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Certifications (Technology): Security+ SY0-601 & SY0-701

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CompTIA Update

The new CompTIA Security+ (SY0-701) launched November 7, 2023. 

SY0-701 information and resources will be added as they become available. 

 

Vouchers for the SY0-601 version are valid through July 31, 2024.

Certification Table of Contents

ECPI University students & alumni can use library resources and GetCertified™ to earn their CompTIA certification.

This table of contents is arranged to guide you through the exam preparation, approval, and registration process. 

General Exam Information

ECPI Library Study Materials:

Other Online Resources

GetCertified

Schedule Your Exam

Remote Testing

General Information: Security+

Exam Information

  • Exam Vouchers: One
  • Voucher Fees for Undergraduate Students: $15 per exam ($30 for a retake voucher)
  • Voucher Fees for Graduate Students and Alumni: $20 per exam ($40 for a retake voucher)
  • Account Registration: Required by CompTIA
  • Format: Performance-based and multiple choice
IMPORTANT notice for current BS Cybersecurity students:  Students taking CIS230L or ACS200L (Advanced Cybersecurity Lab) may be eligible to receive an exam voucher from their course instructor. Students should contact their program director or academic advisor for more information.

CompTIA Resources:

Multimedia (SY0-601 Version)

Multimedia (SY0-701 Version)

Ebooks

Print books (SY0-701 Version)

Print books (SY0-601 Version)

Other Online Resources (601 & 701)

GetCertified: Exam Prep and Approval

 

GetCertified is a certification study and voucher request platform that ECPI University students and alumni will use to prepare for this certification exam. 

Click here to begin using GetCertified exam prep

For more information on requesting access to GetCertified, see this FAQ:  How do I sign up for GetCertified?


When you’ve successfully completed the GetCertified exam prep, you will receive a digital badge* which you must redeem. You’ll then complete another online form through GetCertified.

Click here to request your voucher
*Need help obtaining your digital badge? Visit this Library FAQ for instructions.

Schedule Your Exam

Once you’ve requested your voucher, ECPI University staff will be in touch to assist with scheduling.  ECPI University students and alumni may test in one of three ways.

OPTION 1: Take your test on campus—if your campus has an available testing center. (To schedule an on-campus exam, please contact your campus for assistance.)
OPTION 2: Use your voucher code to schedule your exam at a nearby off-site Pearson VUE testing site.
OPTION 3: Use your voucher code to test at home using Pearson’s OnVUE testing platform (if applicable).

IMPORTANT notice for remote & off-site testers:  After you test, you need to let ECPI University staff know the result. Please respond to your voucher email or use the Ask a Librarian form to share your results.

Pearson CompTIA Remote Testing

In addition to testing at a Pearson Test Center, CompTIA is offering online certification testing. Candidates can:

  • Test anywhere – especially from the security and privacy of their own home.
  • Test anytime – online testing can be conducted 24/7, schedule your exam whenever time permits, avoiding competing priorities or conflicts.
  • Test in a highly secure environment – remote proctoring ensures all candidates test under the same secure monitoring conditions as a test center.

Additional information about CompTIA Online Certification