What Are the Most Important Changes to the Exam?
The SY0-501 exam is designed to enhance the efforts to improve risk mitigation and risk management. An updated version greatly emphasizes hands-on and practical abilities of the cybersecurity professionals to identify and address the cybersecurity security attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities.
In the modern digital world, cybersecurity jobs are becoming imperative for the IT infrastructure of enterprises. The SY0-501 exam also covers vital skills, such as security analytics, that have become a baseline for all the cybersecurity jobs. In addition, 25% of the exam contents has been changed and the new material is now both deeper and broader. The older technologies have been replaced with the next-generation tools. The expanded areas include ransomware, spyware, various other attacks, and threat identification skills. In addition, the PKI concept is incorporated within the cryptography domain. The credential changes are based on the job tasks analysis (JTA) survey that CompTIA periodically conducts with its members and partner organizations. Furthermore, the subject matter expert workshops were conducted with regard to the knowledge and skills required of an IT expert.