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CompTIA Security+ Certification

CompTIA Security+ validates knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security and general security concepts. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that is taught at colleges, universities and commercial training centers around the world. Because human error is the No. 1 cause for a network security breach, CompTIA Security+ is recognized by the technology community as a valuable credential that proves competency with information security.

Career concentrations that benefit from CompTIA Security+ training include Database Development and Administration (knowledge architect, database technician, database analyst, database administrator, data architect, data analyst, project manager); Network Devices (service center technician, PC technician, Help Desk technician, field support technician, customer service technician, project manager); and Network Infrastructure (network support technician, network analyst, network administrator, hardware installation coordinator, computer operator, project manager).

Security+ Certification Training Courses

CIT 1121, Networking Fundamentals, 3 credit hours
Information in current and emerging internetworking technologies, including

  • Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) reference model
  • Binary numbers
  • Hexadecimal numbers
  • Address classes
  • Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and subnetting
  • Protocols
  • Standards
  • Basic electrical concepts
  • Cabling techniques

CIT 1635, Data Communications and Networks, 3 credit hours
Principles of microcomputer data communications and network systems in preparation for the CompTIA Network+ exam. Includes

  • Serial and parallel data communications
  • Basic telephony
  • Electronic Industry Association (EIA) standards
  • Local Area Networks (LANs)
  • Wide Area Networks (WANs)

CIT 1640, Security+, 3 credit hours
Information security principles and tools for implementing and managing security in the enterprise. Includes

  • Terminology and overview of security management
  • Preparation for CompTIA Security+ examination


Contact Information

Dr. Felix Davis, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1536
(630) 942-2134

Nazia Naqvi, Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1E13
(630) 942-2081

Dan Jacobson, Program Support Specialist

Business and Applied Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034
(630) 942-2592