CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats.
CompTIA CySA+ is the only intermediate high-stakes cybersecurity analyst certification with performance-based questions covering the following:
CompTIA certification exams are proctored at a Pearson VUE testing center in a highly secure environment. CompTIA CySA+ is the most up-to-date security analyst certification that covers advanced persistent threats in a post-2014 cybersecurity environment.
Successful candidates will have the following skills:
The CompTIA CySA+ exam focuses on today’s best practices to configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organization.
The CompTIA CySA+ exam has a maximum of 85 questions.
After completing the exam, you will be asked to fill out some optional exit survey information about your study practices and why you decided to get certified. This will consist of about 12 multiple choice questions.
The CompTIA CySA+ exam includes a combination of multiple-choice, drag-and-drop activities, and performance-based questions. The multiple-choice questions are single- and multiple-response. Performance-based items test your ability to solve problems in a simulated environment.
Remember to manage your time wisely when solving these problems on your exam. Most of the performance-based questions will appear at the beginning of the exam, and you won’t be able to see a clock when working on the items.
Click here to learn more about performance-based questions or to try a sample of a performance-based question.
The CompTIA CySA+ exam includes the following domains and topics:
Click here to review the detailed exam objectives
You will have 165 minutes to complete the exam. This does not include the time necessary to check in at the testing center, so plan to arrive early.
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!