LearnSmart Offers New Online Course IT Security & White Hat Hacking


Established in 1997, LearnSmart has lived up to its vision of providing the society with high-quality training and technology education. Through the years, it has grown to serving a wide range of organizations, institutions, universities, government establishments and companies.

Recently, it has announced its online course offering a 50-hour training with a year’s duration, named ‘IT Security & White Hat Hacking: CompTIA & Cisco Certifications’.

This online course is strategically designed for varied IT enthusiasts including the beginners, those in the middle level and even the pros. It may also give an advantage to those who wish to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ and Cisco CCNA Security 210-260 IINS exams.

For those who are not very familiar with the mentioned certification exams, CompTIA Security+ provides learners with a comprehensible output to IT security and is a much recommended starting point for those who wish to elevate their IT security career. On one hand, the Cisco CCNA Security requires the introductory understanding of IT security taught in Security+.

‘IT Security & White Hat Hacking: CompTIA & Cisco Certification’ may also be best for those who would love to have their resumes stand out with the mentioned certifications. Last but not the least, the course may also best suit those who simply want to take their IT security career to the next level, or just those who desire to use their own tools against the ‘bad’ guys—the hackers.

A quick look at the description of this online course gives one a glimpse of what is in store. There will be a series of 42 comprehensive courses with instructions on IT security— VPN technologies, penetration testing, cryptography, wireless network hacking and mobile hacking and much more.

Initially, LearnSmart announces the course to cost $1,395 but, for a limited time, TweakTown readers are offered for one big discount of 97% off the course’s retail price. Hence, the 50-hr course costs only $29.

LearnSmart provides self-paced online training especially for those who might be busy with their career, family and other personal matters. The said online course mimics the interactive classroom experience as it covers comprehensive instruction by experts who are renowned in the field.

Moreover, demonstrations of real-life IT events are also part of the instruction; while making sure that students enjoy with the games, learning materials, and interactive exercises that the designers of the online course have come up with.

LearnSmart elaborates that the $29 offer includes a 12-month or a whole year online access to 50 hours of training with 40 lectures of on-demand video trainingbeing asynchronous in nature. It has also a number of fun and interactive labs, games, and activities.

Printable study guides are also available for those who want to get a good review of the lesson after every session, while at the same time, they can access digital note taking for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Not only will the students be able to learn or enhance social interaction, a certificate of completion or mastery also awaits them.

The package essentially contains everything one needs for the online course, and to pass the certification exams in the future; and that he needs not to avail any additional purchases for learning. However, for the mentioned certification exams, they are administered by Pearson VUE; hence, they are not covered by the fees mentioned by LearnSmart.

or those who are interested to learn more about their testing centers and costs, Pearson VUE’s official website can be viewed at home.pearsonvue.com.

 Not much is required from interested enrollees because it is open to all levels—just internet connection for them to access web streams or mobiles streams or videos downloadable for offline access.
At the end of this online course, students are expected to master essential exam topics including cyber-security, ethical hacking, spyware & keyloggers, and other IT fundamentals applicable not just for IT-certification exams, but also those that can be used in the workplace.
Rob Clark

SchoolCampus.org admin staff managing editor

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