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When will SY0-301 exam expire?
« on: March 24, 2012, 04:02:09 AM »
I just want to know when will this SY0-301 exam expire?I will take next week.

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Re: When will SY0-301 exam expire?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 06:04:29 AM »
Though it's a delayed reply, though this would be useful for new visitors.
All CompTIA certs are expected to last for atleast 3 years. You may expect SY0-301 to last for another two years. After 3 or 4 years, CompTIA usually revises the exam objectves, probably, you see SY0-401?

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Re: When will SY0-301 exam expire?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 08:33:04 AM »
Sec+ exam has already expired and the new exam number is SY0-401
There are not many changes in the new objectives except the following new topics:
Difference 301 vs 401

How different is the new Security+ SY0-401 compared to the old SY0-301?

The Security+ Nouveau has arrived! However, would you be so inclined, you will still be able to sit for the “old” SY0-301 until December 31 of 2014

The Security+ credential is approved by the U.S. Dept. of Defense to meet Information Assurance (IA) technical and management certificationThe new material in CompTIA’s Certification Exam Objectives for Security+ SY0-401center mostly around the Cloud, mobile and the challenges posed to internal security when allowing third party access.

They say you can make statistics say whatever you want it to say and that holds, to a certain extent, true when it comes to analyzing the difference between the new Security+ and the old one.

A superficial look will make the changes seem very minor. You still have the exact same number of main domain, six. They are labelled exactly the same as before and the difference in how they are weighed at the exam is within a couple of percent or so compared to the old exam. Security+ SY0-401 has six main domains and a total of 33 sub domains in all. Of these 33 sub domains only four are completely new and these are:

2.2 Summarize the security implications of integrating systems and data with third parties.
2.9 Given a scenario, select the appropriate control to meet the goals of security.
4.2 Summarize mobile security concepts and technologies.
4.5 Compare and contrast alternative methods to mitigate security risks in static environments.

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