CompTIA: Security+

Jul 19, 2017

joseph.oneill

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The Security+ Certification from CompTIA

Summary

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.

Exam Details

Certification  Security+
Performance-based Questions Yes
Exam Length 90 Minutes
Experience Level Entry-Level
Pre-requisites CompTia A+ and Network+ Recommended
Exam Price  $320
Passing Score  750 (100-900 Scale)

1. General Security+ Exam FAQs

CompTIA’s Security+ certification is often viewed as an introductory certification to the information security field. The Security+ certification exposes professionals to a wide range of topics and fields that implement security. Objectives range from securing network components, to disaster recovery planning, to even server room layout and physical security.

No, there are no prerequisites necessary for Security+. However, it is recommended that you obtain the Network+ certification. Additionally, having at least 2 years of experience in the security field helps.

There are many fields that require or implement the Security+ certification. Currently, there are more than 100,000 job listings that are available to Security+ certified professionals. These job titles cover a wide range including, Security Analysts, Security Team Leads, Incident Responder, etc.

The official launch date for the SY0-501 version is October 4, 2017.

The certification is valid for a period of 3 years. However, there are two methods of keeping your certification valid. You can either retake the latest version of the exam every three years, or you can complete 50 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) through various activities.

2. Live Online Security+ Course FAQs

The idea behind a boot camp is great. A few days jam-packed with materials that will “ensure” that you pass the exam. However, due to the fact that the exam covers such a wide range of topics, a few days of cramming the materials is not helpful at all. Many of our current students have gone the boot camp route, only to fail the exam. We have divided up the exam components into smaller more manageable portions. This helps in both learning and retaining the material. We have used learning science as the backbone to our learning delivery to help you learn for the long term.

CyberVista’s Security+ program is unlike anything else on the market. Our live online experience uses light board technology and we couple that with a powerful learning management system. Our program is flexible, convenient, and truly innovative.

CyberVista’s Security+ program is an 8 week Live Online program. It’s CompTIA authorized and will prepare you for the new test launching in October 2017. The program includes 7 live online sessions plus 1 independent session. The program starts with a diagnostic to guide your learning and includes 60+ on-demand short videos that comprehensively cover each exam objective.  The program includes more than 1000 practice questions including a full length practice test.  Included also are summary notes, summary videos, and 350 e-flashcards to ensure readiness for test day.

All students have 6 months of unlimited access to their online portal. This includes all of the pre-recorded objective videos, recorded live session videos, and practices tests/quizzes/questions.

CyberVista offers a Readiness Guarantee. The Readiness Guarantee allows for a free course re-take if life gets in the way. If you don’t feel ready to take the exam or if you do not pass your exam, then you may re-take the course.

  1. After completing your course, email us at registration@cybervista.net if you are not ready to take the exam or if you have taken the exam and have not passed. We’ll register you for the next available course (one-time) at no charge to you.
  2. In order to qualify, you must contact us within 3 months of the end of your original course and you must select a start date within 12 months of your original purchase date.

The Readiness Guarantee allows for a free course re-take if life gets in the way. If you don’t feel ready to take the exam or if you do not pass your exam, then you may re-take the course.

  1. After completing your course, email us at registration@cybervista.net if you are not ready to take the exam or if you have taken the exam and have not passed. We’ll register you for the next available course (one-time) at no charge to you.
  2. In order to qualify, you must contact us within 3 months of the end of your original course and you must select a start date within 12 months of your original purchase date.

In total, the course is 8 weeks long.

All instructors are Security+ certified and trained by CyberVista.

Light board technology uses an illuminated glass pane between the instructor and the camera that allows the instructor to illustrate concepts while remaining face-to-face with students. We use a light board during our instruction so you can follow along in real time while your instructor demonstrates important topics in cybersecurity. Though we do use PowerPoint in our lessons, there is no “death by PowerPoint” in our course.

Live Online Security+ courses start in October 2017 and are offered once monthly. Please visit shop.cybervista.net to review currently scheduled start dates.

There are more than 1,000 practice questions in our system.

You will receive login credentials for the LMS and your diagnostic exam the week prior to the start of the course.

Yes, but it depends on your experience level and comfort with the material. We help make the learning manageable by spreading the course over 8 weeks and using learning science techniques (including the diagnostic exam) to focus on your targeted areas of improvement.

Full payment is required at the time of purchase unless there has been another agreed upon arrangement between the student and CyberVista. In some circumstances CyberVista can work with students to provide an installment plan. For more information, please contact us at info@cybervista.net.

Yes. In some cases, CyberVista can work with students to provide a payment plan as an installment plan that divides the cost of the course into two equal payments over a 30 day period. For more information, please contact us at info@cybervista.net.

Please note sessions are defined as the occurrence of a live online classroom session, usage of online resources including the diagnostic, or proctored exams.

  • Cancellation before any session, 100% fees are refunded (less shipping & handling fee).
  • Cancellation before two sessions, 50% fees are refunded (less shipping & handling fee).
  • Cancellation after second session, there will be no refund.
  • A refund will be processed after all student materials are returned to CyberVista.

A refund will be processed after all student materials are returned to CyberVista.

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