What does the CompTIA Security+ cover?
The CompTIA Security+ is a fairly broad certification exam, meaning that it covers a wide range of topics. This is arguably the hardest factor when it comes to studying for the exam because you have to know a wide range of topics. Overall, though, the exam aims to test a candidate’s ability to:
- Assess the security posture of an organization to then make recommendations and implementations
- Monitor and secure various types of environments (mobile, cloud, IoT, etc)
- Operate with an awareness of laws and policies to effectively manage governance, risk, and compliance
- Identify, analyze, and respond to threats, incidents, and overall security events
It tests you on this by breaking it up into 4 main domains:
- Attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities (24% of the exam)
- Architecture and Design (21% of the exam)
- Implementation (25% of the exam)
- Operations and Incident Response (16% of the exam)
- Governance, Risk, and Compliance (14% of the exam)
Each domain has subdomains that you can view with this PDF download.
We’ve laid out our Security+ preparation course syllabus the exact same way that CompTIA laid out the official exam objectives, which makes it easier for your studies. You can literally go from subdomain to subdomain and know what you’ve covered, and what you have left to study.
Our practice exams were also designed to throw in questions from each of those domains, focusing on the most heavily weighted ones.
As long as you enroll in reputable training, you will get exposure to what the exam covers, which is important.
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