IT Security Specialist Online Certification Training - MedCerts

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IT 5100

IT Security Specialist

Online Certification Training

Hone your IT career and become an expert in the field of security through this 6-week program. Watch a sneak peek of our program below!

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6  Weeks
Program Length
Certification
$30,000
Avg. Starting Salary*
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This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: AR, LA, ND, NV, OK, PA, RI, WI

Please review our State Restriction page to view what restrictions there may be in your state/region of residence or employment and ensure you are eligible for enrollment. These restrictions may not apply to students taking programs through an employer, academic or government-sponsored model - including MyCAA and Army, Air Force or Coast Guard Credentialing Assistance. To determine eligibility, please confirm with your sponsor or review our military spouse MyCAA-approved or Military Credentialing Assistance-approved programs.

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IT Security Specialist Online Training

MedCerts Tuition Advantage

We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

Monthly Payment Options as low as $199 Payment Plans for Every Student

Talk with an Education Consultant to pick the perfect payment plan, from paying in full to installments with interest rates from 0-12%.

Total Tuition $2,300 Pay in Full

The total tuition can be paid immediately or through a number of grant-funded or monthly payment plan options

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*Students in Maryland are not eligible for MedCerts payment plans but may be eligible for other tuition options. Speak to an Education Consultant for further information.

MyCAA, Department of Defense Credentialing Assistance/COOL and Workforce Grants

MedCerts offers financial aid options through these government grant-funded programs – MyCAA, Workforce Funding (including WIOA), and Department of Defense Credentialing Assistance or COOL funding for the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard. Those eligible include Military Spouses; active duty Army, Reserves, and National Guard members; active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force National Guard, and US Space Force; active duty Coast Guard and SELRES members (enlisted and officers); or workforce-funded qualifying job seekers. Speak to an Education Consultant to see if you qualify.

What Does an IT Security Specialist Do?

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.

9,272
Entry Level Jobs in the US
IT Security Specialist will see available jobs grow 28.5% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
IT 5100
IT Security Specialist

Further your career in IT by acquiring a knowledge of security topics through our IT Security Specialist program. In just 6 weeks, you’ll learn the foundational skills for a Security+ certification through the course, 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.

Many IT professionals 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.

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  1. Assess security risks and identify potential threats to hardware, software, and physical location
  2. Conduct risk mitigation for systems, hardware and peripherals
  3. Implement best practices and procedures for host and OS hardening
  4. Utilize best models for authentication, identity management, and access control
  5. Implement disaster recovery procedures and security contingency plans
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment
  4. CompTIA Network+ certification or two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus (recommended)

MedCerts-Covered Materials*

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. Competency assessments
  3. National Certification exam fee

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center & Career Coaches

*The cost of all materials needed for this program are covered by MedCerts. They are not included in the tuition costs and the student is not liable for any costs or fees related to the above materials.

Required Courses
IT 5011

Security+

Length
96 hours
Duration
6 Weeks

Security+ is the primary course students will need in order to gain the skills and knowledge required to gain Security+ Certification. This course is targeted toward the information technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks and familiarity with other operating systems, such as Mac OS X, Unix, or Linux, and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring a foundational knowledge of security topics. In this course, students will build on knowledge and experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as they acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields. Course Prepares Student for CompTIA Exam.

    • Assess security risks and identify potential threats to hardware, software, and physical location
    • Conduct risk mitigation for systems, hardware and peripherals
    • Implement best practices and procedures for host and OS hardening
    • Utilize best models for authentication, identity management, and access control
    • Implement disaster recovery procedures and security contingency plans
Code Course Duration
IT 5011 6 Weeks
Total Program Duration 6 Weeks

IT Security Specialist

Job Opportunities

Application Systems Administrator

$32,000 – $73,000*
Estimated Salary
Entry-Level

Information Assurance Technician

$30,000 – $79,000*
Estimated Salary
Career Potential

Security Architect

$91,000 – $157,000*
Estimated Salary

Disclaimers

  1. This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin
  2. We recommend a prior CompTIA Network+ certification or two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus before taking this program.
  3. While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate prerequisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.

IT Security Specialist