The English version of the SY0-501 exam was retired on July 31st, 2021. There is a new version of the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601). Pick up the new Security+ Cert Guide by Omar Santos at this link.
For SY0-501 Cert Guide errata, visit this link.
Welcome to my SY0-501 Study Page! The CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 certification shows employers that you have a broad understanding of computer security concepts. The certification is well-known in the IT industry and it’s a great resume builder.
Download the CompTIA Security+ Objectives here.
Then pickup my Security+ SY0-501 Cert Guide.
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SY0-501 Security+ Details
|Launch Date||October 4, 2017|
|Exam Description||The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.|
|Number of Questions||Maximum of 90 questions|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice and performance-based|
|Length of Test||90 minutes
|Passing Score||750 (on a scale of 100-900)|
|Recommended Experience||CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus|
|Languages||English, Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese|
|Retirement||Usually three years after launch|
|Price||$349.00 USD (see all CompTIA pricing at this link.)|
When it comes to pricing, always watch for discounts. For example you can find 10% discount coupons just about anywhere: in my book, on the CompTIA website, and with third-party voucher providers such as GetCertified4Less. Watch for increased savings with early-expiry vouchers too. For those of you that are students or employees of an accredited academic institution check out the CompTIA Academic Marketplace where you can save a lot of money on exams.
Good luck with your exams!