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Preparation Hints

Objectives for the SY0-401 Security+ exam are identified in six separate domains with varying weight. They are compared with the six SY0-301 domains in the following table. As you can see, the domains don’t match up directly and there are many differences. One thing that stands out is that the first three domains make up almost 60 percent of the exam content.

SY0-401 Domain

SY0-401

Weight

SY0-301 Domain

SY0-301

Weight

1.0 Network Security

20%

1.0 Network Security

21%

2.0 Compliance and Operational Security

18%

2.0 Compliance and Operational Security

18%

3.0 Threats and Vulnerabilities

20%

3.0 Threats and Vulnerabilities

21%

4.0 Application, Data, and Host Security

15%

4.0 Application, Data, and Host Security

16%

5.0 Access Control and Identify Management

15%

5.0 Access Control and Identify Management

13%

6.0 Cryptography

12%

5.0 Cryptography

11%

Recommended Study Resources

At this moment, there are a limited number of resources for the SY0-301 401 exam. However, this is sure to change as we get close to the retirement date of December 31, 2011 2014 for the current SY0-201 301 exam.

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