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IT Security

As technology permeates every functional area of a business, organizations must contend with new security threats and vulnerabilities. As such, organizations continue to rate security a top strategic priority. CompTIA provides a number of resources for solution providers to understand and enter this growing field.



Channel Training Guides

Channel training guides walk solution providers through building a successful cybersecurity practice. Self-study guides range from quick-start introductions to an in-depth 10-week guide to offering comprehensive IT security solutions.

Our 10-Week Guides are available to CompTIA members only.



Channel Training Courses

Channel training classes, presented by industry leaders, cover a practical, how-to approach to becoming a trusted IT security adviser. All classes can be taken in-person, and many can be taken online. For a complete channel training class schedule, see our channel training calendar.

  • Executive Certificate in IT Security (Foundations) NEW! This certificate may be completed entirely online through our new e-learning courses
  • Executive Certificate in Data Recovery and Business Continuity (Foundations)
  • [+] Quick Start Session to CompTIA Security Trustmark™ (Webinar Only)
    • Quick Start Session to CompTIA Security Trustmark™ (Webinar Only)

      In this short 25-35 minute session you’ll hear about the benefits of holding a Security Trustmark directly from other business leaders. A panel of solution provider executives discusses leveraging the Security Trustmark to build their brand and grow their business. You’ll leave the session knowing your options for pursuing this credential.

      Find channel training sessions through our Course Locator

  • [+] Quick Start Session for Data Recovery and Business Continuity
    • Quick Start Session for Data Recovery and Business Continuity

      Where are the opportunities in data recovery and business continuity? How do other solution providers leverage the opportunities? This session seeks to answer these questions by covering the information introduced in the Quick Start Guide to Data Recovery and Business Continuity, a copy of which attendees receive at the conclusion of the session.

      Find channel training sessions through our Course Locator

  • [+] Quick Start Session to Digital Security and Surveillance
    • Quick Start Session to Digital Security and Surveillance

      What is digital surveillance and is there really an opportunity there to grow my business? What kind of investment is required? How can I leverage my existing competencies in IP technologies, PCs, servers, storage, and networking? This session seeks answers to these types of questions by covering the information in the Quick Start Guide to Digital Security and Surveillance, a copy of which attendees will receive at the conclusion of the session.

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  • [+] Quick Start Session to IT Security
    • Quick Start Session to IT Security

      In this 45-60 minute presentation, solution providers learn simple steps to help build and grow their IT security practice. Attendees learn about compliance regulations, cloud integration, how to weave security into each opportunity, adherence to best practices and re-educating customers. Session participants walk away with a list of contacts and businesses they need to know to build their IT security practice, as well as receive the CompTIA Quick Start Guide to IT Security.

      Find channel training sessions through our Course Locator

  • [+] Quick Start Session to Market Intelligence Session: The Human Side of IT Security
    • Quick Start Session to Market Intelligence Session: The Human Side of IT Security

      From sharing files on Box.com to hosting websites using Amazon Web Services, end users have gained control of powerful devices and business class systems for work purposes. While end users may be able to utilize these systems, they typically do not have the background knowledge and experience with security that allows them to recognize potential threats, and businesses estimate that human error is the leading cause of security incidents. In this market intelligence presentation, learn about the sources of human error and how you can help your customers mitigate the human element to improve their security posture. Information in this session is based on CompTIA’s 10th Annual Information Security Trends report, a copy of which is available for download by attendees.

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  • [+] Quick Start Session for Security Compliance
    • Quick Start Session for Security Compliance

      Which of your customers are subject to compliance requirements? As a trusted advisor are you doing everything you need to be doing for your customers? Are you sure? This session seeks to answer these questions by covering the information introduced in the Quick Start Guide to Security Compliance, a copy of which attendees receive at the conclusion of the session.

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  • [+] Quick Start Session to Tackling Cloud Security Concerns
    • Quick Start Session to Tackling Cloud Security Concerns

      What are the concerns with cloud security? Are you prepared to address those concerns? How can you and your customers benefit from the advantages cloud offers while still managing the risk that it introduces? This session seeks answers to these questions by covering the information in the Quick Start Guide to Tackling Cloud Security Concerns, a copy of which attendees will receive at the conclusion of the session.

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CompTIA Business Credentials for the IT Channel

CompTIA Trustmark credentials improve business practices resulting in competitive differentiation and customer confidence by identifying IT companies that consistently follow best practices for a specific area of expertise. CompTIA Trustmark holders are required to complete and adhere to an extensive control framework for a specific area of expertise.

  • [+] CompTIA Security Trustmark™
    • CompTIA Security Trustmark™

      The CompTIA Security Trustmark identifies solution providers that consistently follow security best practices by helpings companies to identify regulatory compliance gaps and address problem areas in security policies, processes and planning. Earning the CompTIA Security Trustmark means increased marketability, efficiency and productivity.



CompTIA Research & Market Intelligence

CompTIA research benchmarks business attitudes, purchase plans and technology preferences so solution providers can plan their selling strategy.

Research is available to CompTIA members only.

  • [+] Research Brief: Digital Privacy Looms as a Critical Internet Topic
    • Digital Privacy Looms as a Critical Internet Topic

      Published January 2013

      As Internet users have continued to build a wide array of online profiles, preferences, and purchases, the issue of digital privacy has become significant. The issue of digital privacy is critically important for companies that expect to conduct business over the Internet.

  • [+] Research Study: 10th Annual Information Security Trends
    • 10th Annual Information Security Trends

      Published Nov. 2012

      CompTIA’s 10th Annual Information Security Trends study comes at a time of dramatic change in the IT industry. Cloud computing, mobility, and big data are altering the landscape and causing technology to be ingrained in business operations like never before. Yet security remains a high priority, even among these trendy topics.

  • [+] Research Brief: Reactions to Identity Hack Reveal Areas of Opportunity
    • Reactions to Identity Hack Reveal Areas of Opportunity

      Published Aug. 2012

      As personal lives and business lives are increasingly blurred, the implications go beyond individual inconvenience and reach into corporate concerns. A brief survey from CompTIA following a high-profile attack reveals several areas in which IT providers can help customers improve identity security.