Credential validates cybersecurity skills for IT professionals
SAO PAULO, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor neutral skills certifications for the world's information technology (IT) workforce, today announced the availability of a Portuguese-language version of its CompTIA Security+ certification.
CompTIA Security+ is widely recognized throughout the IT industry and around the world as a certification that designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of cybersecurity, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. More than 230,000 IT professionals worldwide have earned the credential.
"Brazil's IT sector is expanding at a rapid pace and the number of its people with access to the Internet is growing as well," said Terry Erdle, executive vice president, skills certification, CompTIA.
"These factors intensify the need for strong cybersecurity vigilance," Erdle continued. "Education, training and certification are essential components of this effort. We're pleased to expand opportunities for Brazil's IT community to access CompTIA Security+."
Individuals who earn CompTIA Security+ certification have demonstrated their ability to apply their knowledge of security concepts, tools and procedures to react to security incidents; and to anticipate security risks and guard against them. Competencies covered by the certification include:
- Network security
- Compliance and operational security
- Threats and vulnerabilities
- Application, data and host security
- Access control and identity management
CompTIA Security+ is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), generally recognized as the highest standard in personnel certification accreditation, and conforms to the international standard ISO/IEC 17011.
Benefits of Certification
Employers rely on certifications such as CompTIA Security+ when hiring IT staff because certified workers have a greater ability to understand new and complex technologies; are more productive; and bring more insightful problem-solving to the workplace. A 2011 CompTIA study found that 64 percent of IT hiring managers rated certifications as having extremely high or high value in validating the skills and expertise of job candidates. Eight in ten HR professionals surveyed believed IT certifications will grow in usefulness and importance over the next two years.
Preparing for the Exam
Before taking the CompTIA Security+ exam, individuals should be CompTIA Network+ certified or have at least two years of technical networking experience with an emphasis on security. Security architects, security engineers, security consultants and specialists, information assurance technicians, security administrators, systems administrators and network administrators are among the IT job roles that should consider CompTIA Security+.
The second edition of the book Certificacao Security+ Da Pratica Para o Exame SY0-301 (Security+ Certification Practical For The SY0-301 Exam) is available from NovaTerra Editora, a CompTIA Authroized Partner. The edition has been revised and updated according to the latest CompTIA Security+ certification exam.
"The book was written with the intention to fill a gap in the technical literature of the Brazilian market," said co-author Yuri Diogenes. "The book has the distinction of not only covering the exam topics, but it also brings practical examples from day-to-day experience'"
The CompTIA Security+ exam includes 100 questions. Candidates have 90 minutes to complete the test. To pass the exam, a candidate must score at least 750 on a scale of 100-900.
In addition to the new Portuguese-language version, the CompTIA Security+ exam is also available in English, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. Visit CompTIA Certification to learn more.
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