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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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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


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

Jobs You Can Land With CompTIA CySA+

Incident Response AnalystSecurity ArchitectCybersecurity EngineerThreat HunterCybersecurity AnalystVulnerability AnalystSecurity Operations Center (SOC) AnalystApplication Security AnalystThreat Intelligence Analyst

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“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.”

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Exam Details

Exam Codes CS0-003
Launch Date June 6, 2023
Exam Description 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 experience as an incident response analyst or security operations center (SOC) analyst, or equivalent experience.
Languages English, with Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish to follow
Retirement TBD – Usually three years after launch
DoD 8140 Approved Work Roles All Source Analyst, Warning Analyst, Forensics Analyst, Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst, Cyber Crime Investigator, Systems Security Analyst, Cyber Defense Analyst, Cyber Defense Incident Responder, Vulnerability Assessment Analyst, Security Control Assessor
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Testing Provider Pearson VUE
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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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Keep your certification up to date with CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) program. It’s designed to be a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skill set. It’s also the ace up your sleeve when you’re ready to take the next step in your career.

Get the most out of your certification
Information technology is an incredibly dynamic field, creating new opportunities and challenges every day. Participating in our Continuing Education program will enable you to stay current with new and evolving technologies and remain a sought-after IT and security expert.

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.

It’s easy to renew
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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