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CompTIA Certmaster Expands Product Line with Addition of Latest CompTIA Security+ Exam

Online learning tool from leading IT industry association offers accessible, effective way to master IT skills

Downers Grove, Ill., September 16, 2014 – CompTIA, the IT Industry Trade Association, today announced a new addition to CompTIA CertMaster, the online learning tool that makes learning IT skills accessible, effective and fun.

A CompTIA CertMaster learning course is now available worldwide for the CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) certification exam.

CompTIA Security+ is widely recognized throughout the IT industry and around the world as a certification that designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of cybersecurity, one of the fastest growing categories of all IT careers. For example, the number of job postings across the United States for information security analysts grew 40 percent from Q2 in 2013 to Q2 in 2014, according to Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights.

The current CompTIA Security+ exam tests for skills that IT professionals use in today’s cybersecurity environment, including mobile security and BYOD; risk mitigation; and authentication, authorization and access control.

CompTIA CertMaster is an online, confidence-based learning solution that helps individuals learn and retain information more effectively. The software combines key principles and research from brain science, neurobiology, cognitive psychology and game study to help users master – not just memorize – the material they need to learn and retain.

“With CompTIA CertMaster, certification candidates can quickly master the relevant subject matter so they are better prepared for exams such as the Security+ test,” said Thomas Reilly, vice president, CompTIA Learning.

“Just as important, CompTIA CertMaster helps users build greater long-term retention of what they’ve learned, which is critical to future on-the-job performance,” Reilly added.

Each CertMaster user moves through the platform at their own pace and in a way that meets their unique learning style and prior knowledge. This makes it relevant for anyone – from students and beginners in IT to experienced IT professionals. CompTIA CertMaster is fully accessible from a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, so users can easily switch between devices without impacting their study experience.

CompTIA CertMaster is currently available for the CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ and Strata IT Fundamentals exams. Additional certifications exams will be added in the coming months. Visit to learn more.

CompTIA also said today that the CompTIA CertMaster for Security+ (SY0-301) license will be available for purchase through Sept. 30, 2014. All licenses are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

About CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (ICT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information, visit CompTIA online and on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter.