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    5 full days

Course Description

The CompTIA Security+ Certification Course is ideally suited to IT professionals aiming to build a strong foundation in cybersecurity practices. This includes network administrators, security consultants, security engineers, and IT auditors.

It's also an invaluable asset for anyone aspiring to launch their IT security career. The course serves as a stepping stone to advanced-level cybersecurity certifications, making it a smart choice for ambitious professionals.

If you are just beginning your journey in the IT sector and lack prior experience, we highly recommend you consider completing the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications before embarking on the CompTIA Security+ course. The CompTIA A+ certification will equip you with a fundamental understanding of computer systems and hardware, while CompTIA Network+ provides a solid foundation in networking concepts. Both certifications serve as valuable prerequisites, ensuring you have the knowledge base necessary to fully benefit from and engage with the advanced content covered in the CompTIA Security+ course.

Regardless of your experience level in the IT realm, if you have a keen interest in understanding and mitigating digital security threats, this course offers the knowledge and skills you'll need.

Entry Criteria

CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience working in a security/ systems administrator job role


Delivered Online as Virtual Classroom

This course is delivered by our partner, eCareers


Official Exams which are online proctored.


Entry-Level Roles:

IT Support Technician: This is often a stepping stone into the IT industry, providing foundational knowledge that can be applied in more specialised roles. The UK average salary ranges from £22,000 to £28,000.

Network Administrator: The role involves managing and maintaining an organisation's computer networks. With CompTIA Security+ under your belt enabling you to validate baseline security skills, you can expect an average UK salary between £25,000 and £35,000.

Mid-Level Roles:

IT Security Analyst: This role's core responsibility is to protect the organisation's data from cyber threats. In the UK, IT Security Analysts earn an average salary of between £40,000 and £55,000.

Cybersecurity Consultant: As a consultant, you'll provide expert advice to organisations on how to protect their IT infrastructure. In the UK, Cybersecurity Consultants can earn an average salary between £50,000 and £70,000.

Senior Roles:

IT Security Manager: This role involves overseeing all operations related to an organisation's IT security measures. In the UK, IT Security Managers typically earn from £60,000 up to £80,000.

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO): This is one of the highest positions in IT security, responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and programme to ensure information assets are adequately protected. In the UK, CISOs earn on average between £80,000 and £130,000.

After achieving CompTIA Security+, individuals often pursue a further cybersecurity certification like Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), to help them qualify for these senior roles.

Kindly note that salaries can vary widely based on a variety of factors including experience, skills, and geographical location, and the figures provided above are averages.

Other details

Course type: Professional

Level: 3

Programme Area:

  • Computing, Digital Technologies and Games Development

Computing, Digital Technologies and Games Development

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Computing, Digital Technologies and Games Development

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