CompTIA Security + Course Overview Non-credit, Short-term Program
The CompTIA Security+ certification tests for security knowledge mastery of an individual with two years on-the-job 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 10,000 CompTIA Security+ certified professionals worldwide. CompTIA Security+ 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.
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 validation for that workforce.
Industry Support for CompTIA Security+®
Many corporations recommend or require the CompTIA Security+ certification for their IT employees. Companies such as Sun, IBM/Tivoli Software Group, Symantec, Motorola and Olympus Security Group know the value of a CompTIA Security+ certification and recommend or require it of their IT employees.
The demand for skilled security professionals is growing significantly and the technology community identifies CompTIA Security+ as the perfect way to validate your knowledge of information security.
What security+® Certification Can do for You
Neither technologies nor policies alone offer effective protection against theft and destruction of intellectual property. So, what's your defense? Knowledge. Your company can benefit from employing a CompTIA Security+ certified staff in the following ways --
Efficiency in recruiting, hiring, training and promoting employees
Increased productivity as employees work at appropriate levels for their experience
Increased job satisfaction, resulting in reduced turnover
Assurance that security is being maintained by qualified professionals
Creation of best practices and uniform security processes
Operational improvements and greater efficiency organization-wide
"Organizations need a metric to prove their own trustworthiness to customers and the general public. If a CIO says we've trained and certified 90 percent of our staff in security, that's a very powerful message for the board and for the customers."