Overview: The CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) certification establishes knowledgeable professionals in the field of corporate security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. Even in a troubled economy, most businesses plan to at least maintain or optimally increase their investment in IT security. CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in network infrastructure, system security, organizational security and access control. CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor- neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career. Recommended experience for this certification includes CompTIA Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus. No prerequisites required.