Security+

The CompTIA Security+ is a solid entry-level information security certification, ideal for job candidates who are just beginning their career as information security professionals. The Security+ certification focuses on six (6) key competencies:

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

 

Here’s what you need to know about the exam process:

  • Number of questions – 100
  • Time limit – 90 minutes (1.5 hours)
  • Passing score – 750 or higher (on a scale of 100-900)
  • Prerequisites – none (although CompTIA Network+ certification and two years of technical networking experience are recommended)
  • Cost – $284 USD
  • Certification must be renewed every three (3) years

 

If you want to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ exam, check out the following resources:

 

CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-301 Study Guide

CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-301 Study Guide

 

CompTIA Security + All-in-One Exam Guide (Exam SY0-301), 3rd Edition with CD-ROM

CompTIA Security + All-in-One Exam Guide (Exam SY0-301), 3rd Edition with CD-ROM

 

CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Authorized Exam Cram (3rd Edition)

CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 Authorized Exam Cram (3rd Edition)

 

Click here to visit the CompTIA Security+ website.



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