What's New In CompTIA Security+ - Course Technology Computing Conference
Presenter: Mark Ciampa, Western Kentucky University
The new CompTIA Security+ exam (SY0-401) is projected to be rolled out in the late spring of 2014. This exam will have several significant changes from the previous exam. These include an expanded emphasis on topics such as securing mobile devices, cloud computing, cryptography, and threats and vulnerabilities. In addition, CompTIA is continuing to use performance-based questions on Security+ exams, requiring test-takers to configure firewall access control lists, match ports with services, and analyze log files. What exactly will the new Security+ exam cover? How will the updated Cengage Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals 5th Edition address these changes? And what are the best ways to help students be prepared for the new Security+ exam with its performance-based questions? This session will look at what's new in CompTIA Security+ and how we can teach security to our students.