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21. 5. 2020

New CompTIA CySA+ (CS0-002) exam available April 21!

The new CompTIA CySA+ exam applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats through continuous security monitoring.

Like its predecessor, CompTIA CySA+ (CS0-002) still covers core cybersecurity analyst skills while emphasizing software and application security, automation, threat hunting and IT regulatory compliance.

With the end goal of proactively defending and continuously improving the security of an organization, people who have CompTIA CySA+ have the hands-on knowledge and skills required to do the following:

  • Leverage intelligence and threat detection techniques
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Identify and address vulnerabilities
  • Suggest preventative measures
  • Effectively respond to and recover from incidents


Why would I choose CompTIA CySA+ over other cybersecurity certifications?
CompTIA CySA+ is the only intermediate high-stakes cybersecurity analyst certification with hands-on, performance-based questions and multiple-choice questions that covers the most up-to-date core cybersecurity 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).


Can I still take the CompTIA CySA (CS0-001)?
Yes. Older versions of CompTIA exams are generally available for about six months after the new version comes out. The CompTIA CySA+ (CS0-001) exam will be available until October 2020.


What can I expect from the CompTIA CySA+ exam?
You can expect performance-based and multiple-choice questions across five domains:

  • Threat and Vulnerability Management
  • Software and Systems Security
  • Security Operations and Monitoring
  • Incident Response
  • Compliance and Assessment

These domains relate back to the primary job of a cybersecurity analyst, which is to monitor and identify vulnerabilities introduced on the network as a result of nonsecure systems and software, regardless of the language, and respond to the threats.

You should also be familiar with three broad categories of tools used by cybersecurity analysts:

  • Packet Capture: Wireshark
  • Intrusion Detection System (IDS): Zeek and Snort
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM): AT&T Cybersecurity/AlienVault OSSIM


The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA +) course from 12. 10. 2020, will prepare you for this exam.

CompTIA course offer:

Name Date  
CompTIA IT Fundamentals + 22. – 24. 6. 2020 Virtual class in English
CompTIA Network+ 17. – 21. 8. 2020 Course in Czech
CompTIA Security+ 14. – 18. 9. 2020 Course in Czech
CompTIA Network+ 9. – 13. 11. 2020 Course in Czech

Overview of the CompTIA certification path can be found here.

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