CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Certification Overview

CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Course Playlist

Greetings everybody. My name is Tech Gee and I want to welcome you all to my CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 course. The information that I will be presenting in this course is going to give you everything you need to know to successfully pass the CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 examination, assuming you study properly.

The CompTIA Security+ 701 represents the latest & greatest in cybersecurity, covering the most in-demand skills related to current threats, automation, zero trust, IoT, risk, and more.  Once certified, you’ll understand the core skills needed to succeed on the job and employers will notice too.  The Security+ exam verifies you have the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Assess the security posture of an enterprise environment & recommend and implement appropriate security solutions.
  • Monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), and operational technology.
  • Operate with an awareness of applicable regulations and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance.
  • Identify, analyze, & respond to security events and incidents.

What Skills Will You Learn?

The CompTIA Security+ 701 exam will focus on 5 primary areas of study, which are also known as domains:

  • (1.0) General Security Concepts will make up 12% of the exam.
    • This domain will focus on key cybersecurity terminology and concepts up front to provide a foundation for security controls discussed throughout the exam.
  • (2.0) Threats, Vulnerabilities, & Mitigations will make up 22% of the exam.
    • This domain will focus on responding to common threats, cyberattacks, vulnerabilities, & security incidents and appropriate mitigation techniques to monitor and secure hybrid environments.
  • (3.0) Security Architecture will make up 18% of the exam.
    • This domain will focus on security implications of different architecture models, principles of securing enterprise infrastructure, and strategies to protect data.
  • (4.0) Security Operations will make up 28% of the exam.
    • This domain will focus on applying & enhancing security and vulnerability management techniques, as well as security implications of proper hardware, software, and data management.
  • (5.0) Security Program Management & Oversight will make up 20% of the exam.
    • This domain will focus on reporting and communicating skills required for Security+ job roles to governance, risk management, compliance, assessment, and security awareness.

CompTIA Security+ 701 Exam Details

  • The CompTIA Security+ SY0-701, which is the latest & greatest exam version, was launched November 7, 2023.
    • At the time of this posting, CompTIA has not scheduled a retirement date for this exam, but normally 3 years after the launch of an exam is when you can expect for that exam to be officially retired so they can begin introducing the latest version.
  • The exam has a maximum of 90 questions.
    • The questions are presented in multiple choice format and performance-based questions.
  • The exam has a 90-minute time limit.
  • In order to pass the CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 exam, you will need to score 750 out of a possible 900 points (83%) on the exam.
  • It is recommended by CompTIA that a candidate be CompTIA Network+ certified and have at least 2 years of experience working in a security/systems administrator job role.
  • The exam is available in English, with Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish to follow.
  • The company that is responsible for administering the test is Pearson VUE Testing Centers.
  • The cost of the CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 exam is $404 USD.
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Download the CompTIA Security+ Sy0-701 exam objectives HERE.