Intro to IT Security: CompTIA Security+

Security+ teaches the skills to plan, implement, and maintain information security.

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Intro to IT Security: CompTIA Security+

Security+ teaches the skills to plan, implement, and maintain information security.

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic security concepts such as confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) triad, security models, and security policy concepts 
  • Operate network and host-based security, including protocols, firewalls, and wireless security. 
  • Organize identity and access management, including authentication, authorization, and account management. 
  • Identify threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities and explain how they can be mitigated. 
  • Devise cryptography techniques 
  • Explain the importance of security architecture and design and develop secure network architectures. 
  • Organize risk management, including risk analysis, risk mitigation, and business continuity planning. 
  • Infer the impact of laws, regulations, and compliance on IT security, including privacy and sensitive data issues. 

Course Description

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This course is designed to equip students with the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this rapidly growing field and covers a comprehensive range of security related topics, including network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security, access control and identity management, and cryptography. This course aligns with the objectives for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam which can lead to job opportunities as a security administrator, network security specialist, security consultant and more.


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  • User-level skills on personal computers.

Next available start dates

Hybrid — Evenings

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Intro to IT Security: CompTIA Security+
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Total classroom hours

40 hours

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Evenings, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 10 T Th - 8/27/2024 - 9/26/2024

Class Location:
3000 Landerholm Cir. SE Bellevue, WA 98007
Building N, Room 252
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Instructor: Joseph Mayes

Joe Mayes has more than 30 years of IT and cybersecurity experience, both as an engineer and an instructor. He has created courses for the US Federal government, as a tenured faculty member at the college level, and as a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Joe Has been a certified Cisco instructor since 1998, and a Cisco Learning Partner instructor since 2008. Joe holds multiple Cisco certifications as well as Microsoft MCSE and MCT.

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