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CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601)

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601)

Free Practice Test

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CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) Exam

About CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) Exam

The CompTIA Security+ is one of the top security certification suggested for the candidate to grow up in the career. Also, the certification establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. The CompTIA Security+ certification exam helps to verify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to assess the security posture of an enterprise environment.

Skills Acquired

The CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) exam incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting, ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving skills required to perform the following tasks -

  • Evaluate the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and execute appropriate security solutions
  • Monitor and secure hybrid environments, like cloud, mobile, and IoT
  • Operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, like  principles of governance, risk, and compliance
  • Identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents

Exam Details

  • Exam Name: CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) 
  • Exam Questions: Multiple choice and performance-based
  • Total Question: 90 Questions
  • Passing score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
  • Recommended Experience: CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus
  • Fees: $370 USD

Course Outline

The CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) Practice Exam exam covers the following topics - 

  • Domain 1.0: Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
  • Domain 2.0: Architecture and Design
  • Domain 3.0: Implementation
  • Domain 4.0: Operations and Incident Response
  • Domain 5.0: Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Exam Format and Information

Exam Name CompTIA Security+  
Exam Code SY0-601
Exam Duration 90 mins
Exam Format Multiple Choice and Multi-Response Questions
Exam Type Security
Number of Questions 90 Questions
Eligibility/Pre-Requisite NIL
Exam Fee $370 USD
Exam Language English, Japanese
Pass Score 700 (on a scale of 1-1000)

CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) FAQs

There are no prerequisites for CompTIA Security+ SYO-601 certification exam. But, it is suggested to earn CompTIA A+ or CompTIA network+ certification.
There are two options available for taking the exam. Online testing: In online testing, you can give the exam from any location as per your convenience. A good internet connection and a device having a webcam will be required. In-person testing: In case, due to some reasons you are not able to take an online test, then CompTIA provides you testing options at any of Pearson VUE testing centers located across the globe.
The CompTIA Security+ certificate is valid for 3 years from the day you successfully pass the exam. In case a candidate passes the Security+ Exam just before the examination’s retirement, even then his certificate is valid for 3 years.
The passing score for CompTIA security+ is 750 (on a scale of 100-900).
You will be allotted 90 minutes to attempts all the 90 questions in the exam.
Your preparation depends upon your experience and the knowledge about exam domains you already have. Approximately, 4-5 weeks are enough to study and prepare for the exam.
The CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) exam has performance-based multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and drag and drop activities to challenge your problem-solving skills. The multiple-choice questions could be single- and multiple- response.
The CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) certification lasts for three years. The certificate can be renewed and extended it for three more years through CompTIA’s continuing education (CE) program.


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