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CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ opens the door to your cybersecurity career!

Career Certification

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the skills necessary to perform necessary security functions. The skills include the ability to assess the security posture of an enterprise environment, recommend and implement appropriate security solutions, monitor and secure hybrid environments, operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, and identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents.

Vendor Neutral

CompTIA Security+ is a globally trusted, vendor-neutral certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.


CompTIA Security+ 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.

Why is the CompTIA Security+ Special?

  • It is 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
  • Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation, because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program
  • Also it is 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
  • CompTIA Security+ is the baseline cybersecurity skills are applicable across more of today’s job roles to secure systems, software and hardware
  • CompTIA 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

Exam Details

CompTIA Security+ Exam Details

Exam Codes SY0-601 
Launch Date November 12, 2020 
Exam Description 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 per exam 
Type of Questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test 90 Minutes per exam 
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, Vietnamese, Thai, Portuguese
Retirement TBD - Usually three years after launch 
Testing Provider  Pearson VUE
Price $381 USD

Who Is This Exam Intended For?

This exam is intended for candidates who are advanced end users and/or are looking at jobs in the following categories, Security Administrator, Security Engineer/Analyst, Systems Administrator, Network/Cloud Engineer, DevOps/Software Developer, IT Project Manager and Help Desk Manager.
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