The CompTIA CySA+ certification will prove you can successfully use behavioral analytics to prevent, detect, and combat security threats. This five-day live, online boot camp, powered by Infosec, a leader in cybersecurity training, will teach you to help organizations protect and secure applications and systems while preparing you to pass the CompTIA CySA+ certification exam.
This boot camp is intended for current IT professionals including cybersecurity analysts, vulnerability analysts, cybersecurity specialists, and anyone interested in building their skills as an analyst.
While anyone can enroll in this boot camp training course, CompTIA recommends that you have three to four years of hands-on information security experience, and the CompTIA Security+, Network+ certification, or equivalent knowledge prior to sitting for the CySA+ certification exam.
Why should I earn the CySA+ certification?
While the CompTIA CySA+ certification is relatively new, launching in 2017, it is already a highly respected, in-demand certification for mid-level cybersecurity professionals. In fact, it appears on the U.S. Department of Defense’s approved list to meet Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It also complies with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) regulations and is considered a baseline certification for five profession categories.
The CySA+ certification will show employers that you have the knowledge and skills needed to mitigate risk and combat threats that may attack networks or devices through continuous security monitoring. It is the only mid-level certification of its kind—testing both knowledge and hands-on practical ability.
Do cybersecurity analysts code?
Most entry-level cybersecurity jobs do not require coding skills. However, as you gain experience and move up in your cybersecurity career into mid-and upper-level positions, you may find it necessary to have some knowledge of coding.
What is the job demand for CySA+ certified professionals?
Demand for CySA+ certified professionals is predicted to be extremely high due to the increased frequency of cyberattacks. Qualified analysts are needed to come up with innovative solutions to secure networks and prevent hackers from stealing critical data.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the information security analyst field will grow by 33% through 2030—over four times the average growth rate expected across all occupations.
What salary can I expect with CySA+ certification?
According to the BLS, the median annual salary for information security analysts is $102,600 in the United States. Still, the salary of a professional holding CySA+ certification can vary based on experience and location—with some making up to $119,588 per year. No matter where you are or how much experience you currently have, earning the CySA+ will open the door to career advancement opportunities and in-demand positions.
How long is the CySA+ certification valid after passing the exam?
Your certification is valid for three years and will need to be renewed at the end of this period. To ensure that your skills remain up to date, you must earn 60 CEUs during each three-year renewal period, pass the CySA+ exam again or a qualifying higher-level industry certification exam, or complete CertMaster CE training courses.
What are common job titles for CySA+ certification holders?
Common positions for CySA+ certified professionals include security operations (SOC) analyst, vulnerability analyst, information security analyst, cybersecurity specialist, threat intelligence analyst, security engineer, and cybersecurity analyst.