CompTIA Security+ is a standalone certification from CompTIA with the exam code SY0-401. 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. 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.
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|What are the prerequisites for this exam?||CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security.|
|What is the exam registration fee?||USD 330|
|Where do I take the exam?||Pearson VUE|
|What is the format of the exam?||Multiple choice and performance-based|
|How many questions are asked in the exam?||The exam contains 90 questions.|
|What is the duration of the exam?||90 minutes|
|What is the passing score?||750
(on a scale of 100-900)
|What is the exam's retake policy?||
In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the SY0-401 examination, CompTIA's retake policy is:
|What is the validity of the certification?||CompTIA Security+ certification are valid for three years from the date the candidate is certified, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program.|
|Where can I find more information about this exam?||To know more about the SY0-401-complete, click here.|
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