CompTIA Security+ Course


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This CompTIA Security+ course is a recognised qualification for those working within the IT industry. This qualification assesses your competence and knowledge of working as a security expert in the IT industry and prepares you to further your career in the technology industry.

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About this Course

The CompTIA Security+ exam covers the foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk, access control, identity management and cryptography. The CompTIA Network+ certification is recommended before taking the Security+ exam.

Study Time:120 hours
Enrolment length:12 months
Course Format:Online

Upon completion of this qualification students earn an OLC Diploma and can enter themselves for the CompTIA examination which will result in full certification when the necessary third party exams are passed.


This qualification is designed to teach students essential skills when working as a security professional. It covers all of the functionality that is needed to be a security technician so that learners can achieve a formal qualification in the IT industry. The examination for this course contains 90 questions and you have 90 minutes to complete the test. The required pass percentage is 750 (on a scale of 100-900).

Qualification code: SY0-401


Students are able to access their course materials at any time and the qualification includes the following:

Expert Instructor-Led Training

Uses the content from the finest publishers and only the IT industry’s finest instructors. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can study at your own pace. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.

Interactive Exercises

Our courseware includes include real world, interactive exercises. Focusing on real world scenarios and skill-set development.

Exercises, Quizzes & Flashcards

This course houses exercises, quizzes and flashcards that prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes, flashcards and exercises after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course.

Practice Test Sets

This course also include full length practice test sets designed to test your knowledge under real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

Exam Simulators

Online labs to supplement your training. Labs are inexpensive and a safe way to explore and learn. The labs on this course are versatile – labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training.


On this course our usual 14 day refund policy applies if you do not access the course. As soon as the course has been accessed (the student has logged in) no refund can be offered to the student even if they are within the 14 day period.

Course Content

This course assesses the following topics:

Lesson 1: Measuring and Weighing Risk

Lesson 2: Monitoring and Diagnosing Networks

Lesson 3: Understanding Devices and Infrastructure

Lesson 4: Access Control, Authentication, and Authorisation

Lesson 5: Protecting Wireless Networks

Lesson 6: Securing the Cloud

Lesson 7: Host, Data, and Application Security

Lesson 8: Cryptography

Lesson 9: Malware, Vulnerabilities, and Threats

Lesson 10: Social Engineering and Other Foes

Lesson 11: Security Administration

Lesson 12: Disaster Recovery and Incident Response

Career Prospects

People studying this course tend to work in roles such as:

  • Security Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • IA Technician or Manager
  • Security Consultant/Specialist


This qualification includes all of the lessons and materials you will need to learn the syllabus and then enter for your examination. Exams are taken at a specific testing centre and are subject to additional charges when you are sitting the test.

For more information on taking the examination please click here and search for a test centre near you. Exam centres do charge an additional fee for sitting the test and students are required to organise their own examinations should they wish to opt for formal certification as well as the OLC Diploma which is included in the course fees.


On this qualification you will receive full tutor support throughout the 12 month course duration. This course is taught on the Online Learning College area of the uCertify platform which has been created by IT professionals and caters for students throughout the world. Students are not automatically enrolled on this qualification but after purchasing the course you will receive login details for you to access the course within 2 working days.


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