CompTIA Security+

Security+ Certification CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT.

CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in:

  • Network security
  • Compliance and operational security
  • Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Application, data and host security
  • Access control and identity management
  • Cryptography
 

CompTIA Security+ not only ensures that candidates will apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, it ensures that security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them.

Candidate job roles include security architect, security engineer, security consultant/specialist, information assurance technician, security administrator, systems administrator, and network administrator. Organizations that employ CompTIA Security+ certified staff include Hitachi Information Systems (Japan), Trendmicro (Philippines), Lockheed Martin, the U.S. State Department, Prestariang Systems Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) and U.S. government contractors such as EDS, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman. CompTIA Security+ is one of the options for certifications required by the U.S. Department of Defense, for military personnel or military contractors engaged in information assurance activities.

CompTIA is an ANSI accredited Certifier - 0731. The CompTIA Security+ce program is included in the scope of this accreditation. The CompTIA Security+ certification may be kept current through the CompTIA Continuing Education program.

New Security+ SY0-401 exam to launch in May, 2014. For the new exam objectives, go here

Test Details
Number of questions Maximum of 100 questions
Type of questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of test 90 minutes
Passing score 750
(on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended experience CompTIA Network+ certification and two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security.
Languages English, Korean, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Exam codes SY0-301
JK0-018 (for CompTIA Academy Partners only)   
Retirement Date December 31, 2014
  • Thanks to our CompTIA Security+ Certification Advisory Committee [+]
    • CompTIA Security+ Certification Advisory Committee
      Name Company
      Rosa Ayer Veterans Affairs
      Keith Boring U.S. Navy
      Frazier Evans Booz Allen
      Stan Godard Ricoh Americas Corp.
      Steve Helba Cengage Learning
      Tim Hoffman UCSF Medical Center
      Jeff Kellum Wiley
      James Seymour Microsoft
      Rob Winter UCSF Medical Center
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CompTIA A+ is one of the best certifications in the world. I would rate this certification higher than many other vendor certifications because it tests a candidate's knowledge on all fields of information technology and not on one particular domain. It's a gate pass for your first job. Thank you CompTIA for enhancing my life and blessing me with a better future.
Lakhmi Ahuja
Gujrat, India

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