What Jobs Can I Get with CompTIA Security+ Certification?
CompTIA Security+ is the industry standard for validating baseline skills needed to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. CompTIA Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.
The new CompTIA Security+ certification covers the junior IT auditor/penetration tester job role, in addition to the following:
- Systems administrator
- Network administrator
- Security administrator.
Companies like Northrop Grumman, Brotherhood Mutual, The Joint Commission, Nationwide, Agile Defense and Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI) all look for CompTIA Security+ certification in hiring.
Certification makes a great first impression. According to an IDC report, 96 percent of HR managers use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment.* Learn more about all the places you career can go with CompTIA certifications.
What Is a Systems Administrator?
A systems administrator has the following responsibilities:
- Ensuring the company hardware and software are working as intended
- Installing all the applications needed to support the organization
- Updating systems when new software is released
- Maintaining user accounts and access
Some functions of a systems administrator may overlap with the company’s network administrator, depending on the size of the company. While a network administrator’s primary focus is the company’s servers and network, a systems administrator primarily focuses on other working parts of the IT system, including the computers themselves and software. Read more about how to gain cybersecurity skills here.
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!