About the CompTIA
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 SY0-301
certification tests your understanding of systems security, network
infrastructure, access control, assessments and audits, cryptography and
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 SY0-401 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. Is the test linear or adaptive?
A. The test is Linear, and not adaptive
Q. What is the passing score for Network+?
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 2 years experience in network administration with a focus on
- Day to day technical information security experience
Q. What to expect in the CompTIA Security+ exam?
A. Multiple-choice questions on the following topics:
Compliance and operational security
Threats and vulnerabilities
Application, data and host security
Access control and identity management
Q. What are the languages available for taking the CompTIA Security plus
A. English, Korean, Coming soon: German, Japanese
Note: Practice tests are available only in English.
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+
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before the real exam. Taking practice tests before a subsequent exam appears to
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Network security - Systems security threats: Privilege
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