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Due to the increasing number and severity of computer security threats, Security+ was developed by CompTIA in 2002 to address the need of most businesses and IT related industries for security professionals. Security+ is a certification program that deals with computer security topics such as cryptography and access control. The program also enables individuals to acquire adequate skills in system security, network infrastructure, authentication, external attack and organizational security. These areas of knowledge are vital for anyone who wants to become a competent information security professional.
The Security+ certification is intended for those individuals who are new to Information Security. Although not required, CompTIA recommends that candidates must have a certificate in Network+ and at least two years of security‐related work experience with an emphasis on security. The CompTIA Security+ examination is a multiple-choice-type test with 100 questions. The exam can also be applied as an elective to the MCSA: Security and the MCSE: Security specializations from Microsoft.
A certification in CompTIA Security+ provides a solid credential that can be utilized in numerous major organizations that employ CompTIA Security+ certified individuals. These organizations include Booz Allen Hamilton, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Motorola, Symantec, Sun, IBM/Tivoli Software group, Telstra, Hitachi, Ricoh, Lockheed, Unisys, General Mills, the US Havy, Army, Air Force and Marines and the US Department of Defense Directive. And since financial industries and their customers are prone to attacks to gain access to their personal account information, they need Security+ certified individuals to help them maintain and manage their establishments against external and internal intrusions.
Individuals who possess the CompTIA Security+ certification can also work as Network Administrator, Network Security Technician or Security Specialist. Experienced professionals in these areas can expect to enjoy annual salaries ranging from $45,000 to $80,000.