|Career Opportunities||Business Analyst, Cybersecurity Manager, Software Developer, Systems Administrator, MSP, Personnel Security Consultant|
|Skills||Threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities, Security controls, Risk management, Cryptography, Compliance, Network security, Application security, Security operations, Security architecture|
|Renewal||50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years|
The Security+ certification is an entry-level cybersecurity certification offered by CompTIA. It is the first security certification that IT professionals should earn. By showing potential employers that you have the core skills required for a cybersecurity role, you may find more job opportunities as a more competitive candidate.
The CompTIA Security+ certification exam will verify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions; monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT; operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance; identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents.
The Security+ exam covers a wide range of topics, including:
- Threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities
- Security controls
- Risk management
- Network security
- Application security
- Security operations
- Security architecture
- Number of Questions: Maximum of 90 questions
- Types of Question: 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, Vietnamese, Thai, Portuguese
- Testing Provider: Pearson VUE
- Testing Centers
- Online Testing
Official Study Materials
- CertMaster Learn for Security+: Self-paced online training.
- CertMaster Labs for Security+: Hands-on online training.
- CertMaster Practice for Security+: Online course.
- CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Certification Study Guide: Book.
CompTIA Instructor-Led Training: Online Course.
Additional Study Materials
- Professor Messer: Videos, study guides, online courses, Q&A.
- Cybrary Security+ Study guide: Online Course.
- Inside Cloud and Security CompTIA Security+ Exam Cram – SY0-601: YouTube Video Series Training Course.
- CompTIA Security+ Study Guide: Exam SY0-601 8th Edition: Book.
- CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-601 Study Guide: Book.
- CompTIA Security+ :Viruses,Threats and Compromise Indicator: Udemy Online Course.