The CompTIA Security+ certification is a vendor-neutral, internationally recognized credential used by organizations and security professionals around the globe to validate foundationlevel security skills and knowledge. Candidates are encouraged to use this document to help prepare for CompTIA Security+ SY0-401, which measures necessary skills for IT security
Successful candidates will have the knowledge required to:
- Identify risk
- Participate in risk mitigation activities
- Provide infrastructure, application, information and operational security
- Apply security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability
- Identify appropriate technologies and products
- Troubleshoot security events and incidents
- Operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws and regulations
These content examples are meant to clarify the test objectives and should not be construed as a comprehensive listing of all content in this examination.
CompTIA Security+ is accredited by ANSI to show compliance with the ISO 17024 Standard and, as such, the exam objectives undergo regular reviews and updates.
CompTIA exams result from subject matter expert workshops and industry-wide survey results regarding the skills and knowledge required of an IT professional.
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The lists of examples provided in bulleted format are not exhaustive lists. Other examples of technologies, processes or tasks pertaining to each objective may also be included on the exam although not listed or covered in this objectives document. CompTIA is constantly reviewing the content of our exams and updating test questions to be sure our exams are current and the security of the questions is protected. When necessary, we will publish updated exams based on existing exam objectives. Please know that all related exam preparation materials will still be valid.
|Required exam ||CompTIA Security+ SY0-401|
|Number of questions ||Maximum of 90|
|Types of questions ||Multiple choice and performance-based|
|Length of test ||90 minutes|
|Recommended experience ||At least two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security|
|Passing score ||750 (on a scale of 100–900)|
EXAM OBJECTIVES (DOMAINS)
The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they are represented:
**Note: The lists of examples provided in bulleted format below each objective are not exhaustive lists. Other examples of technologies, processes or tasks pertaining to each objective may also be included on the exam although not listed or covered in this objectives document.