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.
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).
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.
During this course, students will be able to take advantage of hands-on labs including:
CompTIA® Security+ (SY0-501) - $995
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
How is my accomplishment recognized?
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.