CASP+ is an advanced-level cybersecurity certification covering technical skills in security architecture and senior security engineering in traditional, cloud, and hybrid environments, governance, risk, and compliance skills, assessing an enterprise’s cybersecurity readiness, and leading technical teams to implement enterprise-wide cybersecurity solutions. Successful candidates will have the knowledge required to:
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.
Expanded coverage to analyze security requirements in hybrid networks to work toward an enterprise-wide, zero trust security architecture with advanced secure cloud and virtualization solutions.
Expanded emphasis on newer techniques addressing advanced threat management, vulnerability management, risk mitigation, incident response tactics, and digital forensics analysis.
Expanded to support advanced techniques to prove an organization’s overall cybersecurity resiliency metric and compliance to regulations, such as CMMC, PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, GDPR, FISMA, NIST, and CCPA.
Expanded to focus on advanced cybersecurity configurations for endpoint security controls, enterprise mobility, cloud/hybrid environments, and enterprise-wide PKI and cryptographic solutions.
Senior Security Engineer
|Exam Codes||CAS-003||CAS-004 |
|Launch Date||April 2, 2018||October 6, 2021|
CASP+ covers the technical knowledge and skills required to conceptualize, engineer, integrate and implement secure solutions across complex environments to support a resilient enterprise.
|CASP+ covers the technical knowledge and skills required to architect, engineer, integrate, and implement secure solutions across complex environments to support a resilient enterprise while considering the impact of governance, risk, and compliance requirements.|
|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.||A minimum of ten years of general hands-on IT experience, with at least five years of broad hands-on security experience.|
|Languages||English and Japanese|| English, Japanese to follow |
|Retirement||April 5, 2022 (English language version)
December 31, 2022 (Japanese)
|Usually three years after launch|
|Testing Provider||Pearson VUE
|Price||$480 USD (See all pricing)|
Information security threats are on the rise globally. Organizations are increasingly concerned over the lack of adequately trained senior IT security staff’s ability to effectively lead and manage the overall cybersecurity resiliency against the next attack. Updates to CASP+ qualify advanced skills required of security architects and senior security engineers to effectively design, implement, and manage cybersecurity solutions on complex enterprise networks.
(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, Architect & Engineer||Cybersecurity Management Skills||Cybersecurity Practitioner Skills, Engineer||Cybersecurity Management Skills|
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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.
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