CompTIA A+ and Security+ Certification

104 In Classroom Hours

Course Description:

CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+ exam is a globally recognized industry standard for establishing an IT career. CompTIA A+ Core Series 220-1001 exam and 220-1002 exam cover expanded content on growing IT support role including expanded baseline security topics. The certification provides a different approach to define competency in operational procedures including basic disaster prevention, recovery, and scripting basics and a greater dependency on networking and device connectivity.

CompTIA Security+

This course prepares for the Security+ certification exam which covers industry-wide topics, including communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attack and operational and organization security. Security+ is taught at colleges, universities and commercial training centers around the globe. Many corporations recommend or require the Security+ certification for their IT employees. Companies like Sun, IBM/Tivoli Software Group, Symantec, Motorola and Olympus Security Group know the value of a Security+ certification and recommend or require it of their IT employees.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Comprehend the principles of network security
  • Identify the steps for compliance and operational security
  • Identify methods for preventing threats and vulnerabilities
  • Identify the steps for controlling access and managing identity
  • Comprehend the principles of cryptography

Recommended Prerequisites:  High School Graduate or GED holder. Operating knowledge of Windows or equivalent operating system.

Course Exam (Not Included):

  • CompTIA A+ 1001
  • CompTIA A+ 1002
  • CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

Topics Covered:

CompTIA A+
Chapter 1: Troubleshooting
  • Module A: Troubleshooting theory
  • Module B: Safety
  • Module C: Professionalism
  • Summary
Chapter 2: Motherboards and CPUs
  • Module A: Motherboards
  • Module B: CPUs
  • Summary
Chapter 3: Computer power supplies
  • Module A: Power supply connectors
  • Module B: Power supply installation
  • Module C: Power supply troubleshooting
  • Summary
Chapter 4: Memory
  • Module A: Read-only memory
  • Module B: Random access memory
  • Summary
Chapter 5: Computer expansion
  • Module A: Expansion interfaces
  • Module B: Expansion card installation
  • Module C: Connectors and cables
  • Summary
Chapter 6: Physical storage
  • Module A: Disk drives
  • Module B: RAID storage
  • Module C: Optical drives
  • Module D: Other storage methods
  • Summary
Chapter 7: Input-output devices
  • Module A: Input devices
  • Module B: Output devices
  • Module C: Dual input-output devices
  • Summary
Chapter 8: Display Devices
  • Module A: Display technologies
  • Module B: Display management
  • Summary
Chapter 9: Operating systems
  • Module A: Windows versions and features
  • Module B: Non-Windows operating systems
  • Module C: Operating system installation and upgrades
  • Module D: Applications and scripting
  • Summary
Chapter 10: Windows management
  • Module A: Operating system features and tools
  • Module B: Control Panel utilities
  • Module C: Command-line tools
  • Module D: Troubleshooting
  • Summary
Chapter 11: Network basics
  • Module A: Classifying networks
  • Module B: Network devices
  • Module C: Internet connections
  • Summary
Chapter 12: Network cables and connectors
  • Module A: Twisted-pair connections
  • Module B: Coaxial connections
  • Module C: Optical media
  • Summary
Chapter 13: Network protocols
  • Module A: TCP/IP settings
  • Module B: Transport protocols
  • Module C: Application protocols
  • Summary
Chapter 14: Wireless networking
  • Module A: Wireless technology
  • Module B: Wi-Fi standards
  • Summary
 Chapter 15: Windows networking
  • Module A: Network shares
  • Module B: Network connections
  • Module C: Connection troubleshooting
  • Summary
Chapter 16: Virtualization and cloud computing
  • Module A: Virtualization
  • Module B: Cloud computing
  • Summary
Chapter 17: Mobile devices
  • Module A: Mobile device types
  • Module B: Mobile device configuration
  • Module C: Mobile device troubleshooting
  • Summary
Chapter 18: Security principles
  • Module A: Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Module B: Security controls
  • Summary
Chapter 19: Security technologies
  • Module A: Operating system security
  • Module B: Security hardware and software
  • Summary
Chapter 20: Securing devices and data
  • Module A: Workstation security
  • Module B: Mobile device security
  • Module C: Security troubleshooting
  • Summary
Chapter 21: SOHO network configuration
  • Module A: SOHO router features
  • Module B: Network security
  • Summary
Chapter 22: Printers and multi-function print devices
  • Module A: Printer technologies
  • Module B: Printer installation and maintenance
  • Module C: Printer troubleshooting
  • Summary
Chapter 23: Custom computers
  • Module A: Custom computer considerations
  • Summary
Chapter 24: Operational procedures
  • Module A: IT operations
  • Module B: Environmental factors
  • Module C: Incident response
  • Module D: Backup and recovery
  • Summary
Chapter 25: Appendix A
Chapter 26: Appendix B
  • 3D Objects
Chapter 27: Appendix: 3D Avatar based Simulation
  • 220-1001 3D Game
  • 220-1002 3D Game
CompTIA Security+
  • Domain 1.0 – Network Security
  • Domain 2.0 – Compliance and Operational Security
  • Domain 3.0 – Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Domain 4.0 – Application, Data and Host Security
  • Domain 5.0 – Access Control and Identity Management
  • Domain 6.0 – Cryptography 

Instructional Strategies:

  • Self-Directed Study
  • Lecture
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Simulation
  • Online Activities

Methods of Evaluation:

  • Quizzes & Exams
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Learner-Centered Activities
  • Externship

Instructor Biography:

Coming soon!

Grading System:

Student must pass all unit tests and module exams at 70% or better to be eligible for a certificate of completion and to be prepared to take the final examination if applicable in their particular program.

Attendance:

Students are expected to arrive on time and participate in course discussions. Successful completion of the course of study recommends 100% attendance. If during the course period the student’s attendance level drops below 80%, they will be encouraged and given the opportunity to attend the next class for the course they enrolled in. Should materials change, student is responsible for all additional cost.

Refund Policy:

  • 3-DAY MONEY BACK POLICY: Students may withdraw from the program for any reason within 3 days of executing the enrollment agreement prior to the start of program. In this case, the student’s enrollment agreement shall be rescinded provided the student returns all course materials.
  • No Refund after 3 days: If, for any reason, a student wishes to withdraw after the initial 3-day period prior to the start of the class, they are not released from their obligation to pay the program fees in full and are not entitled to any refund.

Re-Admission Policy:

Any student who has dropped out of the program, or has been suspended from the program for nonattendance may be readmitted within one year by completing a personal interview with the director of education and paying any applicable fees at the time of readmission. Students who were terminated due to conduct issues are not eligible to be readmitted.

Policy on Student Conduct:

Appropriate Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and professional manner. Any student not conducting themselves in an orderly and professional manner, which includes use of drugs and alcohol during school hours, dishonesty, disrupting classes, use of profanity, excessive tardiness, insubordination, violation of safety rules, improper usage of lab or classroom computers, or not abiding by the school rules will lead to either probation or dismissal from classes.