CASP+ is the only hands-on, performance-based certification for practitioners — not managers — at the advanced skill level of cybersecurity. While cybersecurity managers help identify what cybersecurity policies and frameworks could be implemented, CASP+ certified professionals figure out how to implement solutions within those policies and frameworks.
The CASP+ certification validates advanced-level competency in risk management, enterprise security operations and architecture, research and collaboration, and integration of enterprise security. The CASP+ exam covers the following:
CASP+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation, because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program. Over 2.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.
Analyze security risks and frameworks that come along with specific industry threats and organizational requirements and execute risk mitigation strategies.
Integrate network and security components and implement security controls for host, mobile and small form factor devices.
Implement incident response and recovery procedures and conduct security assessments using appropriate tools.
Integrate hosts, storage, networks and applications into a secure enterprise architecture using on-premise, cloud, and virtualization technologies.
Apply research methods to determine industry trends and their impact to the enterprise.
Technical Lead Analyst
Application Security Engineer
|Launch Date||April 2, 2018|
CASP+ covers the technical knowledge and skills required to conceptualize, engineer, integrate and implement secure solutions across complex environments to support a resilient enterprise.
|Number of Questions||Maximum of 90 questions|
|Type of Questions||Multiple-choice and performance-based|
|Length of Test||165 Minutes|
|Passing Score||This test has no scaled score; it’s pass/fail only.
|Recommended Experience||A minimum of ten years of experience in IT administration, including at least five years of hands-on technical security experience.|
|Languages||English and Japanese|
|Retirement||Usually three years after launch|
|Testing Provider||Pearson VUE
|Price||$452 USD (See all pricing)|
CompTIA updated CASP+ in 2018 to continue to address current risks and incident response scenarios inherent with cyber warfare, modern hacking techniques and cloud migration.
(ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
|GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)||ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)|
|Performance Based Questions||✔|
|Exam Focus||Cybersecurity Practitioner Skills||Cybersecurity Management Skills||Cybersecurity Practitioner Skills||Cybersecurity Management Skills|
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Keep your certification up to date with CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) program. It’s designed to be a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset. It’s also the ace up your sleeve when you’re ready to take the next step in your career.
Get the most out of your certification
Information technology is an incredibly dynamic field, creating new opportunities and challenges every day. Participating in our Continuing Education program will enable you to stay current with new and evolving technologies, and remain a sought-after IT and security expert.
The CompTIA Continuing Education program
Your CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) certification is good for three years from the date of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals, through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification. Like CASP+ itself, CASP+ CE also carries globally-recognized ISO/ANSI accreditation status.
It’s easy to renew
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs — including higher certifications — to renew your CASP+ certification. Collect at least 75 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years and upload them to your certification account. Your CASP+ will automatically renew when you do this!
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CEUs needed for renewal