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CompTIA Security+
Exams SY0-301, revised version 2017

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What is the CompTIA Security+?

The CompTIA Security+ is an industry-recognised global certification which validates your ability and knowledge in the vast field of IT security. The vendor-neutral certification demonstrates and acknowledges your competency in the below areas:

  • Network Security
  • Compliance and operational security
  • Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Application, data and host security
  • Access control and identity management
  • Cyber attacks
  • Cryptopraphy

CompTIA Security+ not only ensures that individuals will apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents; it ensures that security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them. As the demand for IT professionals with Security and Cryptography skills grow, gaining a Security+ certification will distinguish you in a rapidly moving Security and Privacy market.

The Security+ is made up of a single exam, the SY0-301, this exam covers the fundementals of network security, compliance and operational security, the threats and vulnerabilities you will face, application, data and host security, access control and identity management and Cryptography. Here are the five topics that make up the SY0-301 with a percentage of how much it will be covered in the exam.

  • Network Security - 21%
  • Compliance and Operational Security - 18%
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities - 21%
  • Application, Data and Host Security - 16%
  • Access Control and Identity Management - 13%
  • Cryptography - 11%
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CompTIA are a world leading developer of vendor-neutral qualifications such as the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Security+. Vendor-neutrality means that CompTIA qualifications suit a wide range of requirements rather than being tied to specific software or hardware.

A wide variety of government organisations, training institutions and corporations around the UK recommend or require CompTIA Security+ certifications for their staff or channel partners as the CompTIA Security+ Certification is considered to be the Industry Standard for Security professionals. Corporations and government organisations that recommend or require the CompTIA Security+ certification for their IT staff or partners include Canon, Dell, HP, IBM, Sharp, Oxford & Cambridge and Lenovo. The CompTIA Security+ is also noticeable as one of the options for certifications required by the U.S. Department of Defence, for military personnel or military contractors engaged in information assurance and cyber activities.

Jobs and Career Opportunities with the Secuirty+

The CompTIA Security+ is widely recognised by employers and  a highly respected qualification within the UK, with an average salary of £52,250pa. The average salary for a Security+ graduate is estimated to be £26,700pa. After graduation, you will easily find work for example as a Junior Security Engineer or Information Assurance Technician. Below is a short list of the range of career opportunities offered to Security+ Professionals:

  • Security Architect
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Consultant/Specialist
  • Information Assurance Technician
  • Security Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
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CompTIA Security+ Training

We want to ensure you get the best training experience for the best price. Our state of the art and modern classes ensures you get the best and fun learning experience while finishing your certification the shortest amount of time possible. While working through your CompTIA Security+ course we offer 24 hour support 7 days a week and incase you get really stuck you can call your lecturers for an 1on1 chat whenever you need.

Working with the JobcentrePlus and our Recruitment Partners across the UK, we will work with you to ensure that you can find work in IT (and not in any job) through job interviews and guarantee you applications. If you have no qualification or background in IT, we will provide you with the necessary training for the experience required - We aim to get your foot in the door. For existing CompTIA professionals, we can upgrade your qualifications and improve your career prospects. Do not allow your lack of experience or self-confidence deny you from a career in I.T - it is a lot easier (and enjoyable too) than most people think, once you learn the basics.

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