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CompTIA Security+ Bootcamp

August 19 @ 8:00 am - August 23 @ 5:00 pm


Deadline:          August 5, 2019


This promotion includes: Merit’s Hacking Essentials 2-day lab (8/6 thru 8/7) + CompTIA Security+ 5-day bootcamp (8/19 thru 8/23) + CompTIA Security+ exam voucher + 1-month access to Cisco’s Linux Unhatched lab (total savings of $475)!!!

By registering for this Security+ bootcamp, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the Hacking Essentials Lab.



Location:            WMCAT – 614 First St NW, Suite #300, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Duration:           5 days (40 hours)  |  Monday, August 19 – Friday, August 23 (8:30am – 4:30pm)
Delivery:             This course will be taught live + remote online by a certified CompTIA instructor.
(Cohort participants are invited to please co-locate at WMCAT for synchronous instruction.)

Cost:                    $3,100 per person
Included:             Live + remote “hands-on” instruction; digital course materials (content & labs);
CompTIA Security+ exam voucher;
Merit Hacking Essentials 2-Day Lab (August 6-7);
1-month access to Cisco Linux Unhatched labs
Not Included:    n/a

Internet access and video access to the remote instructor will be provided.
Participants should bring their own computer/device (BYOD).



Training Level:  Intermediate
Coursework:      40 hours of instruction material (content + labs)
CPEs Earned:     40


Learning Objective:

The objective for this course is to learn the skills to secure a network and deter hackers.


Course Description:

IT security is paramount to organizations, as cloud computing and mobile devices have changed the way we do business. With the massive amounts of data transmitted and stored on networks throughout the world, it is essential to have effective security practices in place.

Security+ emphasizes hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of issues. The Security+ certification shows that you have the skills to secure a network and deter hackers and that you are ready for the job.


Who Should Attend?

The CompTIA Security+ course is targeted toward the information technology (IT) professional who has networking and administrative skills in Windows®-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks; familiarity with other operating systems, such as macOS®, Unix, or Linux; and who wants to further a career in IT by acquiring a foundational knowledge of security topics.

This credential helps ensure your credibility and success within the information technology and information security field(s), and may also be helpful to qualify for a position in the field, including (but not limited to) the following roles:

  • Entry level Systems Administrator
  • Entry level Information Technology Specialist
  • Entry level Information Security Analyst
  • Entry level Cyber Security Analyst
  • Entry level IT Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer


Common job titles for participants:
Support Technician, Telecoms Support Engineer, Network Engineer, Network Designer, Network Administrators, IT managers; etc.

At least two years of experience recommended in IT administration (with a security focus) and the Networking experience before taking the Security+ training.



WMCAT is located at the corner of First St NW and Seward Ave NW.

There is a ramp connected to the building (fee to park, not managed by WMCAT). Enter the ramp on Seward Ave NW (just south of First St) and go straight up to the second floor. There is an entrance to the building on the northeast corner of the second floor of the ramp. Enter here, follow the WMCAT signs, and take the stairs or elevator up to third floor.


There is limited street parking on First St NW and Seward Ave NW (some spaces metered and some not).

There are DASH lots on Seward Ave NW near Lake Michigan Drive ($2 a day).

Also, if attendees are coming from within downtown offices they can ride the DASH bus for free. The DASH West route drops off at Bridge St NW and Seward Ave NW, very close to our building. DASH Route


If parking on the street, DASH lot or taking the DASH, enter building at main entrance on First St NW and take elevator or stairs up to third floor.

WMCAT is the entire third floor of the building.


Please contact Anthony Tuttle, the Program Manager for The Cyber Hub at WMCAT.


For more information, visit the CompTIA Security+ website.


August 19 @ 8:00 am
August 23 @ 5:00 pm
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614 First St NW, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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