The Security+ covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. Access control, identity management and cryptography are important topics on the exam, as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities. Security concerns associated with cloud computing,BYOD and SCADA.
While there is no required prerequisite, Network+ certification is recommended before taking the Security+ exam.
CompTIA is an ANSI accredited Certifier - 0731. The CompTIA Security+ce program is included in the scope of this accreditation.
Additional IPv6 concepts.
Emphasis on troubleshooting.
Additional security knowledge.
Knowledge of how to administer key systems.
experiences such as installing, configuring, implementing, managing and troubleshooting.
Three new topics:
Compare and contrast physical security controls.
Summarize basic forensic concepts.
Summarize safety practices.
Companies such as Dell, HP, Ricoh, Sharp and Xerox recommend or require CompTIA Network+ for their networking technicians. It is also a technical prerequisite option for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense.
The CompTIA Network+ce is in the scope of this accreditation, and may be kept current through the CompTIA Continuing Education