CompTIA - Security +


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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.

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation, because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program. Over 2.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.

Exam Details

Exam CodeSY0-601

Launch Date SY0-601| November, 2020

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 retired in July 2021
Retirement  | SY0-601 Usually three years after launch
Testing Provider  | Pearson VUE Testing Centers or Online Testing

Why Take It

Jobs that use CompTIA Security+

  • Systems Administrator | Network Administrator
  • Security Administrator | Junior IT Auditor/ Penetration Tester
  • Security Specialist | Security Consultant
  • Security Engineer

What will I learn about?

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

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

Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design

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

Implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact

Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure



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