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Certification Watch (Vol. 22, No. 35) Turns Cert Spotlight on CompTIA's Security+


Do you know someone who has a Security+ certification?As ruminated upon last week by GoCetify's own Ed Tittel, there are now more than 500,000 individuals worldwide who have a Security+ certification from tech industry association CompTIA. Also last week, the crack staff at, the official website of Certification Magazine, turned its Deep Focus microscope on Security+. The Deep Focus series picks one credential each week from the magazine's annual Salary Survey 75 list and zeroes in on Salary Survey respondents who hold that certification. The Deep Focus features provide a fascinating cross-section of Salary Survey statistics. For example, in addition to a very large contingent of U.S. tech pros who hold Security+, Security+ holders from 24 different nations participated in the Salary Survey last year. And among all Security+ holders who participated in the survey, more than four out of every five have completed some level of college or university education. More than 95 percent of the Security+ holders who responded to the survey have full-time jobs — and so on, and so forth. This is just one example of the Deep Focus series, which usually produces around 50 such deep-dive spotlights per year. If you're not familiar with it already, it's worth checking out.


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