Should I take Security+ exam?

georgiosgeorgios Member Posts: 48 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hi guys, I was positively planning on Security+ exam recently until I found the price. $320 is really not cheap. The reason I chose security+ is my A+ and Network+ are due this year and security+ is the most popular. So my question is: can I let them expire this year and renew next year or later? I have MCSA 2012 and CCNA certs to get this year as I'm working for an ISP and these two certs are more important.


  • VictorVictor5VictorVictor5 Member Posts: 77 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Hey you do know if you have a .edu account you get a significant discount, right?

    Don't let your certs expire! If you pass Sec+ they automatically renew.

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  • atippettatippett Member Posts: 154
    CompTIA Academic Marketplace

    Here is the link Victor was talking about. $203 for Sec+, but you must have a .edu email
  • georgiosgeorgios Member Posts: 48 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Was browsing this forum and found someone's point about not renewing A+, N+ to be interesting. I kind of agree, I'm working in a Telco company and certs don't seem to be needed to jump to another department. I also heard that a team leader of security department had no certs at all. And I'm also studying ccna and mcsa, should I focus on those? What do you guys think?
  • ITSec14ITSec14 Member Posts: 398 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I think anyone in an infrastructure/help desk role should take Security+.

    Does your company offer reimbursement for exam fee's if you pass? If so, take advantage of it!
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