Security+ Exam Objectives

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 SY0-401. 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 Exam Objectives document.

So what’s on the exam? Two ways to find out: Download below Security+ exam objectives and practice with the CertBlaster for Security+.

Download: CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 Exam Objectives

Security+ Pay

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.

The Sponsor: CompTIA

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.

Other exceptionally successful vendor neutral certification tracks by CompTIA are Network+ and Security+.