Security+ - Allegany

This class is designed to prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam. It is a hybrid course with in-class sessions, hands-on labs, and online assignments. There are 86 videos of 10 – 15 minutes each plus lab projects and discussion questions for each chapter of the book. Security+ is structured as an eight-week course. It may also be structured as a one-week comprehensive course, like so: • Monday, Intro and Chapters 1 and 2 • Tuesday, Chapters 3 and 4 (might start 5) • Wednesday, Chapters 5, 6, and 7 • Thursday, Chapters 10 and 8 • Friday, Chapters 9 and 11 Friday is light, which supports a comprehensive end of course review. The slides are free to use if students have a copy of the paperback book. Students will need access to online materials. Chapter 10 (Cryptography) is out of order on purpose. You might find it easier to teach cryptography topics when students are fresh first thing in the morning. This also gives you an opportunity to do a heavy review on Friday morning for cryptography topics. As an extra note, cryptography is only 12% of the actual exam. However, you likely will need to spend more than 12% of class time on cryptography, as cryptography material is often unfamiliar to students.
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Montgomery College
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Cyber Pathways Across Maryland
cybersecurity, cyber, information technology, computer hardware, computer software, computer networking, digital security, computer technician, computer repair, computer user support, digital forensics, ethical hacking, Cisco, networking, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA

Industry / Occupation

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Industry Sector:
Information Technology -- Computer Operating Systems (Programming), Digital Forensics, Cyber Security, Network Security, IT Security (51)
Computer and Mathematical Occupations -- Network and Computer Systems Administrators (15-1071)

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Instructional Program:
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
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Time varies by resource.
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
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Course Note:
Cyber Technology certificate


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