Is This for You?

This course is great for anyone looking to work as an IT Technician, Security Engineer, IT Security Consultant, IT Manager or Network Administrator. Also good for those wanting to gain the CompTIA Security+ certification exam, SY0-501.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 70 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
70 hours or 2 weeks full-time study

About This Course

Security+ is an online IT training course designed to help you learn about systems security, network security, access control and managing risk. Each online training session will guide you through step-by-step and help you learn everything you need to know to go on and gain your CompTIA certification.

If you’d like to work in roles such as IT Security Consultant, Network Administrator, this course will ensure you’re well placed to achieve your IT career goals.

The course is online so you can study wherever, and whenever you choose and you’ll still have full support of the Pitman Training Course Advisors.


Domain 1 Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities

Analyse Potential Indicators to determine Attack Type

Password Attacks

Physical Attacks

Adversarial Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Cryptographic Attacks

Application Attack Indicators

Potential Indicators Associated with Network Attacks

Threat Actors, Vectors and Intelligence Sources

Security Concerns Associated with Vulnerability Types

Security Assessment Techniques

Penetration Testing Techniques

Domain 2 Architecture and Design

Virtualisation and Cloud Computing Concepts

Secure Application Development, Deployment and Automation Concepts

Authentication and Authorisation Design Concepts

Implement Cybersecurity Resilience

Security Implications of Embedded and Specialised Systems

Importance of Physical Security Controls

Basics of Cryptographic Concepts

Domain 3 Implementation

Implement Host or Application Security Solutions

Implement Secure Network Designs

Install and Configure Wireless Security Settings

Implement Secure Mobile Solutions

Apply Cybersecurity Solutions to the Cloud

Implement Identity and Account Management Controls

Implement Authentication and Authorisation Solutions

Implement Public Key Infrastructure

Domain 4 Operations and Incident Response

Tools for Accessing Organisational Security

Incident Response

Investigation Data Sources

Mitigation Techniques

Key Aspects of Digital Forensics

Domain 5 Governance, Risk and Compliance

Regulations, Standards and Frameworks

Organisational Security Policies

Risk Management Processes and Concepts

Privacy and Sensitive Data Concepts


  • Get prepared for exam SY0-601
  • Put your skills to the test with hundreds of Pre/Post-Test questions
  • View your online courseware anytime anywhere

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Aims and Objectives

This IT Security course is designed to help you increase your understanding of how to secure an IT network.

The course is designed to prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

*For details about vendor specific exams please talk with your course advisor.


Some existing IT skills and knowledge, preferably having taken the Network+ course.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

This renowned CompTIA certification will help set you on the path to a rewarding IT career. With this training and experience you could work towards jobs such as Information Security Analyst, Support Technician, Network Engineer and Security Engineer.

What's the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.