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Cybersecurity Specialist Training




8 Weeks

About the Course

The new Security+ (SY0-601) is now available.

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) English language exam will retire on July 31, 2021.
The new Security+ (SY0-601) is now available.

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

Why is Security+ different?
More choose Security+ – chosen by more corporations and defense organizations than any other certification on the market to validate baseline security skills and for fulfilling the DoD 8570 compliance.
Security+ proves hands-on skills – the only baseline cybersecurity certification emphasizing hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of today’s complex issues.
More job roles turn to Security+ to supplement skills – baseline cybersecurity skills are applicable across more of today’s job roles to secure systems, software and hardware.
Security+ is aligned to the latest trends and techniques – covering the most core technical skills in risk assessment and management, incident response, forensics, enterprise networks, hybrid/cloud operations, and security controls, ensuring high-performance on the job.
Key Benefits
CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification your candidate should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting, ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving skills required to:

Assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions
Monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT
Operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance
Identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents
Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation, because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program. Over 2.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.

Exam Domains
Security+ SY0-501
Domain% of Exam
Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities21%
Technologies and Tools22%
Architecture and Design15%
Identity and Access Management16%
Risk Management14%
Cryptography and PKI12%
Security+ SY0-601
Domain% of Exam
1.0 Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities24%
2.0 Architecture and Design21%
3.0 Implementation25%
4.0 Operations and Incident Response16%
5.0 Governance, Risk, and Compliance14%
What’s New
Cybersecurity attacks continue to grow. Increasingly, more job roles are tasked with baseline security readiness and response to address today’s threats. Updates to Security+ reflect skills relevant to these job roles and prepare candidates to be more proactive in preventing the next attack. The updated version of Security+ 601 ensures organizations have talent with the latest skills and competencies needed to improve baseline security readiness and incident response by applying today’s current best practices for addressing the latest attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities.

Top Security+ Job Roles
Security Administrator
Systems Administrator
Helpdesk Manager / Analyst
Network / Cloud Engineer
Security Engineer / Analyst
DevOps / Software Developer
IT Auditors
IT Project Manager
Organizations that have contributed to the development of Security+
Target Corporation
General Dynamics IT (GDIT)
U.S. Navy Center for Information Dominance
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Exam Details

Exam Codes SY0-601
Launch Date November 12, 2020
Exam Description The CompTIA Security+ certification exam will verify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions; monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT; operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance; identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents.

Exam Details
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 Candidates should have CompTIA A+ or Network+ or equivalent networking experience NOTE: If student does not have the listed certification, before entering the cybersecurity pathway, A+ or Net+ is required. This will double the cost and hours of training.

Languages English (Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese estimated Q2 2018)

Retirement Usually three years after launch.

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