CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.
Version SY0-501 is designed to better reflect today’s best practices for risk management and risk mitigation. The updated exam covers a greater emphasis on a security professional’s practical and hands-on ability to both identify and address security threats, attacks and vulnerabilities. The new version has also been updated to reflect how cybersecurity jobs are becoming more specialized. As new skills (like security analytics) become more prevalent, skills covered in Security+ have become a baseline for all cybersecurity jobs. Because of this, the importance of and demand for Security+ has increased for a broader variety of job roles.
- Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities
- Technologies and Tools
- Architecture and Design
- Identity and Access Management
- Risk Management
- Cryptography and PKI