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The CompTIA Security+ certification is for experienced security professionals and covers system security, network infrastructure, access control, cryptography, assessments and audits, and organizational security. One exam is necessary to be certified: CompTIA Security+. CompTIA does not have an experience requirement for this exam, but they recommend that an individual have at least two years' experience in the field before seeking the certification.

There are many certifications in the security space. Many vendors offer vendor-specific security exams, and several organizations offer more advanced security exams. Exams such as CASP, CISSP and CEH, for example, have significant experience requirements. The Security+ certification provides an excellent opportunity to earn a security-focused certification early in your career.

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