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CompTIA® Security+

Course number : 2040007   ID : 20357    Section Number : 33E
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This is a FastForward Program: FastForward programs are short-term training courses for industry credentials in high-demand jobs. Eligible Virginia residents may pay only one-third (1/3) of the full tuition cost. To qualify, you must meet the Virginia domicile requirements. Virginia "domicile" means you have lived in Virginia and intended to stay here indefinitely for at least one year before the date of application. A domicile determination form will be part of your registration process. Additional financial assistance is available to offset some or all of the FastForward tuition costs. Complete this short survey to see if you qualify for financial assistance. Learn more about FastForward

G3 Initiative: The G3 program makes it possible for Virginians with low or modest income to pursue jobs in high-demand fields. Learn more about G3 to see if you qualify for additional funding to offset the tuition cost.

CompTIA® Security+ Program Pricing:
  • Regular/Full Price: $3,369
  • FastForward Price: $1,123
  • FastForward plus G3 Price: $0
Course Prerequisites: Students interested in taking this class must have one of the following:
-  CompTIA Network+ certification or successfully completed the NOVA Workforce Network+ course
-  Minimum of two years on-the-job work experience in information security
-  Degree (AS, BA, BS) in IT, Computer Science, or Cyber Security
-  ITN 260 (Network Security Basics) - NOVA course completion with a C or better 
Please send a copy of the certification, transcript or details of your work experience to and a staff member will confirm receipt. You will be dropped from the class if you register without submitting proof of the prerequisites.
Workforce Handbook for CompTIA FastForward Courses

Instructional Mode: Learn@Home: Instructor-led, Live via Zoom and CANVAS

Course Description: CompTIA® Security+ is a vendor-neutral certification that validates the competency of security professionals working in the IT industry. The Security+ certification confirms a technician's critical knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts. 

Included with Tuition: CertMaster Learn, CertMaster Labs, and industry certification exam. No other certification exams can be substituted in this program. Note: CertMaster Learn and CertMaster Labs ($178) are assigned to students on or by the first day of class and are non-refundable once class begins.

What is Expected: You must attend 70% of all scheduled class hours, in addition to completing any other requirements set by the instructor, and sit for the Industry Credential exam. You should expect an additional 20 hours or more of study time outside class hours.
You will have 30 calendar days from the end of the in-class program to sit for the exam.

This program cannot be combined with any other discounts/promotions.
Credit for Prior Learning gives you opportunities to earn credit for college-level knowledge that you have already acquired and accelerates the completion of your educational goals. NOVA accepts select industry credentials for college credit. The CompTIA® Security+ certification is approved for Credit for Prior Learning for the following classes at NOVA: ITN 260

Class Details

8 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon, Wed

NOVA Workforce Online Class

Sayed W Hussaini 

CEUs : 3.2



Please read:  Learn@Home: Instructor-led, Live via Zoom and CANVAS - Class meets in real-time via Zoom on the days and times listed on the class schedule. Your instructor will facilitate live online lectures and discussions. Reliable internet access and a Zoom-capable device are required. See Zoom Class Requirements for more details.

This class also requires the use of your myNOVA account and the CANVAS online classroom. Please follow these instructions on how to activate your myNOVA account before the first day of class: How to access myNOVA and Canvas

Important: By enrolling in this class as part of the FastForward - New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (WCG) and as a condition to receiving a grant, the student agrees to the following terms and conditions as specified in the WCG Agreement (Preview PDF).This agreement will be completed electronically during registration.



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
7/22/2024 - 8/14/2024 Weekly - Mon, Wed 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM VIRTUAL-ONLINE, NOVA Workforce Online Class  Map, Room: Online Sayed W Hussaini  Lecture

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