CompTIA Security+

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CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

  • Why is it different?

  • 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.

  • Security+ focuses on the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection.

  • The new Security+ certification covers the Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester job role, in addition to the previous job roles for Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, and Security Administrator.

What Skills Will You Learn?

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    THREATS, ATTACKS & VULNERABILITIES

    Detect various types of compromise and have an understanding of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts

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    IDENTITY & ACCESS MANAGEMENT

    Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls

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    TECHNOLOGIES & TOOLS

    Install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organizational security

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    RISK MANAGEMENT

    Implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact

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    ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

    Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design

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    CRYPTOGRAPHY & PKI

    Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure

Jobs that use Security+

Systems Administrator
Security Administrator
Security Specialist
Security Engineer
Network Administrator
Junior IT Auditor/ Penetration Tester
Security Consultant

About the exam

New CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) exam launching in November, 2020!

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. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them.

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation, because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program. Over 2.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.

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