CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats through continuous security monitoring.

Why is CySA+ Different?

  • CompTIA CySA+ is the only intermediate high-stakes cybersecurity analyst certification with both hands-on, performance-based questions and multiple-choice questions.
  • CySA+ focuses on the candidates ability to not only proactively capture, monitor, and respond to network traffic findings, but also emphasizes software and application security, automation, threat hunting, and IT regulatory compliance, which affects the daily work of security analysts.
  • CySA+ covers the most up-to-date core security analyst skills and upcoming job skills used by threat intelligence analysts, application security analysts, compliance analysts, incident responders/handlers, and threat hunters, bringing new techniques for combating threats inside and outside of the Security Operations Center (SOC).

About the Exam

As attackers have learned to evade traditional signature-based solutions, such as firewalls and anti-virus software, an analytics-based approach within the IT security industry is increasingly important for organizations. CompTIA CySA+ applies behavioral analytics to networks to improve the overall state of security through identifying and combating malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs), resulting in an enhanced threat visibility across a broad attack surface. It will validate an IT professional’s ability to proactively defend and continuously improve the security of an organization. CySA+ will verify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required 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

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). Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program. Over 2.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.

What Skills Will You Learn?

Threat and Vulnerability Management

Utilize and apply proactive threat intelligence to support organizational security and perform vulnerability management activities

Software and Systems Security

Apply security solutions for infrastructure management and explain software & hardware assurance best practices

Compliance and Assessment

Apply security concepts in support of organizational risk mitigation and understand the importance of frameworks, policies, procedures, and controls

Security Operations and Monitoring

Analyze data as part of continuous security monitoring activities and implement configuration changes to existing controls to improve security

Incident Response

Apply the appropriate incident response procedure, analyze potential indicators of compromise, and utilize basic digital forensics techniques

Jobs that use CompTIA CySA+

Security analyst

-Tier II SOC Analyst
-Security Monitoring

Threat Intelligence Analyst

Security Engineer

Application Security Analyst

Incident Response or Handler

Compliance Analyst

Threat Hunter

CySA+ Exam Prepration

The Official CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Student Guide has been developed by CompTIA for the CompTIA certification candidate. Rigorously evaluated by third party subject matter experts to validate coverage of the Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) exam objectives, The Official CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Student Guide teaches the essential skills and information needed to troubleshoot and problem solve, helps learners understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security, and prepares candidates to take the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam (CS0-002).

What's Included

  • Content mapped to Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) exam objectives (Exam CS0-002)
  • Hands-on Activities designed to put knowledge into practice
  • Videos developed exclusively for CompTIA by ITPro.TV
  • Practice questions that check for understanding
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Access to the CompTIA Learning Center

    Table of Contents

    Lesson 1: Explaining the Importance of Security Controls and Security Intelligence

    Lesson 2: Utilizing Threat Data and Intelligence

    Lesson 3: Analyzing Security Monitoring Data

    Lesson 4: Collecting and Querying Security Monitoring Data

    Lesson 5: Utilizing Digital Forensics and Indicator Analysis Techniques

    Lesson 6: Applying Incident Response Procedures

    Lesson 7: Applying Risk Mitigation and Security Frameworks

    Lesson 8: Performing Vulnerability Management

    Lesson 9: Applying Security Solutions for Infrastructure Management

    Lesson 10: Understanding Data Privacy and Protection

    Lesson 11: Applying Security Solutions for Software Assurance

    Lesson 12: Applying Security Solutions for Cloud and Automation

    Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (Exam CS0-002)

    Appendix B: Security Resources

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