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What Is The SY0 601 Focused On?
The SY0 601 or as it is also known, the CompTIA Security+ 2021, like all tests, there is a bit of freedom on CompTIAs part to exam an array of subjects. That means knowing the majority of SY0 601 content is required because they test randomly on the many subjects available. Be aware too that experience requirements often exist because they have observed the average person and what is required. You can always push past that to succeed with the SY0 601 but it may take some extra work.
That is why we know this exam prep will help you get that high score on your journey to certification.
Perhaps this is your first step toward the certification, or perhaps you are coming back for another round. We hope that you feel this exam challenges you, teaches you, and prepares you to pass the SY0 601.
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CompTIA Security+ 501 vs 601
CompTIA Security+ addresses the latest cybersecurity trends and techniques: covering the most core technical skills in risk assessment and management, incident response, forensics, enterprise networks, hybrid/cloud operations and security controls, ensuring high performance on the job. Let’s break down some of the highlights.
CompTIA Security+ 501 vs. 601 Exam Domains
The CompTIA Security+ (SY0 601) exam now covers five major domains instead of six, guided by a maturing industry job role.
CompTIA Security+ 501 Exam Domains
Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities (21%)
Technologies and Tools (22%)
Architecture and Design (15%)
Identity and Access Management (16%)
Risk Management (14%)
Cryptography and PKI (12%)
CompTIA Security+ 601 Exam Domains
Attacks, Threats and Vulnerabilities (24%)
Architecture and Design (21%)
Operations and Incident Response (16%)
Governance, Risk and Compliance (14%)
CompTIA Security+ 601 focuses on the most up to date and current skills needed for the following tasks:
Assess the cybersecurity posture of an enterprise environment
Recommend and implement appropriate cybersecurity solutions
Monitor and secure hybrid environments
Operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies
Identify, analyze and respond to cybersecurity events and incidents
CompTIA Security+ 501 vs. 601 Exam Objectives
Although the exam objectives document is longer, the new exam actually has fewer objectives. CompTIA Security+ (SY0-601) has 35 exam objectives, compared to 37 on SY0-501. The difference is that the exam objectives for SY0 601 include more examples under each objective: the number of examples increased by about 25%.
This was intentional to help you better understand the meaning of each exam objective. The more examples and details we provide, the more helpful the exam objectives are for IT pros to prepare for their certification exam and, ultimately, the job itself.
But remember, exam objectives are not exhaustive: you may encounter other examples of technologies, processes or tasks on the exam. The exam questions are not based on these bulleted examples, but on the overarching exam objectives themselves. CompTIA is constantly reviewing exam content and updating questions to ensure relevance and exam integrity.