In the cybersecurity field, certifications go a long way. Not only do they teach you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in various career pathways, but they also net you a higher salary. Plus, when it comes time to apply for a new job or promotion, your certification will put you a cut above the competition.
The CySA+ certification by CompTIA is ideal for mid-level professionals who have already earned their Security+ or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) credentials. CySA+ will build on the foundational principles you learned in your core certifications and teach you additional skills related to threat detection and risk assessment.
Common job positions for CySA+
A CySA+ certification opens doors to many different professional pathways. Here are some of the most popular jobs for CySA+ holders, according to CompTIA:
- IT security analyst
- Security operations center (SOC) analyst
- Vulnerability analyst
- Cybersecurity specialist
- Threat intelligence analyst
- Security engineer
- Cybersecurity analyst
Most of the jobs fall under the “analyst” subheading, although cybersecurity specialists and cybersecurity engineers are also represented. This is likely because the CySA+ focuses on skills like data analysis for identifying vulnerabilities, risks and threats.
You may end up filling multiple roles throughout your career, or advancing through the ranks from a job like cybersecurity analyst to security engineer. A loose roadmap for how you’d like your career to progress can help you decide if the CySA+ is ultimately the right choice for you.
CySA+ job market
As the cybersecurity field grows at a red-hot pace, the demand for certified professionals is also growing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports positive growth across the entire industry, but it’s helpful to zoom in on specific roles. Take a look at what they have to say about the outlook for cybersecurity (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosec Resources authored by Christine McKenzie. Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/infosecResources/~3/2UFnNOT6sic/