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CompTIA Security+ Certification

Our Information Security curriculum includes e-learning courses geared toward CompTIA Security+, a prestigious IT certification focused on foundation-level cyber security skills and knowledge.

The Security+ validates that a candidate has a broad-based knowledge of modern security principles, along with the technical skills needed to maintain a secure computing and network environment. The certification is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense for providing security clearance to military personnel or contractors engaged in information assurance activities.

Our hands-on security training provides coverage of some of the most important Security+ objectives. Note that we do not currently cover all Security+ exam objectives, but additional courses will be added to soon to provide complete coverage.

Once you have completed your preparation, you can proceed to take the actual certification exam.

CompTIA Security+ Exam Overview

In order to achieve your Network+ certification, you need only pass a single certification exam: the CompTIA Security+ Exam. The exam is 90 minutes long and consists of 100 multiple-choice questions.

The CompTIA Security+ Exam is administered by two main testing companies, "Prometric" and "Pearson VUE", both of which operate testing centers throughout the world. The exams are exactly the same, and you are free to use either exam proctor, so you should choose based on who has the nearest and most convenient testing center.

To schedule an exam, you can visit the website of either Prometric (www.prometric.com) or Pearson Vue (www.vue.com).

Taking the Security+ Exam

When scheduling the Security+ Exam, you will be instructed to select a testing center, as well as the time and date on which to sit the exam.

The exam is administered via computer. When you sign in at the testing center on the day of the exam, you will be logged onto a computer there and can proceed to work through it. Complete instructions are provided at the time you take the exam.

The exam results are provided immediately upon completion of the exam, so you'll know right away if you successfully earned your certification.

After Passing the Exam

As soon as you pass the Security+ Exam you achieve the official status of CompTIA Security+ Certified Information Security Professional. You can then list the Security+ credential on you resume, and potential employers can go to CompTIA's website to verify it.

Within 6-8 weeks after passing the Security+ exam, you will receive official certification validation materials from the CompTIA, recognizing your achievement and your network certification status.

To Learn More

To learn more about our Information Security curriculum, please check out the description of our Security Training. Note that we do not currently cover all Security+ exam objectives, but additional courses will be added to soon to provide complete coverage.

To learn more about the Security+ program in general, please visit the CompTIA website at www.comptia.org

To learn more about scheduling the Security+ certification exam, please visit the Prometric (www.prometric.com) and/or Pearson Vue (www.vue.com) websites.