CompTIA Security+ | How To Pass The Test On Your First Try

Earning your Security+ certification shows potential employers that you have the skills and knowledge to secure their systems and data. This certification is also a great way to boost your career and earn a higher salary. If you’re thinking of taking the Security+ exam, here are a few things you should know to help you prepare.

The Exam

The Security+ exam is a challenging exam that tests your knowledge of security concepts and technologies.

The topics included in the COMPTIA Security+ Exam are:

  • Security risks and vulnerabilities
  • Security controls
  • Identity and access management
  • Cryptography
  • Network security
  • Security operations
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity

Each of these topics is important in its own right, and together they form the foundation of a well-rounded security education. If you’re looking to get started in the field of information security, studying for the Security+ exam is a great place to start.

Getting Ready For The Exam

To help you prepare, we’ve put together a killer prep course that covers all important topics on the exam.

I meet personally with each student to make sure I understand your career goals and level of confidence. Then, through group and/or self-paced learning, we work through the topics until you are ready to test your knowledge. You can either sign up for the real exam or complete PVA’s 300 question Prep-Test (with real exam questions).

Pass The Exam And Get To Work

Once you pass the exam, you’ll want to think about which industry best suits your interests. In addition to tech, cybersecurity fields include:

The federal government:
The U.S. government is one of the largest employers of cybersecurity professionals. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security has a whole division dedicated to cybersecurity.

The healthcare industry:
Healthcare organizations are increasingly in need of cybersecurity experts to protect patient data and defend against cyberattacks.

The financial sector:
Financial institutions are another major target of cybercriminals. As a result, these organizations are always in need of skilled cybersecurity professionals to help them protect their data and systems.

Part of gaining confidence is taking action. The more you take action, the more confidence you will gain. So start taking action today and watch your confidence grow. If for some reason you don’t pass the exam on the first try, PVA will re-enroll you at no charge.