CompTIA Security+

gtslearning’s complete range of learning solutions for CompTIA Security+ classroom or self-paced training. All content fully CompTIA Official CAQC approved

CompTIA Security+ is approved as an IA baseline certifications for the IA workforce as part of the IA Workforce Improvement Program (DoD 8570.01-M) and is included in the State Department Skills Incentive Program.

  • The first security certification IT professionals should earn
  • Establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs
  • Incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills

Please note CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam retired July 31, 2018.

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CompTIA approved learning resources
Integrated Professor Messer videos
Practice tests
Lab manual**
Online access
Available as eBook
Optional Live Practice Labs**
Optional Classroom Learn on Demand Labs***
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* Dynamic practice tests provide links to training content – if a student answers a question wrongly, they can go straight to the topic and learn about areas of weakness.

** gtslearning’s Lab Manual contains instuctions on labs to be carried out on equipment in the classroom as part of instructor led training. Practice Labs are different, they provide online access to real equipment for self study.

*** Learn on Demand Labs are a time-efficient and cost-effective way of giving classroom students access to real equipment without the need for expensive kit or setup resource. More about Learn on Demand Labs.

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CompTIA Security+ products

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CompTIA Security+ key facts

IT security is paramount to organizations as cloud computing and mobile devices have changed the way we do business. With the massive amounts of data transmitted and stored on networks throughout the world, it’s essential to have effective security practices in place. That’s where CompTIA Security+ comes in. Get the Security+ certification to show that you have the skills to secure a network and deter hackers and you’re ready for the job.

CompTIA Security+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

Experts with the CompTIA Security+ certification are working in over 147 countries.

In the 2016 PWC Global Economic Crime Survey, there were 38% more security incidents reported than in the previous year.

Also, information security budgets increased by 24% over previous year.

500,000,000 Yahoo accounts have been compromised…

Are you taking proactive steps to protect your business?

CompTIA Security+ is the essential starting point for the security professional – the perfect stepping stone to high-level technical qualifications such as CompTIA CySA+, CASP or the Certified Ethical Hacker.

Approved by U.S. Dept. of Defense to meet IA technical and management certification requirements as well as US government contractors. Growing demand outside of North America with more than 250,000 certified individuals worldwide.

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam facts

CompTIA Security+ certification covers network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilities as well as application, data and host security. Also included are access control, identity management, and cryptography.

  • SY0-501 (pass score 750 on scale of 100-900)
  • Maximum of 90 multiple choice and performance-based questions
  • 90 minute exam duration
  • Available in English. Japanese and Portuguese available during 2018
  • Exam retires three years after launch