know the basics of wired and wireless networks. While, Security+ provides and introduction to cyber security. Taken together, these three CompTIA certifications provide you with a solid foundation on which to build your IT career.

What does comptia stand for?

CompTIA stands for Computing Technology Industry Association, and it’s the top supplier of vendor-neutral IT certifications worldwide. CompTIA is a non-profit trade association that has been in existence for over 20 years and has issued more than 2 million IT certifications. Its certifications are highly sought-after in companies of all sizes around the globe.

What skills will I master with comptia a+ certification?

The skills you will master with CompTIA A+ Certification include: connecting hardware, PC and mobile device troubleshooting and problem solving; working with various types of networks; installing and supporting OS; identifying and protecting against security vulnerabilities; connecting users regardless of type of device; and following operational procedures to better enable employees to do their jobs. CompTIA A+ is considered a foundation for IT and tech support roles.

What type of job can I get with comptia a+ certification?

While there is never a guarantee of a specific position, you will qualify for several jobs once you earn your CompTIA A+ certification. Earning A+ will prepare you for success as an IT Support Specialist, Help Desk Technician, Desktop Support Analyst, Field Service Technician, and more.

What knowledge will I prove with a Network+ certification?

Earning a Network+ certification from CompTIA will demonstrate that you’ve mastered: understanding and implementing various networking concepts; the ability to recommend cabling, device and storage technology; business continuity policies and best practices; security related to wired and wireless networks including ability to recognize and mitigate common attacks; and best practices for troubleshooting.

What type of job can I get with comptia network+ certification?

Earning your CompTIA Network+ certification will prepare you to work as a Network Administrator, Network Field Engineer or Technician, Systems Administrator, Network Designer, Computer Technician, Systems Engineer, and more. There is no guarantee of employment, but certification is sought after by many employers and may help you get your foot in the door.

What skills will a security+ certification show employers I have?

A Security+ certification from CompTIA will show employers that you’re prepared to: detect threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities of various types; assess issues that arise during installation and configuration of networks; manage identity and access controls; design and implement secure networks; understand the impact threats have on the business and manage risks accordingly; and implement PKI and wireless security. You’ll have practical problem-solving skills when it comes to IT security and be ready to take on mid-level cybersecurity jobs.

What type of job can I get with comptia security+ certification?

There is no guarantee of employment, but you will qualify for a job as a Network Security Specialist, IT Risk Analyst, Security Engineer, Junior Auditor/Penetration Tester, Security Consultant, and more after earning your CompTIA Security+ Certification. This designation can be also springboard to highly sought-after cybersecurity roles.

What is the average salary of someone with these credentials?

According to a recent IT Skills and Salary Report by Global Knowledge, professionals with a CompTIA A+ certification earn an average salary over $72,500. Those with Network+ credentials will earn an average salary just under $75,000, and professionals with a CompTIA Security+ certification will earn around $81,500 on average. Years of experience and location will also play a role in salary, but earning these credentials will provide you with a lucrative start to your new career.

What can I expect during each exam?

While each exam is slightly different, you can expect some similarities. You will be given 90 minutes to compete a maximum of 90 questions on each exam. CompTIA Certification exams are composed of multiple choice questions, drag and drop questions and performance-based questions (PBQs).  PBQs are designed to simulate an environment you are likely to encounter in the workplace and test your ability to problem-solve. While not every CompTIA certification exam includes PBQs, you will find them on all of these core skills certifications. You can test your skills in sample PBQs on the CompTIA website.

Where will I take my comptia certification exams?

You will take your CompTIA Certification Exams at a Pearson VUE testing center. These proctored testing centers can be found nationwide and located on the Pearson VUE site at: www.pearsonvue.com 

How long does my certification last?

These certifications typically expire three years after the date they are issued. However, you will be able to extend the life of your certification in three-year intervals by completing approved continuing education. Continuing education (CE credits) helps you stay up-to-date in your knowledge within a constantly changing IT industry. Earning higher-level CompTIA certifications will also provide an extension for your certification as you progress in your career.

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