The School of Information Studies (iSchool) will offer a new certification course in January, targeted toward information technology professionals who want to demonstrate that they understand the essential principles for network security and risk management.

The CompTIA Security+ certification, issued by the Computing Technology Industry Association, is a certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the key points of network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career.

“This course is geared toward an 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,” says Jeffrey Fouts, Director of Instructional Technology at the iSchool. “Security+ can be a foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.” 

Upon successful completion of the certification course, students will be able 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.

The class will be held on campus, during Syracuse University’s winter break. It will span 5 days from Monday, January 8 through Friday, January 12, 2018. The class will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in 013 Hinds Hall.

The discounted course fee of $1610 includes training and courseware.  More details about the certification and an online registration form are available on the registration site.