CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 update: Everything you need to know
CompTIA’s Security+, the most popular cybersecurity certification in the world, is getting an overhaul for 2021! The updated exam (from SY0-501 to SY0-601) re-aligns the certification to match the most in-demand entry-level cybersecurity skills and trends of 2021.
Get insights into the changes directly from the source, Patrick Lane, Director of Products at CompTIA, as he explains how Security+ is evolving to remain the “go-to” certification for anyone trying to break into cybersecurity.
0:00 - Intro
4:10 - What is the CompTIA Security+ certification?
5:05 - Security+ baseline technical skills
16:00 - Security+ helps solve an industry problem
21:35 - Security+ job roles
31:45 - Job role skills and exam release
37:35 - CompITA Cybersecurity Career Pathway
47:27 - SY0-601 vs SY0-501: 6 big changes
52:10 - Security+ exam details
56:48- Live Q&A
1:02:13 - Outro
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Patrick directs IT workforce skills certifications for CompTIA, including Security+, PenTest+, CySA+ and CASP+. He assisted the U.S. National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA) to create the “Lock Down Your Login” campaign to promote multi-factor authentication nationwide. He has implemented a wide variety of IT projects, including an intranet and help desk for 11,000 end users. Patrick is an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) lifetime member, born and raised on U.S. military bases, and has authored and co-authored multiple books, including “Hack Proofing Linux: A Guide to Open Source Security.”
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