How Much Does the CompTIA CySA+ Certification Cost?

It's a simple question, but there can be multiple answers based on your situation and the options you choose. You may qualify for discounts that can decrease the cost, and you may want to consider additional learning and trainings that can change the bottom line as well. Read on to find out more.

The Basics: CompTIA CySA+ Exam Voucher Only

To gain access to the certification exam, you’ll need to buy an exam voucher. A voucher represents a unique code that you can buy at the CompTIA Store and use to take your test at a Pearson VUE testing center. If a voucher is all you need, then the cost is $370 per exam. Learn more information about the exam on the CompTIA CySA+ product page and details on how to buy a voucher on our testing pages. If you’re ready to buy, head over to the store.

If you don’t pass the exam, you’ll need to purchase another voucher to take another test. That’s why we recommend that you go into your exam well prepared to minimize the chance of not passing the test and having to purchase an additional voucher.

Training and Preparation

Our CompTIA Learning and Training offering is a set of comprehensive learning resources to support our certifications like CompTIA CySA+. This portfolio of products includes books, eLearning, labs and exam prep software, and is developed in house by CompTIA, based on feedback we hear from learners like you. These resources provide you with a variety of ways to acquire the knowledge that is outlined in the CySA+ exam objectives.

  • Self-Study and Test Preparation
    The self-study guide will teach you the fundamental principles that are required to prevent, detect, and combat cybersecurity threats. It will prepare you to take the CompTIA CySA+ exam by providing 100 percent coverage of the objectives and content examples listed on the syllabus. Official CompTIA CySA+ Study Guide page to learn more.

    Another great way to get an idea of what questions you can expect is to download a set of practice questions. Keep in mind that these practice questions are not questions that will be on the actual test and that there are different kinds of questions.

    The CompTIA CertMaster brand is now a family of products that helps candidates learn the skills needed for a career in technology, and to prepare for their exam with confidence.

    Here’s how the bundles compare:

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) (CySA+ CS0-002) Purchase Options

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) (CS0-002) Exam Voucher
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) (CS0-002) Exam Retake
eBook – The Official CompTIA CySA+ Self-Paced Study Guide (CS0-002)
CompTIA CertMaster Practice for Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) (CS0-002)
CompTIA CertMaster Integrated Learn + CompTIA Labs for CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) (CS0-002)



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Exam Prep Bundle



eLearning Bundle



  • Classroom Training
    For some, self-study isn’t the way to go and classroom training is either available to them, or simply the better choice to learn. CompTIA CySA+ certification training is offered by many public academic institutions, such as colleges, as well as private academic institutions, such as professional training centers.

    The cost of classroom training depends on your choice and can range from a few hundred to several thousands of dollars. You can find classroom training in your area on your classroom training page. For organizations looking for instructor-led training, CompTIA offers Classroom Training for Organizations.

Available Student Discount

If you are a student in the United States and have a valid student ID and a .edu email address, you can take advantage of CompTIA's student discounts. Certification vouchers and training materials are offered at considerable discounts in the CompTIA Academic Marketplace. At this time, a single CompTIA CySA+ certification voucher is offered to students for $219.

Ready to Advance Your Skill Level in Cybersecurity?

CompTIA now offers a number of exam training options for CySA+ to fit your particular learning style and schedule, many of which may be used in combination with each other as you prepare for your exam.

There’s a wealth of information to take you from deciding if CompTIA CySA+ is right for you, all the way to taking your exam. We’re with you every step of the way!