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CIW Web Security Associate

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The CIW Web Security Associate course teaches you how to secure your network from unauthorized activity. This course teaches you about security principles, such as establishing an effective security policy, and about the different types of hacker activities that you are most likely to encounter. Individuals with these security skills can pursue or advance careers in many aspects of online and network security.


The CIW Web Security Associate course prepares candidates to take the CIW Web Security Associate exam.

Candidates who also pass additional certification exams from third-party security training providers can earn the higher-level, CIW Web Security Specialist and CIW Web Security Professional certifications.

Average Salary - $87,200 for Web Security Associate

The 2020 annual mean salary of an IT professional who has been awarded the CIW Web Security Associate certification is $87,200. This salary was calculated based on the 5,000+ IT professionals who responded to the 2020 Salary Survey that was conducted by Certification Magazine in Fall of 2019.

Target Audience

  • Network server administrators
  • Firewall administrators
  • Systems administrators
  • Application developers
  • IT security officers

Skills Taught (Refer to course description for more details)

  • Corporate network security policies
  • Authentication procedures, encryption standards and implementations
  • Ports and protocols that hackers manipulate
  • Proactive detection and response/reporting methods
  • Preventing and managing hacker penetration

The CIW Web Security Associate credential is the first level in the “stackable” CIW Web Security Series. Candidates who earn this certification are eligible for the CIW Web Security Specialist and the CIW Web Security Professional certifications, if they provide proof of holding external third party certifications. Click here for details on this program.

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State Approvals

Florida - Assorted CIW certifications are approved for CAPE funding. Check with the Florida Department of Education for details.

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