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Cyber Security

Jumpstart your IT career and become a cyber security expert with this program.

9 Weeks

Program Length

Security+ SY0-601

Certification

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Career Insight

What does an IT Cyber Security Specialist do?

Cyber threats evolve by the day, and therefore, the cyber security specialist is the fastest growing role in the computer technology industry. IT Cyber Security specialists play a key role in securing information systems. CompTIA Security+ certified individuals protect computer networks from cybersecurity risks, threats, and vulnerabilities. As a cyber security analyst, you’ll monitor IT systems to detect, investigate, analyze, and respond to security events. In addition, some of your day-to-day tasks will include:

 Perform security assessments and identify social engineering attacks and malware types

 Implement secure cloud solutions

 Implement data privacy and protection measures

 Perform incident response and digital forensics

 Implement identity and account management controls

JOB OUTLOOK

Potential Career Paths

Cyber security specialist jobs are among the fastest-growing roles in IT, as more organizations set up in-house security operations centers (SOCs) and establish IT security teams to monitor and respond to the ever-increasing number of global security incidents.

This program will educate you with the knowledge and baseline skills needed to perform the core security functions you’ll encounter as you pursue a career in IT security. It will also equip you with the knowledge you’ll need to sit for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

Individuals who have earned the CompTIA Security+ credential have the skills to find jobs as:

 System Security Analyst

 Helpdesk Manager / Analyst

 Information Security Engineer

 Cyber Defense Incident Responder

9,272

ENTRY-LEVEL JOBS AVAILABLE IN THE US
 

According to Burning Glass jobs data, IT Security Specialist will see available jobs grow 28.5% over the next ten years. According to ziprecruiter.com, “the majority of CompTIA Security+ Entry Level salaries currently range between $41,500 (25th percentile) to $69,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $84,500 annually.”

Note: Salaries can vary widely depending on education, experience, employer, and even geographic area. Job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights, ziprecruiter.com, and the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Data is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

 

9,272

ENTRY-LEVEL JOBS AVAILABLE IN THE US
 

According to Burning Glass jobs data, IT Security Specialist will see available jobs grow 28.5% over the next ten years. According to ziprecruiter.com, “the majority of CompTIA Security+ Entry Level salaries currently range between $41,500 (25th percentile) to $69,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $84,500 annually.”

Note: Salaries can vary widely depending on education, experience, employer, and even geographic area. Job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights, ziprecruiter.com, and the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Data is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

 

JOB OUTLOOK

Potential Career Paths

Cyber security specialist jobs are among the fastest-growing roles in IT, as more organizations set up in-house security operations centers (SOCs) and establish IT security teams to monitor and respond to the ever-increasing number of global security incidents.

This program will educate you with the knowledge and baseline skills needed to perform the core security functions you’ll encounter as you pursue a career in IT security. It will also equip you with the knowledge you’ll need to sit for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

Individuals who have earned the CompTIA Security+ credential have the skills to find jobs as:

 System Security Analyst

 Helpdesk Manager / Analyst

 Information Security Engineer

 Cyber Defense Incident Responder

Here's How It Works

GET TRAINED

Learn at your own pace with our expert-led online training modules.

TAKE EXAMS

Review past quizzes and tests, and take advantage of skills demonstrations and activities to prepare for the certification exam.

CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS

NTI's Career Services team will connect you with employers hiring for entry-level roles in your field.

Here's How It Works

GET TRAINED

Learn at your own pace with our expert-let online training modules.

TAKE EXAMS

Review past quizzes and tests, and take advantage of skills demonstrations and activities to prepare for the certification exam.

CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS

NTI's Career Services team will connect you with employers hiring for entry-level roles in your field.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Cyber Security – CompTIA Security+ SY0-601

This Cyber Security – CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 program is designed to help you build your cybersecurity skillset so that you can confidently perform your duties in any entry-level security role. In addition, upon successful completion of this program, the student is prepared to sit for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 certification.

Attaining the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 certification establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Additionally, Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting, ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving skills.

Scheduling Details

Schedule: Coursework available 24/7

Total Course Hours: 180

Estimated Completion Time: 

Set your own pace…You decide how quickly you want to get certified.

  • Students who commit 20 hours/week can complete in 9 weeks.
  • Students who commit 10 hours/week can complete in 18 weeks.

Maximum time to complete: Students have access to the online course materials for 12 months.

Instruction & Evaluation Strategies
  • Expert-led online video training
  • Skills demonstrations, simulations, and online activities to aid learning
  • Quizzes and Exams
Books and Materials Used:

No textbooks required.

Outline/Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Comparing Security Roles and Security Controls
  • Lesson 2: Explaining Threat Actors and Threat Intelligence

  • Lesson 3: Performing Security Assessments

  • Lesson 4: Identifying Social Engineering and Malware

  • Lesson 5: Summarizing Basic Cryptographic Concepts

  • Lesson 6: Implementing Public Key Infrastructure

  • Lesson 7: Implementing Authentication Controls

Upon successful completion students will be able to:
  • Compare security roles and security controls.
  • Explain threat actors and threat intelligence.
  • Perform security assessments and identify social engineering attacks and malware types.
  • Summarize basic cryptographic concepts and implement public key infrastructure.
  • Implement authentication controls.
  • Implement identity and account management controls.
  • Implement secure network designs, network security appliances, and secure network protocols.
  • Implement host, embedded/Internet of Things, and mobile security solutions.
  • Implement secure cloud solutions.
  • Explain data privacy and protection concepts.
  • Perform incident response and digital forensics.
  • Summarize risk management concepts and implement cybersecurity resilience.
  • Explain physical security.

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In addition to offering comprehensive student support dedicated to helping you reach your goals, NTI’s online programs work within your schedule. Call today at (469) 930-2404 to connect with an advisor or fill out the form below. We’re here to help!

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