In the next five years, there will be many more cybersecurity job vacancies than qualified candidates. Companies, on the other hand, may not be pleased with this development. CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 certification is a great way to get started in this fast-growing sector.
In just 10 weeks, with the help of CBT Nuggets and other tools, you may be prepared to take the test. Right here, we’ve set out all the details on how to accomplish that.
The Exam’s Detailed Instructions
In order to acquire the CompTIA Security+ credential, candidates must demonstrate mastery of the following skills:
- Identifying threats to the network’s security
- Make a contribution to risk management
- Secure all aspects of your business’s IT infrastructure, applications, data, and operational processes
- Confidentiality and integrity are maintained by using appropriate security measures.
- Investigate and resolve security problems and occurrences.
- Adhere to all relevant rules, laws, and regulations.
Information security analysts, engineers and consultants might benefit from the Security+ certification. If you’re looking to move into a security capacity at your current employer, you’re more likely to benefit from the Security+ certification. In any event, you’ll have a solid foundation with Security+ if you decide to pursue a career in information security.
For IAT Level II and IAM Level I, CompTIA Security+ certification also fulfils the DOD 8750 and/or DOD 8140 baseline certification standards. Certification in Security+ is required for government positions.
Begin with CompTIA’s resources.
CompTIA’s website should be your first stop. An exam overview and a wealth of Security+ resources are available on the SY0-501 certification overview page. All the information you need is laid out in the official CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 certification study guide. You’ll find a glossary of words you’ll need to know as well as practise problems that relate to the exam’s goals.
Additionally, CompTIA offers classroom instruction for its certification tests. Be aware that the classroom sessions closest to you might not be as close as you’d think.
CBT Nuggets: the Fastest Way to Master Security+
Keith Barker, a CBT Nuggets teacher, just prepared training for the SY0-501 test if you can’t attend classroom instruction or want to study from books. All the concepts and abilities necessary to pass the test are covered in Keith’s 23-hour, 110-video course.
Additional files and Kaplan® IT Training practise tests are included with a CBT Nuggets subscription for the SY0-501 exam. Our video training is supplemented by these additional materials to help you better understand and recall what you’ve learned.
Additionally, CBT Nuggets is a CompTIA-accredited training company. You may earn 20 Continuing Education Credits by successfully completing Keith’s SY0-501 programme (CEUs). CompTIA certificates can be renewed using CompTIA CEUs.
Developing a Plan for Your Academic Career
This PDF study guide is the most common resource Sprintzeal recommend to students preparing for the Security+ certification exam. However, we all know that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to learning. CBT Nuggets, on the other hand, offers a number of no-brainer advice for SY0-501 preparation.
In our Security+ programme, each of the Nuggets corresponds to a distinct skill or subject. For those who find it difficult to stay focused and remember knowledge, the films are typically less than 10 minutes long. To take notes, pause the video. To get Validated Minutes, take the embedded quizzes. And, if you think you’ve mastered a topic, don’t be afraid to watch it at double speed.
Regardless of how you want to view videos, we encourage you to augment them with other materials. Some examples of these are study aids such as textbooks, online laboratories, and simulated tests.
A CBT Nuggets subscription comes with a free trial of the service. In order to prepare for the actual exam, you can use these tests to get a sense for what to expect. Oh, and they’re timed as well. They’re essential for all of the above reasons.
You should use the practise examinations to your advantage. They aid in establishing a baseline of knowledge and assessing your exam-readyness. As many times as you like, you may take a practise test or use flashcards to answer questions. You should take at least three practise examinations while you’re in school: one at the beginning of your studies, one halfway through, and one immediately before the actual thing.
Let’s have a look at how you may prepare for the SY0-501 test in 10 weeks now that you have all of the information you need.
Get Started with Security+
The first 10 video Nuggets of the Security+ course are included in your first week of study. Among their areas of expertise are network design and IT security. There are also case studies to give you a sense of what you would encounter in the real world.
Make sure you check out CompTIA’s website for the SY0-501 certification. Don’t forget to check out any free materials that can be of use to you.
Also, don’t forget to acquire the CBT Nuggets app for your iOS, Android, or Google Play device. It will make training on the go more convenient. You may even save videos to your computer and watch them at a later time. A few minutes of exercising in your leisure time may really build up to a lot of progress.