CompTIA Network Security Professional (CNSP)

Are you an early-career IT professionals or mid – level IT looking to advance your career and gain greater recognition? The CompTIA CNSP certification is the perfect choice for you! Designed specifically with 2-5 years of experience in mind, the Certification Path includes all learning materials that will help prepare you to pass each exam: Security+, PenTest+ & Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) – allowing you to reach cybersecurity mastery.

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this course includes

64 Training Hours

266 On-demand Videos

Closed Captions

44 Topics

495 Prep Questions

Certificate of Completion



Introduction to Security


Malware and Social Engineering Attacks


Basic Cryptography


Advanced Cryptography and PKI


Networking and Server Attacks


Network Security Devices, Designs and Technology


Administering a Secure Network


Wireless Network Security


Client and Application Security


Mobile and Embedded Device Security


Authentication and Account Management


Access Management


Vulnerability Assessment and Data Security


Business Continuity


Risk Mitigation


Security Plus Summary and Review


Hands-On Training

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Are you an IT professional with 2 to 5 years of experience looking for a stackable certification by CompTIA? Consider the CompTIA CNSP! The IBT Certification Path provides all the necessary materials and guidelines for studying and passing the required certification exam, such as Security+, PenTest+ and CySA+. With this stackable certification path, your technical skills in these areas will be tested – helping you gain confidence in yourself that’s backed up by security certification.


CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 (2022) Course Content

Module 1 - Introduction to Security
Module 2 - Malware and Social Engineering Attacks
Module 3 - Basic Cryptography
Module 4 - Advanced Cryptography and PKI
Module 5 - Networking and Server Attacks
Module 6 - Network Security Devices, Designs and Technology
Module 7 - Administering a Secure Network
Module 8 - Wireless Network Security
Module 9 - Client and Application Security
Module 10 - Mobile and Embedded Device Security
Module 11 - Authentication and Account Management
Module 12 - Access Management
Module 13 - Vulnerability Assessment and Data Security
Module 14 - Business Continuity
Module 15 - Risk Mitigation
Module 16 - Security Plus Summary and Review
Module 17 - Hands-On Training

CompTIA CySA+ (Cybersecurity Analyst+) CS0-002 Course Content

Module 1: Threat and Vulnerability Management
Module 2: Software and Systems Security
Module 3: Security Operations and Monitoring
Module 4: Incident Response
Module 5: Compliance and Assessment
Module 6: Afterword

CompTIA PenTest+ (PT0-001) Course Content

Module 1 - The Pen Test Engagement
Module 2 - Passive Reconnaissance
Module 3 - Active Reconnaissance
Module 4 - Physical Security
Module 5 - Social Engineering
Module 6 - Vulnerability Scan Analysis
Module 7 - Password Cracking
Module 8 - Penetrating Wired Networks
Module 9 - Penetrating Wireless Networks
Module 10 - Windows Exploits
Module 11 - Linux Exploits
Module 12 - Mobile Devices
Module 13 - Specialized Systems
Module 14 - Scripts
Module 15 - Application Testing
Module 16 - Web App Exploits
Module 17 - Lateral Movement
Module 18 - Persistence
Module 19 - Cover Your Tracks
Module 20 - The Report
Module 21 - Post Engagement Cleanup

Why become a Cybersecurity Engineer?

Growing Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals

The field of cybersecurity is experiencing rapid growth, driven by the escalating number and complexity of cyber threats. Both public and private sectors are investing heavily in cybersecurity measures to protect sensitive information and secure critical infrastructure. This increased investment has created a substantial demand for cybersecurity professionals, and the job market is teeming with opportunities. By becoming a cybersecurity engineer, you position yourself at the forefront of a booming industry with a multitude of career prospects.

Lucrative Salaries and Career Advancement

Cybersecurity professionals are highly sought after, and as a result, they enjoy attractive salaries and excellent benefits. The specialized skills and expertise required in this field command a premium in the job market. Furthermore, as you gain experience and demonstrate your capabilities, the potential for career advancement becomes significant. Cybersecurity engineers can progress to leadership positions, such as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and take on strategic roles in shaping an organization's security posture.

Global Relevance and Job Security

Cybersecurity is a global concern affecting organizations of all sizes and industries worldwide. The need for cybersecurity professionals extends beyond borders, making it a globally relevant field. By becoming a cybersecurity engineer, you equip yourself with skills that are in demand not only locally but also internationally. Job security in the field of cybersecurity is robust, as the increasing threat landscape ensures a constant need for skilled professionals to protect against attacks and mitigate risks.

Continuous Learning and Growth

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Opportunities for growth

As software testers gain experience and develop their skills, they can take on more challenging roles and responsibilities. This can lead to promotions and career advancement opportunities. Most Manual testers progress to QA automation, Software development, DevOps, or Cloud Engineering.

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Upon completing the class, I felt confident and prepared to embark on a career in cybersecurity. The skills and knowledge I acquired have already proven invaluable, as I find myself better equipped to tackle real-world challenges and contribute to the protection of digital assets.


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Your Questions, Answered

What is the CompTIA CNSP certification and who is it designed for?

The CompTIA CNSP (Network Security Professional) certification is a course designed for early-career IT professionals or mid-level IT individuals looking to advance their career and gain greater recognition. Specifically, it is intended for those with 2-5 years of experience. This certification includes all learning materials that will help prepare you to pass each exam: Security+, PenTest+, and Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+).

What is the format of the course?

The IBT Certification Path is designed for self-paced learning, which means you can work at your own pace. The course includes 64 training hours, 266 videos, 44 topics, and 495 practice questions.

What is the CompTIA Security+ certification about and what skills does it cover?

The CompTIA Security+ certification is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions. It covers skills such as assessing the security of an organization, monitoring and securing hybrid environments, operating with awareness of applicable laws and policies, and responding to security events and incidents. It is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and is approved by the U.S. DoD.

What is the CompTIA PenTest+ certification about and what skills does it cover?

The CompTIA PenTest+ certification is for cybersecurity professionals tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability management. It covers skills such as planning and scoping, information gathering and vulnerability scanning, attacks and exploits, reporting and communication, and tools and code analysis. It emphasizes the most relevant pen testing skills for the cloud, hybrid environments, web applications, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

What jobs can I potentially land with these certifications?

Jobs that you can potentially land with these certifications include business analyst, cybersecurity manager, software developer, systems administrator, security consultant, cloud penetration tester, web app penetration tester, cloud security specialist, network security specialist, network security operations, threat intelligence analyst, and vulnerability analyst.