This course will help you progress your IT and network administration knowledge and help you understand systems security. Successful completion of this course means you would be well placed to go on and gain the CompTIA Security+ qualification.

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This course is great for anyone looking to work as an IT Technician, Security Engineer, IT Security Consultant, IT Manager or Network Administrator. Also good for those wanting to gain the CompTIA Security+ certification exam, SY0-501*.

* Please note that Vendor specific exams may need to be organised separately.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 70 CPD points upon successful completion

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Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



70 hours or 2 weeks full-time study

About this course

Security+ is an online IT training course designed to help you learn about systems security, network security, access control and managing risk. Each online training session will guide you through step-by-step and help you learn everything you need to know to go on and gain your CompTIA certification SY0-501*.

If you’d like to work in roles such as IT Security Consultant, Network Administrator, this course will ensure you’re well placed to achieve your IT career goals.

The course is online so you can study wherever, and whenever you choose and you’ll still have full support of the Pitman Training Course Advisors. One student said of this course "Extremely easy to follow and well constructed. Fun, too! I really enjoyed this element of my course."

To discuss this course or any of our online IT training, call us today!

There are six sessions within this online IT Security+ course:

Lesson One – Course Opening, Malware, Types of Attacks, Threat Actors, Penetration Testing Concepts, Vulnerability Scanning Concepts, Vulnerability Impact;

Lesson Two – Network Components, Security Posture Assessment, Common Security Issues, Security Technologies, Mobile Device Deployment, Secure Protocols;

Lesson Three – Use Cases and Framework Purposes, Secure Network Architecture, Secure Systems Design, Staging Deployment Concepts, Embedded Systems, Application Development and Deployment, Cloud and Virtualisation, Resiliency and Automation Strategies, Physical Security;

Lesson Four  - Identity and Access Concepts, Identity and Access Services, Identity and Access Controls, Account Management Practices;

Lesson Five – Policies, Plans and Procedures, Business Analysis Impact Concepts, Risk Management Concepts, Incident Response Procedures, Forensics Concepts, Disaster Recovery, Types of Controls, Data Security and Privacy Practices;

Lesson Six – Cryptography Concepts, Cryptography Algorithms, Wireless Security Installation, Public Key Infrastructure, Course Conclusion.

* Please note that Vendor specific exams may need to be organised separately.

Aims and Objectives

This online IT Security course is designed to help you increase your understanding of how to secure an IT network.

The course is designed to prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam, SY0-501*.

* Please note that Vendor specific exams may need to be organised separately.


Before starting this training course, it would be ideal for you to have existing IT skills and knowledge, preferably having done the Network+ course. 


Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

This renowned CompTIA certification will help set you on the path to a rewarding IT career. With this training and experience you could work towards jobs such as Information Security Analyst, Support Technician, Nework Engineer and Security Engineer. 

Security+ Course Training Centres

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Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Maynooth, Mullingar, Naas, Sligo, Swords, Wexford, Waterford, Laois, Courses available
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