About CompTIA Security Plus (SY0-301) Exam:
CompTIA Security+ is professionals level certification in the field of security. Security Professional is one of the fastest-growing career option in IT field. The Security Plus exam covers the following areas:
- Network security
- Compliance and operational security
- Threats and vulnerabilities
- Application, data and host security
- Access control and identity management
Pre-requisites to take the Security Plus SY0-301 exam
There is no pre-requisite for the Security Plus exam.
Format of the exam
This exam test consists of 100 multiple choice questions. The test does not includes simulation questions. You are required to attempt all questions within 90 minutes. Passing Score is 750 (on a scale of 100-900).
Benefits of the Security Plus certification
CompTIA Security Plus is a professional-level Certification. This certification is an entry path to develop your career in security field. Security Plus Certification validates your skill to configure secured network, implement security tools, and troubleshoot security related issues within IT organizations. After getting certified with Security Plus certification, you will become eligible for various job profiles such as security architect, security engineer, security consultant/specialist, information assurance technician, security administrator, systems administrator, and network administrator.
Exam retake policy
There is no wait time fixed between the first and second attempts. However, a third or any subsequent attempt needs to be at least 30 calendar days apart from the previous test.
CompTIA exams can be registered and taken in Pearson VUE testing centers.
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The price for taking the CompTIA Sy0-301 exam is US$276. You can view the exam fee as per country/region here: