CompTIA Security+ is a globally recognized foundational and vendor-neutral IT security certification. CompTIA Security+ certification covers network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilities as well as application, data and host security. Also included are access control, identity management, and cryptography. The Security+ certification is valid for three years from the day of your exam. To renew the ceritification you should collect at least 50 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years, upload them to your certification account, and Security+ will automatically get renewed.