CompTIA, Security+ Credential Training Course

Purdue’s CompTIA Security+ online bootcamp provides information technology professionals the core knowledge required for any cybersecurity role, along with preparing those professionals for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

CompTIA Security+ is a globally recognized certification covering core functions for an information technology security career and is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. This certification exam is an internationally recognized validation of foundation-level security skills and knowledge, and is used by organizations and security professionals around the globe.

CompTIA Security+ is an online offering that prepares information security professionals to perform core security functions and equips them with the foundational skills to secure systems and networks. Students will learn about attack threats and vulnerabilities; architecture, design and implementation; operations and incident response; and governance, risk and compliance.

CompTIA Security+ Informational Webinar

Watch a prerecorded webinar to learn more about the program and the benefits of earning your credentials.

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Training Option

Blended Learning Bootcamp

Students will have access to recorded videos and be asked to complete weekly assignments.

Start Date: June 7, 2021

Course Length: 4 weeks

Schedule: Instructor office hours will be available each week


What's Included

  • CompTIA recorded videos with access to recorded training videos for 3 months
  • Weekly assigned coursework due each Friday and instructor feedback provided over the weekend
  • Access to faculty through weekly virtual office hours
  • Access to a lab platform that allows hands-on practice
  • Access to CertMaster Practice, a set of practice tests and real-time feedback that helps you train for the exam
  • Access to the electronic textbook
  • An exam voucher

Course Outcomes

In this course you will use fundamental security principles to install and configure cybersecurity controls and participate in incident response and risk mitigation.

You will:

  • Compare and contrast attacks and security controls
  • Use security assessment tools
  • Implement a public key infrastructure and a secure network architecture
  • Implement, identity and access management controls
  • Manage access services and accounts

  • Install and configure security appliances and wireless and physical access security

  • Deploy secure host, mobile and embedded systems

  • Implement secure network access protocols and secure network applications

  • Explain basic cryptography concepts, risk management concepts, disaster recovery concepts and organizational security concepts

  • Describe secure application development concepts

The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

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Meet the Faculty Member

Bryan Zuel

Dr. Brian Zuel
Technical Instructor

Dr. Brian Zuel has a background in education and technology with a Ph.D. in Educational Technology focused on online learning. He is well versed in Security+ and has taught security classes to a range of audiences, from college students to employees at large corporations looking to expand their skills.

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Course Starts: June 7, 2021

Course Length: 4 weeks

Cost: $2,900

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Achieving CompTIA Security+ certification is an important career decision. The right preparation can make all the difference for the individual and the organization. Contact us at to discuss further.