CompTIA Security+ Certification

Computer certification programs are setting the standards for the information technology (IT) industry worldwide. Although most careers in the IT and communications fields are lucrative and lead to rapid advancement, you can move ahead even more rapidly if you have been certified. In fact, you often can earn a salary increase of 20% or more once you become certified. Nowadays, having a degree in computer science just isn't enough. Companies are demanding that their IT professionals be certified as a way to measure their skills as well as to guarantee that they can perform their jobs successfully. In short, certification will help a computer professional get a good job and stay competitive in what is now a highly demanding IT environment.

This training would be beneficial for individuals looking for IT job positions such as: Field Service Technician Level-3, PC Technician Level-5, Senior Field Service Engineer, Customer Support Manager, Network Technician, LAN Administrator, Windows Administrator, Senior Network Technician, Linux Administrator, IT Manager, Network Security Specialist, Network Security Administrator or a Senior Network Security Specialist.

CompTIA Security+ validates knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that is taught at colleges, universities and commercial training centers around the world.

Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Security+ candidates have at least two years on-the-job networking experience, with an emphasis on security.

Because human error is the number one cause for a network security breach, CompTIA Security+ is recognized by the technology community as a valuable credential that proves competency with information security.

Security+ Test SY0-101:

The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they are represented in the examination. CompTIA Security+ (2007 Edition) exams are based on these objectives.

  • General Security Concepts
  • Communication Security
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Basics of Cryptography
  • Operational / Organizational Security

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