Q. What is the prerequisite for taking the test Security+ 2008 Edition (SY0-201)?

A. There is no prerequisite for taking the test SY0-201. However, it is recommended that CompTIA Security+ candidates should have at least two years on-the-job networking experience, with an emphasis on security. The CompTIA Network+ certification is also recommended for taking the test.

Q. What certificate does it provide?

A. Passing the test SY0-201 provides Security+ 2008 Edition certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?

A. 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 attempt approximately 100 questions.

Q. What is the duration of the test?

A. Candidates are required to attempt all the questions in 90 minutes.

Q. Which type of the test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)

A. The test SY0-201 is in linear format.

Q. What is the passing score?

A. You need a score of 750 on a 100-900 scale to pass the test.

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. What are the areas on which the test is focused?

A. The test SY0-201 Security+ tests the computer/networking professionals knowledge and skills in communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts. It also recognizes a candidate’s ability for securing computers and communication infrastructure.

Q. Where to take the test?

A. CompTIA tests may be taken at Pearson VUE orPrometric testing facilities.

Q. What is the test fee?

A. The test fee is US$258.

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