CompTIA Security+ Textbook CompTIA Accredited Course – Code: CMT03S - Academy of York

CompTIA Security+ Textbook CompTIA Accredited Course – Code: CMT03S


CompTIA Security+

The CompTIA Security + course will build on your knowledge and professional experience with computer hardware, operating systems, and networks as you’ll acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network. You will implement and monitor security on networks, applications, and operating systems, and respond to security breaches.

This course is targeted toward an Information Technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows-based TCP/IP networks and familiarity with other operating systems, such as OS X, Unix, or Linux, and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring a foundational knowledge of security topics; prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification examination; or use Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.

Course Overview

  • Security Fundamentals
  • Security threats
  • Hardening Internal Systems and Services
  • Securing Web Applications
  • Hardening Internetwork Devices and Services
  • Managing Certificates
  • Securing Network Communications
  • Managing Security Incidents
  • Managing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Monitoring Security Infrastructure
  • Enforcing Organizational Security Policies

Entry Requirements

Students taking this course should have academic training with a CompTIA A+ and N+ certification

Study period: up to 6 months

Additional Requirements

To take this course you will need following hardware,

  • 1 GHz or greater processor.
  • 1 gigabytes (GB) of Random Access Memory (RAM) or greater.
  • 60 gigabyte (GB) hard disk or larger.
  • Super VGA (SVGA) or higher resolution monitor capable of a screen resolution of at least 800 x 600 pixels, at least 256 colour display, and a video adapter with at least 4 MB of memory.
  • Bootable DVD_ROM drive or DVD writer drive.
  • Mouse or compatible tracking device
  • Network adapter and cabling connecting each classroom computer
  • Network interface card and network cabling.
  • IP addresses that do not conflict with other portions of your network
  • Internet connectivity is optional

Further Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition, with sufficient licenses.
  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyser version 2.1 (MBSASetup-x86-EN.msi), available from com/en-us/security/cc184923.aspx. You will need to download this tool from a valid copy of Microsoft Windows.
  • The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830), available from downloads/details
  • The Microsoft Network Monitor 3.1 available from
  • Security Update Windows 6.0 KB951746,available from http://

CompTIA Assessment and Certification

Once you have successfully completed and passed your assignments you will be ready to write the exam. On successful completion of your external exams you will receive the internationally recognised CompTIA S+ Certificate.

The CompTIA S+ Course is externally examined at Prometric Testing Centres. You will need to contact your nearest testing Centre two weeks in advance, before writing the external exams. Please note that your exam fees are not included in your tuition fee. You can book your exam online at

AOY Accreditation

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, HWSETA, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College.

This course is accredited by CompTIA.

Course Name: CompTIA S+(CMT03S)
Price Before bursary R10,000
Price after bursary R6,000*
Once off payment price R5,400
Payment Plan R500 over 12 months
Study period: 6 months Registration fee: R600
Course Name: CompTIA A+, N+, S+
Price Before bursary R26,667
Price after bursary R16,000*
Once off payment price R14,500
Payment Plan R800 over 20 months
Study period: 18 months Registration fee: R1,500

*Prospective students need to contact Academy of York to determine if they qualify for a bursary

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