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Why Should I Get CompTIA Security+ Certified?

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 positions:

  • 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.

Top Reasons to Get CompTIA Security+ Certified

  • Prove Your Knowledge
    Certification validates your skills and is proof that you have mastered the knowledge covered in training.
  • Earn the Industry Standard
    CompTIA Security+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in security and is the preferred qualifying credential for early career cybersecurity professionals.
  • Get Your Foot in the Door
    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.
  • Make an Impact
    New research shows that IT professionals with CompTIA A+ or CompTIA Security+ perform at a higher level than those who are not certified.
  • Progress Along a Career Roadmap
    Not sure where an IT certification can take you? Browse IT careers for professionals, navigate certifications and discover jobs in areas that interest you and open doors to opportunity and success.
  • Expect Success with CompTIA Security+ Certification
    Getting certified is the best way to future-proof your career. Nine out of 10 employers agree that certifications are critical in finding the right person for the job. Plus, IT certified individuals are more likely to be promoted than those without IT certifications.

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!