CompTIA’s Security+ exam validates foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills required to identify risk, participate in risk mitigation activities and provide infrastructure, application, information and operational security. The successful candidate will apply security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability; identify appropriate technologies and products; troubleshoot security events and incidents, and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws and regulations.
CompTIA Security+ is intended for an IT security professional with a minimum of 2 years of IT administration with a focus on security and day-to-day technical information security experience.
Compliance and Operational Security
Threats and Vulnerabilities
Application, Data and Host Security
Access Control and Identity Management
CompTIA Security+ is accredited by ANSI as meeting the ISO/IEC 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
The Security+ exam is scheduled to be updated to SY0-501 for the summer of 2017, approximately three years after the release of the current exam. The current SY0-401 exam will be retired approximately six months after the new exam is released. Please plan accordingly. These dates are subject to change.