Course at a glance

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices.

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.

Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 4 years of hands-on information security or related experience.

There are various known benefits of the CompTIA CYSA+ certification, but some of them include the following;

Threat management

If you were to take part in this particular examination, then you will get a hands-on experience of using various specific tools and techniques which can be used for threat management and identification applications. You can analyze the result of multiple IT based tests that you have applied to implement the recommended level of response.

Vulnerability management

Apart from learning various responses that can be implemented following particular levels of threats, you will also learn the potential skills required to determine the potential nodes of vulnerabilities. When certain vulnerabilities are detected, then you can implement the security measures following which those particular vulnerabilities can be eradicated.

Security architecture development

You will learn various beneficial skills, such as the development and the deployment of security-based architecture. To take away many privileges such as unauthorized access from illicit cybercriminals and attackers. Implementation of various firewalls will help you to keep multiple cybercriminals and hackers at bay from entering into the secured networks.

CYSA+ boot camp is a dedicated preparation body that is approached by various IT professionals or candidates looking forward to acquiring the CompTIA CYSA+ certification. Although it is recommended to join online boot camps rather than the physical boot camps, it will offer more convenience and agile interaction of the candidates with the fundamental aspects of the certification.

What skills will you learn?

Treat Management

Apply environmental reconnaissance techniques using appropriate tools, analyzing results, and implementing recommended response.

Vulnerability Management

Implement vulnerability management process and analyze results of the scan.

Security Architecture & Tool Sets

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 incident impact and prepare a toolkit with appropriate forensics tools, communication strategy, and best practices as a response.


The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification verifies that successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to leverage intelligence and threat detection techniques, analyze and interpret data, identify and address vulnerabilities, suggest preventative measures, and effectively respond to and recover from incidents.

Number of QuestionsMaximum of 85 questions
Type of QuestionsMultiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test165 minutes
Passing Score750 (on a scale of 100-900)

Jobs that use CompTIA CySA+

  • IT Security Analyst
  • Tier II SOC Analyst
  • Vulnerability Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Security Monitoring