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Application Closing Date:
8th September 2017
Candidates are recommended to have two years’ experience in a networking role with pre-existing knowledge of TCP/IP,= experience in a security related role. Best suited to someone in IT Support, Network or Server Administration or someone working in a network/security role who wishes to attain certification.
CompTIA® Security+ Certification will prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam. On completion, the student has the requisite knowledge to sit COMPTIA Security+ Exam which is necessary to achieve Certification. This course is focused at the requirements outlined by the CompTIA Security+ Certification examination. But certification is not the only key to professional success in the field of computer security. Today's job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills, and the information and activities in this course can help you build your computer security skill set so that you can confidently perform your duties in any security-related professional role.
All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2017-2018 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
An Information/Registration session will take place on Wednesday 6th September from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.
€1,400 (includes course notes, lab manuals, online materials and the cost of both exams)
Delivery & Duration
It is delivered over 12 weeks (two evenings a week Tuesday & Thursday 6.30pm – 9.30pm) during the academic year.
The CompTIA Security + course is delivered online using a live virtual classroom using Adobe Connect supported by a Virtual Lab Environment on a VMware vCloud Platform. Lectures are recorded and can be streamed on an on-demand basis over the duration of the course. The course is supported through CIT’s Learning Management Systems and other communication systems.
The Computing Technology Industry Association has been dedicated to advancing the growth of the Information Technology (IT) industry and those working in it. With more than 19,000 members in 89 countries, CompTIA is the leading Global IT Trade Association with influence in all areas of the IT industry worldwide.
CIT became the first CompTIA CAPP (CompTIA Authorised Partner Programme) to be set up in Ireland. Its most popular accreditations that may be attained from CompTIA are CompTIA A+, Network +, Security+ and Linux+. These courses are delivered under the CIT Cloud Professional Academy, which is focused on delivering courses to Industry in areas of software, infrastructure and big data.
The CompTIA Security+ professionally certified course is run under the Cork Institute of Technology CompTIA CAPP programme. The course offers an excellent theory and practical security course at a foundational level for all participants interested in adding security both at the network and system level. The CompTIA Security + certification is an internationally recognised validation of the technical knowledge required of foundation level security practitioners.
Resources & Materials
All learning resources required to successfully complete this programme are included. Students are also provided with as much personal tuition and support from CIT’s experienced instructors/lecturers as they require throughout the programme.
- Security Fundamental
The Information Security Cycle
Information Security Controls
Security Policy Fundamentals
- Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
Physical Threats and Vulnerabilities
Wireless Threats and Vulnerabilities
- Network Security
Network Devices and Technologies
Network Design Elements and Components
Implement Networking Protocols
Apply Network Security Administration Principles
Secure Wireless Traffic
- Managing Application, Data, and Host Security
Establish Device/Host Security
- Access Control, Authentication, and Account Management
Access Control and Authentication Services
Implement Account Management Security Controls
- Managing Certificates
Install a CA Hierarchy
Secure Network Traffic by Using Certificates
Back Up and Restore Certificates and Private Keys
- Compliance and Operational Security
Security Awareness and Training
- Risk Management
Implement Vulnerability Assessment Tools and Techniques
Scan for Vulnerabilities
Mitigation and Deterrent Techniques
- Managing Security Incidents
Respond to Security Incidents
Recover from a Security Incident
- Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
Plan for Disaster Recovery
Execute DRPs and Procedures
Online Application will open shortly for course commencing in September.
Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.