The CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) certification establishes knowledgeable professionals in the field of corporate security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. Even in a troubled economy, most businesses plan to at least maintain or optimally increase their investment in IT security. CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in network infrastructure, system security, organizational security, and access control. This certification can lead to jobs as a Security Specialist/Administrator, Security Consultant, Security or Systems Administrator, and Network Administrator.
Career Path: Security+ provides substantial earnings potential. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Security Specialists, Administrators, and Managers can earn more than $86,000 per year. Companies that use CompTIA Security+ include Apple, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management, making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career. Recommended experience for this certification includes CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus. No prerequisites are required.
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As a certified Microsoft Instructor, I’ve focused my career on various security aspects of computer and network technology since the early ’80s. I’ve worked on a wide variety of IT training and high-level consulting projects for Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Through the course of my extensive career, I have taught a full line of Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, and other high level IT Security curricula.