CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Course - ONLINE

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Information Security is one of the fastest-growing fields in IT! This instructor-led, online training course will prepare you for the CompTIA Security + certification exam, which is an international certification that will provide proof of your competency in system security, network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits. This course is designed for IT professionals who already have CompTIA A+ certification and CompTIA Network+ certification or equivalent experience and two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security. Students who take the Security + exam and earn the certification will be able to prove their ability to anticipate information security risks and apply their knowledge of security concepts, and tools to safeguard organizations’ data.

Professional Education partners with StormWind Studios to deliver this high-quality online program.

Full Certificate Tuition $995.00   Register Now!



Who should enroll in these courses?

Network Administrators, System Administrators, Help Desk professionals looking to move into networking, or anyone interested in CompTIA Security+ certification. This course is designed for IT professionals who already have A+ certification and Network+ certification or equivalent experience and two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security.

Format: This course is fully online and participants can either watch live, high-quality, instructor-led classes or on-demand, recorded classes. You can enroll and begin anytime! Log-in information and other important details, will be sent within 3-4 business days of enrollment, from StormWind, our educational partner for CompTIA courses.

Frequency of courses: This course is available in the fall, summer, and spring. Live classes are held approximately every eight weeks and on-demand, recorded classes that are assessable 24/7. Upon enrollment, you will find dates/time for the upcoming instructor-led classes, for planning purposes, if this is the format you choose to utilize.

Average time to complete This course is designed to be completed in 4-6 months of full-time study. However, the online training format allows you to study on your own schedule and at your own pace, so your enrollment includes one year (12 months) of program access. Some participants choose to complete the course within 6 months, then utilize the curriculum as a reference/guide for the next 6 months.

Pre-requisites: You must be at least 18 years of age and either a) have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED).

Technical pre-requisites:
CompTIA A+ certification and CompTIA Network+ certification or equivalent experience and two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security.

CompTIA® Security+ (SY0-501)

This instructor-led, online training course will prepare you for the CompTIA Security + certification exam, which is an international certification that will provide proof of your competency in Network Security, Compliance and Operational Security, Threats and Vulnerabilities, Application, Data and Host Security, Access Control and Identity Management, and Cryptography.

Skills Learned

  • Mitigating threats
  • Cryptography
  • Authentication systems
  • Messaging security
  • User and role-based security
  • Public key infrastructure
  • Access security
  • Ports and protocols
  • Network security
  • Wireless security
  • Remote access security
  • Auditing, logging, and monitoring
  • Vulnerability testing
  • Organizational security
  • Business continuity
  • CompTIA Security+ objectives map
  • CompTIA Security+ acronyms

Course Outline

  • Mitigating Threats
  • Cryptography
  • Authentication Systems
  • Messaging Security
  • User and Role-Based Security
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Access Security
  • Ports and Protocols
  • Network Security
  • Wireless Security
  • Remote Access Security
  • Auditing, Logging, and Monitoring
  • Vulnerability Testing
  • Organizational Security
  • Business Continuity
  • *Course Outline is Subject to Change

During this course, students will be able to take advantage of hands-on labs including:

  • Firewall Rule Based Management
  • Firewalls and Evasion
  • NAT and OpenSSH
  • Network Vulnerabilities Part 1
  • Network Vulnerabilities Part 2
  • Application Data – Establish Host Security
  • Configuring IDS and Honeypots
  • Password Cracking Tools
  • Implementing DNSSEC
  • Social Engineering Reconnaissance
  • Encryption and Hashing
  • Understanding PKI Concepts
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Implement Patching using WSUS
  • Managing Local Storage and Virtual Hard Disks
  • Implementing a Network Policy Server
  • Managing Certificates
  • Protocols and Services – SNMP
  • Data Encryption
  • Implementing Software RAID
  • Introduction to Digital Forensics
  • Implementing AD Federation Services
  • Configuring RADIUS
  • Install and Configure Network Load BalancingV
  • Scanning and Remediating Vulnerabilities with OpenVAS

CompTIA® Security+ (SY0-501) - $995

  • Tuition listed above is for the 2019 academic year and subject to change without advance notice
  • Tuition includes downloadable materials
  • Financial aid is not available for noncredit courses. Students are encouraged to inquire with their employers to determine if tuition assistance is available
  • Professional Education Tuition Installment Plan and other payment options can be found here: https://continue.utah.edu/proed/payment-options
  • These courses are not eligible for the University of Utah employee tuition discount benefit

Additional Costs

  • Certificate exam is taken at a proctored testing center. The cost for the exam is approximately $200 and is not included in the cost of the course.
  • If a student should need longer than 12 months to complete a course, StormWind offers a 12-month extension at a fee of twenty-five percent (25%) of tuition cost.

Why choose the University of Utah?

We understand that you have a choice when it comes to taking professional development courses and we work hard to earn your trust with each and every class!

By selecting the University of Utah, you’ll enjoy the following benefits whether you’re coming to us as someone new to the job market, a career changer, a seasoned professional or a lifelong learner.

Resume Power - Benefit from the University of Utah reputation for credibility and quality. Choosing the University of Utah for your certificate program makes a clear statement about your commitment to excellence.

Instructor Excellence - Learn from instructors with real world experience and professional credentials.

The Power of the U Network – Students have access to a valuable University of Utah peer and faculty network.

Networking – Meet and network with other students pursuing or working in the industry.

Student Support – Count on the ongoing support of a dedicated student services staff that will assist you every step of the way.

Course Completion Requirements

  • Completion of all required modules, assignments and labs within one year (12 months).
  • Receipt of an “S-Satisfactory” grade on all module quizzes and final exam.

How is my accomplishment recognized?

  • For students earning an “S-Satisfactory" grade
    • The certificate program will appear on University of Utah official transcripts.
    • An official University of Utah certificate of completion will be mailed within a few weeks.
    • StormWind will provide you with information about how/where to take the national credentialing exam that this course prepared you for.

Can I apply these classes to a degree at the University of Utah?

This certificate is noncredit and cannot be applied to any for-credit degree.

Are these classes eligible for federal financial aid?

Students pursuing a certificate are considered "non-degree seeking," a status that is not eligible for federal student aid loan programs.

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