What is a CompTIA Security+ Certification?
CompTIA Security+ emphasizes hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem-solve a wider variety of issues. It is the first security certification IT professionals should earn and establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role to provide a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs and advanced IT security certifications. Cybersecurity professionals with CompTIA Security+ know how to address security incidents, not just identify them.
Does this course include the CompTIA Security+ exam?
No, this course does not include the exam or an exam voucher.
What are the eligibility requirements for CompTIA Security+?
While there are no prerequisites for CompTIA Security+, it is recommended that students have the following experience:
- At least 2 years of IT administration experience with a security focus
- The CompTIA Network+ certification
What careers is the CompTIA Security+ certification useful for?
This certification is ideal for IT professionals with networking and administrative skills in Windows®-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks; familiarity with other operating systems, such as macOS®, Unix®, or Linux®; and who want to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics or using CompTIA Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles.
Careers in cybersecurity often begin with positions such as cybersecurity specialist, network administrator, and security administrator.
How much does a certified CompTIA Security+ professional make?
The compensation for a CompTIA Security+ professional depends on geographic location, company size, and job duties. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the median pay for Network and Systems Administrators in 2021 was $80,600.
What training materials are included in the CompTIA Security+ training course?
Students have access to their courseware through CompTIA and their labs through Skillable.
Can the course be retaken at no additional charge?
Yes. Most completed United Training courses carry our unbeatable Learning Guarantee. This guarantee allows students to repeat most United Training courses if they are the same version, FREE OF CHARGE, within six months of completion. Exceptions: Cisco, Citrix, VMware, and courses provided by affiliated 3rd party training providers. Note: If you request a retake for a course, you will need the most current courseware, and you will be responsible for purchasing the new courseware, admin fee, lab, and exam voucher.