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What you need to know about the CompTIA Security+

The CompTIA Security+ exam contains a maximum of 90 questions, and you are given 90 minutes in which to answer them. Most of the questions are multiple choice, but there are some “performance-based” questions included as well. The certification obtained by passing the test lasts for three years after the testing date.

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What are the costs?

The current charge for taking the CompTIA Security+ exam is $392 each time you take the test. There is no discount for retakes if you do not pass the first time.

What should I bring?

You will need a valid photo ID and your testing voucher at the testing session. You should contact the testing site for more information about other items you should or should not bring.

How is it scored?

A passing score for the CompTIA Security+ test is 750 of a possible 900 points.

What kind of job can I get?

Obtaining a CompTIA Security+ certification is appropriate for a person who needs to assess and monitor the security of an enterprise, offer solutions, and apply relevant laws. Possible jobs that fall in this category are security administrator, systems administrator, helpdesk manager or analyst, network or cloud engineer, security engineer or analyst, DevOps or software developer, IT auditor, and IT project manager.

Am I eligible?

Before taking this test, it is strongly suggested that you have previously obtained the CompTIA Network+ certification and have two years of IT experience with a focus on security. You may retake this exam if you do not earn a passing score the first time, but you must pay the same fee. There is no waiting period between the first and second tests, but you must wait 14 days between the second and third test attempts.

Why does it matter?

Having a CompTIA Security+ certification can open many career opportunities. Employers not only look at the experience of a candidate but at their level of certification. The CompTIA Security+ certification is a step above any basic certifications you may have.

What salary can I expect?

Salaries for positions involving security can average around $119,000 annually, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

When is it available?

The CompTIA Security+ exam is administered by Pearson VUE and given at their testing centers. You may also be able to take this test online.

How much time is allowed?

The testing session for the CompTIA Security+ test is 90 minutes long.

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