EXAM CODES CS0-002 & CS0-003
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is a certification for cyber professionals tasked with incident detection, prevention and response through continuous security monitoring.
Demonstrate Competency of Current Trends
Make yourself a valuable team member and show your knowledge of current trends that affect the daily work of security analysts, such as cloud and hybrid environments.
Proactively Monitor and Detect
Demonstrate your skills in detecting and analyzing indicators of malicious activity using the most up-to-date methods and tools, such as threat intelligence, security information and event management (SIEM), endpoint detection and response (EDR) and extended detection and response (XDR).
Respond to Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities
Prove your knowledge of incident response and vulnerability management processes and highlight the communication skills critical to security analysis and compliance
Improve processes in security operations and differentiate between threat intelligence and threat hunting concepts; identify and analyze malicious activity using the appropriate tools and techniques
Implement and analyze vulnerability assessments, prioritize vulnerabilities and make recommendations on mitigating attacks and vulnerability response
Apply updated concepts of attack methodology frameworks, perform incident response activities and understand the incident management lifecycle
Apply communication best practices in vulnerability management and incident response as it relates to stakeholders, action plans, escalation and metrics
Earning CompTIA Security+ helped cybersecurity specialist Vina squash imposter syndrome, deepen her knowledge of IT security and reinforce her passion for working with people.
Despite an initial lack of experience, Vernon found satisfaction and fulfillment in a cybersecurity career with the help of CompTIA.
|April 21, 2020
|June 6, 2023
|The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification verifies that successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to leverage intelligence and threat detection techniques, analyze and interpret data, identify and address vulnerabilities, suggest preventative measures, and effectively respond to and recover from incidents.
|The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification verifies that successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to detect and analyze indicators of malicious activity, understand threat intelligence and threat management, respond to attacks and vulnerabilities, perform incident response, and report and communicate related activity.
|Number of Questions
|Maximum of 85 questions
|Type of Questions
|Multiple choice and performance-based
|Length of Test
|750 (on a scale of 100-900)
|Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 4 years of hands-on information security or related experience.
|Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 4 years of hands-on experience as an incident response analyst or security operations center (SOC) analyst, or equivalent experience.
|English, with Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish to follow
|December 5, 2023 – English, Japanese to follow.
|TBD – Usually three years after launch
|$381 USD (See all pricing)
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|Performance Based Questions
|Security analytics, intrusion detection and response
|Defensible security and continuous security monitoring
|Auditing and vulnerability assessment
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 skill set. 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 CySA+ 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.
It’s easy to renew
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA CySA+ certification. Collect at least 60 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years and upload them to your certification account, and your CompTIA CySA+ certification will automatically renew.
Want more details? Learn more about the CompTIA Continuing Education program.
CEUs needed for renewal