CompTIA CySA+

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.

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CompTIA CySA+ is the industry standard.
COMPTIA CYSA+ GIVES YOU THE CONFIDENCE TO LEAD INCIDENT DETECTION, PREVENTION AND RESPONSE

Stand Out in Cybersecurity

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

CompTIA CySA+ (CS0-002) is retiring on December 5, 2023.

Vouchers for the CS0-002 version must be used and exams must be taken by this date. Schedule your exam now!

COMPTIA CYSA+ PROVES CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS HAVE THE SKILLS REQUIRED FOR HIGH-STAKES CYBERSECURITY ANALYSIS

What Skills Will You Learn?

Security Operations

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

Vulnerability Management

Implement and analyze vulnerability assessments, prioritize vulnerabilities and make recommendations on mitigating attacks and vulnerability response

Incident Response and Management

Apply updated concepts of attack methodology frameworks, perform incident response activities and understand the incident management lifecycle

Reporting and Communication

Apply communication best practices in vulnerability management and incident response as it relates to stakeholders, action plans, escalation and metrics

Organizations That Contributed to the Development of CompTIA CySA+

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Vina Ta
Vina Ta
cybersecurity specialist

“I think the biggest thing that satisfies me about being part of cybersecurity, is that what you do actually makes a difference in how the company is impacted.”


Earning CompTIA Security+ helped cybersecurity specialist Vina squash imposter syndrome, deepen her knowledge of IT security and reinforce her passion for working with people.


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Vernon Clifton
Vernon Clifton
cybersecurity analyst

“If you are looking to work in cybersecurity, someone else is vouching for you – specifically CompTIA.”


Despite an initial lack of experience, Vernon found satisfaction and fulfillment in a cybersecurity career with the help of CompTIA.


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PROVE YOU HAVE THE SKILLS EMPLOYERS DEMAND AND PROACTIVELY DEFEND WITH CONFIDENCE

Exam Details

Exam Codes CS0-002CS0-003
Launch Date April 21, 2020June 6, 2023
Exam Description 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 165 minutes
Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience 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.
Languages English, JapaneseEnglish, with Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish to follow
Retirement December 5, 2023 – English, Japanese to follow.TBD – Usually three years after launch
Testing Provider Pearson VUE
Price $381 USD (See all pricing)


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How Does CompTIA CySA+ Compare?

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Performance Based Questions
  
Vendor NeutralYesYes YesYes
Experience LevelIntermediateIntermediateIntermediateAdvanced
Exam FocusSecurity analytics, intrusion detection and responsePentesting methodologyDefensible security and continuous security monitoringAuditing and vulnerability assessment
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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.

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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.

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