Friday, January 15, 2010

Will Your Security+ Certification Expire?

I posted a blog about CompTIA's new certification renewal policy and you may be wondering how it affects your Security+ certification.

Here are the basics:

If you certified with the older exam (SY0-101) available before July 31 2009, you will need to retake an exam by December 2011 to stay certified.

  • You can take the SY0-201 exam (100 questions, passing score 750, $258 US)
  • Or you can take the BR-001 bridge exam (50 questions, passing score 560, $190 US)
If you passed the SY0-201 exam, you can keep the certification valid by submitting continuing education credits.

  • The cost to submit the credits is $49. 
  • Details aren't finalized, but you can continuing education credits by attending training, blogging, teaching, writing, and more.  More details here.
  • If you passed the SY0-201 exam in 2009 (say in December 2009), you have until December 2011 to submit the credits.
  • If you passed the SY0-201 exam in 2010 or later, you have three years from the date of your exam.
Darril Gibson