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    Exclamation SY0-301 CompTIA Security+ 2011

    I just saw this today, when I was going to download the 201 objectives. They had a new link for the 301, and I don't know if it's been shared here yet. For what they have on the 301 objectives as of now, what is your opinion?

    Link to objectives: http://www.comptia.org/Libraries/Exa...-301.sflb.ashx
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    umm been studying for 2 months already for current sec+ and its already being replaced in less than 3 years oh well. I'm planning to take my exam soon and be done with compTIA exams. I wonder if this means 201 exams are already being retired?
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    Hmm..personally I think the SY0-301 exam looks better It's more detailed and seems to cover more topics. I'm taking SY0-201 tomorrow, and now after reviewing the material and studying it doesn't feel like as much as I originally thought.

    What do most people do here about keeping up with exams anyways? I've started to wonder lately, especially those of you that have many. Do you maintain all of them and keep them all current, or just a few? Some are lifetime such as these CompTIA (through this year anyways), but then there would always be newer versions to test on. Others require re-testing, and it seems like this could require a lot of time and money if you have many certs. I hope to have many certs one day, but I don't know if I would find the time / money to keep them all current - maybe a few select ones or any that my employer wanted me to keep current, but idk about the rest....
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    It doesn't say when the SY0-301 will come out or when SY0-201 will be retired, so I'll go ahead and finish. It's just more money to spend if I need/want the 2011 certification too. Ugh.
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    Dammit, I'm supposed to be studying for the CCDA! I spent half the day looking up and researching the new exam topics for SY0-301 thanks to this thread.

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    interesting theard intresting document.

    But I thought they where bringing out a new super security cert something like a Security ++
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    Hopefully Darill is working on a book for this one
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    #8
    They are basically taking some of the same topics and delving into the nitty gritty of them.

    Many of the things included in this updated version are actually covered in various textbooks, cbts or various practice tests. So in essence, the over-bloated material will actually be on the exam, not just in a transcender like test.
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    Keep in mind too that this is all for 2011. That's when Security+ (and A+ and Network+ will stop being lifetime). All of you DoD 8570 guys who are taking the current Security+ exam, you folks are going to be good for 3 years from the time your Security+ was passed. All you will need to do after 3 years is get the CE credential affixed to Security+.
    If I’m considered “certified for life” and want to participate in continuing education (CE) what do I need to know?
    • For those certified on or before December 31, 2010 individuals must enroll in the continuing education (CE) program on or before December 31, 2012.
    • You have three years from the date of enrollment in the CE program to complete the appropriate level of continuing education units to receive a new CE designation. For example, if you were previously CompTIA A+ certified, you will retain that certification for life upon completion of the A+ CE program, and you will also receive a CompTIA A+CE certification.
    • By enrolling and completing your CE program you will obtain this new CE certification. You will be held to the policies related to certification renewal and the CE program. Therefore, this new CE certification would expire three years from the date of achieving it through the CE program.
    • If you do not enroll in continuing education on or before December 31, 2012, or do not comply with CE program policies, or do not complete your CE units within the three year period, you will be required to retake and pass the current exam(s) in order to be certified and opt back into the CE program. Note: If applicable, you will retain any previous “certified for life” status.
    • Qualified CE activities can be submitted for units if they occurred or were completed within 90 days prior to enrollment into CE.
    CompTIA Certification Renewal Policy

    For those that are part of the CompTIA trinity, like myself:

    Is there a cost associated with the certification renewal program?

    Yes. Participants will pay annual maintenance fees that will be used to offset the costs associated to the administration and hosting of the continuing education program and system. There will be an annual fee of $25 if they are CompTIA A+ certified, or $49 if they are CompTIA Network+ or CompTIA Security+ certified. On or before the CE program expiration date, their full CE program fees must be paid in full, along with completing their required continuing education units (CEUs).
    Individuals will be responsible for paying the minimum of $25 or $49 on an annual basis or will have the option of paying in full at one time for the full program duration.
    Total fee for 3-year program
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    I hold multiple CompTIA certifications. Am I required to renew each of them?

    No. Individuals with multiple CompTIA certifications will be prompted to renew at their highest level of certification held. For example, someone who holds CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ certifications would be required to meet only the continuing education requirements for CompTIA Security+. Completion of CE for CompTIA Security+ would grant the participant with a CompTIA Security+CE, and simultaneously grant a new CompTIA A+CE and CompTIA Network+CE.

    So just get your Security+, then after a couple of years, if you need to be in the CE club, pay the money and do what you need to do to make sure you have 50 units...you won't have to take another exam.
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    my opinion is I got the 3 before 2011 I got in for life and im not going to do any more comptia. im done with comptia it was fun to start with but im moving forward on to other things
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleD View Post
    my opinion is I got the 3 before 2011 I got in for life and im not going to do any more comptia. im done with comptia it was fun to start with but im moving forward on to other things

    DoD 8570 folks don't seem to have that option....

    Otherwise, I agree completely with this. (Except for Project+....that one I have to do for WGU )
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    Default Bridge Exam

    Is CompTIA offering a bridge exam from Sy0-201 to Sy0-301?
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    If I recollect correctly part of their 3 year renewal deal is no more bridge exams so I doubt one will be offered.
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    I bet everyone will be trying to get Sec+ by year's end...I know I will
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    Quote Originally Posted by RomBUS View Post
    I bet everyone will be trying to get Sec+ by year's end...I know I will
    then this forum will go quite after this year when no one wants to take it
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    Is CompTIA offering a bridge exam from Sy0-201 to Sy0-301?
    CompTIA's bridge exam from sy0-101 to sy201, will be retired on 31-Dec-2010. I don't think there will be any bridge exams after that.

    If I have sy0-101, do I need to take the bridge exam? Or, will CE take care of that?
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    Default Security+ version

    Hello what is CompTIA current exam version is Sy0-201 to Sy0-301?


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    Quote Originally Posted by trini1 View Post
    Hello what is CompTIA current exam version is Sy0-201 to Sy0-301?
    Both are current. The 201 is good until the end of the year while the 301 is it's replacement and will be around for a couple years more. Passing either will get you the same sheet of paper.
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    The DoD 8570 is just bull)(* to have keep paying to re-up my knowledge is like having to keep taking my drives ed test over and over again. If you are working the industry it should count for something. Also if you look real close at the CE credit's to earn the 50 it is just BS. You are better off taking the tests again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killermac View Post
    The DoD 8570 is just bull)(* to have keep paying to re-up my knowledge is like having to keep taking my drives ed test over and over again. If you are working the industry it should count for something. Also if you look real close at the CE credit's to earn the 50 it is just BS. You are better off taking the tests again.
    If we teleported a person from 1970 to now, they could still drive. If we teleported a computer engineer from 1970 to now they'd have no frakking clue how to use a PC. The tech world changes so quickly that knowledge proven 3 years ago is either outdated or just plain invalid. I know in essence it is a money grab by CompTIA, but the logic behind it makes sense.
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    So what you're telling me is.... I paid the $45 for the ce on network+, I didn't need to start that until the third year? I was told you had to start it immediately, or else you wouldn't be able to get the ce identifier.

    Also, can I let the ce die on the network+, and start it on the security+, and the ce be good for both?

    One more little question..... I need to get the 201 before december 31, or I will need to study again for the 301 for after january 1?
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    Default Next Iteration of Security Plus Exam - So I've Been Told

    A friend recently took the exam and the proctor said about the first of the year the exam will have practicals. Actually performing actions vice just answering questions. Doesn't sound like it would work too well on a security exam but stranger things have happened.
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    Yes, CompTIA used performance based questions in the CASP exam when it was first released. They announced this year that the new 801/802 exams will use these, the Network+ exam started using them this quarter (October, November, December 2012), and the Security+ exam is due to start using them in the first quarter of 2013 (January, February, March 2013).

    This blog talks about performance based testing and what you might expect: Get Certified Get Ahead | CompTIA Performance Based Testing, and this blog is focused on Network+ performance based questions Get Certified Get Ahead | Network+ Performance Based Questions

    On the Network exams, people are only reporting that they are only seeing about three of these and the rest are the regular multiple choice questions. The Security+ might be the same.
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    Recently pass SEC + and was wondering about the continuing education. What exactly is the deal with that? How does take place and how does that effect when my certification runs out? Any help as always would be greatly appreciate. Thank you.
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    In short within three years you need to take another exam on the list, and pay fee (yearly). Do NOT submit your ceu's before the three years is nearly up. if you got certified today and passed the CCNA Security tomorrow, pay your yearly fee, and on 2/26/2017 you submit the CEU's for the CCNA Security, which will renew you for three years from that day.
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