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Security Specialist

Learn to identify cyber threats and security holes in networks and computer systems and define standards to upgrade hardware and software to prevent security breaches. Every major corporation in the United States employs Security Specialists to protect their critical information assets. Many companies outsource their security management to cyber giants like Symantec, Cisco, Radware, and Fortinet, which engage staffs of Security Specialists.

  • Maintain an organization’s automated security system.
  • Manage employee identification card systems.
  • Serve as point of contact for security system issues.
  • Train employees on the use of the security system.
  • Audit security compliance in applications and databases.
  • Protect networks, systems, and infrastructure from intrusions.

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304 Lessons
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Winning in the Job Market

Cyber security has become a big business in the I/T industry. Protecting the enterprise’s information assets is a top priority for corporations and businesses of every size and in every sector of the economy. More than 131,000 Security Specialist jobs currently exist, and that number is projected to grow by 31% in the next ten years, adding 41,000 more jobs.

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$62,000
$110,000
$134,000

Average Security Specialist salary

In the United States of October 2020

  • Junior — $62,000
  • Middle — $110,000
  • Senior — $134,000

Highway to Your Future

Security Specialist

Learn the concepts and best practices of information system security, including malware detection, device hardening, network security, access control, risk assessment, cryptography, and social engineering. Understand the techniques of system hacking. Gain skills in computer forensics and investigative processes.

Implement user access controls and identity management systems. Monitor network and application performance to identify irregular activity. Install comprehensive vulnerability management systems for on-premise and cloud applications.

Your Learning Track (304 videos 73 hours)

  • CompTIA NET+ Cert
    92 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 01 of 17: Theory and Communications
      6 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 02 of 17: Media and Hardware
      6 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 03 of 17: Implementations and Models
      4 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 04 of 17: TCP/IP Addressing and Data
      6 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 05 of 17: TCP/IP Services
      5 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 06 of 17: LAN and WAN Infrastructure
      8 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 07 of 17: Remote Networking
      3 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 08 of 17: System Security
      3 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 09 of 17: Network Security
      3 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 10 of 17: Security Threats and Attacks
      3 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 11 of 17: Network Management
      3 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 12 of 17: Network Troubleshooting
      4 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 13 of 17: Network Architecture
      7 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 14 of 17: Network Operations
      8 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 15 of 17: Network Security
      8 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 16 of 17: Troubleshooting
      9 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert, Part 17 of 17: Industry Standards and Theory
      6 videos
  • CompTIA NET+ Cert 007 Update
    44 videos
    • CompTIA Security+, Part 1 of 9: Overview and Malware
      5 videos
    • CompTIA Security+, Part 2 of 9: Mobile Devices and Hardening
      6 videos
    • CompTIA Security+, Part 3 of 9: Virtualization and Secure Dev
      4 videos
    • CompTIA Security+, Part 4 of 9: Network Design and Cloud
      4 videos
    • CompTIA Security+, Part 5 of 9: Securing Networks
      4 videos
    • CompTIA Security+, Part 6 of 9: Physical Security and Access Control
      5 videos
    • CompTIA Security+, Part 7 of 9: Risk Assessment and Monitoring
      5 videos
    • CompTIA Security+, Part 8 of 9: Cryptography and PKI
      4 videos
    • CompTIA Security+, Part 9 of 9: Social Engineering and Wrap up
      7 videos
  • CompTIA Security+
    31 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert 007 Update, Part 1 of 5: Network Concepts
      5 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert 007 Update, Part 2 of 5: Infrastructure
      6 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert 007 Update, Part 3 of 5: Network Operations
      4 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert 007 Update, Part 4 of 5: Network Security
      4 videos
    • CompTIA NET+ Cert 007 Update, Part 5 of 5: Network Troubleshooting
      4 videos
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
    87 videos
    • Certified Ethical Hacker, Part 1 of 8: Intro to Ethical Hacking
      8 videos
    • Certified Ethical Hacker, Part 2 of 8: Operating Systems and Hacking
      4 videos
    • Certified Ethical Hacker, Part 3 of 8: Threats and System Hacking
      7 videos
    • Certified Ethical Hacker, Part 4 of 8: Malware and Social Engineering
      11 videos
    • Certified Ethical Hacker, Part 5 of 8: Sessions and Web Servers
      14 videos
    • Certified Ethical Hacker, Part 6 of 8: Web Apps and SQL Injection
      13 videos
    • Certified Ethical Hacker, Part 7 of 8: Wireless Networks and Firewalls
      13 videos
    • Certified Ethical Hacker, Part 8 of 8: Cloud and Cryptography
      17 videos
  • Forensic Investigator
    50 videos
    • Forensic Investigator, Part 01 of 10: Computer Forensic Basics
      3 videos
    • Forensic Investigator, Part 02 of 10: The Investigation Process
      3 videos
    • Forensic Investigator, Part 03 of 10: Hard Disks and File Systems
      3 videos
    • Forensic Investigator, Part 04 of 10: Data and Anti-Forensics
      6 videos
    • Forensic Investigator, Part 05 of 10: Operating System Forensics
      4 videos
    • Forensic Investigator, Part 06 of 10: Malware Forensics
      3 videos
    • Forensic Investigator, Part 07 of 10: Database Forensics
      4 videos
    • Forensic Investigator, Part 08 of 10: Network and Email Forensics
      9 videos
    • Forensic investigator, Part 09 of 10: Cloud and Web Forensics
      9 videos
    • Forensic investigator, Part 10 of 10: Mobile and Reports
      6 videos
Security Specialist

Services for Success

  • Mentor support
  • Real-world projects from industry experts
  • Project feedback from working professionals
  • Interview preparation
  • Resume services

Pathway to Your Dream Job

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Modern courses and learning activities in state-of-the-art technologies prepare you for your new career. An extensive video library forms the heart of the training process, supported by an automated Learning Assistant and a personal Career Advisor to help you achieve certifications and core competencies.

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An internship provides hands-on, real-world practice using your newly gained skills on projects defined by industry experts, adding practical experience to your resume. Labs, periodic Master Classes, and access to an Online Professional Community allow you to solidify your technical expertise.

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Take advantage of job acquisition services, such as Resume Creator and Online Reputation Builder to boost your search for your dream job. An Interview Coach prepares you for that crucial interaction with targeted employers, giving you a head start over the competition.

Arriving at Journey’s End

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As a Security Specialist, you will certify in security management and “ethical hacking”. Learn to identify, detect, and prevent security vulnerabilities. Become a computer forensics investigator, probing into hard disks and file systems, networks, databases, email systems, servers, laptops, and mobile devices. Learn the essentials of cryptography, host and cloud security, internet communications, risk management, and penetration mitigation.

Average Time

On average, successful students take seven months to complete this program.

Benefits Include

  • Built-in Learning Assistant keeps you on track and on target
  • Real-world projects from industry experts put you in the fast lane
  • Technical mentors accelerate your progress
  • Personal career coach and services help you cross the finish line

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  • Learn new, high-paying job skills from home at your own pace
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