Security+ Certification CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT.

CompTIA Security+ 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

CompTIA Security+ not only ensures that candidates will apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, it ensures that security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them.

Candidate job roles include security architect, security engineer, security consultant/specialist, information assurance technician, security administrator, systems administrator, and network administrator. Organizations that employ CompTIA Security+ certified staff include Hitachi Information Systems (Japan), Trendmicro (Philippines), Lockheed Martin, the U.S. State Department, Prestariang Systems Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) and U.S. government contractors such as EDS, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman. CompTIA Security+ is one of the options for certifications required by the U.S. Department of Defense, for military personnel or military contractors engaged in information assurance activities.

The current version of CompTIA Security+ is exam code SY0-301. The previous version, exam code SY0-201, will be available through Dec. 31, 2011.

The CompTIA Security+ certification is accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).The CompTIA Security+ certification may be kept current through the CompTIA Continuing Education program.

Test Details
Number of questions 100
Length of test 90 minutes
Passing score 750
(on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended experience CompTIA Network+ certification and two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security.
Languages English, Korean
Coming soon: German, Japanese
Exam codes SY0-301, JK0-018