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CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Certification Exam

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Certification Exam

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CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Exam

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 is a professional certification for baseline cybersecurity skills. The CompTIA Security+ exam certifies core knowledge of the candidate as required in a cybersecurity role and helps in moving to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. The certification meets ISO 17024 standards and is approved by the US DoD for 8140/8570.01-M requirements. The CompTIA Security+  certification covers the topics including threat analysis, securing information systems, information risk mitigation, knowledge of IAM and PKI. 

The CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Exam retires on July 31, 22021. The exam will be replaced by CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601). 

Who should take the exam?

The CompTIA Security+ is apt for professionals involved in information security, network security, system administration, security analysis, penetration testing and IT auditing

Course Outline

The important topics covered in this exam are:

  • Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities  21%
  • Technologies and Tools 22%
  • Architecture and Design  15%
  • Identity and Access Management  16%
  • Risk Management  14%
  • Cryptography and PKI  12%

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Exam Format and Information

Exam Name CompTIA Security+ 
Exam Code SY0-501
Exam Duration 90 mins
Exam Format Multiple Choice and Multi-Response Questions
Exam Type Information Security
Number of Questions 90 Questions

Eligibility/Pre-Requisite A minimum of 2 years in IT

administration with security focus is recommended.

Exam Fee $349 USD
Exam Language English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese
Pass Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) Certification Exam FAQs

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CompTIA Security+ certification contains a maximum of 90 questions which need to be completed in 90 minutes.
You will get 90 minutes to complete the exam.
This exam will cost you $349 USD including the additional taxes.
In this exam the main highlighted areas are: • Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities 21% • Technologies and Tools 22% • Architecture and Design 15% • Identity and Access Management 16% • Risk Management 14% • Cryptography and PKI 12%
This exam determines your ability to fulfil core cyber security tasks. Candidate is also measured on awareness of cyber security related concepts, tools and techniques like attacks, concepts of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning, troubleshoot common security issue, secure staging, security controls, IAM, risk management and cryptography.
This exam is the best fit for the IT and Non-IT professionals who want to pursue a career in cybersecurity.
• Configure information systems for security of applications, networks and devices • Conducting threat analysis • Aware of process to for threat respond and mitigation techniques • Contributing to risk mitigation activities • Being aware of applicable policies, laws and regulations
At Testpreptraining all candidates receive updated and unique sets of CompTIA Security+ questions shuffled with different levels which will help you check your skills and weak areas. Doing these questions will increase your knowledge to score better in the exam.
This is exam is intended for entry-level cybersecurity professionals and executives.
The skills required for the exam are foundation level skills and knowledge needed by companies around the world for their cybersecurity and information security roles.
CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam is for IT professionals who want to to start their cyber security career. The exam is a professional exam by CompTIA for baseline cybersecurity skills. The certification helps candidate move up in their cybersecurity career.


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