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Why You Need a Security+ Certification in 2015

In the Information Technology (IT) industry, acquiring certifications in certain disciplines is just as essential as acquiring a traditional degree.

There are numerous benefits that come from acquiring an IT certification, so whether you are an active or aspiring IT professional, it would behoove you to consider what IT certifications are available and what they can do for you. There are many different types of certifications depending on what type of IT professional you aspire to be. Choosing the right certifications is essential to furthering your career as a professional. One example of an IT certification that can allow you to further your career immediately is the Security+ certification.

Security+ (pronounced “Security-Plus”) is a certification provided by CompTIA which designates that a professional is knowledgeable in the field of security, which is becoming one of the fastest growing fields in the IT sector. This is a certification that you should update every three years through CompTIA in order to make sure that you are on the cutting edge of security technology.

Some of the most relevant job titles for this certification include IA Technician, IA Manager, Network Administrator, Security Consultant and Security Engineer. The CompTIA Security+ certification has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Defense, Hitachi Information Systems, CSC, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman as the ideal way to indicate that a professional is apt in the right areas of security IT.

New CompTIA Network+ and Security+ Practice Certification Exams Added to Skillset

When we launched, we started with tens of thousands of questions grouped across hundreds of individual skills. To make things even easier, we focused those questions on a few major IT certifications: The PMP, CISSP and CEH exams.

But we promised we weren’t going to stop there, and we haven’t.

We now have additional certification practice tests for CompTIA exams, each with thousands of sample questions and practice tests of their own.

The new certification groupings include:


Security+ IT Certification Exam


Security+ is one of the most sought-after InfoSec certifications out there, and we’re proud to be able to offer it as part of our predictive testing engine. Like all certifications one can study for on Skillset, the Security+ exam is divided into individual skill-based tests and designed to help you see where you need the most improvement, what topics you can be confident about, and how close you are to being able to take the real Security+ certification exams.


Our Security+ practice test grouping includes individual skillsets like: