CompTIA Programs

CompTIA A+ - Introduction to Hardware/Software and Networking Essentials

SOC Code: 151150 | CIP Code: 051090108

Course Description

Introduction to Hardware/Software and Networking Essentials provides the basic knowledge and skills needed work in the modern IT community.

Students are taught the most current information available and the standards that reflect both the changes in technology since the last industry update and the unique requirements of evolved IT worker job roles.

Candidate job roles include technical support specialist, field service technician, IT support technician, IT support administrator and IT support specialist. CompTIA A+ is part of the certification track for corporations such as Microsoft, HP and Cisco. Other technology companies, including Dell, Intel, Lenovo and Ricoh, have made CompTIA A+ certification mandatory for their service technicians. The U.S. Department of Defense recognizes CompTIA A+ and the Department of Homeland Security requires it as part of their computer forensics program.

Beginning sections focus on hardware technologies and concepts as well as providing basic understanding of operating system technologies and concepts. A broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating systems including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking is covered. This foundation provides the technical skills and knowledge needed by entry-level IT workers. Students are taught how technologies, businesses, working environments and customers have evolved, and learn the necessary skills of today’s IT worker at the most basic level with a well-rounded skill set.

Along with hardware and operating system basic concepts, Introduction to Hardware/Software and Networking Essentials provides an introduction to additional domains such as security, safety and environmental issues and communication and professionalism.

CompTIA Network+ - Introduction to Networking

SOC Code: 151150 | CIP Code: 051090108

Course Description

Introduction to Networking presents vendor-neutral features and functions of networking components, and provides the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, protocols and services.

Students learn technical skills in the areas of media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation and network support. Introduction to Networking will also cover newer technologies such as wireless networking and gigabit Ethernet. Basics of sub-netting and the relationship of how networks function, identifying major components and the Open System Interconnection (OSI) reference model will also be covered.

CompTIA Security+ - Fundamentals of Security

SOC Code: 151142 | CIP Code: 0511100301

Course Description

The CompTIA Security+ certification is an internationally recognized validation of the technical knowledge required of foundation-level security practitioners. This section of the Stetson University Information Technology Security Specialist Program provides individuals with a foundation-level skill set and knowledge base in general security concepts, communication security, infrastructure security, basics of cryptography and operational/organizational security.

This section of the program includes blueprint weighting, test objectives and example content. After completing this portion of the program, students will be able to prove their knowledge for industry standardized testing.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will obtain the skills to:

  • Identify the fundamental concepts of computer security.
  • Identify security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Examine network security.
  • Manage application, data and host security.
  • Identify access control and account management security measures.
  • Manage certificates.
  • Identify compliance and operational security measures.
  • Manage risk.
  • Manage security incidents.
  • Develop business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

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