CompTIA Security+ Exam Requirements
The Security+ certification demonstrates you have competency in network security, threats, and vulnerabilities. The Security+ exam will test your proficiency in all these areas. Keep reading to find out exactly what to expect.
The Security+ exam costs are 330$ USD. This is a one time non refundable fee.
You have 90 minutes to complete the exam. Once the exam has started there are no breaks given, unless there is a malfunction with the test. Consequently, you will be terminated if you leave the testing room for anything other than a malfunction.
The Security+ exam has a maximum of 90 questions. There is a myriad of questions types such as:
- Multiple Choice
- Multiple Answer
- Drag & Drop
The passing score for the Security+ test is 750 out of 900. To clarify all CompTIA tests are on a scale of 900 except for CASP+.
Students must recertify every three years. However, students can waive recertification by enrolling into CompTIA’s continuing education for an annual fee. Another route to recertification is by simply acquiring a higher level certification. For example, a student who is Security+ certified can get CASP certified as well. In doing so they not only obtain the CASP certification but also renew their Security+ certification.
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