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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to Security+
 9  Introduction and “Guide to the Guide”

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Security+ 2002 Exam Specifics

Status: Security+ became available December 2, 2002. This book is based on all available data for Security+.

To register for the exam, see the Security+ section of the CompTIA web site for the most up-to-date registration link.

The following material is the public statement from CompTIA from the web site regarding Security+.

Exam Skills Measured and Weighting

“The skills and knowledge measured by this examination are derived from an industry-wide job task analysis and validated through an industry wide survey. The results of this survey were used in weighting the domains and ensuring that the weighting is representative of the relative importance of the content.

This examination blueprint includes weighting, test objectives and example content. Example concepts are included to clarify the test objectives and should not be construed as a comprehensive listing of the content of the examination.

Number of questions asked: 100

Time allowed: 90 Minutes

Static or Adaptive: Currently Static

Scoring: 764 Minimum Pass Score – 100-900 range (83% correct)

Test Fee: $175 USD for CompTIA Corporate Members and $225 USD for non-members


  • 1.0 General Security Concepts 30%

  • 2.0 Communications Security 20%

  • 3.0 Infrastructure Security 20%

  • 4.0 Basics of Cryptography 15%

  • 5.0 Organizational / Operational Security 15%

Note: All percentages are approximate and are subject to change.

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