The CompTIA serves the trillion-dollar, worldwide IT industry. The members now work in more than 100 countries, and more than 22,000 member companies. It is committed to serving the IT industry by helping the organizations maximize the benefits they could get from their investment in the technology. The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) offers a number of certifications appropriate for IT professionals. These are lifetime certifications which are taken once in your life. One of the certifications given is the CompTIA Security+ certification. Security+ certification deals with basic computer security topics, such as cryptography and access control. The CompTIA record shows that there are more than 32,000 individual holders of the CompTIA Security+ certificates.
This international, vendor-neutral certification is a course offered in many universities, colleges and commercial training centers all over the world. Although not required, it is recommended that a CompTIA Security+ candidate should have at least two years on-the-job network security experience. Security certification validates the knowledge in communications security, cryptography, infrastructure security, operational security and general security concepts. The ComTIA Security+ certification is recognized by major corporations such as Sun, IBM/Tivoli Software Group, Symantec, Motorola, Hitachi Electronics Services and Verisign. These corporations recommend and may even require their IT employees to acquire CompTIA certification.
The need to protect company assets made this security certification one of the hottest IT certifications around for 2008. This certification is valued in the industry as one measure to protect the company from any network security breaches. Every company desires to have perfect and effective protection against theft and destruction of their intellectual properties. The everlasting fight against hackers and other security threats contributes to the high demand for CompTIA Security+ certification.