IT Security Specialist

Program Description:

The IT Security Specialist program is designed to help students prepare for the Security+ (SY0-401) exam administered by CompTIA. Students will learn to implement and monitor security on networks, applications, and operating systems, and how to respond to security breaches. This course is targeted toward an Information Technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows-based TCP/IP networks and familiarity with other operating systems, such as OS X, Unix, or Linux, and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring a foundational knowledge of security topics; prepare for the CompTIA Security+ Certification examination; or use Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.

Students learn through courseware review, demo activities, and recorded video lectures. Students receive on-going support and guidance from a team of instructors, advisors, and online mentors.

The registration cost to sit for the exam one time is covered by MedCerts. Additionally, students may be eligible to attempt up to two (2) additional national certification exams at their own cost. 


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Program Duration:
12 Weeks
Program Price:

Program Features:

  • 24/7 Access to curriculum, including video content, and all course/program supplements and resources for independent study
  • Live one-on-one online mentoring support is available Monday-Thursday (8:30am-8:00pm ET), Friday (8:30am-6pm ET) for subject matter inquiries
  • Expert-led video-based training is the primary method of learning, with secondary methods that include courseware (text/workbooks), software demos, quizzes and final exams, and more
  • MedCerts programs are self-paced, with a suggested minimum number of chapters per week defined for each student
  • Welcome Package that contains access to online textbooks and workbooks, course schedules, login credentials, and may include FlashCards, Quick Reference Study Sheets, and/or textbooks that have been authored and published by MedCerts
  • Training delivered on a cutting edge Learning Management System (LMS)
  • All students receive a personalized one-on-one New Student Orientation prior to beginning their program
  • Access to all training material is provided for a full 12 months, for exam preparation, regardless of the duration of the program
  • MedCerts Student Support Coordinators are highly skilled, trained and certified, supportive professionals who truly care about each student’s success
  • Communication is key! Student progress is monitored on a DAILY BASIS. Personalized assistance is provided by Student Services as needed to help keep them on track
  • MedCerts provides Exam Preparation Guides to students upon completion of their program
  • Upon completion, students may participate in a one-on-one Exam Preparation Session with a subject matter specialist to prepare for their National Certification Exam(s)
  • Our dedicated Certification Exam Coordinator can help each student locate an exam test site and assist with the registration process from start to finish

Program Courses:

  • IT-5011 Security+
    Security+ is the primary course students will need in order to gain the skills and knowledge required to gain Security+ Certification. This course is targeted toward the information technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks and familiarity with other operating systems, such as Mac OS X, Unix, or Linux, and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring a foundational knowledge of security topics. In this course, students will build on knowledge and experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as they acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network. This course also provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare for further study in specialized security fields.
  • MS-6000 Microsoft Office Series III
    This set of courses will provide the range of skills needed to create professional-quality documents and effectively communicate and collaborate within an office environment. The content covered includes how to create, edit and enhance documents in Microsoft Word, how to organize, calculate and analyze information in Microsoft Excel, how to exchange information and manage activities in Microsoft Outlook, and how to create effective and robust presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. Additional skills will include how to create and format various types of diagrams with Microsoft Visio and how to collaborate effectively with the use of Office 365 Web Apps, OneDrive, and Skype for Business.

Relevant Certifications:

  • IT Security Specialist (Security+)

  • SecuritysmallSecurity+ Certification is the computer industry recognized credential that certifies the competency of a Network Security Professional. It is sponsored by CompTIA - the Computing Technology Industry Association, and tests are administered by Prometric. This certification program is backed by over 50 Major computer hardware and software manufacturers, vendors, distributors, resellers, and publications. Certification provides a wealth of benefits to any person seeking a job in the computer industry.

    Skills Measured by Security+ Certification
    Here are some of the key skills covered in the CompTIA Security+ certification exam:

      • Identify security threats
      • Assess security risks for system hardware and peripherals
      • Implement OS hardening practice and procedures
      • Identify best practices for Access Control and identify the best models
      • Evaluate proper logging procedures
      • Conduct assessments on risk mitigation
      • Implement disaster recovery procedures
  • Healthcare IT Technician (CompTIA HCIT)
    The CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification was retired as of February 28, 2017. Although the exam will be retired and CompTIA will no longer offer this exam, anyone who has received the HIT certification previously will remain CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certified. CompTIA will not renew or replace the HIT-001 certification.

    MedCerts values the education received in this training program and is offering two new certification paths to select from: Healthcare Technician path or Technical path.


Attainable IT Positions

  • Security Architect
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Consultant/Specialist
  • Information Assurance Technician
  • Security Administrator
  • Systems Administration
  • IT System Administrator
  • Application Systems Administrator
  • IT Manager
  • Technology Specialist
  • Helpdesk Technician/Analyst
  • Technical Support

Funding Sources:

  • Check or Charge
  • Education Loans available for everyone
  • WIOA/TAA/Vocational Rehabilitation
  • MyCAA funding for Military Spouses


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