Security+ certification is a vendor-neutral IT certification. It is aimed at Security engineers and/or administrators that want to gain more credibility in order to achieve better employability and higher pay. Typical job titles associated with Security+ certified professionals are Security Architect, Security Administrator, Security Analyst, Security Engineer, and Cryptanalyst.
To become a Security+ Certified Security engineer you have to pass Security+ Exam SY0-601. The exam covers, among others, security management, threats, and vulnerabilities as well as application, data, and host security, and cryptography. The recommended prerequisite for this exam is about two years experience in IT security plus a working knowledge of most of the items listed in the CompTIA Security+ Exam Objectives document.
So what’s on the exam? Two ways to find out: Download below CompTIA Security+ exam objectives and practice with the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Practice Test or the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Practice Test.
The average annual salary for a Security+ certified technician is $84,420. However, individuals with enough experience routinely reach, over some time, compensation in excess of $100,000. To find out more about this, see our IT Certification infographic.
This certification is sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association – CompTIA. In excess of 250,000 individuals are Security+ certified making this track one of the most popular Cyber Security certifications.