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Security+

Overview

In support of the health and safety of our students and university community, all Mason Professional Education courses are being delivered in virtual formats now through December 2020. We are fully operational and courses will begin on their scheduled start date. Register today!

Industry and government employers have a growing need for skilled computer security professionals to combat hackers, decrease financial losses and secure valuable data.

This course will build a strong conceptual knowledge of security techniques and prepare students for the Security+ certification exam as well as build their skill sets to move forward in real world computing careers.

Security+ is a vendor neutral course that covers a broad range of introductory and more advanced topics across many crucial areas of computer security issues and security technology.

Security+ validates knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts.

The course curriculum includes:

  • prevention of information technology theft
  • security of intellectual property
  • theory of security implementation and management

Security+ Certification is a part of the Network and Cloud Foundation Certificate Program.

Have questions or interested in more information about this course? Contact our TechAdvance program team at 703-993-1551 or techadv@gmu.edu.

Offered through a cooperative relationship with TechAdvance IT Training Programs, courses are taught by instructors with substantial experience and expertise in leading IT fields. 

Features

Topics covered in this course include the following:

  • Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities
  • Technologies and Tools
  • Architecture and Design
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Risk Management
  • Cryptography and PKI

Security+ is aligned with the SY0-501 exam. The course can be taken as a stand-alone course, or it can be taken as part of the comprehensive Network and Cloud Foundation Certificate Program.

Click here to view the full course outline.

Designed For

This course is designed for individuals with networking experience wanting to obtain knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts.

It is ideal for anyone wanting to start a career or advance their career in the IT industry.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
TAIT 0125 - Security+ Certification
Type
Online, fixed date
Days
M, W
Time
6:00PM to 10:00PM
Dates
Oct 19, 2020 to Nov 11, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
32.0
Location
  • Internet Course
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $1,550.00
Section Materials
  • (Mandatory) CompTIA Security+ Review Guide: Exam SY0-501 7th Edition ISBN 978-1119416876
Section Title
TAIT 0125 - Security+ Certification
Type
Discussion
Days
Th, T
Time
6:00PM to 10:00PM
Dates
Jan 21, 2021 to Feb 09, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
24.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $1,550.00
Section Materials
  • (Mandatory) CompTIA Security+ Review Guide: Exam SY0-501 7th Edition ISBN 978-1119416876
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