Information Security Professional Certification - Workforce Credential

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Program Details
Professional Certification
Academic Division: 
Workforce Development - Continuing Education & Training

The Information Security program is designed for IT professionals who want to enhance their security skills and become certified as well as those interested in an IT career pathway.  

Learn skills and information that will enable you to perform the technical and security measures required by many businesses and government agencies.

Earning the Information Security Professional Certificate demonstrates your knowledge of troubleshooting and repairing computers, the essentials of networking, TCP/IP, and security topics, such as communication security, infrastructure security, and cryptography. This program prepares you to sit for the CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ exams. This program uses the official CompTIA curriculum and is taught by experienced professionals.  Notice: All CompTIA certifications acquired spring 2011 or later are no longer good for life and will require recertification on annual basis.

Student is required to take the certification exam within 60-days of course end date and submit successful credential copy immediately after to the Virginia Peninsula Office of Workforce Credentials & Continuing Education, 600 Butler Farm Rd, Hampton, VA 23666 or fax (757) 825-2960. Email scans can be emailed to Program coordinator Nick Pierce at

A+ Certified Technician    

104 hours/10.4CEUs 

This course provides you with the technical information and hands-on practice needed to take two required A+ certification examinations. Required textbook and two exam vouchers are included for both portions of the exam.
Prerequisites:  Student  must successfully complete basic computer literacy test and either the Windows or Apple/Mac test from

Network+ Certified Professional

54 hours/5.4 CEUs

This course provides the fundamentals of networking technology and practices that will prepare you to take the Network+ certification exam. Required textbook and one exam voucher are included.
Prerequisites:  Successful completion of A+ Certified Technician or equivalent.

Security+ Certified Professional 

52 hours/5.2 CEUs

This course prepares you to successfully configure, execute, construct, and troubleshoot network security to ensure the threat of viruses is minimized or negated. This course prepares candidates for CompTIA Security+ Exam. Required textbook and one exam vouchers are included. Required textbook and one exam voucher are included.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of A+ Certified Technician and Network+ Certified Professional or equivalent.

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