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IT Security Program

Campus Availability: Online & Knoxville

The New Horizons IT Security Program offers instructor-led, hands-on classroom computer training and vendor certification preparation on fundamental IT security technologies and best practices. This program includes eLearning, labs, exam preparation, online resources, resume and interviewing assistance.

The goal of this career training program is to prepare you for positions such as Cyber Security Specialist, Security Support, Network Administrator, Desktop Administrator, IT Specialist, LAN Administrator, and Network Specialist. You may supervise other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.

A Career Path Built with You in Mind

IT Security Learning Path

CompTIA IT Fundamentals+

CompTIA IT Fundamentals focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed


by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike, including:

  • Using features and functions of common operating systems and establishing network connectivity
  • Identifying common software applications and their purpose
  • Using security and web browsing best practices

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ Certification

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them. 

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Network+ Certification

This course builds on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer operating systems and networks to present the fundamental skills and concepts that you will need to use on the job in any type of networking career. CompTIA Network+ helps develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks. 

Network+ ensures an IT professional has the knowledge and skills to:

  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Support the creation of virtualized networks

CompTIA Cloud+Cloud-Plus-Training

CompTIA Cloud+ is the only performance-based IT certification that views cloud-based infrastructure services in the context of broader IT systems operations regardless of the platform. Migrating to the cloud presents opportunities to deploy, optimize, and protect mission critical applications and data storage. CompTIA Cloud+ validates the technical skills needed to secure these valuable assets. The CompTIA® Cloud+® course builds on your existing experience with systems operations and administration to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to implement, maintain, and deliver cloud technologies including network, storage, and virtualization technologies to create cloud solutions.

 CySAplus_LogoCompTIA CySA+

The course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur.

This course focuses on the knowledge, ability, and skills necessary to provide for the defense of those information systems in a cybersecurity context, including protection, detection, analysis, investigation, and response processes.


Program Info

Full-time Length: 4 Months
Clock Hours: 292.5

Tuition: $11,000
Optional Cert Exam Fees: $1,000

Graduation/Placement Rate:
     Knoxville: N/A / N/A

Career Opportunities

     Cyber Security Specialist
     Security Support
     Desktop Administrator
     LAN Administrator
     Network Specialist
     IT Specialist

Certifications Available

     CompTIA IT Fundamentals+
     CompTIA Security+
     CompTIA Network+
     CompTIA Cloud+
     CompTIA CySA+


Upcoming IT Security Schedule

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IT Security Program
Monday, 10/31/2022 - 3/9/2023
Monday - Thursday
5:15 PM - 10:00 PM
  Mon Tues Wed Thurs
31-Oct ITF+ ITF+ ITF+ ITF+
14-Nov ITF+ ITF+ Exam Prep EP/Test Day
21-Nov EP/Test Day Holiday Holiday Holiday
28-Nov Sec+ Sec+ Sec+ Sec+
5-Dec Sec+ Sec+ Sec+ Sec+
12-Dec Sec+ Sec+ Exam Prep EP/Test Day
19-Dec EP/Test Day Holiday Holiday Holiday
26-Dec Holiday Holiday Holiday Holiday
2-Jan Holiday Cloud+ Cloud+ Cloud+
9-Jan Cloud+ Cloud+ Cloud+ Cloud+
16-Jan Cloud+ Cloud+ Cloud+ Exam Prep
23-Jan EP/Test Day EP/Test Day CySA+ CySA+
30-Jan CySA+ CySA+ CySA+ CySA+
6-Feb CySA+ CySA+ CySA+ CySA+
13-Feb Exam Prep EP/Test Day EP/Test Day Server+
20-Feb Server+ Server+ Server+ Server+
27-Feb Server+ Server+ Server+ Server+
6-Mar Server+ Exam Prep EP/Test Day EP/Test Day


IT Security Program
Starts: Monday, 1/25/2022 
Ends: Tuesday, 5/23/2022
Monday - Thursday
5:15 PM - 10:00 PM
  Mon Tues Wed Thurs
13-Feb Exam Prep EP/Test Day EP/Test Day Security+
20-Feb Security+ Security+ Security+ Security+
27-Feb Security+ Security+ Security+ Security+
6-Mar Security+ Exam Prep EP/Test Day EP/Test Day
13-Mar Cloud+ Cloud+ Cloud+ Cloud+
20-Mar Cloud+ Cloud+ Cloud+ Cloud+
27-Mar Cloud+ Cloud+ Exam Prep EP/Test Day
3-Apr EP/Test Day Holiday Holiday Holiday
10-Apr Server+ Server+ Server+ Server+
17-Apr Server+ Server+ Server+ Server+
24-Apr Server+ Server+ Exam Prep EP/Test Day
1-May EP/Test Day CySA+ CySA+ CySA+
8-May CySA+ CySA+ CySA+ CySA+
15-May CySA+ CySA+ CySA+ Exam Prep
22-May EP/Test Day EP/Test Day*    
Monday, 4/10/2023 - 8/3/2023
Monday - Thursday
5:15 PM - 10:00 PM
` Mon Tues Wed Thurs
10-Apr ITF+ ITF+ ITF+ ITF+
17-Apr ITF+ ITF+ ITF+ ITF+
24-Apr ITF+ ITF+ Exam Prep EP/Test Day
1-May EP/Test Day Net+ Net+ Net+
8-May Net+ Net+ Net+ Net+
15-May Net+ Net+ Net+ Exam Prep
22-May EP/Test Day EP/Test Day Security+ Security+
29-May Holiday Security+ Security+ Security+
5-Jun Security+ Security+ Security+ Security+
12-Jun Security+ Exam Prep EP/Test Day EP/Test Day
19-Jun Cloud+ Cloud+ Cloud+ Cloud+
26-Jun Cloud+ Cloud+ Cloud+ Cloud+
3-Jul Holiday Holiday Cloud+ Cloud+
10-Jul Exam Prep EP/Test Day EP/Test Day CySA+
17-Jul CySA+ CySA+ CySA+ CySA+
24-Jul CySA+ CySA+ CySA+ CySA+
31-Jul CySA+ Exam Prep EP/Test Day EP/Test Day