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CompTIA’s New Cybersecurity Analyst+ Certification

by Karin Klinger
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Published on February 15, 2017

CompTIA launched a new certification today! The new Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) certification takes an analytics-based approach to IT security. The new certification seeks to affirm your skills to:

  • Configure and use threat detection tools;

  • Perform data analysis;

  • Interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats, and risks to an organization.

The new certification is designed as the next step for ITsec pros in a certification progression after they complete the Security+. The resulting security certification pathway that CompTIA recommends is:

CompTIA Network+  is an entry-level certification with no formal prerequisites, but recommended 9+ months of networking experience and the CompTIA A+ certification or equivalent knowledge. Learn more about the certification in our Roadmap to Success: CompTIA Network+.

CompTIA Security+ is an entry-level certification with no formal prerequisites, but recommended 2+ years of IT administration experience and the CompTIA Network+ certification or equivalent knowledge. Learn more about the certification in our Roadmap to Success: CompTIA Security+.

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) is an intermediate-level certification with no formal prerequisites, but recommended 3-4 years of information security or related experience, as well as the CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ certifications or equivalent knowledge.

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) is an advanced-level certification with no formal prerequisites, but recommended 10+ years of experience and the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) certification or equivalent knowledge.

CBT Nuggets does not yet offer training for the CompTIA CySA+ certification.

CompTIA CySA+ Exam Details CompTIA announced the new certification last October, but the certification is officially available as of February 15, 2017.

Time allotted for exam: 165 minutes Number of questions: Maximum of 85 Passing score: 750 (out of 900) Question types: Multiple choice and performance-based Exam registration: Pearson Vue Exam cost: $320 (USD) Exam objectives: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CS0-001) (free resource)

ITsec pros now have a new certification option to help advance their careers. Whether you're just starting out and looking to rock your first ITsec interview, searching for ways to earn some security experience, or you're a seasoned ITsec pro, the CompTIA CySA+ is a valuable and worthwhile investment of your time.


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