Hone your IT career and become an expert in the field of security through this 12-week program.
*We recommend a prior CompTIA Network+ certification or two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus before taking this program.
IT Security Specialists hold networking and administrative skills in Windows-based TCP/IP networks, as well as familiarity with a variety of operating systems, including OS X, Unix, or Linux. They may hold jobs such as Security Architect, Security Engineer, Security Consultant/Specialist, Information Assurance Technician, Security Administrator, Systems Administration and more in a variety of corporate environments.
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MedCerts offers financial aid options through MyCAA, WIOA and Army COOL. You must be a Military spouse, active duty Army, Reserves, or National Guard member or WIOA eligible job seeker to receive aid.
MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.
|MedCerts||Community College||Online College|
|Program & Tuition Cost||$4,000 average||Up to $20,000||$3,000 average|
|Exam Fees, Books & Materials||Included||Up to $750||Up to $750|
|Job Ready In||3–6 months||24–48 months||3–6 months|
|Schedule Flexibility||On-demand 24/7||Set class schedule||On-demand 24/7|
|Travel Requirements||None: 100% online||On-campus classrooms||None: 100% online|
|Student Support||Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access||Professors: scheduled office hours||Support inbox|
|Career Coaching||Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers||Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements||Exam-specific only|
|Content Delivery||3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning||Professor lectures||Varies: typically videos and presentations|
This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.
“As an experienced healthcare professional making a transition into the IT field, I have been extremely pleased with the support that MedCerts has given me from the time that I started taking their courses. Being a married professional with a child, my life is extremely busy, and the advantages that their online course offers are substantial. I would, in particular, like to acknowledge the tremendous support that I have received (and continue to receive) from the IT academic advisor. The team has all worked diligently, and gone above and beyond the call of duty, to resolve my concerns, and assist me with the completion of my IT program. I would heartily recommend MedCerts to anyone who is thinking about changing their current field, or acquiring a new skill set, while they are currently employed.”
Further your career in IT by acquiring a knowledge of security topics through our IT Security Specialist program. In just 12 weeks, you’ll learn the foundational skills for a Security+ certification through two courses – Microsoft Office Series III and Security+.
In our security certification online course, you’ll learn to implement and monitor security on networks, applications and operating systems, and how to respond quickly and effectively to security breaches. Our Microsoft Office Series III course offers the most up-to-date knowledge on all Office programs, essential to any career.
This program prepares you for the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Certification exam. Many IT professionals also use Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles. To learn more about these career opportunities, check out our blog post, Top CompTIA Security+ Jobs and Salary Ranges.
|Total Program Duration||12 Week|
“I am beyond to have found a program that not only help further your education, but the program is also flexible to accommodate your schedule. You don’t have to get your prerequisites out of the way and the program dives straight into the field you wish to build a career in.”