Security+ Information

What is Security+ Certification?
CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

What is the Value of Security+ Certification?
CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them.

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements The median annual wage for information security analysts was $92,600 in May 2016.

What jobs can I get?
Security Architect
Security Engineer
Security Consultant
Security Specialist
Security or Systems Administrator
Systems Administrator
Network Administrator
Security Administrator
Junior IT Auditor/ Penetration Tester
Security Specialist
Security Consultant
Security Engineer

Want a government job?
CompTIA Certifications Meet Department of Defense (DoD) 8570.01-M Requirements

CompTIA A+, Comptia Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certifications have been approved as IA baseline certifications for the IA workforce as part of the IA Workforce Improvement Program (DoD 8570.01-M) and are included in the State Department Skills Incentive Program.

Government agencies and contractors that currently employ CompTIA certified professionals include:

  • U.S. Department of Defense – all components
  • U.S. Intelligence Community Agencies
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S Department of Justice
  • U.S Department of State
  • Most other U.S. federal government agencies

What experience should I have?
Recommended Experience:
CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus

(All information provided from CompTIA,