Fight Cyber Crime and Develop Your IT Career With CompTIA Security+ From Home Learning College

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Distance learning specialist launches accredited IT security course leading to CompTIA Security+ certification.

Our Security+ course ensures IT professionals can effectively handle security incidents, while anticipating and guarding against future issues.

With cyber crime costing the UK almost £1,000 every second*, IT security is a key issue for any business. From this month, IT professionals can boost their security knowledge and gain a recognised accreditation via distance learning, following the launch of Home Learning College’s CompTIA Security+ course.

CompTIA is an international IT trade association and awarding body, offering a range of vendor-neutral certifications. Gaining Security+ accreditation demonstrates competency in areas such as network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security, access control, identity management and cryptography.

Home Learning College is an accredited CompTIA training partner. Students enrolling on the college’s CompTIA Security+ course receive two years’ tutorial support delivered by phone and email. They also benefit from access to a vibrant online learning platform, where they can participate in live classes, access digital course materials and take part in forums with tutors and fellow students. Exam fees are included and an optional student discount card and career management services are available.

By the end of the course, students will be able to proactively implement sound security protocols to mitigate security risks, respond rapidly to security issues, retroactively identify where security breaches may have occurred and design secure networks, onsite or in the cloud. They will also be in a position to take CompTIA exam SYO-301, leading to Security+ certification.

CompTIA Security+ is supported by top technology companies and other organisations for which information security is of primary importance. HP, IBM, Motorola, Symantec and Boeing are just some of the companies that have participated in the development of the CompTIA Security+ exam.

“Last year's Strategic Defence and Security Review indentified cyber crime as one of the four most serious threats to UK national security, alongside terrorism, natural disasters and major accidents,” says Dave Snow, Academic Director at Home Learning College. “Our Security+ course ensures IT professionals can effectively handle security incidents, while anticipating and guarding against future issues. Gaining this certification will also add a valuable qualification to their CV, demonstrating their capabilities to employers and recruiters.”

For more information on Home Learning College’s CompTIA Security+ course please visit

  • Report conducted by Detica for the Cabinet Office, February 2011

About Home Learning College
Home Learning College is the largest vocational distance learning provider in the UK, and is accredited by the National Union of Students (NUS), allowing its 55,000 students to enjoy the discounts and services available with the NUS Extra Card.

All Home Learning College courses lead to professional CV-enhancing, employer recognised qualifications, including AAT, Sage, CompTIA, Microsoft, ICB and CIW. Subjects covered include book-keeping, accounting, IT and computing, web design and many more.

Home Learning College students benefit from a dedicated in-house tutoring service and the Virtual Learning Community - an online learning environment which facilitates the delivery of course material and peer networking.

For more information on all courses visit Home Learning College, follow us on Twitter @home_learning or check out student testimonials and other video content on our YouTube channel:
Tor Goldfield
Home Learning College Communications Manager
Tel: 020 8676 6258
Mobile: 07843 335606
Email: tor.goldfield(at)homelearningcollege(dot)com


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