Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Free Online Course to Earn 3 CompTIA CEUs

You can earn 3 CompTIA CEUs with the new Mastering Security Basics course.
CompTIA recently approved this course for 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the following certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+ certifications.

Mastering Security Basics Course CompTIA CEUs

The Mastering Security Basics Course covers the following topics:
  • Core Security Goals
  • Basic Risk Concepts
  • Authentication Concepts
  • Authentication Services
It is derived from Chapter 1 of the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide and includes all of the practice test questions from that chapter. It also includes the labs from Chapter 1. Because I didn't have to worry about print space for the online course, I also added some additional graphics.  

Includes PDF for CompTIA CEUs

CompTIA Authorized PartnerWhen you complete the course, you can print out a PDF documenting your completion. The course also includes basic instructions on how you can submit the PDF to CompTIA for CEUs.

Full Chapter Content

You can also use this course to get a peek at the content of the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide.

For example, if you're considering pursuing the Security+ certification, this gives you a free opportunity to view some of the content.

You might be surprised how easy some of this content comes to you.

How Many CEUs Do You Need?

You need to either pass a higher level certification or earn a specific number of CEUs during a three-year period. As an overview, here are some of the requirements.
  • CompTIA A+ 20 CEUs
  • CompTIA Network+ 30 CEUs
  • CompTIA Security+ 50 CEUs
This online course is covered under the activity title of Complete a Training Course. The max number of CEUs that you can earn through courses such as this are:
  • CompTIA A+ 16 CEUs
  • CompTIA Network+ 24 CEUs
  • CompTIA Security+ 40 CEUs