CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. As demand for cybersecurity professionals rises, software security vendor Symantec projects 1.5 million unfilled positions by 2021.
Hackings, data breaches, and cyberattacks—when criminals infiltrate the digital realm, the risk to individuals, organisations, and national security can be monumental. Cyber economy research firm Cybersecurity Ventures asserts that by 2021, global cybercrime damages will exceed $6 trillion per year.
Security + incorporates risk management and best practices with an emphasis on hands-on practical skills to ensure that you the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of issues and understand the impact of these on the business.
The course will provide the skills and knowledge to participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.
You will learn to:
Install and configure systems to secure applications, networks and devices.
Perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques.
Participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.
Perform tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability
Those who successfully complete this programme can sit the CompTIA Security+ Examination SYO-501.
The new Security+ certification covers the Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester job role, in addition to previous job roles.
Progression Opportunities include:
FET/QQI Certificate in Java Programming Level 7 (Special Purpose Award)
QQI Bachelor of Science in Computing Level 7
QQI Higher Certificate in Computing Level 6 (Exit Award)
Achieve the Award
CompTIA Security+ Certificate
(90 Multiple choice and performance-based Questions)
Learn from a highly qualified and industry experienced teacher who will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to work as a professional in ICT.
THREATS, ATTACKS & VULNERABILITIES
Detect various types of compromise and have an understanding of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts.
TECHNOLOGIES & TOOLS
Install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organisational security.
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design.
IDENTITY & ACCESS MANAGEMENT
Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls.
Implement and summarise risk management best practices and the business impact.
CRYPTOGRAPHY & PKI
Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure.
CompTIA Security + SYO-501 (Exams are taken at the Dorset College online examination Centre).
CompTIA Security+ Certificate
CompTIA Network+ or equivalent and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus.
Cyber Security Essentials
Mature learners (i.e. age 23 and older) with relevant life/work experience.
Competence in spoken and written English.