CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT
CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in:
- Network security
- Compliance and operational security
- Threats and vulnerabilities
- Application, data and host security
- Access control and identity management
CompTIA Security+ not only ensures that candidates will apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents; it ensures that security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them.
Candidate job roles include security architect, security engineer, security consultant/specialist, information assurance technician, security administrator, systems administrator, and network administrator. Organizations that employ CompTIA Security+ certified staff include Hitachi Information Systems (Japan), Lockheed Martin, the U.S. State Department, and U.S. government contractors such as EDS, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman.
CompTIA Security+ is one of the options for certifications required by the U.S. Department of Defense, for military personnel or military contractors engaged in information assurance activities.
The current version of CompTIA Security+ is exam code SY0-301.
The CompTIA Security+ certification is accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
The CompTIA Security+ certification may be kept current through the CompTIA Continuing Education program.