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CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. The certification emphasizes the practical and hands-on ability to both identify and address security threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities. CompTIA Security+ is a globally trusted, vendor-neutral certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

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About The Exam

The Security+ exam will certify that you have the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. This powerful credential will help take your IT career to the next level

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Prepare for your exam with training straight from the source; CompTIA's suite of CertMaster online training offers options for every level of expertise, allows to learn at your own pace, and prepare for your exam with confidence! Official CompTIA training for Security+ covers all exam objectives and helps prepare you not just for the exam, but for a career in IT security.

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The Security+ training and certification bundle combines everything you need to prepare for the exam and helps you pass it. It even includes your exam retake voucher.

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CompTIA study guides have been developed using Official CompTIA Content, the only study material exclusively developed by CompTIA for the CompTIA certification candidate. This fully illustrated book covers all exam objectives and is packed with informative and accessible content.

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CertMaster Practice is aligned with the exam objectives for the CompTIA exam and features question-first design, real-time learning analytics, and content refreshers. CertMaster Practice quickly assesses a learner's base of knowledge and then focuses on their weak areas, building their confidence and ensuring mastery for success not only on the exam but for a long-term retention of the material as they progress through their careers.

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CompTIA Exam Voucher | $339.00

Global certification for the skills required to pursue an IT security career.

CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. No other certification that assesses baseline cybersecurity skills has performance-based questions on the exam.

Security+ emphasizes hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of issues. More choose Security+ for DoD 8570 compliance than any other certification because it focuses on the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management, and intrusion detection.

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Earning the Security+ certification was the ace to set me apart from my peers. I wouldn't be where I am today without it.

N. Peter Caro, Senior Information Assurance Architect, KEYW Corporation

Security+ is proof to employers you can get the job done.

Craig Pearce, Security Assurance Manager, e-Secure - Australia & International

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Exam Details

Exam Codes SY0-401 SY0-501
Launch Date May 1, 2014 October 4, 2017
Exam Description The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Number of Questions Maximum of 90 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+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus
Languages English, Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese. English (Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese estimated Q2 2018)
Retirement English retirement: July 31, 2018;
Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese: December 15, 2018
Usually three years after launch
Price $339 USD
Exam Codes N10-007 N10-006
Launch Date March 2018 February 2015
Exam Description CompTIA Network+ N10-007 has been updated and reorganized to address the current networking technologies with expanded coverage of several domains by adding:
  • Critical security concepts to helping networking professionals work with security practitioners
  • Key cloud computing best practices and typical service models
  • Coverage of newer hardware and virtualization techniques
  • Concepts to give individuals the combination of skills to keep the network resilient
CompTIA Network+ covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, cloud, and virtualization technologies.
Number of Questions Maximum of 90 questions Maximum of 90 questions
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance-based Multiple Choice Questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes 90 Minutes
Passing Score 720 (on a scale of 100-900) 720 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience CompTIA A+ Certification and At least 9 to 12 months of networking experience CompTIA A+ Certification and (9) months of networking experience
Languages English, German
In Development: Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese
English, German, Japanese, Spanish, French, Arabic
Retirement Usually three years after launch English retires 8/31/18; Other languages retire 1/31/19
$319 USD