Exam Code CS0-001
The CSA+ certification acronym has changed to CySA+. CompTIA and its partners will make the change by June 29th, 2018. The exam code will remain the same.
CySA+ is the only intermediate high-stakes cybersecurity analyst certification with performance-based questions covering security analytics, intrusion detection and response. High-stakes exams are proctored at a Pearson VUE testing center in a highly secure environment. CySA+ is the most up-to-date security analyst certification that covers advanced persistent threats in a post-2014 cybersecurity environment.
As attackers have learned to evade traditional signature-based solutions, such as firewalls, an analytics-based approach within the IT security industry is increasingly important for most organizations. The behavioral analytics skills covered by CySA+ identify and combat malware, and advanced persistent threats (APTs), resulting in enhanced threat visibility across a broad attack surface.
CompTIA CySA+ is for IT professionals looking to gain the following security analyst skills:
CompTIA CySA+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
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CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) focuses on defense through incident detection and response at the intermediate-skills level of the cybersecurity career pathway. Enter where appropriate for you. Consider your experience and existing certifications or course of study.
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CySA+: Your Questions Answered
Apply environmental reconnaissance techniques using appropriate tools, analyzing results, and implementing recommended response
Implement vulnerability management process and analyze results of the scan
Use data to recommend remediation of security issues related to identity and access management and recommend implementation strategy while participating in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
Distinguish threat data to determine incident impact and prepare a toolkit with appropriate forensics tools, communication strategy, and best practices as a response
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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.
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You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CompTIA CySA+ certification. Complete CertMaster CE, an online, self-paced CE course, or 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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