CompTIA Security+: More than 30,000 now certified

JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSOM GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,673 Admin
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) announced today (January 15, 2007) that its CompTIA Security+ certification, a benchmark of information technology (IT) security implementation skills, has been attained by more than 30,000 IT professionals worldwide.

See details at:
http://www.cccure.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1087

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  • Non-Profit TechieNon-Profit Techie Member Posts: 418
    Just got mine about 30 minutes ago :) I wonder if I am 30,001 ;) got an 830. Preplogic questions were harder then the real deal. Im glad its over tho. Woot Woot!
  • sthomassthomas Member Posts: 1,240 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats!

    This cert is fairly popular. I am curious to see if it has helped anyone here get a job or advance there career.
    Working on: MCSA 2012 R2
  • Non-Profit TechieNon-Profit Techie Member Posts: 418
    I dont think it would really help advance a career. I do feel that any knowledge will help build a career into a better one.

    Passing this test will not advance me any further, however, my department head is now giving small pay increases for certs passed. They are also now paying for materials and the test itself. The raises are not much tho, only 3 to 5 hundred per cert, but i will take it cause i dont do it for the money. I like to be better at my work ;)
  • jaayw1jaayw1 Member Posts: 28 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Non-Profit, what did you use to prep for this exam? I have tried several exam preps and took the test but they were totally off on the question types, so I failed it.

    Can you help?
  • Non-Profit TechieNon-Profit Techie Member Posts: 418
    The book that helped me the most and was perfect for studying for this test was Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals Second Edition by Thomsom Course Technology. This book is also Comptia Quality curriculum Authorized material. I think the book goes into just the perfect amount of detail for the exam. The ISBN number is 0-619-21566-6.

    As for training videos I used Testout for Sec+ which was also very helpful.

    For practice questions I used the Preplogic simulator. These questions were awesome, actually harder then the real exam and provide great insite into why certain answers are better then others. I was scoring in the 850s or below on these questions. Those really helped because when I got to the real exam I found the questions much easier. The answers sort of poped out at you because in the prep logic questions they sometimes had two answers that looked like they could be correct. The actual test seemed to make sure the answer could only be one choice.

    I was more then happy with an 830 on the first try after reading about how many dont make it on the first try. (they sort of freaked me out and made me scared to take the test) I made sure I was well prepared for this exam. Dont rush to the test center if you are not 85% sure you will pass.
  • jaayw1jaayw1 Member Posts: 28 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the advice.
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure / Core Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016 Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    Yay, I'm a statistic!

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  • sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    sthomas wrote:
    Congrats!

    This cert is fairly popular. I am curious to see if it has helped anyone here get a job or advance there career.

    Within the DoD it will help people keep their jobs due to DOD Directive 8570.1. All new hires that are working a certain IA level will need this. Current employees have a couple of years to get it. So if you want to work for the DoD (civilian/contractor) there is a good chance you will have to have the Security+ depending on what you do.
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