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CompTIA Training and Certifications

CompTIA is the world's leading technology association. CompTIA advances IT professionals with successful industry-leading certifications and business credentials in the areas such as PC maintenance, networking technologies, and security.

The New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) CompTIA Course Collection provides training and support for all of the current CompTIA certifications including A+, Net+, Security+, Linux+, Project+, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Server+, and more.

The collection contains award-winning courseware with breadth and depth across these critical technology subject areas, continually developed to keep up with the constantly changing requirements for the professional certifications. Our simulations offer task-based multipath scenarios to provide realistic practice of these critical technology subjects.

Top Five Reasons to get CompTIA Certified:

  1. Learn Skills to Get a New Job - CompTIA certifications assure employers of a candidate's basic technology skills and prove you know how to get the job done.
  2. Preserve Your Job & Salary - As the economic landscape continues to evolve, certifications can lock you into tiered salary levels and prove expertise that stands above the rest.
  3. Ready to Change Jobs? CompTIA certifications help candidates qualify for new job opportunities, or advance your career in technology.
  4. Stand Out in the Resume Pile - Validated CompTIA certifications on your resume help you stand out among other applicants, giving you a greater opportunity for an interview.
  5. IT is Everywhere! IT skills are needed in most companies and there are simply not enough trained IT professionals to fill these jobs.

New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) is an authorized CompTIA Platinum Partner provider of the most current CompTIA courses to help prepare you for CompTIA certifications or to advance your technology skills.

Deciding to work in the IT industry is an exceptionally good choice. Getting an IT certification can help you get started and get ahead in your career. The CompTIA IT Certification Roadmap can make navigating the world of IT Certifications a little easier. Click HERE to download the full IT Certification Roadmap PDF.

CompTIA Certification Training Courses

CompTIA has four IT certification series that test different knowledge standards – from entry-level to expert. They are divided into the following: Core, Infrastructure, Security & Additional Professional.

Core

The CompTIA PenTest+ certification verifies that successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to plan and scope an assessment, understand legal and compliance requirements, perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing, analyze data, and effectively report and communicate results.

PenTest+ certification candidates must pass one exam. While there is no required prerequisite, PenTest+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus.

Course: CompTIA PenTest+ Certification - Coming Soon
Exam: PT0-001: CompTIA PenTest+

Target Audience

CompTIA PenTest+CompTIA PenTest+ joins CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) at the intermediate-skills level of the cybersecurity career pathway. Depending on your course of study, PenTest+ and CySA+ can be taken in any order but typically follows the skills learned in Security+. While CySA+ focuses on defense through incident detection and response, PenTest+ focuses on offense through penetration testing and vulnerability assessment.

At Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:

  • Planning and Scoping
  • Information Gathering and Vulnerability Identification
  • Attacks & Exploits
  • Penetration Testing Tools
  • Reporting and Communication

CompTIA A+ Certification training from New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) can provide you with the skills necessary to become A+ certified and ready for an entry-level career in the IT industry.

CompTIA A+ certification is an internationally recognized, vendor-neutral certification that many employers consider a prerequisite for entry-level IT employment. A+ certification signifies that the individual is capable of performing tasks such as installation, configuration and troubleshooting of common PC systems.

Course: CompTIA A+ Certification
Exam: 220-901: CompTIA A+
Exam: 220-902: CompTIA A+

A+ Training

Target Audience

If you’re preparing for a career as an entry-level information technology professional or a personal computer service technician, the CompTIA A+ Certification course is the first step in your preparation.

At Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:

  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of PC operating systems
  • Maintenance and installation of PC hardware components
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing skills for PC hardware and software
  • Basic network skills, including networking PCs and troubleshooting networks
  • Basics of PC and networking security

CompTIA recently launched a major expansion of its credentialing program with the introduction of CompTIA Stackable Certifications, which are earned by achieving a combination of related CompTIA certifications along the CompTIA infrastructure or cybersecurity pathways. Stackable certifications recognize deep expertise and strong commitment to continuous professional development and growth. Students do not need to do anything additional to earn these certifications. If a student has earned the relevant individual certifications, he will automatically receive the appropriate stackable certification.  

CompTIA Stackable Certifications follow the two CompTIA Career Pathways:

  • CompTIA Infrastructure Career Pathway
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway

CompTIA Infrastructure Career Pathway

CompTIA’s Infrastructure Career Pathway validates the skillsets needed across IT operations, deepening mastery of skills and broadening the number of IT infrastructure roles in which one can contribute.

Specialist (early-career IT professionals with 0–2 years of experience)

  • A+ and Network+ = CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS)
  • A+ and Linux+ = CompTIA Systems Support Specialist (CSSS)

Professional (mid-level IT professionals with 2–5 years of experience)

  • Network+ and Cloud+ = CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional (CCAP)
  • Network+ and Server+ = CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional (CNIP)
  • Network+ and Linux+ = CompTIA Linux Network Professional (CLNP)

CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway

The CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway helps technical specialists achieve cybersecurity mastery, from beginning to end.

Specialist (early-career IT professionals with 0–2 years of experience)

  • A+ and Network+ and Security+ = CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (CSIS)

Professional (mid-level IT professionals with 2–5 years of experience)

  • Security+ and Cloud+ = CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional (CSCP)
  • Security+ and CySA+ = CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP)

Expert (established IT professionals with more than 5 years of experience)

  • Security+ and CySA+ and CASP+ = CompTIA Security Analytics Expert (CSAE)

More stackable certifications are expected.

Stackable certifications require active CE certifications. Good-for-life certification holders may earn these stackable certifications by re-certifying and validating that their skills are up to date

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) certification training from New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol)can provide you with the skills necessary to become CASP+ certified and ready for an advanced career in IT security.

CASP+ certification is a vendor-neutral CompTIA certification specifically designed for security professionals that work in IT enterprise security.

Course: CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)
Exam: CAS-001: CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner

 

Target Audience

CompTIA CASP+ CertificationThis course is intended for IT professionals who have the technical knowledge and skills required to conceptualize, design and engineer secure solutions across complex enterprise environments. Students should have a minimum of 10 years of experience, including at least 5 years of hands-on, technical security experience.

At Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:

  • Identifying enterprise security fundamentals
  • Applying enterprise security technology solutions
  • Identifying enterprise resource technologies and the potential security implications
  • for these resources
  • Designing security solutions
  • Identifying application security design issues, such as best practices for development and testing, as well as threat mitigation techniques
  • Managing risk, security policies, and security procedures within an enterprise
  • Integrating security solutions within an enterprise
  • Conducting security research and analysis

A CompTIA Certification allows IT professionals to operate effectively in a cloud environment as they speak the appropriate language, and demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts and terminology. It provides the baseline foundation needed in order to successfully complete subsequent vendor-specific training programs on cloud systems and software. And in recent years, the CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification has become a global standard for many successful IT companies.

Course: CompTIA Cloud Essential Certification
Exam: CLO-001: CompTIA Cloud Essentials Exam
Cloud Essentials Training

Benefits of CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification:

  • CompTIA Certification is the first building block for an IT professional and provides eligibility to any solution specific training program
  • Certification adds value to the career development of IT professionals as cloud is a highly desired qualification by IT organizations
  • Provides relevant competences for IT professionals to work in a modern, innovative IT organization
  • Will help the IT professional to advance his or her career in the cloud domain

The CompTIA Cloud Essential training and certification primarily focuses on the overall process for evolving a datacenter into a private cloud, and managing systems already adopting some type of cloud infrastructure, but it also covers the following areas:

  • Cloud Types: public, private & hybrid
  • Benefits of Cloud Computing
  • IaaS, SaaS, PaaS & DRaaS
  • Finding Business Value of the Cloud
  • Impact on IT Service Management

As more and more businesses shift their IT operations to cloud platforms, skills in cloud computing and virtualization have become a frequently required qualification for IT professionals. Adding CompTIA Cloud+ to your resume demonstrates your ability to implement and maintain cloud technologies and enables you to jump into a rapidly growing market.

CompTIA Cloud+ covers competency in cloud models, virtualization, infrastructure, security, resource management and business continuity.

Course: CompTIA Cloud+
Exam: CV0-001
CompTIA Cloud+ Training Courses

Target Audience

This course is intended for experienced IT professional with 24 to 36 months of work experience in networking, storage or IT data center administration.

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an international, vendor-neutral cybersecurity certification that applies behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security. CySA+ validates critical knowledge and skills that are required to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats.

As attackers have learned to evade traditional signature-based solutions such as firewalls, an analytics-based approach within the IT security industry is increasingly important for most organizations. The behavioral analytics skills covered by CySA+ identify and combat malware, and advanced persistent threats (APTs), resulting in enhanced threat visibility across a broad attack surface. CompTIA CySA+ is for IT professionals looking to gain the following security analyst skills:

  • Configure and use threat detection tools.
  • Perform data analysis.
  • Interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organization.

CySA+ certification candidates must pass one exam:

Course: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
Exam: CS0-001: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

CySA Plus Training

Target Audience

This course is designed primarily for cybersecurity practitioners who perform job functions related to protecting information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. This course focuses on the knowledge, ability, and skills necessary to provide for the defense of those information systems in a cybersecurity context, including protection, detection, analysis, investigation, and response processes. In addition, the course ensures that all members of an IT team—everyone from help desk staff to the Chief Information Officer—understand their role in these security processes.

Prerequisites

While there is no required prerequisite, CySA+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus. Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge is recommended, as well as a minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. Building on CySA+, IT professionals can pursue CASP to prove their mastery of the hands-on cybersecurity skills required at the 5- to 10-year experience level.

CompTIA Linux+ training from New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) will provide you the core skills and knowledge to work with this open-source operating system. CompTIA Linux+ is a high-stakes, vendor-neutral certification that validates the fundamental knowledge and skills required of junior Linux administrators.

Linux+ certification candidates must pass two exams. Although not required, it is strongly recommended that candidates possess their A+ and Network+ Certifications.

Course: CompTIA Linux+ Certification
Exam: LX0-103: CompTIA Linux+
Exam: LX0-104: CompTIA Linux+
Linux+ Training

Target Audience

This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with basic knowledge of computer hardware, software and operating systems, who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of Linux concepts and skills. It is also for those who wish to prepare for the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam. Note: A typical student in the CompTIA Linux+ Certification course should have at least 6 to 12 months of Linux experience.

At Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:

  • Linux fundamentals
  • Linux hardware
  • Installation and basic usage of Linux
  • Configuration and administration of Linux
  • Linux in a networking environment
  • Security, monitoring and troubleshooting
  • The Linux kernel

This course will provide you with the fundamental skills and concepts required to maintain, support, and work efficiently with personal computers.

In order to receive the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification, you must pass one exam:

Course: CompTIA IT Fundamentals+
Exam: FC0-U51: CompTIA IT Fundamentals+

IT Fundamentals Training

Target Audience

The IT Fundamentals+ certification is ideal for individuals considering a career in IT, as well as those in allied fields that require a broad understanding of IT.

At Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:

  • Identifying and explaining computer components.
  • Setting up a workstation, including conducting software installations.
  • Establishing network connectivity.
  • Identifying compatibility issues and identifying and preventing security risks.
  • Managing the safety and preventative maintenance of computers

CompTIA Network+ certification training from New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) can provide you with the skills necessary to become Network+ certified and ready for an entry-level networking career in the IT industry.

CompTIA Network+ certification is a vendor-neutral certification considered by many employers as a prerequisite for entry-level IT employment in the area of IT networks. Network+ certification signifies that the individual is capable of performing tasks such as installation, configuration and troubleshooting of common networking systems.

Network+ certification candidates must pass one exam. Although not required, it is strongly recommended that candidates possess their CompTIA A+ certification.

Course: CompTIA Network+ Certification
Exam: N10-007: CompTIA Network+
Network+ Training

Target Audience

This course is intended for entry-level computer support professionals with a basic knowledge of computer hardware, software and operating systems who wish to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ Exam. It is also suitable for those who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of networking concepts and acquire the required skills to prepare for a career in network support or administration.

At Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:

  • Basics of networking theory, concepts and networking methods
  • Basics of networking data delivery
  • Networking media, cabling and hardware
  • Networking protocols and the OSI model
  • Networking Operating Systems
  • TCP/IP fundamentals
  • Basics of PC and networking security

CompTIA Project+ certification training from New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) can provide you with the skills necessary to become Project+ certified, validating your knowledge of project management principles.

Project+ covers the entire project life cycle, from initiation and planning through execution, acceptance, support and closure. It validates that project managers and team members have the classic project management skills to help them complete projects on time and within budget.

Project+ certification candidates must pass one exam:

Course: CompTIA Project+ Certification
Exam: PK0-003: CompTIA Project+

Project Plus Training

Target Audience

This course is intended for individuals in various job roles who are involved in leading, managing and participating in small to medium scale projects.

At Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:

  • Initiating projects
  • Scope statements
  • Project strategies
  • Project budgets and schedules
  • Project relationships
  • Implementing and closing the project

CompTIA Security+ training from New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) provides an excellent introduction to the security field and is typically a better entry point than jumping right into an advanced security program. With Security+, you’ll build a solid foundation of knowledge that you can build upon—helping you advance your career in the months and years to come.

Whether your goal is to become Security+ certified for your job, to prove your basic knowledge of security concepts or to gain more knowledge to secure your network, expert training from New Horizons is the perfect solution.

Security+ certification candidates must pass one exam. Although not required, it is strongly recommended that candidates possess their A+ and Network+ Certifications.

Course: CompTIA Security+ Certification
Exam: SY0-401: CompTIA Security+
Security+ Training

Target Audience

This course is intended for students wishing to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam. The qualification is aimed primarily at networking professionals, but because security is vital to all levels and job roles within an organization, it will also benefit PC support analysts, application developers and senior managers in accounting, sales, product development and marketing.

At Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:

  • Identify network attack strategies and defenses
  • Understand the principles of organizational security and the elements of effective security policies
  • Know the technologies and uses of encryption standards and products
  • Identify network- and host-based security technologies and practices
  • Describe how remote access security is enforced
  • Identify strategies for ensuring business continuity, fault tolerance and disaster recovery

CompTIA's Server+ certification from New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) will provide you with the core skills and knowledge to manage server issues and technology, including disaster recovery.

Server+ certification is a vendor-neutral certification which verifies the basic competence of individuals to work with server hardware and software.

Server+ certification candidates must pass one exam. Although not required, it is strongly recommended that candidates possess their CompTIA A+ certification.

Course: CompTIA Server+ Certification
Exam: SK0-003: CompTIA Server+
Server+ Training

Target Audience

This course is intended for IT professionals, network support technicians and server hardware specialists having 18-24 months of experience in the information technology industry and hands-on experience with the installation, configuration, diagnosis and troubleshooting of PC hardware.

At Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:

  • Examine server fundamentals
  • Identify the hardware components of a server
  • Describe the features of server software
  • Examine the various types of storage systems used in servers
  • Install hardware components on a server
  • Configure servers
  • Examine the issues in upgrading server components
  • Identify some of the industry's best server deployment practices
  • Identify various strategies of securing, accessing, and remotely managing
  • the server hardware
  • Troubleshoot servers
  • Describe disaster recovery concepts and techniques

The following CompTIA certifications obtained after January 1, 2011 are only valid for a period of three years:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
  • CompTIA Mobility+
  • CompTIA Cloud+

To keep certifications current, students must gain CompTIA continuing education units. This can be done in different ways including:

  • Taking relevant training
  • Passing the most current CompTIA certification exam
  • Obtaining other approved industry certifications

As an authorized CompTIA training provider, New Horizons of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) can help you maintain your CompTIA certification through the most current classes and certifications.

The table below shows the financial and CEU totals required for renewal of each certification:

Annual CE Program Fee Total three year fee required for program completion Continuing Education Units required for program completion
CompTIA A+ $25 $75 20
CompTIA Network+ $50 $150 30
CompTIA Security+ $50 $150 50
CompTIA CASP $50 $150 75
CompTIA Mobility+ $50 $150 50
CompTIA Cloud+ $50 $150 50

Most Popular CompTIA Classes

Course Starts Location Price
CompTIA Network+ Certification 11/27/2018 Online LIVE $2,475.00
CompTIA Security+ Certification 11/26/2018 Online LIVE $2,475.00
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) 11/27/2018 Online LIVE $3,295.00

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