How Much Does the CompTIA Security+ Certification Cost?

It's a simple question, but there can be multiple answers based on your situation and the options you choose. Of course, the quick answer is that price of the exam voucher you’ll need to in order to take your test is $339. However, you may qualify for discounts that can decrease this number and you can bundle your voucher with additional learning and training that can change the bottom line as well. Read on to find out more.

The Basics: CompTIA Security+ Exam Voucher Only

To get access to the certification exam, you’ll need to buy an exam voucher. A voucher represents a unique code that you can buy at the CompTIA Store and use to take your test at a Pearson VUE testing center. If a voucher is all you need, then the cost is $339 per exam. Find out more about the exam on the CompTIA Security+ product page and learn how to buy a voucher on our testing pages. If you’re ready to buy, head over to the store.

If you don’t pass an exam, you’ll need to purchase another voucher to take another test. That’s why we recommend that you go into your exam well prepared so you minimize the chance of not passing the test and having to purchase an additional voucher.

Training and Preparation

Our CompTIA Learning and Training offering is a set of comprehensive learning resources to support our certifications like CompTIA Security+. This portfolio of products includes books, eLearning, labs and exam prep software and is developed in-house by CompTIA based on feedback we hear from learners like you. These resources provide you with a variety of ways to acquire the knowledge that is outlined in the CompTIA Security+ exam objectives.

  • Self-Study and Test Preparation
    The self-study guide will teach you the fundamental principles of installing and configuring cybersecurity controls and participating in incident response and risk mitigation. It will prepare you to take the CompTIA Security+ exam by providing 100 percent coverage of the objectives and content examples listed on the syllabus. Browse our store or visit the Official CompTIA Security+ Study Guide page to learn more.

    Another great way to get an idea of what questions you can expect is to download a set of practice questions. Keep in mind that these practice questions are not questions that will be on the actual test and that there are different kinds of questions.

    The CompTIA CertMaster brand is now a family of products that helps candidates learn the skills needed for a career in technology, and to prepare for their exam with confidence. The products that accompany CompTIA Security+ are now available!

    Here’s how the bundles compare:

CompTIA Security+ Purchase Options

CompTIA Security+ Voucher

$339.00

CompTIA Security+ Deluxe Bundle

$899.00

CompTIA Security+ Premier Bundle

$1049.00

CompTIA Security+ Exam Voucher
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  • Classroom training
    For some, self-study isn’t the way to go and classroom training is either available to them, or simply the better choice to learn. CompTIA Security+ certification training is offered by many public academic institutions, such as colleges, as well as private academic institutions, such as professional training centers.

    The cost of classroom training depends on your choice and can range from a few hundred to several thousands of dollars. You can find classroom training in your area on your classroom training page. For organizations looking for instructor-led training, CompTIA offers Classroom Training for Organizations.

Available Student Discount

If you are a student in the United States, have a valid student ID and a .edu email address, you can take advantage of CompTIA's student discounts. Certification vouchers and training materials are offered at considerable discounts at the CompTIA Academic Marketplace. At this time, a single CompTIA Security+ certification voucher is offered to students for $209.

Ready for a Career in Security?

CompTIA now offers a number of exam training options for CompTIA Security+ to fit your particular learning style and schedule, many of which may be used in combination with each other as you prepare for your exam.

There’s a wealth of information to take you from deciding if CompTIA Security+ is right for you, all the way to taking your exam. We’re with you every step of the way!