CompTIA Security+ Certification

Why Security+?

Approved by U.S. Dept. of Defense to meet IA technical and management certification requirements
Chosen by professional staff at Hitachi Information Systems (Japan), Prestariang Systems Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) and U.S. government contractors such as CSC, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman
Updated every 3 years and part of the CompTIA Continuing Education program

Relevant Job Titles

  • Security Engineer
  • Security Consultant
  • Network Administrator
  • IA Technician or Manager

Certification Information

The Security+ exam covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. Access control, identity management and cryptography are important topics on the exam, as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities. Security concerns associated with cloud computing, BYOD and SCADA are addressed in the SY0-401 exam.

While there is no required prerequisite, Network+ certification is recommended before taking the Security+ exam.

CompTIA is an ANSI accredited Certifier – 0731. The CompTIA Security+ program is included in the scope of this accreditation.