CompTIA Security+ [SY0-501] - Exam Only

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This is vendor-neutral credential that demonstrates the necessary skills and knowledge in IT-related security.  The CompTIA Security+ Certification is designed to prepare learners to take their (SY0-501) certification exam and understand how to explain security concerns associated with various types of vulnerabilities. CompTIA Security+ Certification is internationally recognised, foundation-level which validates the expertise of Security Professionals who want to build their careers in IT security. This is an industry certification that will fully prepare you on technical knowledge and skills to perform core security functions. Candidates who take this exam will have an understanding of the following;

  • Compare and contrast types of attacks
  • Use appropriate tools to assess the security posture of an organisation

In order to achieve the CompTIA Security+ Certification, learners must pass the performance-based exam. This exam (SY0-501) will measure the necessary skills and practical experience of standard security practices.

This is an Exam-Only package. Learners who want to follow the CompTIA Security+ Certification course must take it separately.

The CompTIA Security+ Certification is developed for IT Professionals and Systems Administrators who want to test their knowledge in the CompTIA Security + Exam. Learners will have access to 12 months valid exam vouchers. And to add to these benefits, the exam can be purchased for the lowest price on the market. Earning this CompTIA Security+ Certification puts learners in line to attain higher-paying opportunities.

Global Edulink is a leading exam provider for several accrediting bodies, and provides learners the opportunity to take this exclusive CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam.  At Global Edulink, we give our fullest attention to our learners’ needs and ensure they have the necessary information required to sit for Exam (SY0-501). We will book the exam on your behalf and will make certain you are armed with the relevant details needed to attend the exam. Learners who register with Global Edulink will be given excellent support, discounts for future purchases and be eligible for a TOTUM Discount card and Student ID card with amazing offers and access to retail stores, the library, cinemas, gym memberships and their favourite restaurants.

Who is this Exam aimed at?

  • Individuals with an interest in taking the CompTIA Security + (SY0-501)
  • IT Security Professionals
  • IT Professionals
  • Systems Administrator
  • Security Administrator

Entry Requirement

  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in IT administration with a focus on security
  • Day to day technical information security experience
  • Broad knowledge of security concerns and implementation

Exam Details

  • Type of Exam: SY0-501
  • Number of Questions: 90
  • Length of Test: 90 minutes
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice and Performance-Based
  • Recommended Experience: Minimum 2 years of work experience in IT administration with a focus on security
  • Passing Score: 750 (A scale of 100-900)
Exam Objectives 
  • 21% - Attacks, Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • 22% - Technologies and Tools
  • 15% - Architecture and Design
  • 16% - Identity and Access Management
  • 14% - Risk Management
  • 12% - Cryptography and TKI
Learners who successfully complete the (SY0-501) Exam will be awarded the CompTIA Security+ Certification. It is designed to support and develop learners during their professional journey into IT security, enabling them to become competitive on the global stage.
Awarding Body
  • CompTIA is a leading tech association worldwide and is at the forefront of the IT industry.
  • They have become a prime voice and platform for foundation IT skills and project skills.
  • CompTIA offers exclusive certification programmes with CompTIA Security+ that has been created to benefit IT Professionals.
  • It is a popular vendor-neutral certification that will demonstrate cyber-security resilience.
  • This is an excellent route for individuals who want to gain entry into an IT enterprise and rise up the career ladder.

Career Path

Once you successfully qualify in CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501), this Professional Certificate by CompTIA will prepare you to demonstrate your skills in an IT security environment, and make you a highly valued candidate for potential IT enterprises. You can use this certification to exercise your expertise in application security solutions. You can earn up to £52,624 for the role of IT Security Professional and progress to higher earning potential with experience. Given below are job roles that you will be eligible for;

  • IT Professional (Up to £44,000)
  • Systems Administrator (Up to £47,364)
  • Security Administrator (Up to £40,000)


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