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CompTIA CertMaster for Security+ (SY0-401) - Individual License


  • Adaptive learning solution that increases retention

  • Android and iPhone apps for mobile learning

  • One 12-month subscription license

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List Price: USD $139.00

Product Code: CMSY0401

Description Course Overview
CompTIA CertMaster is the online study tool that helps you master CompTIA curriculum and prepare for your certification exam. This revolutionary learning solution combines advanced brain science with powerful learning technology to help you:
  • Master information quickly
  • Recall the information long term
  • Perform with confidence
This product has earned the CompTIA Authorized Quality Control (CAQC) seal of approval from ProCert Labs, validating that the material maps to the exam objectives.

What makes CompTIA CertMaster different?
  • Uses brain science to help you learn
  • Reduces study time and increases retention, leading to more success in your career
  • Analyzes your knowledge to adapt to your needs
  • Includes personalized review and refresher tools
  • Allows you to switch among form factors, including computers, smartphones, or tablets
CompTIA Security+ certification validates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest growing fields in IT. The certification demonstrates competency in:
  • Network Security
  • Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Compliance and operational security
  • Application, Data and Host Security
  • Access Control and Identity Management
  • Cryptography

Average Customer Review: 3 of 5 Total Reviews: 34 Write a review.

  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Total Let Down September 27, 2016
Reviewer: DeAndre' Baisden from North Miami, FL United States  
Spent days combing through mock questions on CertMaster just to be blind sided on test day. I honestly thought I was doing the wrong test... I did like the direct way of teaching, by getting you right into the questions. But since they don't ask whats all on the test, or how the test ask questions, its pointless.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Does NOT cover everything in Exam September 15, 2016
Reviewer: Hai Nguyen from San Ramon, CA United States  
I did really well with the questions training method with Security+ CertMaster.  So I thought I would ace the Exam.  Man was I wrong.  It was excruciating taking the CompTIA Security+ exam!   Performance questions and "Select TWO" answers are tough and just wasn't expected after finishing the CertMaster!   Misleading!   So I recommend, taking CertMaster as ONLY a supplement to other training methods and materials.

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  7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
I thought I had been given the wrong exam. June 8, 2016
Reviewer: Victor from Maryland  
Not only is Certmaster extremely bare bones, and unlike the actual exam, but (at least in my experience) there was almost no correlation between Certmaster's content and the exam's.  I find it difficult to believe that most of what I came across was never covered.  Naturally, this could be remedied by having an actual bank of questions for Certmaster but that would make too much sense.  Certmaster has a set of questions that never changes and rarely ever offers any explanations or expands upon any concept.  So, any question you do get wrong will simply pop back up momentarily, while still fresh in your mind, with an explanation along the lines of "The correct answer is D.  A, B, and C are not correct."

Save your money.  There are better options out there.


The Security+ CertMaster course contains 789 questions, organized into question sets by exam domain and objectives. Questions are repeated until the learner answers the question confidently and correctly twice. The repitition of questions until the content is mastered is one of the memory triggers utilized by the adaptive learning platform. Every question contains additional learning content with full explanations of the correct answers and other answer options.

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
if i could give less I would June 5, 2016
Reviewer: Nicole S  
This software "covers the objectives." I reviewed this material repeatedly and when I sat down in front of the test none of it was there. There were labs, which aren't covered and scenario questions, which aren't covered. Oh and before the CompTia responds with the standard robo answer I'll just copy and paste it-
All CertMaster courses have been granted the CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC) designation by an independent organization, ProCert Labs. All training materials given the CAQC seal have gone through a rigorous review process and verified to have complete coverage of the exam objectives. While the exact exam questions themselves and exam format are not identical, all of the knowledge necessary to answer exam questions correctly is covered in the CertMaster courses. If you believe there were Security+ exam content areas not covered in the CertMaster courses, please submit a help request and we’ll be glad to investigate it and follow up with you directly.


Here's the abridged version: Please submit a help request with the details of any specific exam content areas you believe weren't covered in the CertMaster course if you would like for us to review your concerns. Thanks! (

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
CertMaster for Sec + is broke. June 2, 2016
Reviewer: Jerry from Colorado Springs, CO United States  
So there are no performance based questions like the actual exam has? The study/test base questions all the way through the end of section 6, does not have the same kind of question wording like the Sec + exam has I just took. So I could go on for a long long time, so I will end with this; "CertMaster will not help you pass the Sec + exam/cert at all" !!! It's a scam.

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