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TOTAL: Preparing for the changes in CompTIA Security+

January 3, 2024 in Uncategorized by

Today I’m talking Security+ because it is time to decide if you will take the SY0-601 or SY0-701. If you are taking the SY0-601, you need to buckle down on your studies; the retirement date is July 31st.

The SY0-701 has the same number of exam domains as SY0-601 but less objectives (28 vs. 35). The idea with the changes is to focus the objectives on the job role in a maturing industry. (Take a look at the comparison at the bottom of the blog.)

Also know that about 20% of the exam will cover new topics.  The topics include the latest trends in threats, attacks, vulnerabilities, automation, zero trust, risk, IoT, OT and cloud environments are emphasized, as well as communication, reporting and teamwork.  In addition, it will include new techniques for cybersecurity professionals working in hybrid environments that are located in the cloud and on premises; cybersecurity professionals should be familiar with both worlds.

You may have read my blog comparing Online Instructor-Led vs Self-Study Training, both can be successful and require your commitment to study. I started Total Seminars as instructor led training.  It took time for me to develop my self-study program because I know how hard it was for me to stay on track with many of the programs I had taken in the past, and it was important for me to create a solid program.

There are pros and cons to each, data says that Instructor-Led is more successful in passing the exam. The downside of course is that instructor-led for Security+ even from CompTIA costs $2500 and up. You know getting a tech job or promotion by becoming Security+ Certified is more valuable than $2500, but it is just not possible for everyone to afford instructor led.

You need three things to maximize your Security+ preparation: (1) Training, (2) Reference, and (3) Practice.

Training: You need a way to systematically be introduced to new concepts and understand how they relate to each other.
Reference: Nobody can hold all this information down this long, so a good book is a great reference of knowledge as you build your knowledge; and
Practice: All humans learn by doing, and for exams, practice (tests/questions) makes perfect

For those of you considering cutting corners on this, never underestimate the value of preparation and resources; they are the keys to turning potential into triumph. How you go about getting those resources is up to you, but for those of you who are serious about passing Security+ BEFORE the SY0-601 retires, here’s some more sage advice!

A wise man once said, best time to start was yesterday; the second-best is today. If you really want to be a “new you” in the new year, get started today and don’t miss my New Years offer below.

Remember the Security+ is changing, buckle down and get your certification before the SY0-601 retires. DON’T FORGET! CompTIA will be increasing their exam prices February 1st.  Purchase an exam voucher now and pay 2023 prices for your certification exam in 2024!

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) Domains

  1. Attacks, Threats and Vulnerabilities (24%)
  2. Architecture and Design (21%)
  3. Implementation (25%)
  4. Operations and Incident Response (16%)
  5. Governance, Risk and Compliance (14%)

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701) Domains

  1. General Security Concepts (12%)
  2. Threats, Vulnerabilities and Mitigations (22%)
  3. Security Architecture (18%)
  4. Security Operations (28%)
  5. Security Program Management and Oversight (20%)

See ya,
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