CompTIA Security+


If you’re looking to strengthen your competency in system security, network infrastructure, access control and organisational security, then the CompTIA Security+ certification is for you.

  • 1

    Enhance your skillset

    Examines access control, identity management, cryptography, mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities, and new concerns over cloud computing, BYOD and SCADA.

  • 2

    Boost your career

    The certification designates skilled professionals in the field of security - one of the fastest growing fields in the technology world today.

  • 3

    Great earnings

    With an average salary starting at £42,500 per year this certification helps you embark on a financially lucrative career path.

Your quick course guide

Certification: CompTIA Security+

Study time: Full time - 18 to 24 days | Part time - two to three months

Vendor: CompTIA

Provider: Skillsoft

Student support: StudentCare™ and expert mentors

Prerequisites: Two+ years of networking experience, knowledge of TCP/IP + CompTIA Network+ recommended

Assessment: Exam based - CompTIA SY0-501

Resources: Internet access and email

Ideal for: Network engineer, support technician, telecoms support engineer, network design, network administrators or IT managers

Included in your modules

SY0-501 Security+

  • Common threats
  • System hardening and application security
  • Network infrastructure attacks and mitigation 
  • Network security tools and wireless LAN security
  • Access controls, authentication and assessment
  • Cryptography and PKI organisational security

Get certified the Learning People way

Professional development that works around you

  • World's #1 eLearning portal
  • 12 months unlimited access
  • Expert  mentors
  • Global community of peers
  • Test prep
  • Hands on interactive Practice Labs
  • Content approved by CompTIA
  • Award winning training used globally by leading corporate clients

Average salary

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Why join us?

  • Award winning customer support
  • We know the job market inside out
  • Trusted by the giants
  • Value for money
  • CV detox - exclusive to our students
  • We're with you from start to finish
  • Expert career advice
  • Progress reports
  • Exam booking support
  • All UK students receive an NUS student discount card
  • Your success is our success

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