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kguyah
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Certified in Cybersecurity vs CompTIA Security+

Hi, does anyone know if the Certified in Cybersecurity certificate is a higher level of the Security+ certificate? I am currently studying for the Security+ certificate and plan to tackle the CC next.

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AndreaMoore
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@kguyah 


@kguyah wrote:

Hi, does anyone know if the Certified in Cybersecurity certificate is a higher level of the Security+ certificate? I am currently studying for the Security+ certificate and plan to tackle the CC next.


It would make sense for you to take Certified in Cybersecurity first. Certified in Cybersecurity is truly an entry-level certification. It is recommended that candidates have basic IT knowledge, but no work experience in cybersecurity or formal education is required. 

 

For CompTIA Security+, it is recommended that candidates have at least two years of IT administration experience with a security focus. 

 

Certified in Cybersecurity provides an onramp for newcomers on their path to advanced cybersecurity certifications like the CISSP and future leadership roles. And because the Certified in Cybersecurity training teaches the fundamentals around the terminology and addresses the “why” of cybersecurity, it is an excellent opportunity for candidates to explore whether cybersecurity is a fit for their interests.




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kguyah
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Awesome, thank you very much for that information Andrea, that is very helpful.

gidyn
Contributor II

Also to consider:

nkeaton
Newcomer III

Nice write-ups. Right now Security+ is $381, SSCP $249. Security+ has flooded the market with inexperienced people. Annual maintenance fees for Security+ are $50, SSCP, $125. The fee does not raise if get a CISSP. Lots of people let their Security+ expire after get a CISSP which would never recommend. I also believe that there is value in taking an (ISC)2 exam before the CISSP to become familiar with the testing. I hold and maintain all 3 certifications.
WoLNeS
Viewer III

Hi there,

 

I'm disappointed with the exam, I took it, and I studied for more than two months, And the exam isn't entry-level. It's the way that the ISC2 platform provides quiesces that aren't similar to the exam. The exam is much more complicated than the test on the forum. I'm unfortunately disappointed with what ISC2 do.

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