Personal Learning Account

Are you aged over 19 and earning under £26,000? Or, has your employment been negatively impacted by Covid-19? Then this course could be available for free through the Personal Learning Account.

How to apply: To apply through the Personal Learning Account, visit this information page.

Is this course right for me?

CompTIA is the world's largest vendor-neutral IT certification body. Develop your IT professional skills to an exceptionally high level with this CompTIA course and exam package. With CompTIA A+ Technician, Network+ and Security+ courses, and entry to the relevant exams, it has everything you need to achieve your CompTIA certifications, in one convenient package.

Entry requirements:

There are no formal requirements, but you’ll need a keen interest in the subject.

Delivery:

Online Learning

Assessment:

The course includes exams which are invigilated online and you need to have access to an internet enabled device with a microphone and a webcam.

Progression:

Once you have completed this course, we recommend you to look at the CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst (CySA+) Course

Additional campus/course information:

  • Remote Learning

    Key learning points in this course includes:

    • Work through the Official CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ courses before taking the exams to achieve complete certification in all three areas of expertise. 
    • Official CompTIA A+ (220-1001 and 220-1002 Core Series) 
    • Laptops, desktop PCs, smartphones, tablets, wearables, e-readers, GPS 
    • Windows 10, 7, 8, 8.1, Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS X, Chrome OS 
    • Mobile device network connectivity, application support and device synchronization 
    • Networking hardware devices (Routers, switches, access points, cloud-based network controller, PoE, etc.) 
    • Networked hosts, server role, Internet appliances, legacy systems 
    • PC hardware tools and components, BIOS/UEFI settings, solid state drives (M2, NVME, SATA 2.5), RAID 10, hot swappable storage configurations 
    • Custom PC configurations including virtualization workstations and NAS devices 
    • Sharing multifunction devices and printers via OS settings, wired and wireless connections, 3D printing 
    • Logical security concepts, Active Directory security settings, software tokens, MDM policies, MAC address filtering, certificates, VPN, DLP, email filtering 
    • Security protocols and encryption (WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES), authentication methods (single-factor, multifactor, RADIUS, TACACS), security threat identification and prevention 
    • Privacy concerns and policies (PII, PCI, GDPR, PHI) 

    Official CompTIA Network+ (N10-006)

    • Study network theory. 
    • Look at bounded and unbounded network media. 
    • Gain understanding of network implementations. 
    • Book your knowledge of TCP/IP addressing and data delivery. 
    • Study a lesson on routing. 
    • Look in detail at TCP/IP services. 
    • Move on to look at the WAN infrastructure. 
    • Next study cloud and virtualization technologies. 
    • Complete a lesson on network security basics. 
    • Learn how to prevent security breaches and respond to security incidents. 
    • Understand network management. 
    • Look at how to troubleshoot network issues in detail. 

    Official CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) 

    • Learn how to measure and weigh risk. 
    • Look at monitoring and diagnosing networks. 
    • Develop your understanding of devices and infrastructure. 
    • Study access control, authentication and authorisation in detail. 
    • Take a lesson in protecting wireless networks. 
    • Understand security and the cloud. 
    • Look at host, data and application security. 
    • Study cryptography in detail. 
    • Boost your knowledge of malware, vulnerabilities and threats. 
    • Understand social engineering and other foes. 
    • Take a comprehensive look at security administration. 
    • Become adept at disaster recovery and incident response.