CompTIA Security+ Certification Training:

In this program, you'll gain the skills you need to begin a career as a security professional and prepare to take the CompTIA™ Security+ exam. You'll become proficient in basic security concepts such as attacks and mitigation, security applications, risk assessment, disaster recovery and incident reporting, and vulnerability assessment. Learn the newest security protocols related to cloud computing, incident response, and the susceptibility of network-enabled devices and mobile devices to wireless networks.

This program builds practical skills with hands-on labs that can be completed in remote and lab environments.

This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.


By the end of this program, you'll be able to perform the following:

  • Incident Response
  • Network Design Security
  • Risk Calculations
  • Penetration Testing
  • Risk Management
  • Mobile Device, Host, and Data Security
  • Account management

Additionally, you will be able to implement the following:

  • Network Device Security
  • Wireless Security
  • Strategies to Reduce Risk
  • Physical and Environment Security
  • Static Environment Security
  • Authentication Services and Protocols
  • Secure Authentication Methods
  • Authorization Models
  • Security for Protocols and Ports

Lastly, you will be able to understand and implement the following:

  • Techniques to Raise Security Awareness
  • Mitigating Malware
  • Discovery Tools
  • Application Security Controls and Techniques
  • Attack Types
  • The Correct Controls for CIA
  • Cryptography Concepts and Protocols
  • 3rd Party Integration in Risk
  • Computer Forensics
  • Social Engineering Reduction
  • PKI
  • Security Administrative Principles
  • Secure Protocols and Ports
  • Control Types 


Gain the skills you need to be a security professional, and prepare to take the CompTIA™ Security+ certification exam, as you master the basics of system security, network infrastructure, access control, and organizational security. Once you complete this program, you'll be proficient in basic security concepts such as attacks and mitigation, security applications, risk assessment, disaster recovery and incident response, cloud computing, mobile devices, BYOD and SCADA, in addition to vulnerability assessment.

Upon registering, you're given six (6) months to complete this program.


  • Registration + Fees

    Begins: Open enrollment | REGISTER

    Course: OSCX800.01 

    Tuition: $1,895 

  • Oultine

    1) Network Security
    2) Compliance and Operational Security
    3) Threats and Vulnerabilities
    4) Data and Host Security, Access Control and Identity Management
    5) Cryptography

  • Requirements

    This program can be taken on a PC or a Mac. This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. High-speed Internet is recommended.

    Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program. In addition, you will need PowerPoint, Windows Media Player Series 11 or later, DirectX 9+, and Java.

    Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
    Click here to download the Flash Player.

    Note: All elements, except the Online Lab System, are available on Mac computers. Instructors will assist students in setting up a home virtual lab system.

    The following materials will be included in your tuition:

    • CompTIA Security+ SY0-401


    Although it's not a prerequisite, it is helpful if you have at least two years of technical networking experience with an emphasis on security. The CompTIA™ Network+ certification is also recommended.

    This program will prepare you to obtain a CompTIA Security+ Certification designation. After completing the program, you're encouraged to set up your own exam dates and times at a testing center close to you. Test fees and dates are not included as part of this program.

  • Instructors

    This program is supported by a team of highly experienced industry professionals and educators. This team is ready to answer questions, to provide insight and guidance, and to help ensure all students have a successful and engaging learning experience.

    The team includes:

    David Grimes. David brings over 10 years experience in IT, education, instruction, curriculum design, combined with extensive management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. His passion for technology and education has led David to work as an academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist and blogger.

    David holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science, both in Technology Education, from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, he has earned IT industry certifications and has been published in a book on gamification in the classroom.

    Chintan Thakkar. Chintan has 10+ years of teaching and instructional designer experience in Information Technology. His areas of expertise include networking, and server and storage systems management. He has also developed complex software using various programming languages. From an instructional design and teaching perspective, Chintan is focused on (Cisco) CCNA, Networking, Server, and Cloud Computing courses.

    Chintan holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas, and earned his Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer Engineering from South Gujarat University in Surat, India.

    Aaron Appleby. Aaron brings over 10 years experience in technology and technology-related instructional design, teaching and tutoring. His experience includes instructional design and curriculum development for Loyola University Medical Center, DeVry University, as well as corporate training clients.

    Aaron holds a Master of Science Education in Learning Design and Technology, from Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana; and a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois/Urbana Champaign, in Champaign, Illinois.

    Laurel Eismann. Laurel has over 20 years experience in Information Technology, curriculum development and teaching. In addition to her extensive teaching background, Laurel's experience includes instructional design, programming, business requirements analysis, and quality assurance. She couples this experience with a strong and diverse technical background.

    Laurel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.

  • FAQs

    1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

    Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

    2. How long does it take to complete a program?

    All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace within the timeframe of your enrollment. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.

    3. Do I have to buy additional materials?

    All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

    4. Can I get financial assistance?

    ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

    5. What happens when I complete the program?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

    6. Am I guaranteed a job?

    ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

    7. Who will be my instructor?

    Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

    8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

    In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

    9. How can I do the applied labs if I don't have the equipment?

    The majority of labs can be done using the online lab system. You'll receive a link to schedule the lab for each course section that includes a lab.

    10. Can I use a Mac?

    Yes, you can use a Mac for this program; however, it will not support the online labs. Instructions for configuring a home lab environment using VirtualBox are included in the course.

    11. How can I get more information about the program?

    If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at 1-855-520-6806‪1-855-520-6806 FREE‬ FREE. We will answer your questions promptly.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

    12. When can I start the program?

    Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

    Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

    13. Do the CompTIA programs get me prepared for actual certification?

    The ed2go CompTIA Online Training Programs give you the training for the exam. Once you complete your online program work, you can move forward to take the certification exam. CompTIA certification testing is administered by third-party vendors such as Prometric and Virtual University Enterprises (VUE), two leading providers of technology-based testing. Both offer a network of computer-based testing centers with thousands of locations worldwide. Test fees are not included in the cost of tuition.

    14. What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

    The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

  • Reviews

    "I enrolled into the Security+ course with Ed2go because of positive reviews from several colleagues surrounding courses they had pursued through Ed2go. I am ecstatic that I enrolled in this course because it provided a wealth of information. The course was self paced and had a great instructor. As a direct result of this course, I was able to enhance my IT Security knowledge immensely. I would highly recommend to anyone to take a course through Ed2go." 
- A.E., University of North Carolina, Greensboro

    "The CBT Nuggets were the most beneficial to me in learning and retaining the information. Hoping all my future courses integrate this style into their teaching method.
" - A.S., Excelsior College