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Prove to employers you can get the job done.

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CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. CompTIA Security+ is a globally trusted, vendor-neutral certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

96%

Of managers use certifications as criteria during recruitment

$81K

The median annual wage for Information Security Analysts

28%

Increase of open IT positions is expected by 2026

What you'll learn

The Security+ exam will certify that you have the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

Possible job opportunities:

Systems Administrator

Network Administrator

Security Administrator

Junior IT Auditor / Penetration Tester

Security Specialist

Security Consultant

Security Engineer

How To Pass The Exam?

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Ten days of guided learning! You'll log in daily and engage with your instructor and classmates via our online classroom training platform and learn with course materials designed to ensure an exciting and productive learning experience, with the ease of real-time support from an industry-leading instructor all while participating from your own computer.

Why Comptia?

CompTIA is a global provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications. Earning a CompTIA certification proves you have the right skills, can get the job done and can be the building block of your IT career development.

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"Security+ is proof to employers you can get the job done."

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"Earning the Security+ certification was the ace to set me apart from my peers. I wouldn't be where I am today without it."

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Whether you are just starting to prepare for your exam and need comprehensive training solutions to help you prepare, or if you just need to identify weak areas to focus on, CompTIA has learning options that will fit your ultimate goal – to master the Security+ curriculum and test with confidence!

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Exam Voucher | $349

Exam Voucher | $349

Global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

Online Prep Tool (CertMaster Learn) | $499

Online Prep Tool (CertMaster Learn) | $499

This interactive and self-paced tool combines lessons with assessments, videos, and performance-based questions to provide over 40h of content tied to exam objectives.

Digital Book (Study Guide E-book) | $149

Digital Book (Study Guide E-book) | $149

Designed for self-paced learners, this fully illustrated book covers all exam objectives and is packed with informative and accessible content.

Online Practice Tool (CertMaster Practice) | $199

Online Practice Tool (CertMaster Practice) | $199

CertMaster Practice quickly assesses what you already know and what you still need to learn. (includes practice test with performance-based questions)

Exam Details

Exam Codes SY0-501
Launch Date October 4, 2017
Exam Description The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Number of Questions Maximum of 90 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test 90 minutes
Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus
Languages English, Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese
Retirement Usually three years after launch
Price $349

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Global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

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Study Guide E-book | $149

 

Designed for self-paced learners, this fully illustrated book covers all exam objectives and is packed with informative and accessible content.

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Comprehensive online training for Security+, only from CompTIA. This interactive and self-paced tool combines instructional lessons with assessments, videos, and performance-based questions to provide over 40 hours of content tied to exam objectives.

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Global certification for the skills required to pursue an IT career. To receive the CompTIA A+ certification, candidates must pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002), with one voucher per exam required.

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Designed for self-paced learners, this fully illustrated book covers all exam objectives and is packed with informative and accessible content.

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Designed for self-paced learners, this fully illustrated book covers all exam objectives and is packed with informative and accessible content.

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Instructor Led-Training

 

With all the comfort and flexibility of an online environment, Live Online Training with a CompTIA instructor simulates the traditional classroom learning experience by allowing two-way communication, allowing you to ask questions and participate in discussions. The course includes 10 days of hands-on, instructor-led training and CompTIA’s most popular bundle with all the studying materials you’ll need to pass the exam.

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Instructor Led-Training

 

With all the comfort and flexibility of an online environment, Live Online Training with a CompTIA instructor simulates the traditional classroom learning experience by allowing two-way communication, allowing you to ask questions and participate in discussions. The course includes 10 days of hands-on, instructor-led training and CompTIA’s most popular bundle with all the studying materials you’ll need to pass the exam.

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Exam Voucher | $226

 

Global certification for the skills required to pursue an IT career. To receive the CompTIA A+ certification, candidates must pass two exams: Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002), with one voucher per exam required.

Buy Now

Save up to 34% by purchasing one of the bundles

Bundle Deals

Study Guide E-book | $89

 

Designed for self-paced learners, this fully illustrated book covers all exam objectives and is packed with informative and accessible content.

Buy Now

Save up to 34% by purchasing one of the bundles

Bundle Deals

CertMaster Learn | $329

 

Comprehensive online training for A+, only from CompTIA. This interactive and self-paced tool combines instructional lessons with assessments, videos, and performance-based questions to provide over 40 hours of content tied to exam objectives.

Buy Now

Save up to 34% by purchasing one of the bundles

Bundle Deals

CertMaster Practice | $129

 

Exam Prep that increases retention and builds confidence. CertMaster Practice quickly assesses what you already know and what you still need to learn. (includes a practice test with performance-based questions)

Buy Now

Save up to 34% by purchasing one of the bundles

Bundle Deals

Exam Voucher | $329

 

CompTIA Network+ verifies that you have the essential knowledge and skills in networking to develop a career in IT infrastructure.

Buy Now

Save up to 40% by purchasing one of the bundles

Bundle Deals

Study Guide E-book | $139

 

Designed for self-paced learners, this fully illustrated book covers all exam objectives and is packed with informative and accessible content.

Buy Now

Save up to 40% by purchasing one of the bundles

Bundle Deals

CertMaster Learn | $479

 

Comprehensive online training for Network+, only from CompTIA. This interactive and self-paced tool combines instructional lessons with assessments, videos, and performance-based questions to provide over 40 hours of content tied to exam objectives.

Buy Now

Save up to 40% by purchasing one of the bundles

Bundle Deals

CertMaster Practice | $189

 

Exam Prep that increases retention and builds confidence. CertMaster Practice quickly assesses what you already know and what you still need to learn. (includes a practice test with performance-based questions)

Buy Now

Save up to 40% by purchasing one of the bundles

Bundle Deals

Exam Voucher | $349

 

Global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

Buy Now

Save up to 40% by purchasing one of the bundles

Bundle Deals

Study Guide E-book | $149

 

Designed for self-paced learners, this fully illustrated book covers all exam objectives and is packed with informative and accessible content.

Buy Now

Save up to 40% by purchasing one of the bundles

Bundle Deals

CertMaster Learn | $499

 

Comprehensive online training for Security+, only from CompTIA. This interactive and self-paced tool combines instructional lessons with assessments, videos, and performance-based questions to provide over 40 hours of content tied to exam objectives.

Buy Now

Save up to 40% by purchasing one of the bundles

Bundle Deals

CertMaster Practice | $199

 

Exam Prep that increases retention and builds confidence. CertMaster Practice quickly assesses what you already know and what you still need to learn. (includes a practice test with performance-based questions)

Buy Now

Save up to 40% by purchasing one of the bundles

Bundle Deals

Exam Voucher | Starting from $123

 

Global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

Buy Now

Study Guide E-book | Starting from $89

 

Designed for self-paced learners, this fully illustrated book covers all exam objectives and is packed with informative and accessible content.

Buy Now

CertMaster Learn | Starting from $179

 

This interactive and self-paced tool combines lessons with assessments, videos, and performance-based questions to provide over 40h of content tied to exam objectives.

Buy Now

CertMaster Practice | Starting from $129

 

Exam Prep that increases retention and builds confidence. CertMaster Practice quickly assesses what you already know and what you still need to learn. (includes a practice test with performance-based questions)

Buy Now