Why Should I Get CompTIA CySA+ Certified?

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is the industry standard for validating that cybersecurity professionals can perform data analysis and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organization. CompTIA CySA+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

The new CompTIA CySA+ certification covers the security analyst job role, in addition to these others:

  • Security operations center (SOC) analyst
  • Vulnerability analyst
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Threat intelligence analyst
  • Security engineer
  • Cybersecurity analyst

Companies like the U.S. DoD, Target, Western Governors University, and Northrup Grumman all look for CompTIA CySA+ certification in hiring.

Top Reasons to Get CompTIA CySA+ Certified

  • Prove Your Knowledge
    Certification validates your skills and is proof that you have mastered the knowledge covered in training.
  • Earn the Industry Standard
    CompTIA CySA+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in cybersecurity analytics and is the preferred qualifying credential for intermediate-level cybersecurity professionals.
  • Get Your Foot in the Door
    Certification makes a great first impression. According to IDC, 96 percent of HR managers use IT certifications as screening or hiring criteria during recruitment*. Learn more about all the places you career can go with CompTIA certifications.
  • Make an Impact
    New research shows that IT professionals with CompTIA A+ or CompTIA Security+ perform at a higher level than those who are not certified.
  • Progress Along a Career Roadmap
    Not sure where an IT certification can take you? Browse IT careers for professionals, navigate certifications and discover jobs in areas that interest you and open doors to opportunity and success.

Expect Success with CompTIA CySA+ Certification

Getting certified is the best way to future-proof your career – 9 out of 10 employers agree that certifications are critical in finding the right person for the job. Plus, IT certified individuals are more likely to be promoted than those without IT certifications.

Other Employers that Recommend or Require CompTIA CySA+ Certification

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Navy
  • Japan Business Systems (JBS)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Washington State Patrol
  • KirkpatrickPrice
  • Integra
  • Dell SecureWorks
  • Linux Professional Institute
  • Boulder Community Health
  • BlacKnight Cyber Security International
  • Summit Credit Union

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!