Cyber Security For Beginners With 4 Official CompTIA Exams

General

Program Description

If you’ve ever considered working within the cybersecurity industry but felt you lacked the knowledge or skills to launch your career, this might be what you’re looking for.

This course bundle is aimed at absolute beginners to IT who want to start a career in cybersecurity or just develop their skills in this area. The course assumes you have no technical knowledge of IT whatsoever. To understand cybersecurity and practice it at a technical level, you must first possess an understanding of basic IT literacy as well as certain technologies such as computer systems and networks, which you will be taught through this course.

This course is designed to gradually build your knowledge and confidence to sit the final certification exam: the CompTIA Security+. Of all the certifications you will gain in this bundle, the CompTIA Security+ is by far the most prestigious. It is held in high regard within the IT security industry and attracts an average salary of £48,850 p.a. (source: ITjobswatch).

From the beginning, we teach you about basic IT literacy, basic software features and functions, basic networking, operating systems, and basic security threats. From there, the course steps up a notch exploring these areas in more depth. As you progress through the various stages, your knowledge of the systems based on cybersecurity will gradually begin to develop.

Upon completion of the course, you will exit with a series of globally respected certifications and a deeper knowledge of cyber security concepts. You will also possess a set of cybersecurity skills you can apply to a vast range of cybersecurity job roles

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The course bundle is comprised of six separate courses in total. Three of which are skills based only on no exam, and three certification courses with a final exam after each course. The final course being the CompTIA Security+. Two of the non-certification courses provide a soft introduction to modern day cybersecurity practices. These course titles include Cyber Security Awareness and Prevention; and Data Security Compliance. The skills and certifications that you gain through this course will offer you scope to work in other areas aside from cybersecurity. These include IT support, networking, systems administration, and data compliance.

What’s included in this certification bundle?
This bundle contains six courses in total comprising of three CompTIA certification courses (inclusive of four official CompTIA exams) and three skill-based courses. This course MUST be completed in the order listed below. If however you feel the material covered in courses 1-3 is already familiar to you and is of no benefit, then you can skip ahead to courses 4-6. Click on a title to see a full breakdown of what you’ll be learning in each course.

Courses included:

  1. CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U51 (NO EXAM)
  2. CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 902 (2 EXAMS INCLUDED)
  3. Cyber Security Awareness and Prevention (NO EXAM)
  4. Data Security Compliance (NO EXAM)
  5. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 (1 EXAM)
  6. CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 (1 EXAM)

Certification exams included:

  1. CompTIA A+ 220-901
  2. CompTIA A+ 220-902
  3. CompTIA Network+ N10-006
  4. CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

Course access period: 12 months online access

How much can I potentially earn with these certifications?
Each certification offers a different level of earning potential. See what the UK and US national average salary is for people with these certifications from this bundle:

  • CompTIA A+: £30,000 p.a. UK* / $40,599 p.a. US^
  • CompTIA Network+: £45,000 p.a. UK* / $52,414 p.a. US^
  • CompTIA Security+: £48,850 p.a. UK* / $54,095 p.a. US^

Source: *UK: ITjobswatch / ^US: PayScale – As at Jan 2017

How much does a Cyber Security Specialist earn?
The average salary for a Cyber Security Specialist is £57,500 p.a.* As at October 2017. Source: ITjobswatch

What career paths are available to me through this course?

  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Investigator
  • Cyber Threat Analyst
  • Cyber Threat Consultant
  • IT Security Specialist
  • IT Security Consultant
  • IT Support Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Consultant
  • Data Centre Manager
  • IT Manager
  • IT Sales Account Manager
  • IT Consultant
  • Systems Administrator


How is each course taught?

All courses are online and self-paced, meaning you do it in your own home, in your own time, at your own pace and best of all. Anywhere in the world, providing you have access to a laptop, PC or desktop computer, and an internet connection. Each lesson is pre-recorded allowing you to pause, fast-forward, skip sections, or go back to another lesson if you need to. The lessons are multi-media based, which means video and audio are used to teach the lessons. Your tutor will PowerPoint slides, illustrations, diagrams and give demonstrations to teach each class. Most lessons are also interactive, prompting the learner to participate. This might involve answering on-screen questions, participating in tasks.

How long will it take me to complete each course?

As mentioned above, our courses are self-paced. Some people finish their course faster than others. Each certification course is between 12-30 hours. If you choose to only do one of the certification courses from this bundle, then it will take you less time than if you do two or three or all of them. No matter what though, you will always have 12 months to complete your course.
How do I book my exams?
When you’re ready to sit your exams, email support@hudsoncourses.com with your request along with the title of the exam you wish to take. We will then send you an email with instructions on how to complete your exam booking. The exams for this course must be sat at your local test center, which we will locate for you.
What do I need?

All you need is an internet connection and a device, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC, and an internet connection. To get the most out of the course, we recommend you access it using either a laptop or desktop computer through Google Chrome.
Can I do further Cyber Security training after this course?
Yes. We offer an extensive range of advanced Cyber Security courses in such areas as digital forensics, vulnerability assessment, security leadership, incident handling, and information systems security management, plus more. Click here to see our full range of courses.
Course Features
With Hudson’s e-learning system, certification has never been simpler! You can be starting your IT career or taking your current IT skills to the next level in just a few short weeks. Our learning system gives you all of the benefits of a live class at just a fraction of the cost. Courses include:

  • Expert Instructor-Led Training

We only use the industry’s finest instructors in the IT industry. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.

  • Visual Demonstrations & Multimedia Presentations

Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real-world scenarios explained by the instructor. We always focus on real-world scenarios and skill-set development.

  • Quizzes & Exam Simulators

Our custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding.

This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. Hudson courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing center. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

  • Social Learning & Networking

Hudson has designed a world class Learning Management System (LMS) This system allows you to interact and collaborate with other students and staff, form study groups, engage in discussions in our NOW@ Forums, rate and “like” different courses and stay up to date with all the latest industry knowledge through our forums, student contributions, and announcement features. This LMS is unmatched in the industry and makes learning fun and enjoyable.

  • Flash Cards & Educational Games

Hudson knows that education is not a one size fits all approach. Students learn in different ways through different tools. That is why we provide Flash Cards and Education Games throughout our courses. This will allow you to train in ways that keep you engaged and focused. Each course will have dozens of Flash Cards so you can sharpen your skill-sets throughout your training as well as educational games designed to make sure your retention level of the materials is extremely high.

  • Navigation & Controls

Hudson’s self-paced training programs are designed in a modular fashion to allow you the flexibility to work with expert level instruction anytime 24/7. All courses are arranged in defined sections with navigation controls allowing you to control the pace of your training. This allows students to learn at their own pace around their schedule.

Last updated Dec 2017

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