TrainSignal Releases CompTIA Security+ Training

TrainSignal's latest Security+ course is thoroughly redesigned to provide coverage for the updates to CompTIA's SY0-301 certification exam.

Dec 27, 2011, 09:40 ET from TrainSignal

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TrainSignal, the global leader in professional computer training, announced the release of their latest CompTIA Security+ Training course.

The developments in IT security that are aimed to meet ever-changing security threats recently prompted the vendor-neutral organization, CompTIA, to update their Security+ certification standards. Security+ training now meets the criteria of the SY0-301 exam as the SY0-201 is phased out at the end of 2011.

As more and more companies look to address network security concerns by hiring quality security architects, system administrators, and other technicians, skill competency validated through certification is trending to become more than preference, but rather a hard-line requirement for networking job candidates.

The course is intended to give fundamental instruction in network security concepts for individuals with A+, Network+ or other certifications, and anyone who is comfortable with the basics of networking. The course ultimately covers all topics necessary to pass the latest certification exam. The highlights of the course include:

  • Network Security Compliance
  • Operational Security
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Application, Data and Host Security
  • Access Control and Identity Management
  • Cryptography Concepts and Tools

Some other key lessons of the course will cover types of attacks, malware prevention and cleanup, disaster recovery planning, securing of applications, and best practices for secure network administration.

The course instructor, Lisa Szpunar, is CompTIA Security+ certified for SY0-201 and SY0-301, A+, and a MCTS. She began her career in education at the elementary school level, simultaneously teaching computer skills, running the helpdesk, and serving as network administrator. Lisa developed her specialization in systems design and security through a Master of Science in Computer Science, and evokes a relaxed & engaging learning environment for helping students with the complex topics involved with security.

On the effectiveness of the course regarding the updates by CompTIA, Lisa says, "The world of security is one that never stops changing as new types of risks come into context. It would be easy for us to look at what's different in the new exam and just add lessons to the previous course, but we really wanted to revisit the whole subject. There are so many topics, things like cryptography, demanding that level of attention."

The CompTIA Security+ Training course contains 32 lessons in almost 12 hours of video instruction. Students will receive 1 DVD containing video lessons and additional content. Each lesson is available in several formats, iPod Video, Mp3 Audio, .WMV and high quality AVI, allowing students to use course materials on a variety of devices. Students can view all materials online after signing up for the course, ensuring instant access. The course also includes PDF files of instructor notes.

The CompTIA Security+ Training course is available for just $297. TrainSignal backs each and every course with their exclusive 90-day Total Experience Guarantee. All courses are shipped worldwide at no charge.

About TrainSignal: Founded in 2002, TrainSignal provides computer-based "Total Experience" training that gives individuals the tools and confidence to tackle real-world challenges, pass their certification exams and succeed in today's competitive global IT market.

TrainSignal offers a wide range of computer training packages covering Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, VMware, and Microsoft Office. In addition to its Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2010, and Windows 7 courses, TrainSignal offers training for over fifty different training courses including VMware vSphere training, Cisco CCNA training, Citrix XenDesktop training and more.

A privately-held company, TrainSignal is based in Schaumburg, IL. For more information about TrainSignal, please visit


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