CyberOps & Security/Cybersecurity

CompTIA Security+
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Course Description

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. CompTIA is trusted by employers around the globe. The Security+ certification establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs.

Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting, ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving skills in the areas of:

  • Attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities
  • Architecture and design
  • Implementation
  • Operations and incident response
  • Governance, risk, and compliance

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

Who should complete this credential?

This credential and the associated coursework are ideal for individuals looking to advance their IT networking security career. 

The CompTIA Security+ credential validates your understanding of core network security concepts, how to respond to a security incident, and how to ensure proper policies and infrastructure are in place to avoid a security event. This credential covers all the basics in each of these areas and provides you with an unmatched breadth of skills in a vendor-neutral format.

This credential is ideal for individuals who would like to advance their existing IT career or build their understanding of IT security. Jobs that use CompTIA Security+ include security administrators, systems administrators, security engineers or analysts, IT project managers, IT auditors, network or cloud engineers, and software developers.

Step-by-Step Guide to Begin Credential

Once you’ve reviewed the exam prep and you’re ready to take the course, follow the steps below:

  • Navigate to the CompTIA Certification Hub
  • Before proceeding to check out or scheduling an exam, reach out to NCBCE to see if you qualify to take the exam for free or speak to a representative from your school to see if this course is offered at no-cost
  • Once you understand if you qualify, you can complete the exam via PearsonVue online and follow the step-by-step instructions to create an account, select your online exam, and earn your credential

This course aligns with North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school course(s): Network Security II.

Potential Careers

​​Contact our NCBCE staff to see if you qualify for a free course.