Security+ Experts Needed

CompTIA is looking for IT professionals who have current experience working in the information security field to be involved in an Item Writing Workshop for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

The purpose of this Item Writing workshop is to create and review item content (questions) for CompTIA’s Security+ certification exam.

Assistance from subject matter experts (SMEs) is crucial in providing industry relevant certifications. Potential SMEs must be currently working in the field of information security and have at least 5 years of experience. It is preferred that SMEs are Security+ certified (or hold an equivalent/higher credential).

SMEs who attend the workshop will receive:

  • An honorarium of $400 per day (or $2,000 total for the week), pending adequate level of participation
  • 40 continuing education credits (CEUs)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments daily during the workshop
  • A complimentary CompTIA testing voucher for the exam of their choice

In recognition of their contributions, all SMEs who participate in the entire Item Writing workshop will have their names and companies (if provided) listed on the CompTIA website.

*International SMEs will instead receive $500/day stipend ($2,500 total) to help defer additional travel costs.

Based on changing state and government guidelines/requirements, vaccination is currently not required for workshop participants.

When: January 30 - February 3, 2023
Where: CompTIA Headquarters; 3500 Lacey Rd. Suite 100 Downers Grove, IL 60515 (Downers Grove is a suburb of Chicago)

Only professionals currently working in one of the above fields should apply. Although CompTIA appreciates interest from the training community, applications from trainers/teachers, authors, or individuals who may profit or materially benefit from knowledge of the CompTIA credential content are not eligible to participate.

If you have questions about the application process, email [email protected]

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