CompTIA Security Certification

Learn what you'll study during your CompTIA network security certification.

CompTIA is the leading association representing the international technology community. Its goal is to provide a unified voice, global advocacy and leadership, and to advance industry growth through standards, professional competence, education and business solutions. Earning a CompTIA security certification is the start of a solid career path.

CompTIA Security Certification Training

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The CompTIA Security certification tests for security knowledge mastery of an individual with 2 years on-the-job computer networking experience, with emphasis on security. The exam covers industry-wide topics, including communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attack and operational and organization security.

CompTIA Security+ is taught at colleges, universities and commercial training centers around the globe. There are approximately 13,000 CompTIA Security+ certified professionals worldwide. The CompTIA security certification is an elective or prerequisite to advanced security certifications. The objectives of CompTIA Security+ were derived through input from industry, government and academia, a job task analysis, a survey of more than 1,100 subject matter experts and a beta exam with responses from subject matter experts around the world.

Preparing for a CompTIA Security Career

There is compelling evidence that neither technologies nor policies alone offer effective protection against security threats. Theft and destruction of intellectual property takes place despite the presence of firewalls, encryption and corporate edicts. The industry and governments around the world must have a well-trained workforce to effectively combat hackers, attacks and security threats. CompTIA Security+ is the standard computer certification for that workforce.