CySA+: Renewal requirements


The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification is valid for three years from the day of passing the exam. After that, a candidate must complete the CySA+ renewal requirements to maintain his or her certification. All renewal requirements must be completed by the expiration date to avoid your CySA+ expiration or decertification. If a candidate doesn’t follow the renewal process, their certification will expire or become inactive.

Due to advancements in information security and the introduction of new cybersecurity trends, CompTIA updates its CySA+ certification’s curriculum every two to three years to ensure that CySA+-certified professionals are equipped with modern behavioral analytics skills to effectively deal with Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), malware and other notorious cyberthreats.

In this article, you will learn to be mindful of CySA+ renewal process, renewing with single or multiple activities, renewal policy and retake policy.

What do I need to know about the CySA+ renewal process?

CompTIA has three steps for candidates to renew their CySA+ certification. Each step is elaborated below:

1. Learn about the renewal process

Students should spend some time to learn the renewal process of their CySA+ certification. To this end, they must be aware of the CompTIA CE program requirements such as renewal timeframe, renewal fees, multiple renewals and CEUs requirements. These details for CySA+ certification will be covered in the next section.

2. Choose your renewal path

You can renew your CySA+ certification by using one of two distinct paths offered by CompTIA. You can either create your own set of activities to renew your CySA+ certification or complete a single activity to fulfill your renewal requirements. 

CompTIA offers several options to renew your CySA+ certification with a single activity. It includes earning a higher-level CompTIA certification, attaining a non-CompTIA IT industry certification, passing the latest release of (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosec Resources authored by Fakhar Imam. Read the original post at:

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