Cyber Security for Beginners with 5 Official CompTIA Exams and Simulators

United Kingdom (GB)
Online Course
24 Feb 2021
26 Mar 2021
Courses, IT, Internet
Contract Type

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Course overview

If you’ve ever considered working within the cybersecurity industry, but felt you lacked the knowledge or skills to launch your career, this course might be what you’re looking for.

This course is designed to gradually build your knowledge and confidence to sit the final certification exam: the CompTIA Security+. Of all the certifications you will gain in this bundle, the CompTIA Security+ is by far the most prestigious. It is held in high regard within the IT security industry.

From the beginning, we teach you about basic IT literacy, basic software features and functions, basic networking, operating systems, and basic security threats. From there, the course steps up a notch exploring these areas in more depth. As you progress through the various stages, your knowledge of the systems based around cybersecurity will gradually begin to develop.

Upon completion of the course, you will exit with a series of globally respected certifications and a deeper knowledge of cybersecurity concepts. You will also possess a set of cybersecurity skills you can apply to a vast range of cybersecurity job roles.

The course bundle is comprised of six separate courses in total. Three of which are skills-based only with no exam, and three CompTIA certification courses with a final exam after each course. The final course being the CompTIA Security+. One of the non-certification courses provides a soft introduction to modern-day cybersecurity practices. The skills and certifications that you gain through this course will offer you scope to work in other areas aside from cybersecurity. These include IT support, networking, systems administration, and data compliance.

To help you grasp the concepts and develop the skills within the course, simulators (aka live labs) are also included. These allow you to practice your skills such as setting up firewalls, troubleshooting and diagnostics, implementing security measures, and running threat scans.

Duration study load

Each certification course is between 12-30 hours. If you choose to only do one of the certification courses from this bundle, then it will take you less time than if you do two or three or all of them.  No matter what though, you’ll always have 12 months to complete your course.

Course features

  • Official CompTIA Video Content
  • Simulators
  • MeasureUP Practice Tests
  • Official CompTIA Exams

Features of MeasureUP practice tests:

  • Questions are similar to exam questions, allowing you to test your knowledge of exam objectives
  • Detailed explanations for both correct and distractor answers reinforce the material
  • ‘Study Mode’ covers all objectives ensuring topics are covered
  • ‘Certification Mode’ (timed) prepares students for exam taking conditions
  • Instant, drill-down score reports tell you exactly the areas to focus on


Certification exams included:

  1. CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ FC0-U61
  2. CompTIA A+ 220-1001
  3. CompTIA A+ 220-1002
  4. CompTIA Network+ N10-007
  5. CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

Simulators/Live labs included:

  1. IC3 Computing Fundamentals
  2. CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ FC0-U61
  3. CompTIA A+ 220-1001
  4. CompTIA A+ 220-1002
  5. CompTIA Network+ N10-007
  6. CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

Practice tests included:

  1. CompTIA A+ 220-1001
  2. CompTIA A+ 220-1002
  3. CompTIA Network+ N10-007
  4. CompTIA Security+ SY0-501


All courses are online and self-paced, meaning you do it in your own home, in your own time, at your own pace and best of all… anywhere in the world, providing you have access to a laptop, PC or desktop computer, and an internet connection. Each lesson is pre-recorded allowing you to pause, fast-forward, skip sections, or go back to another lesson if you need to.  The lessons are multi-media based, which means video and audio are used to teach the lessons. Your tutor will PowerPoint slides, illustrations, diagrams and give demonstrations to teach each class.  Most lessons are also interactive, prompting the learner to participate.  This might involve answering on-screen questions, participating in tasks.

Who's it for?

This course bundle is aimed at absolute beginners to IT who want to start a career in cybersecurity or just develop their skills in this area. The course assumes you have no technical knowledge of IT whatsoever. To understand cybersecurity and practice it at a technical level, you must first possess an understanding of basic IT literacy as well as certain technologies such as computer systems and networks, which you will be taught through this course.

Courses Included

  • IC3 Computing Fundamentals (NO EXAM)
  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U61 (1 EXAM)
  • CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 1002 (2 EXAMS INCLUDED)
  • CompTIA Network+ N10-007 (1 EXAM)
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) (NO EXAM)
  • CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 (1 EXAM)

Job outcomes

  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Investigator
  • Cyber Threat Analyst
  • Cyber Threat Consultant
  • IT Security Specialist
  • IT Security Consultant
  • IT Support Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Consultant
  • Data Centre Manager
  • IT Manager
  • IT Consultant
  • Systems Administrator


  • CompTIA Partner

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The Hudson online courses, certifications, and diplomas are highly effective, offering a whole range of features designed to get you certified faster. Some of these incredible features include video and audio based training so you can see and hear your tutor, 24/7 online tutor support, and online labs to practice your skills in a simulated environment.

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