Viruses, Trojans, malwares, spywares and worms: these are just some of the countless threats that can penetrate a single computer, or worse, a computer network. Such production of nuisance has been incorporated with activities such as identity theft, account fraud, password stealing, unauthorized access to confidential information and the list goes on. Certain security laws have been amended and promulgated to stop such computer crimes from happening. In addition, a lot of security programs and applications have been developed as a precautionary measure should an attack will take place. Such software programs include firewalls, anti-virus and anti-spyware applications.
As time went on, the need for an IT professional with knowledge of computer security arose. The increase in demand for security experts has paved the way for the development of certification exams to prove ones abilities in taking such a very crucial and challenging role. Now, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has devised its own vendor-neutral certification program, also known as CompTIA Security+.
To date, there are more than 32,000 IT professionals who have successfully completed the CompTIA Security+ program. Though not really a requirement, aspirants are recommended to have at least two years of professional experience, dealing with any computer security-related tasks. The deciding factor of course, is passing the CompTIA Security+ exam consisting on 100 multiple choice questions under certain time constraints. Passing the exam will also guarantee you to qualify (as an elective) to take Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certifications such as MCSA: Security and MCSE: Security. Such undertaking just goes to show your commitment to achieving more than satisfactory results that is way beyond your call of duty. Nevertheless, a promotion will be more favorable.