CompTIA Security+

What is CompTIA Security+?

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.

Why is important for you?

  • 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.

Who Should Attend?

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

Learning Objectives

  • Threats, Attacks & Vulnerabilities: detect various types of compromise and have an understanding of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts
  • Technologies & Tools: install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organizational security
  • Architecture & Design: implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design
  • Identity& Access Managment: install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls
  • Risk Management: implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact
  • Cryptography & PKI: install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure

Benefits of CompTIA Security+

You will be able:

  • 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.


Recommended Experience: CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus

Exam format

  • Number of Questions: Maximum of 90 questions
  • Type of Questions: multiple choice
  • Exam time: 90 minutes
  • Passing Score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)

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