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New CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Certification Available Worldwide

Apr 28, 2020

Downers Grove, Ill. – CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications and training for information technology (IT) professionals around the world, said today it has updated its Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam, making it the industry’s most up-to-date security analyst credential.

The new CompTIA CySA+ exam applies behavioral analytics to the IT security market, validating an IT professional’s ability to proactively defend and continuously improve the overall state of organizational security.

“Cybersecurity professionals must expand their vigilance and preparation for incidents and threats that are happening beyond the confines of the security operations center,” said Patrick Lane, director, product management, at CompTIA.

“The new exam addresses changes in the cybersecurity environment, as well as the need for security analysts to be more proactive with their defense and threat intelligence,” continued Lane. “CompTIA CySA+ also addresses tasks related to IT regulatory standards because analysts have a vital role in helping their employers comply to and maintain regulatory compliance to avoid fines and vulnerabilities.”

Introduced in 2017, CompTIA CySA+ is the only intermediate high-stakes cybersecurity analyst certification exam that includes both hands-on, performance-based questions and multiple-choice questions focused on the ability to proactively capture, monitor, and respond to network traffic findings.

“The exam also stresses software security because of the rapid growth of risks in the development of applications and software,” Lane noted. “There is also increased emphasis on embedded IoT devices, cloud security environments and automation.”

The certification is relevant to a variety of job roles, including security analysts, vulnerability analysts, threat intelligence analysts, application security analysts, threat hunters, incident response handlers, and others.

IT professionals who become CompTIA CySA+ certified have demonstrated they have the knowledge and skills to:

  • leverage intelligence and threat detection techniques
  • analyze and interpret data
  • identify and address vulnerabilities
  • suggest preventative measures
  • effectively respond to and recover from incidents

Along with the updated exam, new Official CompTIA Content educational resources are available for students and instructors, including:

  • CySA+ Instructor and Student Guide eBooks,
  • CertMaster Learn for CySA+, a comprehensive eLearning course that prepares learners for their certification exam,
  • CertMaster Learn for ILT, designed for both the virtual and in-person classroom environment to help instructors to be more effective and students to achieve course content mastery and improve exam performance,
  • CompTIA Labs, a browser-based virtual lab environment that enables hands-on practice in actual software applications, and
  • CertMaster Practice for CySA+, an online knowledge assessment and certification exam practice and preparation companion tool.

Additional learning resources will be released in the coming weeks.

More information on the CompTIA CySA+ certification exam and related training materials is available at https://www.comptia.org/certifications/cybersecurity-analyst.

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5.2 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit www.comptia.org to learn more.

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