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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.


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).

The behavioral analytics skills covered by the CompTIA CySA+ certification identify and combat malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs), resulting in better threat visibility across a broad attack surface by focusing on network behavior, including an organization’s interior network. The exam will certify that 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

Who should attend

Intended Job Roles

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


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

Exam & Certification

CompTIA CySA+ is the only intermediate high-stakes cybersecurity analyst certification with both hands-on, performance-based questions and multiple-choice questions.

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.

This course prepares you for a 165 minute exam, which includes a maximum of 85 multiple choice and performance-based questions leading to the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification. You must attain a passing score of 750 (on a scale of 100-900) to be awarded the certificate. This exam is administered by Pearson VUE. You can find information on what you need to do to set up for your online exam here.

Course Material & Inclusions

Material for this course will only be provided as downloadable soft copy files that can be viewed on a variety of devices.

Our virtual instructor-led classes include a $25 lunch voucher for each day, this means you can get your lunch organised whether you do it from home or the office. The voucher is provided via email on the first morning of the course.

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) online exam voucher, powered by Pearson OnVUE.

A digital badge you can share with your network of your course achievement will be provided via email upon completion of your course.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Industry Accreditation

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 1.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.

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