CompTIA Certification Training: A+, Network+, Security+ (Vouchers Included)

You can become a certified CompTIA professional and take your career to the next level with our A+, Network+, Security+ certification course which aligns with the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification exams. Gain marketable and in-demand IT skills to begin or advance your career.

This vendor-neutral, bundled CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification training provides you with a thorough overview of the basic concepts around multiple operating systems. It enables you to...

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What you will learn

  • Master fundamental concepts of multiple operating systems to maintain and support them effectively
  • Develop troubleshooting skills for software, hardware, connectivity, and network problems
  • Gain in-depth knowledge about assembling and disassembling computer parts
  • Learn how to compare network types, topologies, and architectures
  • Acquire knowledge and skills in networking hardware, tools, and their installation for effective network setup
  • Understand TCP/IP functionality, protocols, and IP addressing concepts, including subnetting and VLANs
  • Explore cloud computing, virtualization, and remote access systems and methods
  • Discover network performance monitoring tools and practices
  • Develop expertise in network safety, security threats, vulnerability assessments, and mitigation strategies
  • Attain a solid understanding of computer security concepts, network policies, and documentation
  • Learn incident preparation, response, and risk management for network security

How you will benefit

  • Become prepared for the most updated objectives in the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification exams
  • Optional in-depth learning activities with simulations and live virtual machine labs
  • Practice for your exams with access to multiple-choice questions to thoroughly prepare
  • Engage with interactive learning materials, assignments, and assessments to sharpen your knowledge and skills
  • Boost your employability and jump-start your IT career with highly respected certifications that demonstrate your proficiency in essential IT skills

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 395 course hours
  1. CompTIA A+
    1. Taking a Computer Apart and Putting It Back Together
    2. All About Cases and Motherboards
    3. Supporting Processors and Upgrading Memory
    4. Power Supplies and Troubleshooting Computer Problems
    5. Supporting Hard Drives and Other Storage Devices
    6. Supporting Input/Output Devices
    7. Networking Fundamentals
    8. Network Infrastructure and Cloud Computing
    9. Supporting Mobile Devices
    10. Supporting Printers
    11. The Complex World of IT Professionals
    12. Installing Windows
    13. Maintaining Windows
    14. Troubleshooting Windows After Startup
    15. Troubleshooting Windows Startup
    16. Security Strategies
    17. Securing and Sharing Windows Resources
    18. Mobile Device Security
    19. Network Security and Troubleshooting
    20. Supporting macOS
    21. Linux and Scripting
    22. Preparing for a Certification Exam
  2. CompTIA Network+
    1. Introduction to CompTIA
    2. Introduction to Networking
    3. Infrastructure and Documentation
    4. Addressing
    5. Protocols
    6. Cabling
    7. Wireless Networking
    8. Network Architecture
    9. Segmentation
    10. Wide Area Networking
    11. Risk Management
    12. Security in Network Design
    13. Performance and Recovery
    14. Final Exam
  3. CompTIA Security+
    1. Introduction to CompTIA
    2. Security Fundamentals
    3. Threat Management and Cybersecurity Resources
    4. Threats and Attacks on Endpoints
    5. Endpoint and Application Development Security
    6. Cryptography
    7. Public Key Infrastructure and Cryptographic Protocols
    8. Mobile, Embedded, and Specialized Device Security
    9. Networking Threats, Assessments, and Defenses
    10. Network Security Appliances and Technologies
    11. Cloud and Virtualization Security
    12. Network Threats, Assessments, and Defenses
    13. Authentication
    14. Incident Preparation, Response, and Investigation
    15. Cybersecurity Resilience
    16. Risk Management and Data Privacy
    17. Preparing for the Certificate Exam
    18. Exploring a Career in Cybersecurity

Linda Matthews

Linda Matthews has years of experience both in the classroom teaching technical material and in the field solving a myriad of technical issues.

Linda possesses the background to engage deeply with cybersecurity through teaching and intellectual focus. For the past eight years, she has lived with this vast and fascinating body of knowledge. Now, she regularly trains individuals in several of the most popular security courses from CompTIA and Microsoft. CompTIA's Security+ is the foundational course students need to begin an incredible journey into cybersecurity.

Linda has a strong love for teaching and igniting the spark that can set students on a most worthwhile and fulfilling path.

Sara Perrott

Sara Perrott has been working in the information technology field for 20+ years and has devoted the last 10 of those to focusing on cybersecurity. She is a published author and a former college professor, and she is passionate about teaching the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Sara has a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Western Governors University Washington and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security from the University of Phoenix.

Paula Woodall

Paula Woodall began her technical career as a network and computer consultant 30 years ago. She first taught at a local university before taking the CompTIA and Microsoft exams to teach certified courses. Paula has been fortunate to teach these classes worldwide for companies such as HP and Microsoft. Paula enjoys teaching classes regarding computers and networking and talking to students about how their companies put these technologies to work for them.

Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.


There are no prerequisites to enroll in this course. However, you should have basic knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems—for example, how to power up and log on to a machine, how to use a mouse and keyboard, and basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills.

Certification Requirements:

  • CompTIA recommends all A+ exam applicants have up to 12 months of hands-on experience in the lab or field before taking the certification exam.
  • CompTIA recommends the A+ Certification and a minimum of 9 to 12 months of hands-on experience working in a junior network administrator/network support technician job role to complete the Network+ certification exam.
  • CompTIA recommends at least 9 to 12 months of networking experience and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus to take the Security+ certification exam.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
    • Note: A Windows environment is required to complete some course assignments (A+ and N+).
  • Labs included in this program are not supported on mobile devices (i.e., phones and tablets).
  • A motherboard capable of client-side virtualization:
    • A 64-bit CPU
    • UEFI firmware
    • Hardware virtualization support in UEFI

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later. Access to Windows 11 is needed for the textbook module "Installing Windows" (A+)
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Chromebook 113 or later
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word. To complete your assignments, you may need Microsoft Word 2003 or higher or an equivalent word-processing program, such as LibreOffice, which is available to download for free.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. (Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.)


  • Access to copper Ethernet cable-making tools and equipment:
  • RJ-45 connectors
  • A crimping tool
  • Cat5, Cat5e, or Cat6 cable to practice on


  • A reliable high-speed Internet connection
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The textbooks for the A+, Network+, and Security+ courses are accessed via links in the course lessons.

  • CompTIA A+ Guide to IT Technical Support
  • CompTIA Network+ Guide to Networks, by Jill West
  • CompTIA Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, by Mark Ciampa

There are a variety of jobs in cybersecurity available. Possible positions include junior penetration tester, systems administrator, network administrator, security administrator, and cybersecurity specialist. The average salaries for these roles range from entry-level roles at $70,000 to more experienced professionals at $111,052, according to top reporting sites like PayScale,, and ZipRecruiter.

Lightcast labor data reports that the median advertised salary for job postings requiring CompTIA Network+ is$64,900 annually.

According to Lightcast, $61,600 is the average salary across all jobs requiring Network+ qualification. CompTIA notes that a network system analyst can earn $92,740 annually, followed by a network administrator at $86,340 annually, and a network support specialist at $67,510.

CompTIA Network+ annual salaries can reach as high as $144,000 and as low as $28,500. Still, the majority of Network+ salaries currently range between $52,000 (25th percentile) to $90,000 (75th percentile), with top earners (90th percentile) making $123,000 annually across the U.S. Pay is based on skill level, location, and years of experience.

The CompTIA Network+ exam voucher price is $358.00. With your enrollment in this course, you will receive an exam voucher for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

What kinds of jobs can I get with a CompTIA Network+ Certification?

After obtaining your CompTIA Network+ certification, you are qualified for jobs such as a network administrator, IT consultant, network field engineer, computer technician, help desk technician, system engineer, network support specialist, and network analyst.

CompTIA Network+ is a vendor-neutral, entry-level certification widely recognized by the information technology (IT) industry. Achieving this certification prepares technicians to work in IT infrastructure by providing key networking knowledge and skills.

According to CompTIA, those who earn the Network+ certification demonstrate they possess network troubleshooting, network cabling, configuration, subnetting, and network operation skills. Furthermore, they understand emerging technologies, such as those related to virtualization and the cloud.

CompTIA Network+ is vendor-neutral, which means that it prepares IT pros to work with various networks, not just one vendor solution. The Network+ credential is also the only IT certification on the market that encompasses both wired and wireless networks.

The skills obtained from studying for and passing the exam will help you understand networking concepts like network protocols, passive optical networks, network attenuation, network address translation, and ad hoc networks—which will appeal to hiring managers, prepare you for an entry-level IT position with a competitive wage, and boost your resume by earning this certification.

According to recent Lightcast labor insights data, the median advertised salary for job postings requiring CompTIA A+ is $54,900 annually.

Based on the 2023 Salary Survey conducted by Certification Magazine, the average salary for CompTIA A+ certification holders is $108,170 in the U.S. and $99,980 worldwide. However, the actual pay may vary depending on factors such as years of experience and the location of the job. The roles and responsibilities of those with CompTIA A+ certification can differ significantly, so looking at the average salaries of specific job titles may be more helpful. According to Glassdoor's November 2023 report, the average salaries for some of these job titles are as follows: IT support specialist ($56,564), network engineer ($100,385), IT specialist ($77,439), network administrator ($85,628), and field service technician ($55,214).

The CompTIA A+ certification is an entry-level qualification created for individuals interested in the field of information technology (IT). CompTIA states that the A+ certification is the only industry-recognized credential that involves performance testing to verify that professionals can quickly solve critical IT support tasks. Employers worldwide need these trained professionals for endpoint management and technical support roles. Obtaining this highly sought-after certification demonstrates the fundamental technical and soft skills that a field service technician must possess, making it an excellent starting point for acquiring entry-level to intermediate IT positions.

While there is never a guarantee of a specific position, you will qualify for several jobs once you earn your CompTIA A+ certification. Some of the roles you will be prepared for with an A+ certification include an IT support specialist, help desk technician, desktop support analyst, field service technician, and more.

Most of the jobs that IT professionals with a CompTIA Security+ certification would hold fall under the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) category of network and computer systems administrators. The BLS reports that jobs in this category earn a median annual salary of $90,360.

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that proves you have the basic skills needed to perform the core security functions an organization needs. The CompTIA Security+ certification exam focuses on up-to-date best practices in risk management and mitigation, including an emphasis on your ability to effectively identify and address security threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities.

CompTIA Security+ is typically the first certification that an IT professional should earn and will provide you with a career boost into intermediate-level cybersecurity roles. It is a certification that is required by many organizations as evidence of your core knowledge and skills in the field of cybersecurity.

According to CompTIA, these certifications expire three years from the date they are earned and can be renewed through our continuing education (CE) program. CompTIA refers to certifications within their three-year period after a successful exam or when it is successfully renewed as active.

According to CompTIA, some classroom training covers all of the CompTIA A+ material in one week, and others stretch it out over several months. If you choose to learn on your own, you may be able to acquire the necessary knowledge within a few days, weeks, or months—depending on how much expertise and IT experience you already have. 

Yes. Upon completing this course, you will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+ exams. The course includes vouchers that cover the fee/cost to sit for the certifying exams upon eligibility.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 12 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

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 the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

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