CySA+ requirements

Introduction

Before applying for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam, a candidate must confirm whether they are eligible or likely to meet the right requirements. The candidates who do not meet the CySA+ requirements are not allowed to apply for the CySA+ certification. 

In this article, we will delve into the minimum requirements for obtaining the CySA+, CySA+ renewal requirements, the issue of knowing programming languages, why CySA+ requirements are necessary and how candidates can prepare for CySA+ exam.

What are the minimum requirements to apply for the CySA+?

CompTIA requires every candidate to fulfill a set of minimum requirements to apply for the CySA+ exam. The following sections will provide some insight into the details of these requirements. 

Recommended experience

To qualify for the CySA+ certification exam, a candidate must have a minimum of three to four years of hands-on experience at the level of Security+, Network+ or equivalent knowledge.

Passing score

To become CySA+-certified, a student must obtain a score of 750 on a scale of 100-900. The timeframe to complete the exam is 165 minutes.

What are the renewal requirements of the CySA+?

Your CySA+ certification is valid for three years from the day of passing the examination. Thereafter, you must meet the CySA+ renewal requirements to maintain your certification for the next three years. Renewing prior to the expiration date is invaluable. Otherwise, CompTIA can (and will) revoke your certified status or cancel your certification.

Renewal requirements are necessary to keep yourself abreast of the modified CySA+ curriculum, which is revised every two to three years, according to CompTIA. With CySA+ revised content, you will be able to learn modern behavioral analytics skills to effectively tackle malware, APTs and various other cyberattacks.

CompTIA requires candidates to follow three steps to renew their CySA+ (Read more...)

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