CompTIA Security +

Security Series

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  • Date Posted

    August 20, 2016

CompTIA Security +

CompTIA Security+

The CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) certification establishes knowledgeable professionals in the field of corporate security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. Even in a troubled economy, most businesses plan to at least maintain or optimally increase their investment in IT security. CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in network infrastructure, system security, organizational security and access control.


Career Path: Security+ provides substantial earnings potential – according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Security Specialists, Administrators and Managers earn over $86,000 per year. Companies that use CompTIA Security+ include Apple, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, and the U.S. Department of Defense. This certification can lead to jobs as a Security Specialist/Administrator, Security Consultant, Security or Systems Administrator, and Network Administrator.

Course Overview

Course 01 – Security Fundamentals
Course 02 – Identifying Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
Course 03 – Managing Data, Application, and Host Security
Course 04 – Implementing Network Security
Course 05 – Implementing Access Control, Authentication, and Account Management
Course 06 – Managing Certificates
Course 07 – Implementing Compliance and Operational Security
Course 08 – Risk Management
Course 09 – Troubleshooting and Managing Security Incidents
Course 10 – Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

Certification Details

CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career. Recommended experience for this certification includes CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus. No prerequisites required.

Certification Exam Details:
SY0-401: Learn More about this certification exam.

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