What Jobs Can I Get with CompTIA Security+ Certification?

CompTIA Security+ is the industry standard for validating baseline skills needed to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. CompTIA Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

The new CompTIA Security+ certification covers the junior IT auditor/penetration tester job role, in addition to the following:

  • Systems administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Security administrator.

Companies like Northrop Grumman, Brotherhood Mutual, The Joint Commission, Nationwide, Agile Defense and Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) all look for CompTIA Security+ certification in hiring.

Certification makes a great first impression. According to an IDC report, 96 percent of HR managers use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment.* Learn more about all the places you career can go with CompTIA certifications.

What Is a Systems Administrator?

A systems administrator has the following responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the company hardware and software are working as intended
  • Installing all the applications needed to support the organization
  • Updating systems when new software is released
  • Maintaining user accounts and access

Some functions of a systems administrator may overlap with the company’s network administrator, depending on the size of the company. While a network administrator’s primary focus is the company’s servers and network, a systems administrator primarily focuses on other working parts of the IT system, including the computers themselves and software. Read more about how to gain cybersecurity skills here.

Other Top CompTIA Security+ Job Titles

  • Security specialist
  • Security consultant
  • Security engineer

Other Employers that Recommend or Require CompTIA Security+ Certification

  • State of Minnesota
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Norfolk University
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • The Johns Hopkins University Applied
  • Physics Laboratory
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College

Ready for a Career in Security?

CompTIA now offers a number of exam training options for CompTIA Security+ to fit your particular learning style and schedule, many of which may be used in combination with each other as you prepare for your exam.

There’s a wealth of information to take you from deciding if CompTIA Security+ is right for you, all the way to taking your exam. We’re with you every step of the way!