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The Security IT Associate Program

Information is an essential resource for the growth and success of any business. In today’s information-driven economy, keeping a company’s vital data secure is the responsibility of every employee across an organization. According to a recent CompTIA study, human error is the most common cause of information security breaches, with 80 percent of individuals believing that human error is caused by a lack of security knowledge, training, and failure to follow security procedures.


The Security IT Associate Program validates an individual’s technical competency in IT security. Students will learn to analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), and wide area networks (WAN), as well as perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

 
 

Security IT Associate Program Details

Computer Network and Security

This course expands existing user-level knowledge and experience with PC software and hardware and introduces fundamental skills and concepts. Network fundamentals are also introduced with extensive coverage of network models, media, and IP Addressing. Finally, foundational skills in Security are covered by introducing students to different security threats, cryptography fundamentals, security policies, and risk management.

This program includes select content from the following publicly scheduled courses.

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
 

Program Length

10 weeks /180 clock hours

Certifications Achieved

  • MTA Networking Fundamentals
  • MTA Security Fundamentals

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing one of our programs, you may qualify for the following career opportunities.

 
  • Computer Specialist
  • Security Specialist
  • IT Security Analyst
  • Network Security Technician

O*NET

The O*NET database is the nation's primary source of occupational information.

 

Computer Support Specialists 15-1151
Network Support Specialists 15-1152

 

Common Job Responsibilities

Create and implement plans, as well as systems and procedures, to prevent malicious and inadvertent use of data

  • Train users on security measures and monitor access to data
  • Review information on viruses and ensure virus protection is in place
  • Assess risks of data exposure and validate security systems are in place and working as designed
  • Provide expertise on application development project teams to ensure applications comply with the organization's information security standards
 
 

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of IT Security Associates is projected to grow 18 percent (much faster than average) from 2014 to 2024.

 

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