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CompTIA Security+


Earn the qualifications you need for a high-paying, in-demand in technology profession

The University of Central Missouri CompTIA Security+ SYO-501 certificate program is known globally as the certification trusted to validate foundational, IT security knowledge and skills. This face-to-face, instructor-led class covers the essential principles for network security and risk management and is also approved by the U.S. Department of Defense. This course is designed for students wishing to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam. Through this program, students earn an industry-recognized certificate and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.

UCM certificate cost icon   $2,499 including text and exam fees
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Contact hours icon    48 hours (eight-week course)  Prerequesites checklist icon    

Primarily for students wishing to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam which is designed for professionals with CompTIA+ and Network+ certifications (or equivalent knowledge) and six to nine months experience in networking


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Security is such a vital component of all levels and job roles within an organization that his class can also benefit networking professionals as well as PC support analysts, application developers and senior managers in accounting, sales, product development and marketing. The CompTIA Security+ book and study guide are included in the course’s cost as well as Netlab availability and the Security+ Exam. The CertMaster test prep is purchased through CompTIA ($700). 

What you will learn

  • Fundamental concepts of computer security
  • How to identify security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Management of data, application and host security
  • Implementation of network security
  • Identification and implementation of access control and account management security measures
  • How to manage certificates
  • How to implement compliance and operational security measures
  • Risk management
  • Troubleshooting
  • Planning for business continuity and disaster recovery

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