The CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) certification is a globally recognised qualification for security professionals.
CompTIA Security+ Certification: tests for security knowledge mastery of an individual with two years on-the-job networking experience with an emphasis on security. The CompTIA Network+ certification is also recommended. The exam covers industry wide topics including communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, access control, authentication, external attack and operational and organization security. CompTIA Security+ is being used as an elective or prerequisite to advanced vendor specific and vendor neutral security certifications.