Updated CompTIA Security+ Exam available October 14

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the leading provider of vendor-neutral certifications for the world’s technology workforce, announced today the updated CompTIA Security+ certification exam is scheduled for worldwide availability on Tuesday, October 14, 2008.
The 2008 Edition of the CompTIA Security+ exam places greater emphasis on knowing how to address specific security issues, rather than simply being able to recognize these issues. The new exam covers six major objectives, or topics:  Systems Security, Network Infrastructure, Access Control, Assessments and Audits, Cryptography, and Organizational Security.
A 2008 CompTIA survey of more than 2,000 individuals with responsibilities for information security found that more organizations are requiring security certifications, such as CompTIA Security+, for their IT staff because certified staff is better able to identify potential security risks proactively, and to respond more quickly when security breaches do occur.
The CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition) exam will be available at Prometric or Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide. The new exam will initially be in English, with other languages to follow.

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