CompTIA Security + Training & Certification

About CompTIA Security+


CompTIA Security+ certification is a type of cybersecurity certification that proves your knowledge in cybersecurity right away. You can take a certification exam (even without work experience) making you much more desirable to employers and helping you immediately stand out from other job seekers! CompTIA Security+ training from New Horizons 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. Watch this free webinar on The State of Security: Techniques for Managing RiskLearn more about CompTIA Security+ Training and Certifications.

Why get CompTIA Security+ certified?

CompTIA Security+ is a respected, vendor-neutral certification whose credential holders are recognized as possessing knowledge and expertise in multiple security-related disciplines. IT professionals who obtain the certification possess expertise in areas such as threat management, cryptography, identity management, security systems, security risk identification, network access control, and security infrastructure. The CompTIA Security+ credential is also approved by the U.S. Department of Defense to meet Directive 8570.01-M requirements. As such, the CompTIA Security+ certification qualifies you for an entry-level job in the IT security field. Often, it is mandatory for various positions in many companies and organizations, especially government agencies. Learn more here.
See Upcoming CompTIA Security+ Course Dates


Is CompTIA Security+ right for me? 

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.

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. Job titles that Security+ graduates typically pursue include Security Architect, Security Engineer, Security Consultant, Security Specialist, Security or Systems Administrator. Read about the importance of getting Security+ certified here.

Think you may be in the wrong spot? CompTIA offers a guide to choosing your certifications here.


What do you learn in CompTIA Security+ training courses? 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn to:
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of computer security
  • Identify security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Manage data, application, and host security
  • Implement network security
  • Identify and implement access control and account management security measures
  • Manage certificates
  • Identify and implement compliance and operational security measures
  • Manage risk
  • Troubleshoot and manage security incidents
  • Plan for business continuity and disaster recovery

Get a head start with some security best practices in this blog.



More CompTIA Cybersecurity Certifications & Training Courses

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)


CompTIA CySA+ training from New Horizons provides an excellent intermediate step in the security field. With CySA+, you’ll build on your solid foundational knowledge—helping you advance your career in the months and years to come. 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 Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)CASP-plus

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification training from New Horizons Learning Group can provide you with the skills necessary to become CASP certified and ready for an advanced career in IT security. This 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.

CompTIA Security+


CompTIA Security+ training from New Horizons Learning Group 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.


Learn More About All Cybersecurity Training Courses


Contact Us

Course Demo: CompTIA Security+

Download Free eBook


TechValidate TechFacts53636919062245501491

What Our Students Say

  • 79% of IT Professionals improved productivity from their training at New Horizons
  • 89% returned to New Horizons to further their skills
  • 90% of IT Professionals recommend New Horizons
  • 91% felt New Horizons content prepared them for certification
  • 92% took additional courses with New Horizons because of Instructor Quality
  • 98% would recommend New Horizons to others
  • 100% have increased their job security by taking a course

Learn More

Find a CompTIA Security+ Training Location Near You

Ready to become a CompTIA Security+ certified professional? Looking to advance your career or start a new one? New Horizons Learning Group provides a clear learning path and training for professionals looking to master CompTIA Security+. New Horizons Learning Group has 10 convenient locations in major west coast and southwestern cities. Each of our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and well versed instructors. Most of our courses can be taken in person or online. We provide hosted long distance courses, online live, dedicated and onsite training for groups, instructor led courses, and even custom courses. Find one of our convenient locations near you and start learning today:


Upcoming CompTIA Security+ Courses

Course Starts Location Price

Trust Banner - General and Placeholder Banner 2021637453575768703560

What Our Students Say About CompTIA Security+ Training & Certifications

"I am sincerely impressed with Ralph N. and the CompTIA SYS-501 Security+ course. Ralph enhanced the course with exercises, quizzes, vocabulary, and knowledge reinforcements to the standard NH information packet (pdf textbook and slides). His objective based approach is superior and reflects well on NH. The AF / DoD requirement for information assurance certification leads many to take the Sec+ exam without administrator experience. The exam is difficult enough without the handicap of a lackluster presentation. My confidence is restored, let's see how it comes out."

Richard Fewkes, CMBA 309th MMXG/MXDSP
Unit Software License Manager Acquisition Focal Point

Image Alt Text

"I decided to refresh my technical skills, and decided upon a Security-related path, with the guidance and support of my academic advisor at NH. To date, I have achieved my CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certifications and will soon have my CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner certification. I have landed an excellent technical job, and find myself daily tapping into the knowledge I gained from my classes at New Horizons. Even with thirty years of experience, my progress on finding a new job was stalled due to my lack of credentials. As soon as I added the certifications to my resume, things really opened up for me on my job hunt."

Mary Lynn, Career Development Student

"I'd like to share my success with New Horizons shortly after participating in the CompTIA A+, Network + Security+ programs. I received my Security+ certification. I am currently working at DXC Technology as a Validation and Verification Assistant. At this time, I have my Interim Clearance and expecting a full clearance determination soon. As a reminder, my background was as a supervisor for a retail/customer service. My goal was to switch careers to the IT field which was something I had an interest in and expected would have a better earning capacity. I'm happy to say that I have achieved both and this is only the beginning. I'm getting lots of hands on experience and recognition. I couldn't be happier!"

Brandon Segura, Career Development Student

"I have enjoyed my program of study at New Horizons Career Development Solutions. I started self-study for Security+ in January and never felt confident that I was prepared enough to pass the exam. After only six weeks at New Horizons studying both Network+ and Security+, I was well prepared for both exams, took them and passed!!! The program utilizes multiple forms of study that allows you to be completely immersed in the subject matter. The provided practice test software gives you that extra confidence to take the exams. I studied for months on my own and never felt confident, but after just a few weeks, I was able to test and pass both exams. I would certainly recommend New Horizons Career Development Solutions to anyone who wants to learn new skills quickly and efficiently. There is an invaluable support system, including staff and experts at the NH Centers to help you reach your goals; you don’t feel like you’re alone."

Laura Scarbrough, Career Development Student