The Top 5: What You’ll Bring to the Table With the New CompTIA Security+

The new CompTIA Security+ represents the latest and greatest in cybersecurity, covering the most in-demand skills and current trends.

We’ve all heard the old adage that practice makes perfect. To some extent, it’s true. The more you practice anything, the better you’ll be at it. But let’s face it – if you’re reading or studying about security threats, attacks and vulnerabilities, will it really help you when you’re faced with an actual attack? That’s one reason CompTIA is launching the latest version of the Security+ (SY0-701) certification.

The new CompTIA Security+ represents the latest and greatest in cybersecurity, covering the most in-demand skills related to current threats, automation, zero trust, IoT, risk – and more. Once certified, you’ll understand the core skills needed to succeed on the job – and employers will notice too.

CompTIA Security+ is the most widely adopted ISO/ANSI-accredited early-career cybersecurity certification on the market with hands-on, performance-based questions on the exam. You’ll be prepared to pursue a cybersecurity career as a cybersecurity specialist, security administrator or systems administrator. CompTIA Security+ is the foundational security certification on the CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway.

Read on to learn about the five skills you will gain when you earn your CompTIA Security+ certification.

Skill #1: General Security Concepts

When embarking on a cybersecurity career, it’s important to understand basic terminology and core concepts to create a common language of communication for industry workers. With CompTIA Security+, you’ll learn key cybersecurity terminology and concepts up front to develop a foundation for security controls discussed throughout the exam.

Skill #2: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Mitigations

In any cybersecurity job role you pursue, you must be aware of the threats, attacks and vulnerabilities and how to utilize playbooks in order to mitigate them. With CompTIA Security+, you’ll learn how to respond to common security incidents with appropriate mitigation techniques to monitor and secure hybrid environments.

Skill #3: Security Architecture

You can’t properly secure environments that you don’t know anything about. Today’s cybersecurity roles require you to be familiar with different types of security architecture models because different techniques are needed to secure them. With CompTIA Security+, you’ll learn how to assess security implications of different models, principles of securing enterprise infrastructure and strategies to protect data.

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Skill #4: Security Operations

Learning only in theory, not in practice, won’t cut it today. You need to be proficient in day-to-day tasks like monitoring systems, finding vulnerabilities, hardening systems and incident response. With CompTIA Security+, you’ll learn how to apply and enhance security and vulnerability management techniques, as well as the security implications of proper hardware, software and data management.

Skill #5: Security Program Management and Oversight

Evolving tech policy and regulation can be a headache for many organizations. As a cybersecurity pro, you will be responsible for reporting and communicating your activities to stay on top of changing regulations. With CompTIA Security+, you’ll develop the reporting and communication skills required for Security+ job roles relating to governance, risk management, compliance, assessment and security awareness.

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