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Free CompTIA Security+ Training Classes

The Computing Technology Industry Association’s (CompTIA) Security+ certification is a vendor-neutral security credential that demonstrates competency in network infrastructure security, access control measures, cryptography, security audits and security assessments. Though there are no prerequisites for taking the program, Security+ really is designed for IT security professionals with at least two years on-the-job experience in network and infrastructure security. In addition, CompTIA recommends that those seeking a Security+ certification obtain the organization’s Network+ credentials first. The Security+ certificate is often considered as a stepping stone to more advanced, IT security certifications. Adding to the appeal of Security+ is the fact that those who acquire the certification are considered to have fulfilled the elective requirement for Microsoft’s Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) credential.

According to CompTIA, Security+ is focused on validating an IT security professional’s ability to proactively recognize potential vulnerabilities and respond to them. The exam tests knowledge in several key areas relating to system security, network infrastructure and access control. The exam costs about $260 to take and comprises of 100 questions that need to be answered in 90 minutes or less. Individuals, who score at least 750 points on a scale of 100 to 900 points, are considered to have passed the exam and are qualified for certification. CompTIA began offering Security+ in 2002 and released an upgraded version of the test in 2008. Those who have already secured the original certification are eligible to get re-certified to the new 2008 standard by retaking the test. The test for such candidates comprises of 50 questions which need to be answered in 60 minutes. The passing score for the retest is 560 on a scale of 100 to 900. The Security+ exam is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, German and Japanese.

Over 50,000 IT professionals from around the world are thought to have earned CompTIA’s Security+ credential so far. Several major Fortune 100 companies and several government agencies currently employ Security+ certified employees according to CompTIA.

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The Security+ certification exam is one which requires the knowledge of a wide variety of terms and what they mean. This means that the class is excellent for being taken online, and at your own pace. AND, GUESS WHAT - soon you can take it for FREE! If you are interested, follow @CybraryIT for updates on when this will be available.