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CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT.


The CompTIA Security+ Certification is an internationally recognized testing program sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) that certifies the knowledge of a security professional in the IT industry. Security+ certification is recognized around the world as the benchmark for foundation-level security professionals. Incorporating a comprehensive range of security knowledge areas, Security+ was developed with input from industry, government, academia and front-line practitioners, so you can be assured of its relevance.


  • Completion of A+ or Network+, or
  • 2+ years of experience in the field; or
  • 1+ years of experience in the field with College Degree
  • Recommend that candidates have at least some Windows navigation experience.

Course Outline: Please download PDF 

Why CompTIA Security+?

  • 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

CompTIA Security+ certified professionals qualify for these careers:

  • Network administrator
  • Network security administrator
  • Systems administrator
  • Auditor

Exam Requirements
  • 1 certification exam
Exam Number
  • SY0-501
Exam Format
  • Performance-based and multiple choice
  • 90 minutes
  • 90 questions maximum
Minimum Passing Score
  • 750

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