The CompTIA Security+ Certification is one of the top recognized credentials across the cybersecurity industry. It is globally recognized as the leading exam to substantiate baseline skills needed for success in this field. Security+ is also a primary baseline certification for DoD 8570, making it one of the most sought-after certifications on the market. Whether you are an IT professional looking to build on your cybersecurity knowledge, or you are new to the field and looking for a strong resume builder, obtaining this certificate is one of the best steps you can take. When preparing for the exam, Phishbuster Academy can provide access to some of the leading preparation tools on the market. Our bootcamp training is second to none, and our self-guided platform has a proven track record of success. When partnering with our certified experts, you can feel confident that you will be fully prepared come test day. Contact us today to register in our next Security+ training module.

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ Certification Details

Security+ is often believed to be one of the first cybersecurity certifications professionals should earn. It is ANSI accredited, provides essential hands-on troubleshooting activities, and is widely recognized for validating a professional’s ability to address practical information security issues.  Through this course, you will prepare for an exam that covers topics in the following areas:

  • Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
  • Architecture and Design
  • Implementation
  • Operations and Incident Response
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
cybersecurity management
cybersecurity management

Security+ is often believed to be one of the first cybersecurity certifications professionals should earn. It is ANSI accredited, provides essential hands-on troubleshooting activities, and is widely recognized for validating a professional’s ability to address practical information security issues.  Through this course, you will prepare for an exam that covers topics in the following areas:

  • Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
  • Architecture and Design
  • Implementation
  • Operations and Incident Response
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
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As with most cybersecurity certifications, exam preparation is typically a main concern. The last thing people want to do is find out how unprepared they are during the exam. Even when professionals have 2-3 years of experience in the industry, this exam covers such a wide array of cybersecurity topics, it can feel a bit overwhelming when attempting to tackle this task without some guidance. Here’s where Phishbuster Academy can truly be of benefit. Our team of trainers take a hands-on approach to preparing for these certifications. Our goal is to provide the knowledge, understanding, hands-on experience, and most of all confidence needed to be successful.

One of the first steps in preparing for the Security+ is understanding all the details around the exam. There are really four different skillsets you will need to implement throughout this 90-question test:

  • There will be scenarios where you need to assess the current security posture of an environment, analyze potential security solutions, and implement those solutions.
  • You will need to be able to assess hybrid environments that include cloud, mobile, and IoT, and be able to monitor and execute security measures for these environments.
  • Understand the principles of GRC (governance, risk, and compliance) and be able to operate based on laws and policies within these principles.
  • During a variety of security events, you will be expected to identify, analyze, and respond to those incidents.

Candidates will have 90 minutes to complete the exam which includes both multiple choice and performance-based questions. In order to pass the exam, you will need a score of 750 on the 100-900 scale.

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adult preparing for test on laptop

One of the first steps in preparing for the Security+ is understanding all the details around the exam. There are really four different skillsets you will need to implement throughout this 90-question test:

  • There will be scenarios where you need to assess the current security posture of an environment, analyze potential security solutions, and implement those solutions.
  • You will need to be able to assess hybrid environments that include cloud, mobile, and IoT, and be able to monitor and execute security measures for these environments.
  • Understand the principles of GRC (governance, risk, and compliance) and be able to operate based on laws and policies within these principles.
  • During a variety of security events, you will be expected to identify, analyze, and respond to those incidents.

Candidates will have 90 minutes to complete the exam which includes both multiple choice and performance-based questions. In order to pass the exam, you will need a score of 750 on the 100-900 scale.

The Best Tools for Passing CompTIA Security+ Exam on Your First Attempt

There is one program that has consistently proven to be one of the top ways to prepare for the Security+ exam, and that is through a live instructor-led bootcamp. Immersing yourself in an environment for a full week that dives into all the necessary information and hands-on labs, while having access to certified trainers who will be helping every step of the way, is one of the best approaches to this exam. With the Phishbuster Academy Accelerated Bootcamp, we try to take it one step further. Through our bootcamp, we will help prepare you for the most recognizable cybersecurity certification in the industry, truly giving yourself a big step up in your career.

Bootcamp Includes:

  • 40-hour training sessions with a Phishbuster Certified Trainer
  • Course Study Guide
  • Hands-on Labs
  • Practice Exams
  • Additional Study Preparation Materials
  • Access to Bootcamp Recording
  • CompTIA Security+ Exam Voucher

Phishbuster Promise – if you follow our program and we say you are ready for the exam, but you don’t pass on your first attempt, the second attempt is on us.

Accelerated bootcamp price is $2,399.00.

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people taking test

There is one program that has consistently proven to be one of the top ways to prepare for the Security+ exam, and that is through a live instructor-led bootcamp. Immersing yourself in an environment for a full week that dives into all the necessary information and hands-on labs, while having access to certified trainers who will be helping every step of the way, is one of the best approaches to this exam. With the Phishbuster Academy Accelerated Bootcamp, we try to take it one step further. Through our bootcamp, we will help prepare you for the most recognizable cybersecurity certification in the industry, truly giving yourself a big step up in your career.

Bootcamp Includes:

  • 40-hour training sessions with a Phishbuster Certified Trainer
  • Course Study Guide
  • Hands-on Labs
  • Practice Exams
  • Additional Study Preparation Materials
  • Access to Bootcamp Recording
  • CompTIA Security+ Exam Voucher

Phishbuster Promise – if you follow our program and we say you are ready for the exam, but you don’t pass on your first attempt, the second attempt is on us.

Accelerated bootcamp price is $2,399.00.

people learning on computer
people learning on computer

As an alternative learning option, Phishbuster Academy also offers a Virtual Learning Bundle for the CompTIA Security+ certification. Individuals who prefer the flexibility of a self-paced program, this all-inclusive package provides everything you need in a self-guided format. The bundle includes:

  • CertMaster Learn – A self-paced, guided path that covers all the necessary information you need to know for the exam. After you enroll, you can set a target test date and the platform will provide daily learning goals to help keep you on track.
  • CertMaster Labs – Labs are one of the best ways to help practice and retain information. These labs walk you through step-by-step instructions to implement what you have learned.
  • Exam Prep Gamification – While studying for the exam, engage in our flashcard-based gamification. Compete with yourself to see if you can beat your last high score.
  • Practice Tests – Before attempting the real thing, let’s go the route of taking a practice exam to evaluate your current understanding of the information.
  • CompTIA Security+ Voucher – As a part of this bundle, we also provide you with the voucher needed to schedule your exam ($392 value).
  • Phishbuster Academy Coach – One of the keys to success is having a coach that can provide guidance. Our top-of-class coaches will be there with you every step of the way. If you have questions, concerns, or just looking for feedback on when you are ready for the exam, the Phishbuster Academy Coaches will always be there to assist.

Virtual Learning Bundle price is $899.00.

Frequent Questions

What types of jobs can I get with a CompTIA Security+ Certification?

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This exam is tailored to assist professionals seeking jobs as Security Administrators, System Administrators, Helpdesk Manager or Analyst, Security Engineers, Network/Cloud Engineer, DevOps, IT Auditors and Project Managers.

What is the CompTIA Security+ Certification Cost?

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In order to take the exam, you must purchase a Security+ Voucher, which costs $392. In addition to the voucher price, you may also want to purchase study materials to help with preparation. These additional tools start out at $174 for the study guide and go up to around $2500 for some bootcamps.

Why is the CompTIA Security+ certification important?

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This certification is one of the most sought-after in the industry. This certification has a proven track record of validating the essential knowledge on baseline skills necessary for core security functions.

What are the prerequisites for taking the CompTIA Security+ exam?

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There are no prerequisites to take this exam. Although not required, CompTIA does recommend either completing the Network+ certification and obtaining two years of experience in IT administration prior to taking the Security+ exam.

What is considered a passing score on the Security+ exam?

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The number of questions can vary but will be no more than 90, and the entire exam must be completed within 90 minutes. There is a grading scale that starts at 100 and tops out at 900. A passing score is considered 750 or higher, and you will be provided with the score immediately following the completion of the exam.

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