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ed2go Information Technology Networking CompTIA™ Certification Training: A+, Network+, Security+
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CompTIA™ Certification Training: A+, Network+, Security+

Careers in Information Technology are steadily growing, and what better way to train for a new career than to prepare for three respected certifications in one convenient online program? This program will help you build the foundational knowledge needed for employment in cutting-edge IT roles.

This program will prepare you for CompTIA™ A+, Security+ and Network+ certifications. These credentials will assure employers that you are competent in PC troubleshooting and repair, in addition to validating your skills in security and network concepts. You will demonstrate competence with topics such as security attacks, mitigation, and disaster recovery, in addition to mastering skills that involve network design, routing, and switching.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive exam vouchers for CompTIA™ A+ Exams 220-901, 220-902, CompTIA™ Network+ Exam N10-006 and CompTIA™ Security+ Exam SY0-401.

12 Months / 480 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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George Mason University

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

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES327

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
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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+ SY0-401

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+  SY0-401
        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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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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Prerequisites / Requirements


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


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


  • 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.
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Yes, since ed2go programs are online, you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?
This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start and finish at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given twelve (12) months to complete this program.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

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

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. 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.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, you will receive exam vouchers for the CompTIA™ A+ Exams 220-901, 220-902, CompTIA™ Network+ Exam N10-006 and CompTIA™ Security+ Exam SY0-401 after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator 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.
How do I do the applied labs if I don't have equipment?

The majority of labs can be done using the online lab system. A lab scheduling link is included.

How can I get more information about this program?

If you have additional questions, 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 program?

This program is open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

Do the CompTIA programs get me prepared for actual certification?

Yes, this program currently prepares for the CompTIA™ A+ Exams 220-901, 220-902, CompTIA™ Network+ Exam N10-006 and CompTIA™ Security+ Exam SY0-401 and you will receive exam vouchers after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.

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