CompTIA® Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.
No other certification that assesses baseline cybersecurity skills has performance-based questions on the exam. Security+ emphasizes hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of issues.
More choose Security+ for DoD 8570 compliance than any other certification.
Security+ focuses on the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection.
The new Security+ certification covers the Junior IT Auditor/Penetration Tester job role, in addition to the previous job roles for Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, and Security Administrator.
Threats, Attacks & Vulnerabilities: Detect various types of compromise and have an understanding of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts. Technologies and Tools: Install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organizational security. Architecture & Design: Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design. Identity & Access Management: Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls. Risk Management: Implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact. Cryptography & PKI: Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure.