New CompTIA Security+ Certification Available Globally

The exam also includes a comprehensive suite of CompTIA test preparation materials.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

November 13, 2020

2 Min Read
Cloud Certification

The latest version of CompTIA Security+, the professional certification for the validation of core cybersecurity skills, is now available.

The CompTIA Security+ exam also includes a suite of test preparation materials.

Private sector business and defense organizations use the certification to build cybersecurity skills among their frontline cyber defenders. And more than 590,000 technology professionals around the world are CompTIA Security+ certified.


CompTIA’s Patrick Lane

“Securing systems, networks, software and hardware has become a broadly shared responsibility,” said Patrick Lane, director of product management for CompTIA‘s portfolio of cybersecurity certifications. “Baseline cybersecurity skills are expected across a wider range of job roles.”

Those with the certification can solve a wide variety of today’s complex issues.

The certification emphasizes hands-on practical skills. Furthermore, performance-based questions make up much of the exam. This requires test-takers to demonstrate their ability to perform many of the duties they’ll encounter on the job.

About 80% of the content relates to technologies aimed at repelling the latest cyberattacks, threats and vulnerabilities. It also covers cybersecurity architecture, design and implementation techniques.

The remaining 20% covers newer concepts like automation, continuous security monitoring, incident response, and governance, risk and compliance (GRC).

Individuals who are CompTIA Security+ certified have demonstrated the knowledge and skills to:

  • Assess an enterprise’s security, and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions.

  • Monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile and IoT.

  • Operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk and compliance.

  • Identify, analyze and respond to security events and incidents.

CompTIA Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the U.S. Department of Defense to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

CompTIA certification exams may be taken either online or in person at a testing center.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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