This week ABCO Technology has been focusing on the field of Internet security due to the DOJ’s indictment of five Chinese government officials for hacking into several large United States corporations.
Today’s article will discuss the entry-level certification for an information technology professional to enter the growing field of Internet security.
The CompTIA Security+ is vender neutral and offers a student an excellent opportunity to experience Internet security from the ground floor.
•Approved by U.S. Dept. of Defense to meet IA technical and management certification requirements
•Chosen by professional staff at Hitachi Information Systems (Japan), Prestariang Systems Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) and U.S. government contractors such as CSC, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman
•Updated every 3 years and part of the CompTIA Continuing Education program
Relevant Job Titles
•IA Technician or Manager
Plan your Career Path
The Security+ exam covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. Access control, identity management and cryptography are important topics on the exam, as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities. Security concerns associated with cloud computing, BYOD and SCADA are addressed in the SY0-401 exam.
While there is no required prerequisite, Network+ or the A+ certification is recommended before taking the Security+ exam.
CompTIA is an ANSI accredited Certifier - 0731. The CompTIA Security+Ce program is included in the scope of this accreditation. The CompTIA Security+ certification may be kept current through the CompTIA Continuing Education program.
Number of questions Maximum of 90 questions
Type of questions Multiple choice and performance-
Length of test 90 minutes
Passing score 750
(On a scale of 100-900)
Recommended experience Minimum of two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security
Languages English initially; other languages to follow
Exam codes SY0-401
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