Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Security+

Community | Technology | 144 Hours

The Cybersecurity Security+ program is offered every fall and spring semester during the school year. Students who enroll in this course will be trained in network security fundamentals, endpoint security, cryptography, and enterprise security, and participate in labs and simulations. Tuition for this course includes all required materials, textbooks, and testing fees.

Students will be eligible to sit for the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) certification exam upon successful completion of the course. More information about NOCTI can be found here. Students are also eligible to take the CompTIA Security+ exam after completing the course. The exam is not covered in tuition or proctored by New Horizons. More information on the CompTIA exam can be found here.

Career Day to Day

With a NOCTI Certification in Cybersecurity Fundamentals, careers will be available at banks, e-tailers, healthcare, and government organizations such as the Shipbuilding industry. Some job listings will require 1 (one) year of work experience which can be overlooked if the candidate has training or certifications such as what this class provides. Security+’s day-to-day activities will depend on the employer, but most will consist of defending computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks. Many employers will require a successful background check and security clearance. For more information about security clearance click here.

Opportunities for advancement can include business analyst, cybersecurity manager, software developer, systems administrator, MSP personnel, or security consultant.

This credential is a great certification to stack with other CompTIA certifications for even more employment opportunities.

Requirements

Read and write the English language. A high school diploma is required for this program. While CFAAT does not conduct a background check, background checks may be required for employment.

Next Steps

The schedule, tuition rates, location information, and payment plan options can all be viewed on the registration site. Use the button below to get started. For questions call 757-766-1101 or email cfaat@nhrec.org.

The Youth Workforce is a federally funded grant program that may be able to assist you in paying for this course. They work with students ages 18-24 that meet certain grant requirements. To apply, click the button below. Reach out to YWC before registering for the program as they can assist in that process. Visit their website by clicking here.

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Employment Data

Job Outlook, 2021-31

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2021 Median Pay per hour

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