CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+

Description of Course

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?

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.

About the exam

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.

The new CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam is available as of October 4, 2017. More information on the exam is available in the Exam Details below.

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What Skills Will You Learn?

HARDWARE

THREATS, ATTACKS & VULNERABILITIES

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

WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS

TECHNOLOGIES & TOOLS

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

SOFTWARE TROUBLESHOOTING

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design

NETWORKING

IDENTITY & ACCESS MANAGEMENT

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

HARDWARE & NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING

RISK MANAGEMENT

Implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact

SECURITY

CRYPTOGRAPHY & PKI

Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure

Exam Details

Exam Codes SY0-501
Launch Date October 4, 2017
Exam DescriptionThe CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Number of QuestionsMaximum of 90 questions
Type of QuestionsMultiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test90 minutes
Passing Strength750 (on a scale of 100-900)