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CompTIA Security+ 501 vs 601

New CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) exam launching in November 2020!
CompTIA Security+ addresses the latest cybersecurity trends and techniques – covering the most core technical skills in risk assessment and management, incident response, forensics, enterprise networks, hybrid/cloud operations and security controls, ensuring high performance on the job. Let’s break down some of the highlights.

CompTIA Security+ 501 vs. 601 Exam Domains
The CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) exam now covers five major domains instead of six, guided by a maturing industry job role.

CompTIA Security+ 601 focuses on the most up-to-date and current skills needed for the following tasks:

  • Assess the cybersecurity posture of an enterprise environment
  • Recommend and implement appropriate cybersecurity solutions
  • Monitor and secure hybrid environments
  • Operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies
  • Identify, analyze, and respond to cybersecurity events and incidents

CompTIA Security+ 501 vs. 601 Exam Objectives
Although the exam objectives document is longer, the new exam has fewer objectives. CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) has 35 exam objectives, compared to 37 on SY0-501. The difference is that the exam objectives for SY0-601 include more examples under each objective – the number of examples increased by about 25%.

This was intentional to help you better understand the meaning of each exam objective. The more examples and details we provide, the more helpful the exam objectives are for IT pros to prepare for their certification exam and the job itself.

But remember, exam objectives are not exhaustive: you may encounter other examples of technologies, processes, or tasks on the exam. The exam questions are not based on these bulleted examples, but on the overarching exam objectives themselves. CompTIA is constantly reviewing exam content and updating questions to ensure relevance and exam integrity.

How to Train for CompTIA Security+
It may seem like CompTIA Security+ covers a lot of ground, but don’t worry, we’ve got you! Babbage Simmel offers training solutions, including study guides, online self-study tools and instructor-led courses, which are designed to cover what you need to know for your CompTIA exam. No other content library covers all exam objectives for all certifications.

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