CompTIA Security+

This is what you need to know:

A cyber security certification is one of the most desirable credentials to have in today’s times. Although the CompTIA Security+ is an entry-level cert, it is one of the most sought-after security certifications among government and military contractors. If you don’t have the security background and experience to qualify for a higher level security credential, this is the one to have.

This is what you might want to know:

CompTIA Security+ validates knowledge of communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security, and general security concepts.  It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that is taught at colleges, universities and commercial training centers around the world.  Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Security+ candidates have at least two years on-the-job networking experience, with an emphasis on security.  The CompTIA Network+ certification is also recommended.Because human error is the number one cause for a network security breach, CompTIA Security+ is recognized by the technology community as a valuable credential that proves competency with information security.  Major corporations such as Sun, IBM/Tivoli Software Group, Symantec, Motorola, Hitachi Electronics Services and Verisign value the CompTIA Security+ certification and recommend or require it of their IT employees.

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