CompTIA Security+ Certificate

CompTIA

Certificate

Overview

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

Why is it different?

More choose Security+ - chosen by more corporations and defense organizations than any other certification on the market to validate baseline security skills and for fulfilling the DoD 8570 compliance.

Security+ proves hands-on skills – the only baseline cybersecurity certification emphasizing hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of today’s complex issues.

More job roles turn to Security+ to supplement skills – baseline cybersecurity skills are applicable across more of today’s job roles to secure systems, software and hardware.

Security+ is aligned to the latest trends and techniques – covering the most core technical skills in risk assessment and management, incident response, forensics, enterprise networks, hybrid/cloud operations, and security controls, ensuring high-performance on the job.

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification a candidate 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 troubleshooting, ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving 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

RECERTIFICATION

Your CompTIA Security+ certification is good for three years from the day of your exam.

You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA Security+ certification. Collect at least 50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years, upload them to your certification account, and Security+ will automatically renew.

What you will learn

Attacks, Threats and Vulnerabilities: Focusing on more threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities on the Internet from newer custom devices that must be mitigated, such as IoT and embedded devices, newer DDoS attacks, and social engineering attacks based on current events.

Architecture and DesignIncludes coverage of enterprise environments and reliance on the cloud, which is growing quickly as organizations transition to hybrid networks.

Implementation: Expanded to focus on administering identity, access management, PKI, basic cryptography, wireless, and end-to-end security.

Operations and Incident Response: Covering organizational security assessment and incident response procedures, such as basic threat detection, risk mitigation techniques, security controls, and basic digital forensics.

Governance, Risk and Compliance: Expanded to support organizational risk management and compliance to regulations, such as PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, GDPR, FISMA, NIST, and CCPA.

Objectives

The CompTIA Security+ course is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in:

  • Network security
  • Compliance and operational security 
  • Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Application, data, and host security
  • Access control and identity management
  • Cryptography 

Achieving CompTIA Security+ certification confirms that you not only can apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, but you also can anticipate security risks and guard against them.

Entry requirements

Ideal candidates for CompTIA Security+ certification have:

  • At least two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security
  • Day-to-day technical information security experience
  • CompTIA Network+ certification (recommended)

Colleges offering CompTIA Security Certificate course

Webb Institute
Private College
Data to Information College
Private College

Entry requirements

Ideal candidates for CompTIA Security+ certification have:

  • At least two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security
  • Day-to-day technical information security experience
  • CompTIA Network+ certification (recommended)

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