You can earn CompTIA CEUs with online courses. I recently received approval from CompTIA for a course that anyone can complete to earn three CompTIA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, or CompTIA Security+ certifications. You can access it here.
Earn CompTIA CEUs with Mastering Security Basics Course
The Mastering Security Basics Course is derived from Chapter 1 of the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide and covers the following topics:
- Core Security Goals
- Basic Risk Concepts
- Authentication Concepts
- Authentication Services
It includes all of the practice test questions from Chapter 1 of the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide and also includes the labs from this chapter. Because I didn’t have to worry about print space for the online course, I also added some additional graphics.
Includes PDF for CompTIA CEUs
When you complete the course, you can print out a PDF documenting your completion. The course also includes basic instructions on how you can submit the PDF to CompTIA for CEUs.
Full Chapter Content
You can also use this just to get a look at the content of the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide. For example, if you’re considering pursuing the Security+ certification but not sure if you want to do so,this gives you a free opportunity to view some of the content. You might be surprised how easy some of this content comes to you.
How Many CEUs Do You Need?
You need to either pass a higher level certification or earn a specific number of CEUs during a three-year period. There are other details you can read about here, but here’s a short overview:
- CompTIA A+ 20 CEUs
- CompTIA Network+ 30 CEUs
- CompTIA Security+ 50 CEUs
This online course falls under the activity title of Complete a Training Course. The maximum number of CEUs that you can earn through courses such as this are:
- CompTIA A+ 16 CEUs
- CompTIA Network+ 24 CEUs
- CompTIA Security+ 40 CEUs