CompTIA Security+, CND, and CEH Cyber Security Certification Program

Information Security Analyst

Battles between corporations, governments, and countries are no longer fought using physical force. Cyber war has begun and the consequences can be seen in everyday life. This cyber security IT training combines three industry-recognized IT certification courses that help students build a strong foundation in cyber security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT.

You will be immersed in an interactive environment where your instructors use lectures, guided discussions, and hands-on lab experiences to demonstrate and help you explore key skills and methods used in information security.

Examine cyber network defense from three approaches: prevention, reaction, and retrospection. You’ll learn basic cyber security principles and more advanced techniques including perimeter defense, hacking, forensics, and intrusion prevention.

Is This Cyber Security Training for Me?
This 15-day cyber security IT certification program is well matched for Network Analysts, Network Technicians, Network Administrators, System Administrators, System Security Engineers, Firewall Administrators, Network Security Engineers, IT Managers, IT Professionals, Security Specialists, and similar job roles.

The program is designed to help individuals get jobs as Information Security Analysts and related specialties and disciplines. These can include Cyber Security Specialist, Information Security Analyst, Information Security Auditor, Site Security Administrator, and more.

Program Prerequisites
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP addressing knowledge

Course at a Glance


15 Days


CompTIA Security+, EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND), and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)


Intermediate level – view prerequisites


This course is available at any LQ campus


This course is eligible for VA tuition benefits


See What You'll Learn

Unit 1: CompTIA Security+
Course Objectives:

  • Identify security threats
  • Harden internal systems and services
  • Harden internetwork devices and services
  • Secure network communications
  • Manage a PKI
  • Manage certificates
  • Enforce an organizational security policy
  • Monitor the security infrastructure


  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP addressing knowledge
Unit 2: Certified Network Defender (CND)
Course Objectives:

  • Computer network and defense fundamentals
  • Network security threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks
  • Network security controls, protocols, and devices
  • Network security policy design and implementation
  • Physical security
  • Host security
  • Secure firewall configuration and management
  • Secure IDS configuration and management
  • Secure VPN configuration and management
  • Wireless network defense
  • Network traffic monitoring analysis
  • Network risk and vulnerability management
  • Data backup and recovery
  • Network incident response and management


  • Security+ or equivalent knowledge
Unit 3: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Course Objectives:

  • Footprinting and reconnaissance
  • Scanning networks
  • System hacking
  • Malware threats
  • Sniffing
  • Social engineering
  • Denial of service
  • Session hijacking
  • Hacking web servers and web applications
  • SQL injection
  • Hacking wireless networks
  • Hacking mobile platforms
  • Evading IDS, firewalls, and honeypots
  • Cryptography


  • Certified Network Defender –or–
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP
  • Information systems and security background
  • 12 months of experience in networking technologies

Since I've been certified, I've gotten a job offer for every IT position I've applied for.

- Marcus Mingo

LeaderQuest Graduate, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council CEH, and CND-Certified

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Job Outlook

Individuals who complete ITIL and CompTIA training and certification qualify for the following job roles:

Information Security Analysts and related specialties and disciplines including Cyber Security Specialist, Data Security Analyst, Information Security Analyst, Information Security Auditor, Site Security Administrator, and similar roles.

  • Projected job growth rate for Information Security Analysts is 18% from 2014 – 2024*
  • Median national Information Security Analyst salary: $90,120**
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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition
**Median national salary ranges based on job titles and salary information from 0*Net OnLine

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult and Dislocated Worker Program:
This program provides government funding for employment and training services. WIOA aids eligible adults and dislocated workers in both finding and qualifying for meaningful employment.

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA):
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Post 9/11 GI Bill® Education Program:
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