CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam

CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam

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Security plus is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

More choose Security+ – chosen by more corporations and defense organizations than any other certification on the market to validate core security skills and for fulfilling DoD 8570 compliance.


Security+ proves hands-on skills – the only baseline cybersecurity certification emphasizing vendor-neutral, hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of today’s complex issues.

More job roles turn to Security+ to supplement skills – baseline cybersecurity skills are applicable across more of today’s job roles to secure systems, software, and hardware.

Security+ is aligned to the latest trends and techniques – covering the most core technical skills in risk assessment and management, incident response, forensics, enterprise networks, hybrid/cloud operations, and security controls, ensuring high performance on the job.

Job roles for this certification:

  1. Security Specialist
  2. Security Consultant
  3. Security Engineer
  4. Security Administrator

The Exam

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification a candidate should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required for any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting, ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving skills required to:

  • Assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions
  • Monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT
  • Operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance
  • Identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents


Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

        The Learning + Exam Outcomes  

        • Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities (24%)
        • Architecture and Design (21%)
        • Implementation (25%)
        • Operations and Incident Response (16%)
        • Governance, Risk, and Compliance (14%)

        Learning Material (optional)

        The learning material can be chosen as follows:
        • The complete bundle includes access to an e-learning platform with lesson plans and gamification features, a virtual environment to perform tasks - mirrored to the real-world scenarios, test preparations for the final exam, and an exam voucher with a retake should you fail the first time
        • The test-prep bundle includes an e-book, test preparations for the final exam, and an exam voucher with a retake should you fail the first time 
        • The basic bundle includes an e-book, and an exam voucher with a retake should you fail the first time

        Entry Requirements: 

        CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus

        Other information:

        • Examination held online
        • Examination date scheduled according to edVentr calendar (via edVentr Support Team after purchase)
        • Certification issued digitally by CompTIA
        • CompTIA - The world’s leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, which offer individuals industry-relevant knowledge and skills across a broad spectrum of principles/technologies and beyond one IT provider. 

         Requirements:

        • Operating system: Windows 10 / Mac OSX Sierra 10.12 or higher
        • Chrome OS
        • Supported browsers: The preferred internet browser is Chrome. Internet Explorer, Edge, and Safari are also supported
        • Screen resolution of 1280 x 800
        • Input Devices: Full Keyboard and Mouse
        • Internet Connection: A download speed of at least 5 Mbps