CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner + (PLA)

L3 Level 3
Part Time
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About this course

This course will provide advanced and different scenarios to explore security skills and get a new level for different and high-level innovation.

Delegates will learn how to secure enterprise environments and will prepare for the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Exam.

What you will study

Delegates will learn about information security to apply advanced principles that are beneficial for keeping an organisation secure. Delegates will gather the knowledge of different ways to secure enterprise environments from threatened attacks. This course will also teach about the authorisation techniques, support IT governance and risk management and their various methods, as well as the implementation of cryptographic techniques. Delegates will learn how to implement security controls for mobile.

Delegates will acquire the technical knowledge and skills of conceptualising, engineering, integrate, and implement secure solutions across organisations. The course will provide an understanding of essential terms that will help delegates for exam preparation.

*This qualification is assessed by an exam*

Entry requirements

This course is designed for IT Professionals. 
There are no formal prerequisites for this course. 

As this is an online course, you will require access to a computer/laptop with internet.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
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  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

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Part Time

28 hours per week


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PLA: This course is free for employed adults eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). To see if you could be eligible for a PLA go to - For a full list of PLA courses go to

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CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner

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