A+, Network+ with Cyber Security (Professional Certificate)
Experts in cybersecurity engineering, analysis, and administration are in demand across business, industry, and government. Gain the skills to enter this field with a professional certificate in A+, Network+ with Cyber Security.
Prepare for a career as a cybersecurity engineer, analyst, or administrator with a professional certificate in A+, Network+ with Cyber Security.
The A+, Network+ with Cyber Security professional certificate is awarded after successful completion of three courses: A+, Network+, and Cyber Security Technologies. Entering the program with background in networking allows for an elective course in place of Network+. Most often, these courses can be successfully completed in one year or less.
Coursework covers the basics of computer architecture, use of contemporary operating systems, and data network technologies and protocols, as well as attack mechanisms, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures. Hands-on projects and discussions on current and future computer technologies are incorporated into the coursework.
The A+, Network+ with Cyber Security professional certificate is awarded after successful completion of three courses: A+, Network+, and Cyber Security Technologies. Hands-on projects and discussions on current and future computer technologies are incorporated into the coursework.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary of an information security analyst is $93,000, and job growth is expected to increase 18 percent by 2024.
Related job titles in this area include security engineers, assurance analysts, and systems administrators.
Pursuit of this professional certificate would be best served by receiving guidance from a program manager. Some courses may be taken simultaneously and some may require prerequisites. Allowing a program manager to assist in planning the sequence of courses would ensure a successful and enjoyable experience.
An elective from the following courses must be chosen if the IT-O 840 Network+ I requirement has already been satisfied.
- IT 802 A+ Certification Training II (may replace IT 801 A+ Certification Training)
- IT-S 843 Vulnerability Analysis and Control
- IT-M 886 CISA Certification Preparation
- IT-S 888 Incident Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
- IT-O 841 Network+ Certification Training II
Participants must have knowledge of PC hardware and software, knowledge of operating systems, and knowledge of file and directory concepts for acceptance into the A+/Network+/Security+ program. An additional question-and-answer session regarding prerequisite knowledge may be required for admission. Contact the professional certificate program manager and coordinator for more information.
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