Security IT - Associate Program

Security IT - Associate Program Summary (Knoxville, TN)


The Security IT Associate Program offers hands-on classroom computer training and vendor certification preparation for entry to mid-level jobs as computer PC and/or network support specialists. Students will learn how to analyze and secure PC and network data, configure network settings, and evaluate network performance. The training content is based on the following security industry certification standard: CompTIA Security+. This program includes hands-on instruction, eLearning, labs, exam preparation, online resources, resume and interviewing assistance.

The goal of this career training program is to prepare you for entry to mid- level positions such as Technical Support Analyst, PC/Desktop Support Technician, or Help Desk Support.

Security IT - Associate Program Details


The Security IT - Associate Program Details

Course: CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today's core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today's digital world. It is the only industry recognized credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks in the moment. It is trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in end point management and technical support roles. CompTIA A+ is regularly re-invented by IT experts to ensure that it validates core skills and abilities demanded in the workplace.

This course provides the background knowledge and skills you will require to be a successful A+ technician. It will help you prepare to take the CompTIA A+ Core Series certification examinations in order to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional.

  • Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals
  • Configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS and administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and scripting
  • Support basic IT infrastructure and networking
  • Configure and support PC, mobile and IoT device hardware
  • Implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practices

Course: CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Network+ Certification

This course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present the fundamental skills and concepts that you will need to use on the job in any type of networking career. CompTIA Network+ helps develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks. 

Network+ ensures an IT professional has the knowledge and skills to:

  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Support the creation of virtualized networks

Course: CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ Certification

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them. 

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

Program Info

Full-time Length: 3 Months
Clock Hours: 187

Tuition: $7995
Optional Cert Exam Fees: $1096

Graduation/Placement Rate
     Knoxville: N/A / N/A

Career Opportunities

     Technical Support Analyst
     PC/Desktop Support
     Desktop Administrator
     Help Desk Support
     IT Specialist

Certifications Available

     CompTIA A+
     CompTIA Network+
     CompTIA Security+

Contact Me

Job Placement at New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol)

Our caring and experienced Career Services Department is dedicated to helping you achieve your growth goals with job placement assistance as soon as you graduate from the program! We take pride in making sure that our graduates step into the workforce prepared and well-equipped to succeed.

We have 40+ years of local relationships with the top employers and staffing firms in the local market and will put those relationship to work for you.

WHY NEW HORIZONS?

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4 MONTHS VS.
2-4 YEARS

Training programs can be completed in less than one year and are tailored to industry demands giving our students a powerful advantage.

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MILITARY FRIENDLY

Our military team consists of veterans who are experienced and highly qualified to help you achieve maximum success in our IT classes for veterans.

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FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES

We offer both day and night programs to fit your schedule, emphasizing our friendly IT class structure.

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JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE

Our Career Services department gives job placement assistance providing our graduates with opportunities at top organizations, including Fortune 500 companies.

Do Certifications Really Matter???

"The person with the certification is the one that is going to get hired.”

Robert Blanchard, Director of Support Services
Aspen Skiing Services Co.

 

Employers require IT certifications

72% of employers require IT certifications for certain job openings.

67% of employers use certifications to measure a candidate’s willingness to work hard and meet a goal.

Employers use certifications to select best candidates

 

Certifications confirm subject matter expertise

60% of employers use certifications to confirm subject matter expertise.

Source: CompTIA HR Perception of IT Training and Certification Study: 2015

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