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CompTIA Security+

From: £595.00 + VAT

About the
course

SY0-501 & SY0-601
Intermediate
90 Minutes to complete the exam
Maximum of 90 questions, Multiple choice and performance-based
750 (on a scale of 100-900)
CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus

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

CompTIA Security+ SY0-601: What’s in this version

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. To combat these emerging threats, IT Pros must be able to:

  • Help identify attacks and vulnerabilities to mitigate them before they infiltrate IS
  • Understand secure virtualization, secure application deployment, and automation concepts
  • Identify and implement the best protocols and encryption
  • Understand the importance of compliance
Why is it different?
  • More choose Security+ - chosen by more corporations and defense organisations 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.
About the exam

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification a 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.

What you'll learn at a glance

Why use Security+?

  • Focusing on more threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities on the Internet from newer custom devices that must be mitigated, such as IoT and embedded devices, newer DDoS attacks, and social engineering attacks based on current events.
  • Covering organizational security assessment and incident response procedures, such as basic threat detection, risk mitigation techniques, security controls, and basic digital forensics.
  • Includes coverage of enterprise environments and reliance on the cloud, which is growing quickly as organisations transition to hybrid networks.
  • Expanded to support organizational risk management and compliance to regulations, such as PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, GDPR, FISMA, NIST, and CCPA.
  • Expanded to focus on administering identity, access management, PKI, basic cryptography, wireless, and end-to-end security.
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Average salary for CompTIA Security+ Professionals

£55,000.00+

The average comptia security+ salary in the United Kingdom is £55,000 per year or £28.21 per hour. Entry level positions start at £45,000 per year while most experienced workers make up to £71,500 per year.

Job Roles

  • Security Consultant
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Security Engineer
  • DevOps / Software Developer
  • Systems Administrator
  • IT Project Manager
  • IT Auditors
Frequently asked questions

You’ve got questions & we’ve got answers

You will earn the CompTIA Security+ certification by passing one exam that consists of both multiple-choice and performance-based questions Read on for some common-sense advice that can increase your chance to succeed in your exam and achieve CompTIA Security+ certification status.

In its very basic nature, the CompTIA Security+ exam is not that much different from any other written test that you may have taken to-date. The exam uses various question types to verify your knowledge in specific areas of information security, including the following:

  • Securing applications, networks and devices
  • Threat analysis and response
  • Risk management

Being well-prepared remains your best bet to score a positive exam outcome, namely passing the test and being awarded the CompTIA Security+ certification.

CompTIA Security+ is the industry standard for validating baseline skills needed to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. CompTIA Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

The new CompTIA Security+ certification covers the junior IT auditor/penetration tester job role, in addition to the following positions:

  • Systems administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Security administrator

Companies like Northrop Grumman, Brotherhood Mutual, The Joint Commission, Nationwide, Agile Defense, and Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) all look for CompTIA Security+ certification in hiring.

Prove Your Knowledge - Certification validates your skills and is proof that you have mastered the knowledge covered in training.

Earn the Industry Standard - CompTIA Security+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in security and is the preferred qualifying credential for early career cybersecurity professionals.

Get Your Foot in the Door - Certification makes a great first impression. According to an IDC report, 96 percent of HR managers use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment.* Learn more about all the places you career can go with CompTIA certifications.

Make an Impact - New research shows that IT professionals with CompTIA A+ or CompTIA Security+ perform at a higher level than those who are not certified.

Progress Along a Career Roadmap -

Prove Your Knowledge -

You may take a CompTIA Certification Exam either online or in-person. Online testing offers you the ease and convenience to test for your certification from any quiet, distraction-free and secure location at anytime. CompTIA In-person Testing provides you with testing options at any of the thousands of Pearson VUE test centers located around the world like Robust IT.

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