CompTIA Security+ Certification Brief Overview

CompTIA Security

For many IT professionals, climbing the ladder of IT certification involves some formal network and computer security training. While this is often not a complete path to certification, it is very important in today’s world of the Internet. Some of them actually decide to get a certificate in order to be formally certified by those who have a vested interest in passing a difficult test and earning respectable credentials.

The Security + test is an excellent introduction to the world of computer and network security. This is a Vendor Neutral Certification. This means that it is not affiliated with a computer or network brand or platform. Once a person has obtained their A + and Network + certification, the next logical step is to seek CompTia Security+ Certification in Frankfurt.

If you have a Security + certificate on your resume, potential employers will see that you are serious about your quest to become a conscientious and competent IT professional. Information of computer and network security will value not only you but your company on top.

As a networking professional you will need to wrap your mind around some complex topics such as how Microsoft server domain infrastructure works, server authentication, complete server lockdown concepts, TCP / IP protocol, DNS, DHCP, Understanding MAC addresses, and to some extent packet analysis.

If you are already working in a related position in IT security or management then these are all topics that you will be familiar with to some extent. Most companies are focused on protecting their business from black hat hackers, and knowing the basics of computer and network security can give you the desired edge in your career.

As far as knowledge is concerned, you may need to have MCP at Network + or XP Pro level before starting Security + Certification training program. You really should be in the role of networking, though you don’t need to.

There are many excellent technical schools and colleges that offer courses designed for CompTIA Security + purposes. A lot of self-study material is also available. The self-study procedure will require a lot of discipline, but it is possible to complete it yourself and get a certificate.

Once you feel as a candidate that you are ready to take the test, you need to make an appointment with Pearson VUE or Prometric testing facility.

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