Start your prep for CompTIA Security+: SY0-501 exam with CompTIA Security+ Study Guide. The course focuses on the objectives of CompTIA Security+ certification exam which include application of security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability; identification of appropriate technologies and products; troubleshooting security events and incidents, and much more. CompTIA Security+ is an entry-level, international, vendor-neutral credential designed for IT security professionals to identify risk, participate in risk mitigation activities, provide infrastructure, information, operational, and application security.

The course comes with Flashcards & Quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Flashcards help master the key concepts. Glossary defines the key terms. It  contains full length practice tests. These tests closely follow the exam objectives and are designed to simulate real exam conditions. The course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure that learners are prepared for the certification exam.

CompTIA Security+ is a standalone certification from CompTIA with the exam code SY0-501. This certification covers the most important principles for securing a network and managing risk. The CompTIA Network+ certification is recommended before taking the Security+ exam.

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To quote CompTIA, “CASP meets the growing demand for advanced IT security in the enterprise. Recommended for IT professionals with at least 5 years of experience, CASP certifies critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines and requires candidates to implement clear solutions in complex environments.” So, start learning for CompTIA CASP certification exam with CASP – Advanced Security Practitioner V1.0 performance based labs. Performance-based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. Advanced Security Practitioner V1.0 performance-based labs cover the objectives of CompTIA CASP certification exam and provide knowledge of enterprise security, risk management and incident response, and integration of computing, communications and business disciplines as well as the technical integration of enterprise components.

The CASP exam validates the competency of professionals that he has the technical knowledge and skills required to conceptualize, design, and engineer secure solutions across complex enterprise environments. It involves applying critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines to propose and implement solutions that map to enterprise drivers while managing risk.

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CompTIA has recently begun including performance based questions for several of its exams in addition to the standard multiple choice questions. The current list of exams that contain performance based questions are: A+ (220-801 and 220-802), Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Network+ (N10-005), and Security+ (SY0-301).

 

Candidates are required to perform a specific task or solve a problem in simulated IT environments in Performance-based questions. When the candidate completes the required steps, the task is considered accomplished.

 

A comprehensive certification prep course can help you to prepare thoroughly for the actual certification exam. uCertify courses include performance-based question in the practice tests to help candidates prepare for CompTIA exams.

 

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CompTIA has announced the retirement of CompTIA A+ 700 series exams. If you wish to get certified in this series, you must take the exams prior to August 31, 2013. The English version of CompTIA’s A+ 700 series exams are scheduled to retire on August 31, 2013.

 

Why should you take the 700 series when the 800 series is already released? If you have already taken the 220-701 exam, but were putting off the 220-702 exam, now would be the time to do it. You will not be able to take the 220-702 exam after August 31,2013. Starting Sep 1, even if you completed your 220-701 but not the 220-702, you will need to take both the 800 series exams to earn your CompTIA A+ certification.

 

A combination of the 700 series and 800 series exams is not allowed because the exam objectives of the CompTIA A+ 800 series are different from the CompTIA A+ 700 series.

 

If you are preparing for CompTIA A+ 700 series exam, be sure to take both the exams before August 31, 2013. Otherwise, you will need to purchase CompTIA A+ 800 series content.

 

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CompTIA’s Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification recently earned DoD approval and it  is now included in the U.S. Department of Defense Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program. The program provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification and management of the Department of Defense workforce conducting information assurance functions in assigned duty positions.

 

The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner certification attests competency in applying critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines. The exam covers enterprise security, risk management, integration of computing, Communications, and Business Disciplines.

 

The certification is targeted at Security Administrators, and Security Officers with a minimum of 10 years of experience in IT administration and at least five years of hands-on security experience in an enterprise environment.

 

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Certifications play a vital role in determining an individual’s salary. 2013 is looking to be a great year for IT professionals. The nature of IT is to stay ahead of the curve in all things related to technology. Today, the expectation is that IT professionals will have a measure of capability, if not proficiency, in everything from wireless networking and security to mobile app development and maintaining a cloud-based infrastructure. Extending your expertise into new areas demonstrates that as an IT professional, you can manage the complex changes taking place today in technology and that you are up to the challenge.


Here, we take a look at few certifications with the highest earning potential.


1. Project Management Professional (PMP):

The PMI-PMP certification is an industry recognized vendor neutral credential. The PMI PMP Certification (Project Management Professional) is one of the most popular certifications today. The PMP exam recognizes demonstrated knowledge and skill in leading and directing project teams and in delivering project results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources. PMP PMI’s certification provides experienced individuals the skills and abilities to manage large projects with critical paths, critical dates, available resources, and track the progress of the project from inception to completion, on time without cost overruns.


2. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP):

The CISSP certification is an advanced-level certification specially meant for IT security professionals who have a minimum of five years of professional experience (effective Jan 1st 2012) in the field of information security. The prerequisite for the ISC2 CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certifications is five years of professional work experience as an IT professional, but in a different domain. The certification is proof of a person’s competence in defining the architecture, design, management and security of business environments.


3. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA):

The CCNA certification is the novice certification, i.e., the entry level. It is a pre-requisite for all the advanced level Cisco certifications such as CCNP and CCIE.  It validates the skills of networking professionals to install, configure and troubleshoot routed and switched networks. CCNA Certified professionals are capable of implementing and verifying connections to remote sites in a WAN. They also have basic knowledge on security issues, Wireless networking and performance-based skills.

You can choose either of the two paths for becoming CCNA:


4. Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA):

The Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) certification is considered the foundation-level enterprise Wi-Fi certification for the Certified Wireless Network Professional program and it also acts as a gateway to more senior credentials. As an increasing number of users view wireless connectivity as basic infrastructure and not as an extra bonus, the need for wireless management capability will continue to grow.  It is believed that the candidates should have a basic understanding and fundamental knowledge of information technology. The Certified Wireless Networking Administration certification exam is a standalone certification from CWNP with the exam code PW0-104. Its upgraded version is PW0-105.


5.  Strata Green IT:

The CompTIA‘s Strata Green IT certificate is designed to enhance an IT professional’s experience, knowledge, and existing IT credentials to incorporate emerging technologies shaping the global green IT industry today. IT professionals that pass the Strata Green IT exam validate that they have the aptitude needed to effectively implement and measure Green IT programs and investments.

The certification requires you to pass only one exam:

CompTIA is providing an opportunity for IT Professionals to enroll in the CompTIA Continuing Education (CE) program on or before December 31, 2012. This offer is limited to only those certified in 2010 or earlier in CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and/or CompTIA Security+  certifications. Candidates who earned their CompTIA certification in 2011 are already enrolled in the CE program.

Candidates certified in 2010 or earlier are considered “certified for life,” but they can enroll in the CompTIA Continuing Education Program to further demonstrate their knowledge and skills to their employers who may require such a certification.

If the “certified for life” individual is not enrolled in the Continuing Education program before Dec 31, 2012, they will need to retake and pass the corresponding current certification exam in order to achieve the CE certification.

Continuing education credits can be awarded within a three-year period through a variety of activities that show an understanding of relevant industry knowledge.

Candidates who are “certified for life” must follow these steps to enroll in the CE program:

1. Log in to the CompTIA Candidate Database https://www.certmetrics.com/comptia/login.aspx
2. Click the Continuing Education Menu Item
3. Click on the Enroll link
4. Click on the Enroll button

Click the link below for more information on tihs program: http://certification.comptia.org/news/12-11-29/Deadline_for_Certified_for_Life_Candidates_to_Enroll_in_Continuing_Education_Dec_31.aspx

uCertify, a proud CompTIA GOLD Partner will be at CompTIA’s Academy Educator Conference this month, in Las Vegas on July 28th and 29th. The conference is targeted at educators and has several informative sessions on the latest CompTIA certifications. We would love to meet you and learn about your specific needs, as well as share how we can help your students not only get certified, but actually learn the skills expected of a certified professional!
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Based on the results of an IT Industry Business survey conducted recently by CompTIA, it is expected that six in ten IT firms are likely to significantly or moderately increase their Q3 and Q4 revenues, as compared to Q1 and Q2 revenues. IT companies are beginning to be more optimistic about the second half of 2010. The CompTIA survey panel expects the Business Confidence Index to increase 5.4 points over the next six months. In addition, the CompTIA IT Industry Business Confidence Index, anticipates that 37 percent of IT firms expect to increase hiring over the next six months.

This means more and more companies will want to add staff, will hire programmers, developers, support staff and help desk, sales staff, project managers, and network engineers. 47 percent of companies say they are fully staffed but will add new talent because they want to expand their business. Conversely, 53 percent of these firms indicate they are understaffed by between 5 percent and 20 percent.

All of this means that hiring managers will be looking for skilled talent, ready to help grow their businesses. Having the right experience, and skills, including a certification in the right area can help you be prepared for a possible increase in hiring this second half of 2010 and into early 2011.

For more information on the results of the survey, click below:
IT Companies are optimistic about second half of 2010

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