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About the CompTIA SY0-501 Exam

CompTIA's SY0-501 certification exam is the only exam to be passed for being awarded your Security+ certification. This exam measures the necessary competencies of an IT professional for necessary skills in implementing network security. The SY0-501 certification tests your understanding of systems security, network infrastructure, access control, assessments and audits, cryptography and organizational security.

What to expect in the CompTIA Security+ exam?

This test consists of multiple-choice questions. There are no case study type questions and the test is not adaptive. You will be required to answer approximately 100 questions in 90 minutes. To pass, you need a score of 764 on a scale of 100-900.

Q. What exams need to be passed for obtaining Security+ Certificate?
A. You need to pass SY0-501 to earn the Security+ certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. 100 approximately

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. 90 minutes

Q.What are the questions types asked?
A. The test is Linear, and not adaptive

Q. What is the passing score for Security+?
A. 764 on a scale of 100-900

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. There is no wait time fixed between the first and second attempt. However, third or any subsequent attempt needs to be at least 30 calendar days apart from the previous test.

Q. For whom the Security+ Certification is intended? Is it right for me?
A. Security+ certified professional is expected to provide systems and network security. The CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) Certification is aimed at an IT security professional who has:
- A minimum of 18 months experience in IT environment
- Day to day technical expertise in server environment

Q. What to expect in the CompTIA Security+ exam?
A. Multiple-choice questions on the following topics:

Network security
Compliance and operational security
Threats and vulnerabilities
Application, data and host security
Access control and identity management

Q. What are the code languages available for the CompTIA Security+ exam?
A. English, Chinese, German, Japanese

Q. Where to take the test?
A. CompTIA certification exams are provided through Pearson VUE and Prometric.

Q. How will the practice tests help me in passing the exam?
A. Practice tests provide real exam environment, and the toughness of questions closely resemble that of real questions. By taking a practice test, one can save 100s of dollars in frustration on a failure.

Preparing for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam

There is no golden bullet for success. It is well known that the best way to ensure that a candidate does well in actual exam is to take practice tests before the real exam. Taking practice tests before a subsequent exam appears to be the most effective way of learning.

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Passing exam SY0-401 towards getting your CompTIA Security+ certification is a step closer using Simulation Exams prep tests. The important features of the practice tests are given below:

  • Full coverage of exam objectives (updated 2011-12) including network devices, networking technologies, network tools, and network management.

  • Practice questions that follow the exam pattern

  • 275+ practice questions modeled on real world scenarios

  • Detailed answer explanations for each question

  • Flash cards, exam cram notes, and online feedback mechanism

What is covered in Prep exams for SY0-501 Security+ practice exams?

The Prep exams cover 100% objectives for CompTIA SY0-501, in accordance with real exam pattern and question types. The SY0-401 prep kit covers following exam objectives :

  • Network security - Systems security threats: Privilege escalation, Virus, Worm, Trojan, Spyware, Spam, Adware, Rootkits, Botnets, Logic bomb; OS hardening. Security applications like HIDS, personal software firewalls, Antivirus, Anti-spam, Popup blockers

  • Compliance and operational security Vulnerability assessment, Port scanners, Vulnerability scanners, Protocol analyzers, OVAL, Password crackers, Network mappers

  • Threats and vulnerabilities Antiquated protocols TCP/IP hijacking Null sessions Spoofing Man-in-the-middle Replay DOS, DDOS Domain Name Kiting DNS poisoning, ARP poisoning

  • Application, data and host security DMZ, VLAN, NAT, Network interconnections, NAC, Subnetting, Telephony,

  • Access control and identity management  ACL, Group policies, Password policy, Domain password policy, User names and passwords, Time of day restrictions, Account expiration, Logical tokens

  • Cryptography Key management, Steganography, Symmetric key, Asymmetric key, Confidentiality, Integrity and availability, Non-repudiation, Comparative strength of algorithms, Digital signatures, Whole disk encryption, Trusted Platform Module (TPM), Single vs. Dual sided certificates, Use of proven technologies

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