CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.
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.
Launch Date SY0-501| October 4, 2017 Launch Date SY0-601| November, 2020
Exam Description SY0-501| The 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.
Exam Description SY0-601| 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
Number of Questions | Maximum of 90 questions
Type of Questions | 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, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese | English, Japanese
Retirement | SY0-501 will retire in July 2021
Retirement | SY0-601 Usually three years after launch
Testing Provider | Pearson VUE Testing CentersOnline Testing