The CompTIA Security+ exam – It’s a cornerstone for entry level computer security jobs, and one you need if you are working for the government or military or a civilian contractor working for the government or military. In the Department of Defense’s 8570.1 Directive’s vernacular, it is one of the approved certifications for the IAT Level II designation.
Security+ is super hot these days, and for good reason. The internet is the great enabler, which means that criminals are more often looking for ways to steal your money (or for bigger fish, go after the financial institutions that are holding and using your money) in semi-anonymity.
The biggest issue is always the same one…the security force tends to be reactive, whereas the bad guys can be proactive. Because they aren’t constrained by legal, moral or ethical issues, the bad guys can and will do whatever they can to swipe your cash. So you need every tool you can put in your toolbox, every resource, skillset etc. to combat cybercriminals and worse.
And that keeps computer security top of mind and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. We recently after some starts and stops ProCert has finished their evaluation of our CompTIA Security+ CramMaster practice exam software and given it a passing grade.
It is a big deal, if not simply because there is so much garbage in the marketplace that people need a way to evaluate what is worth spending their hard-earned cash for. The CompTIA CAQC (which stands for CompTIA Approved Quality Content) means that any product with that stamp of approval covers all the objectives of the exam. You can read more about it at CompTIA, but here is a synopsis:
“Training material given the CAQC seal has gone through a rigorous approval process to confirm the work meets exam objectives, language standards and necessary hands-on exercises and labs. Students, training organizations and educational institutions recognize the CAQC logo as the quality trademark of CompTIA certification materials.” Read more about it or search for CAQC approved study material at: