CompTIA Security+ 2011

The CompTIA Security+ credential is recognised in the industry as the standard validation for IT security professionals.

Security+ is industry-recognised and based on real world situations. This means that you are job ready for this high demand area with vendor neutral, product neutral fundamentals.

This Skillsoft course will train you in everything you need to know to pass the exams for the CompTIA Security+ 2011 certification. You'll need to sit the exam separately.

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At a glance

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Career Opportunities
  • Security Architect or Engineer
  • Security Specialist
  • Security Support Officer
  • Security Technician

Globally recognised


Networking experience, with an emphasis on security, is recommended, but not compulsory.



Course length
Self-paced, approximately 8 weeks
Study mode



Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.


Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.


Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 exam (by external provider)
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The following are recommended, but not compulsory:

  • Networking experience, with an emphasis on security
  • have at least two years of on-the-job technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security.

What you'll learn

Become certified in:

  • Controlling fundamentals and security threats
  • Networking protocols, attacks and defences
  • Creating secure networks and performing security assessments
  • Networking and system security mechanisms
  • Remote access and wireless security
  • Authentication, biometrics and security controls
  • Securing the IT environment
  • Cryptography and public key infrastructures
  • Securing applications, virtualised environments and cloud computing
  • Business continuity, disaster recovery, security training and forensics

Course structure

9 units

  • Threat mitigation
  • Cryptography
  • Authentication methods
  • Messaging, user and role security
  • Public key infrastructure and access security
  • Ports, protocols and network security
  • Wi-Fi and remote access
  • Risk Analysis, vulnerability testing, IDS and forensics
  • Auditing, security policies and disaster recovery

Support and delivery

Why get certified?

CompTIA Security+ 2011 certification is ideal for IT professionals who want to specialise in information security.

This credential validates your knowledge of systems security, network infrastructure, access control, cryptography and organisational security. It proves to employers that you have what it takes to secure their business communications, infrastructure and operations.


Certification is awarded by CompTIA and is globally recognised.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

After 12 months, you will be charged an interest rate of 19.95% per annum on the amount that remains to be repaid.

Most working Australian adults are eligible. See Am I Eligible? for details.

A SEEK Learning consultant can help you set up this payment plan. There is a $99 annual fee. Terms and conditions apply.

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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