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NEW CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-401 is Available!

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  • May 2, 2014
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comptia, security, new it certification exams, updatesHappy Labor Day! Whether you celebrated it yesterday, or still have months to go until that first weekend of September, we sure hope that you’ve enjoyed the week – and Happy Friday peeps!

In case you have missed the big news released yesterday, we are happy to tell you that the new CompTIA Security+ exam is now officially available worldwide. Introduced yesterday, May 1, CompTIA’s new SY0-401 is now available worldwide in English, with more languages to be added within the next few months. According to the vendor, the new exam puts more emphasis on BYOD, mobile security and risk mitigation.

“This update reflects the changes and challenges IT professionals face in the realm of cybersecurity,” said Terry Erdle, executive vice president, skills certification and learning, CompTIA.

Well, so far it all sounds expected. Security challenges keep growing, and, especially with the ‘heartbleed’ disaster still being hot (with no end in sight), the update does not come as much of a surprise.

 UPD: We have just come across the fresh new braindumps for the SY0-401 exam available from 2 main certification training providers: TestKing and Pass4Sure.  Wonder when FREE Security+ VCEs reach ExamCollection…

These are the updates as outlined by CompTIA.

  • Expansion of common protocols and services.
  • Stronger emphasis on risk, including risk due to systems integration with third parties and how to plan for it.
  • More on mobile security and BYOD.
  • Risk mitigation in static environments including SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and Android/iOS.
  • Wider scenario based authentication, authorization and access control, including federation.

The new exam also includes more scenario-based objectives, which are often used for performance based questions in CompTIA exams. Don’t worry, however, if you get confused by the exam objectives currently available on the official CompTIA website. As of morning of May 2 here in Europe, they don’t seem to have been updated. We’ll be sure to keep you guys posted!

If you consider earning the Security+ credential, we can assure you that this is certainly a great one to have. This certification is widely recognized throughout the IT industry and around the world as a certification that designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of cybersecurity. More than 284,000 individuals have earned CompTIA Security+ certification.

CompTIA Security+ is widely recognized throughout the IT industry and around the world as a certification that designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of cybersecurity. More than 284,000 individuals have earned CompTIA Security+ certification.

CompTIA Security+ is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to show compliance with the ISO 17024:2012 standard. The certification is also approved by the U.S. Department of Defense and is required for its employees who specialize in this area. It’s also required by a number of leading IT companies worldwide. And, with the growing demand for IT security professionals, CompTIA Security+ is becoming even more attractive.

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