Security+ SY0-401 Exam

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The Security+ exam covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk.  Access control, identity management and cryptography are important topics on the exam, as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities.  Security concerns associated with cloud computing, BYOD and SCADA are addressed in the SY0-401 exam.

Test Details
Launch Date April 2014
Number of questions Maximum of 90 questions
Type of questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of test 90 minutes
Passing score 750
(on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended experience Minimum of two years of experience in IT administration with a focus on security
Languages English, Japanese and Portuguese
Exam codes SY0-401
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