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Exam Facts

Required exam: CompTIA Security+
Number of questions: 90 max, multiple choice and performance based
Length of test: 90 minutes
Passing score: 750 (scale of 100-900)
Exam codes: SYO-401 or SY0-501
Cert timeframe: Three years from date Security+ exam is passed. Certified for life if certified on or before Dec 31, 2010.
Cert Renewal: See CompTIA Continuing Ed Program

Exam News

CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-501 launched October 2017. Significant changes:

  • More emphasis on troubleshooting
  • More emphasis on risk management
  • More emphasis on threat identification
  • More emphasis on understanding and explaining concepts
  • More emphasis on configuring resilient networks
  • Less emphasis on analytics

CompTIA Security+ exam SY0-401 (English) retires July 31 2018.   Exam SY0-401 includes, but is not limited to:

  • Additional protocols such as ISCSI, Fibre Channel, FCoE
  • Additional OSI model as related to protocols and services
  • Additional wireless topics
  • Third Party Issues

What about a JOB?

Background. CompTIA recommends that Security+ certification candidates have their CompTIA Network+ certification, along with two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security.

Jobs. Jobs related to Security+ competencies include security architect/engineer, security consultant/specialist, information assurance technician, security/systems/network administrators.

CompTIA identifies EDS, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, US DOD and military contractors, as just a few of the potential employers for Security+ certified technicians.

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The challenges of IT security in the second decade of this century are more daunting than ever before and the demand for those skilled in IT security reflect that challenge. Earning the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Security+ Certification is the de facto first step for a computer tech to enter the world of security.Organizations great and small rely on technicians skilled in security procedures and tools. All technicians must demonstrate to employers that they possess the basic competence and understanding of what security means. CompTIA Security+ is the place to start.Unlike all of our other certification products, Total Seminars uses Darril Gibson’s superb CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-301 Study Guide. Why reinvent the wheel when we already have a great book out there? Darril works closely with Total Seminars to provide excellent lab manuals and practice test software that have given them a well-earned reputation in the industry. Mike Meyers personally signs off of everything Darril does for us – and we are incredibly pleased with the results!The CompTIA Security+ exam is challenging, designed to test an IT security professional who has:
• A minimum of 2 years experience in IT administration with a focus on security
• Day to day technical information security experience

The CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam Objectives consist of six major areas:

1.0 Network Security 21%
2.0 Compliance and Operational Security 18%
3.0 Threats and Vulnerabilities 21%
4.0 Application, Data and Host Security 16%
5.0 Access Control and Identity Management 13%
6.0 Cryptography 11%

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