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As the foundational IT certification in the CompTIA Cybersecurity Career Pathway, CompTIA Security+ serves as a springboard for cybersecurity careers, ensuring security professionals are better prepared to solve a wide variety of issues when securing and defending networks in today's complicated business computing land
Entry-level security technicians need a better picture of the full network than was necessary even five years ago to identify abnormal behavior and understand how network architecture can mitigate damage from cyberattacks.
CompTIA Security+ reflects this increase in the baseline skills needed for entry-level cybersecurity jobs, and covers those skills needed to perform core security functions:
Yes! Being able to do hands-on audits of network security and penetration testing to reveal holes in security is critical to hardening networks and maintaining appropriate security for business of all sizes, and it's highly sought after by employers.
Understanding these concepts will help you in your job search and in your mastery of the profession as you continue onward and upward.
CompTIA Security+ verifies the skills necessary for many in-demand IT positions: