Catch up to CompTIA
Did you know there are millions of IT experts that create and implement all the technologies that power our global economy? What’s more is that the majority of them are CompTIA certified, meaning they are more than capable of fulfilling the technical needs of the IT industry. CompTIA exams are well represented in the US government: most of their assessments have been approved by the Department of Defense (DoD) as their tests ingrain the much sought-after practical skills the DoD wants in their IT personnel. CompTIA badges pour out the abundant value on their holders because they are ISO/ANSI accredited: employers look for such seals when recruiting because such accreditations represent that the candidate is associated with a legitimate certification vendor who knows how to precisely evaluate the skills of their examinees. CompTIA wants the world around to recognize the packed potential stored inside their certs. For this reason, they offer partnership programs to high-standard education & training institutions. This initiative provides a myriad of facilities to these entities in the form of marketing, access to CompTIA’s network of IT specialists, and even the privilege to operate as a subsidiary of prestigious CompTIA itself.
Security+ Badge Is the Moment
One of CompTIA’s badges that has been rapidly rising to popularity is the CompTIA Security+; many testimonies exist from those that struck fruitful IT positions because of this credential. The Security+ is an entry-level badge that seeks to get you in tune with all the knowledge and practical skills required to make it in any cybersecurity job role you choose; it also acts as a stepping stone for your pursuit of more intermediate certifications. Hands-on artistry is heavily emphasized in this Security+ and the syllabus focuses on the latest trends and tactics when it comes to finding and addressing risks, threats, and vulnerabilities; making one who possesses this certification all the more relevant because they have the prowess to mitigate unforeseen challenges when working in the real world. To attain the CompTIA Security+ cert you need a victory in SY0-501 assessment which teaches you how to detect system breaches, carry out penetration tests, configure access management, troubleshoot networks, implement secure networking architectures, and finally, use cryptography & public key infrastructure (PKI). In the exam, you’ll see a maximum of 90 MCQ & PBQ questions that you’ll have to finalize in 90 minutes, and you’ll need to pop out 750/1000 to pass with the registration fee being $349. For those looking to board SY0-501, CompTIA recommends having two years of experience working as an IT admin with security tasks being at the heart, as well as having the CompTIA Network+ credential as prerequisites.
Widespread support of the Security+ credential has produced a wealth of numerous study and preparation resources. Below we look at top-notch video courses you can use as allies to excel at your SY0-501:
- The YouTube channel ‘Pace-IT’ has a free 5+ hour course conducted by instructor Brian Ferrill, a holder of not only the Security+ credential itself but another thirteen industry badges from CompTIA, CIW, Cisco, and Microsoft. Brian’s series is concise, exploring all the relevant exam topics in chopped up sessions as he breaks down concepts and makes them so easy to understand.
- Another YouTube channel worth visiting is ‘Professor Messer’. Here you’ll also find a free training course on the Security+ hosted by James Messer and comprises of 140 videos all aligned with CompTIA’s sequential exam objectives pdf. James has over 25 years of IT experience and the videos are of supreme quality. Each is a bit-sized vid you can squeeze into any part of your day. On top of that James even offers each lesson in note and audio format on his website, along with practice exams.
- Like always, the website ‘ITPro.TV’ has ecstatic content. Their Security+ program not only includes video-lectures but also virtual-labs to help accumulate the much needed practical capabilities required to pass SY0-501. Practice tests are an added bonus as well. Although you need to have a paid membership plan to watch these vids, ITPro.TV still grants new members a free trial which you should capitalize on!
- If you’re looking for a video training program that’s CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC) and hence gives credit towards your CompTIA continuing educational units (CEU), then you should go for Christopher Rees’s “CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501)” course on com. Chris is quite straightforward with his theoretical and ‘in the field’ coverage of the material, plus you don’t need any prior experience to burn through his course.
Knowing all that you must understand that it’s really a great time to get involved with IT; and with 3.5 million cybersecurity positions expected to go unfulfilled by 2021, security is the right place to be. The elite video courses listed above will get you so much closer to your goal; you can’t go wrong with any. And if you need more practice you could visit sites like ExamCollection.com, ExamSnap.com, Exam-Labs.com, or PrepAway.com which will give you free and up-to-date exam dumps for your CompTIA SY0-501 prep. You should open their dumps with the VCE or ETE Exam Simulator which will recreate the exact testing environment of SY0-501 for you. So go on, use all of these extravagant essentials and pass the assessment to earn your CompTIA Security+ badge.