CompTIA CySA+ and CompTIA Cybersecurity

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Study GuideAre you looking to take your cybersecurity career to the next level but you aren’t sure where to turn next? Maybe you have taken all the entry-level certifications and now you’re wondering where to go from here. If you’re looking to break into management in the cybersecurity field the CompTIA CySA+ certification is probably the right move for you. Let’s take a look.



General Information:

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats. According to CompTIA, 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, like Intellectual Point’s state-of-the-art facility, 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.


Skills You Learn:

When you take the CompTIA CySA+ course with one of our expert instructors, you will learn a variety of applicable skills to help you further your cybersecurity career. Here are just a few:

  • Threat Management: Apply environmental reconnaissance techniques using appropriate tools, analyzing results and implementing the recommended response.
  • Vulnerability Management: Implement a vulnerability management process and analyze the results of the scan.
  • Security architecture and toolsets: 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).
  • Cyber-Incident response: Distinguish threat data to determine the incident impact and prepare a toolkit with appropriate forensics tools, communication strategy, and best practices as a response.


CompTIA CySA+ Infographic



CompTIA CySA+ Careers:

Seasoned IT professionals often come to us at Intellectual Point because they are looking to make the next move in their tech career. The tech industry is ever-growing and experienced cybersecurity professionals can expect to make on average over $120,000 annually. So what kind of job titles can a CompTIA CySA+ professional expect to hold? Here are just a few:

  • IT Security Analyst
  • Vulnerability Analyst
  • Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Security Operations Center Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Security Engineer


The Exam:

The CompTIA CySA+ is a 165-minute exam that includes both multiple-choice and performance-based questions. Performance-based questions test your ability to solve a problem in a simulated situation that an IT professional would expect to see on the job. So how you can prepare to succeed on the CompTIA CySA+ certification exam? The first step is taking Intellectual Point’s CompTIA CySA+ course. We offer this course frequently at times and locations convenient to D.C. Metro area students.


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