Become CompTIA™ Network+ and Security+ Certified

Information Technology (IT) specialists who deploy networks and manage secure systems are among the industry's most in-demand participants. For IT professionals who want to earn certification for their competencies in network operations and cybersecurity, the Network+ and Security+ certifications from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA™) offer unsurpassed value and industry recognition. This 100% online course prepares you to sit for and pass CompTIA™ Network+ and Security+ exams. Enrollment includes an optional voucher to cover exam fees.

Job Outlook for CompTIA™ Network+ and Security+ Certifications

  • The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects 5% job growth for Computer Network Architects between now and 2029. This is faster than the average growth forecast for all jobs. For Information Security Analysts, the BLS projects 31% job growth in that same timeframe. That makes Information Security Analysts one of the Bureau's fastest-growing career areas.
  • According to CompTIA™, many professionals who hold both Network+ and Security+ certifications work as Network Engineers. The CompTIA™ IT Earning Index indicates that:
    • beginning Network Engineers (0–2 years’ experience) earn between $45-$65,000 per year;
    • salaries for intermediate Network Engineers (3–5 years) range from $75–$95,000.
    • expert Network Engineers (6+ years) earn between $110-$150,000 per year.

CompTIA™ Network+ and Security+ Certifications FAQs


The combination of Network+ and Security+ certifications prepares you to design, deploy and manage networks while ensuring their security against attack. The exams thoroughly cover these areas. Key topics include:

Network +:

  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage, and maintain network devices
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
  • Troubleshoot network problems

Security +:

  • Assess the security posture of a network environment
  • Recommend and implement appropriate security solutions
  • Monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT
  • Operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance
  • Identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents

IS COMPTIA™ CERTIFICATION VALUABLE? lists CompTIA™ certifications among "The 8 Certifications That Actually Impress Recruiters." According to CompTIA™, 32% of its certified professionals receive pay increases, promotions or other rewards from their employers for completing their certification. High school graduates who earn CompTIA™ certification earn 22% more than their non-certified peers.

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Course Objectives

  • Understand and explain a variety of networking concepts
  • Implement best practices to manage networks
  • Understand the digital threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities to IT systems
  • Implement response procedures, risk mitigation techniques, and security features to IT systems
  • Become better prepared for the CompTIA™ Network+ and Security+ certification exams

Prerequisites and Requirements

While there are no official prerequisites to take this course, CompTIA™ recommends at least 9 to 12 months of networking experience and two years of IT administration experience with a security focus.



This course prepares you to take and pass the COMPTIA™ NETWORK+ N10-007 exam. Key topics include:

  • Foundations of Networking and Infrastructure
  • Addressing, Protocols, and Routing
  • Cabling and Wireless Networking
  • Virtualization and the Cloud, Subnets, and VLANs
  • Risk Management and Security
  • Network Performance and WANs


This course prepares you to take and pass the COMPTIA™ SECURITY+ SY0-501 exam. Key topics include:

  • Security Attacks and Cryptography
  • Security and Networking
  • Securing Networks and Clients
  • Mobile Security and Access Management
  • Business Continuity and Risk Mitigation

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David Grimes

David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.