The CompTIA Security+ certification is the industry standard for computer support technicians. It shows competency as an IT professional. The certification, which is international and vendor-neutral, proves competency in installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting and other areas in numerous technologies and operating systems from such vendors as Microsoft, Apple, Novell, EC-Council, Oracle, and some of the Linux variations.
The CompTIA Security+ Certification is a vendor-neutral credential. The CompTIA Security+ exam is an internationally recognized validation of foundation-level security skills and knowledge, and is used by organizations and security professionals around the globe.
The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to identify risk, to participate in risk mitigation activities, and to provide infrastructure, application, information, and operational security. In addition, 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.