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CompTIA Security +

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Comptia Security +

In today’s dynamic and interconnected business environment, ensuring the security of organisational assets and sensitive information is paramount. The CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701) certification offers a comprehensive and vendor-neutral approach to cybersecurity, equipping the future workforce with the skills and knowledge needed to address evolving cyber threats.

The Security+ is the most widely adopted ISO/ANSI-accredited early career cybersecurity certification and provides a hands-on, performance-based experience in preparation for the questions on the certification exam and subsequent employment in the digital sector.

The curriculum assists IT professionals with the most recent advancements in cybersecurity technology, terms, techniques, and tools. By acquiring early career skills in the latest trends such as automation, zero trust, risk analysis, operational technology, and IoT, our learners will be well-equipped to excel in the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.

The curriculum includes:

  • general security concepts,
  • threats, vulnerabilities and mitigations,
  • security architecture, security operations and program management and oversight.

These essential skills assist learners in gaining digital jobs such as a cloud & web app penetration tester, network security operation manager, network security analyst and cyber security architect.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements


Cisco IT Essentials CompTIA A+ 12 months or more experience in an IT support-related role.


12 months of Experience in a cybersecurity-related role.

What qualification will I gain?

CompTIA Security+ (Optional External Exam).

How will I be assessed?

A weekly chapter summative exam Holistic practical skills assessment Optional CompTIA Security+ (701) multiple-choice exam.

Why study?

Our industry-experienced teaching staff will provide you with a comprehensive instructor led, classroom-based delivery.

Each session will comprise of theory and practical-based delivery and activities.

Join us in class for:

Practical Experience: Our dedicated computing classrooms are equipped with a range of IT technologies to give you real-world experience in a controlled environment.

Structured Learning: Our classroom environments provide a structured learning approach, ensuring comprehensive coverage of the material.

Expert Guidance: Our award-winning teaching staff are experienced instructors who will clarify complex concepts and provide personalised feedback.

Immediate Support: On-the-spot assistance with questions and technical issues, will help enhance the overall learning experience and memory retention.

Peer Interaction: Collaborating with the other learners and peers will enhance understanding through discussion and group activities.

Focused Environment: A dedicated space for learning minimises distractions and improves concentration.

Course content

What will I study?

  • General Security Concepts: Including key cybersecurity terminology and concepts up front to provide a foundation for security controls discussed throughout the exam.
  • Threats, Vulnerabilities & Mitigations: Focuses on responding to common threats, cyberattacks, vulnerabilities, and security incidents and appropriate mitigation techniques to monitor and secure hybrid environments.
  • Security Architecture: Includes security implications of different architecture models, principles of securing enterprise infrastructure, and strategies to protect data.
  • Security Operations: Includes applying and enhancing security and vulnerability management techniques, as well as security implications of proper hardware, software, and data management.
  • Security Program Management & Oversight: Utilise and reflect on the reporting and communication skills required for Security+ job roles relating to governance, risk management, compliance, assessment, and security awareness

Next steps

Course progression:


Career progressions:

  • Security Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Auditor
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Consultant
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Information Security Manager

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 24/09/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 16 weeks
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Fees: £350.00
Bedford College
Starts: 04/02/2025
Type: Part Time
Length: 16 weeks
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Fees: £350.00

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.