CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.
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. Successful candidates will have the following skills:
•Detect various types of compromise and understand penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts
•Install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organizational security
•Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design
•Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls
•Implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact
•Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure
The CompTIA Security+ exam focuses on today’s best practices for risk management and risk mitigation, including more emphasis on the practical and hands-on ability to both identify and address security threats, attacks and vulnerabilities.
Validate Foundational IT Security Knowledge and Skills
CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in:
•Compliance and operational security
•Threats and vulnerabilities
•Application, data, and host security
•Access control and identity management
Achieving CompTIA Security+ certification confirms that you not only can apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, but you also can anticipate security risks and guard against them.
How does earning a Security+ Certification set you apart?
•Since Security+ is internationally recognized and isn’t specific to a certain security product, having this baseline security certification allows you a wider breadth of career opportunities, including those abroad. The exam itself is hands-on and performance-based, which makes the knowledge and skills learned more practical and applicable at your job.
•This certification is DoD 8570 compliant, which allows you to work for the government.
•Security+ keeps up with latest trends and developments in network security. The current Security+ certification covers Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester job role, including previous job roles for Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, and Security Administrator.