Ideal candidates for CompTIA Security+ certification have:
- At least two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security
- Day-to-day technical information security experience
- CompTIA Network+ certification (recommended)
Security+ Certification Exam (SY0-501)
You will have 90 minutes to complete the 90-question Security+ certification exam (SY0-501). A passing score is 750 out of 900 possible points.
Your CompTIA Security+ certification is good for three years from the day of your exam.
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA Security+ certification. Collect at least 50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years, upload them to your certification account, and Security+ will automatically renew.
Visit CompTIA's website for additional recertification information.