Cybersecurity students are advised that the Security+ SY0-501 certification retires in July of 2021. The replacement course for this IT certification exam, the SY0-601, is now available from ITU Online Training. With over 15 hours of course content via 22 modules, the training will enable cybersecurity students to study remotely for and pursue their new Security+ certification.
Instructor Gordon Shenkle holds the certifications of Security+ and CISSP, having over 30 years of IT experience with 15 of those years specializing in IT security. Students will learn the best real-world troubleshooting practices for identifying and handling cybersecurity incidents.
Security+ from CompTIA is a crucial beginner’s certification when starting a cybersecurity career path. It is recommended that students complete CompTIA A+ and Network+ before starting their Security Plus studies.
“Security Plus incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills,” Shenkle shares with students in the course. “Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just [how to] identify them.”
Various skills that will be focused on are comparing security roles and security controls, being able to explain threat actors and threat intelligence, and performing security assessments in order to identify social engineering attacks or malware. Basic cryptographic concepts, authentication controls, data privacy, account management, network security protocols, and many other topics will also be covered.
Cybersecurity job demand continues to climb, as positions in this field will grow up to 31.2%. This data is according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and this projection lasts all the way up to the year 2029.
“We are very excited about the release of our new SY0-601 course,” says Carrie Cameron, the CEO of ITU Online Training. “Students want the most up-to-date cybersecurity training and with so many new IT students wanting to pursue this prosperous career field, Security+ is a much-requested certification training course.”
ITU Online Training recently won two 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for their LMS eLearning system, as well as their individual and team training options. Front line workers and military who are seeking IT training should chat with advisors about discounts to thank them for their service.