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Exam code SY0-501
Launch date October 4, 2017
Exam description The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Number of questions Up to 90 questions
Length of test 90 minutes
Type of questions Multiple choice and performance-based . Performance based question
Passing score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended experience CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus
Retirement  Usually three years after launch 

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501 Exam Domain 1.0 Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities 2.0 Technologies and Tools 3.0 Architecture and Design 4.0 Identity and Access Management 5.0 Risk Management 6.0 Cryptography and PKI
Exam Weighting 21% 22% 15% 16% 14% 12%
Attend the official course or study the official book            
Complete the course labs            
Number of MeasureUp questions and time to complete the test 59/59 51/51 72/72 29/29 43/43 46/46
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Review test and make personal notes            
Review notes 1            
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Final assessment test. 85% or better            


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