Security+ SY0-601 to be released November 2020

JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,844 Admin
Here's some info on the 6th generation release of the Security+ cert:
  • SY0-601 will become available mid-November 2020.
  • SY0-501 will be retired July 31, 2021.
  • Security+ exam voucher is valid for either SY0-501 or SY0-601.
  • Security+ exam voucher cost remains the same (US$349) through end of 2020.
  • Security+ exam voucher cost increases (US$359) on Jan 1, 2021. (Same cost as CySA+ and PenTest+ is now).
  • SY0-601 focuses on core cybersecurity skills required by security and network administrators.
  • SY0-601 emphasizes hands-on practical skills.
  • Objectives added include cloud environments, entry-level incident response, GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance), and more threats.
  • SY0-601 requires more application of administration and configuration skills and less analysis overall. (Security analysis is covered in CySA+).
Security+ (SY0-601) Certification Guide (PDF)
CompTIA Security+ 501 vs. 601: What’s the Difference?

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