Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023 (Updated Saturday, November 11, 2023)
The landscape of cybersecurity is ever-evolving, and CompTIA ensures that its Security+ certification stays ahead of the curve. The introduction of the new CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701) aims to address the latest trends and techniques in cybersecurity, focusing on core technical skills essential for professionals in the field. Let's delve into the key differentiators between the SY0-601 and SY0-701 exams.
The SY0-701 exam emphasizes the most critical technical skills required for high-performance cybersecurity roles. These skills include:
Additionally, 20% of the exam objectives were updated to include:
Let's compare the domains of the SY0-601 and SY0-701 exams:
SY0-701 maintains the same number of exam domains as SY0-601 but features fewer objectives (28 vs. 35). This reduction reflects a more focused job role in a maturing industry. Some exam domains and objectives were re-ordered and re-named for instructional design improvements, showcasing CompTIA's commitment to relevance and exam integrity.
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