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CompTIA Security+

Course Code: BSCN06

Level: 5
Subject area: Media, Games & Computing
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: College Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One Week
When you'll study: Monday to Friday, 8.45am - 5.00pm

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About the course

City College is proud to partner with distinguished local cyber-security training and consultancy company, Bluescreen IT, to present this course. Thirteen years’ experience of working with high profile clients, including NATO and the UK Government, have earned Bluescreen IT Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status – the highest accreditation the global tech giant can bestow on an independent company. Bluescreen IT are also the only provider in the country with GCHQ accreditation for the delivery of their security courses.

As a bench-mark to security administration, the Security+ certification provides entry level security administrators with the understanding and skills necessary for secure internetwork communications. Covering subjects like policies, authentication, encryption, viruses, firewalling and system hardening among others, the Security+ qualification ensures you receive the knowledge necessary for entry level security administrators.

The course fee includes all software and learning materials.

What you'll learn

Topics covered on this course will include:

  • security controls
  • threats and attacks
  • network attacks
  • assessment tools and techniques
  • cryptography
  • public key infrastructure
  • password authentication
  • strong authentication
  • authorisation and account management
  • secure network design
  • security appliances and applications
  • wireless network security
  • VPN and remote access security
  • network application security
  • host security
  • data security
  • web services security
  • web application security
  • virtualisation and cloud security
  • site security
  • mobile embedded device security
  • risk management
  • disaster recovery
  • incident response and forensics
  • security policies and training.
Entry requirements

You should have a good understanding of networking and systems infrastructure. You should also have a professional certification or strong implementation skills from previous experience.


You will be assessed by an exam (SY0-401).

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you can benefit from increased employability in the IT sector.

Important information

“Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2016/17 (August 2016 – July 2017). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees or access to higher education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)”

Short course

Course Code: BSCN06

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £1050

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.