Course Title: Security+

Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in:
  • Network security
  • Compliance and operational security
  • Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Application, data and host security
  • Access control and identity management
  • Cryptography

Security+ not only ensures candidates will apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, it ensures that security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them.

Candidate job roles include security architect, security engineer, security consultant/specialist, information assurance technician, security administrator, systems administrator, and network administrator. Organizations that employ Security+ certified staff include Hitachi Information Systems (Japan), Trendmicro (Philippines), Lockheed Martin, the U.S. State Department, Prestariang Systems Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) and U.S. government contractors such as EDS, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman. CompTIA Security+ is one of the options for certifications required by the U.S. Department of Defense, for military personnel or military contractors engaged in information assurance activities.

The Security+ certification is accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The Security+ certification may be kept current through the CompTIA Continuing Education program.



Instructor: Erich Spengler
Erich Spengler has over 23 years experience in information systems and holds an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago and an MS in computer science from the University of Illinois. In addition to serving as the executive director and principle investigator for the National Science Foundation Regional Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance, he is a professor of computer integrated technologies at Moraine Valley Community College and a Senior Lecturer/Adjunct at Northwestern University Graduate School of Continuing Studies. He also consults regularly in the Chicago area and has earned the CISSP, CCNA, VCP, CEH, MCSE, CCNP certifications as well as the Illinois Type-75 Chief School Business Official credential. Erich has over a decade of virtualization experience and has been teaching faculty development and student courses for the Security + academy since 2010.