7.3 Million
10 year Job Growth
Avg. Starting Salary1
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MedCerts Programs for CompTIA Security+ Certification

Issuing Authority Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)

With more than 2,000 members, 3,000 academic and training partners and tens of thousands of registered users spanning the entire information communications and technology (ICT) industry, CompTIA has become a leading voice for the technology ecosystem.
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CompTIA Security+ Certification Detail

A Security+ Certification means you are recognized by the computer industry as a Network Security professional and testifies to your knowledge of security fundamentals, networks and organizational security. Obtaining the national Security+ certification through the CompTIA national certification exam demonstrates your ability to perform critical tasks at any business or organization that requires a top-notch IT Security professional.

Selecting the Right Training Option Program Comparisons

MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.

MedCerts Community College Online College
Program & Tuition Cost $4,000 average Up to $20,000 $3,000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3–6 months 24–48 months 3–6 months
Schedule Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set class schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None: 100% online On-campus classrooms None: 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access Professors: scheduled office hours Support inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies: typically videos and presentations

This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.

CompTIA Security+ Certification Skills Gained

  • Assess security risks and identify potential threats to hardware, software and physical location
  • Conduct risk mitigation for systems, hardware and peripherals
  • Implement best practices and procedures for host and OS hardening
  • Utilize best models for authentication, identity management and access control
  • Implement disaster recovery procedures and security contingency plans
  • Understand basic concepts of cryptography such as cryptographic functions, algorithms and encryption.
  • Understand the nature of cyber-attacks and network vulnerability.

CompTIA Security+ Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

Technology Specialist

Technology Specialists provide similar services related to software, hardware, databases, web resources, network and enterprise systems.

$37000 - $79000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

Security Consultant/ Specialist

To insure that all the data pertaining to the company and its client is safeguarded against unauthorized or illegal use or implementation.

$44000 - $102000
Estimated Salary1

highest Paying

IT Security Administrator

Design, configure, deploy and maintain enterprise security infrastructure. They insure compliance with security policies, guidelines, best practices and strategies.

$32,000 - $92,000
Estimated Salary1
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.