CySA+: Studying for the exam [Updated 2020]

Introduction: The merits of being certified as a cybersecurity analyst

Many organizations are placing a greater value on hiring employees who have IT security certifications, illustrating the increasing demand for professionals with advanced skills to fill cybersecurity roles. In particular, employees often need to prove their ability in detecting and preventing vulnerabilities and in analyzing the aftermath of a computer security incident by collecting and scrutinizing evidence within an IT infrastructure to understand how (and why) internet-related attacks occurred. 

Companies are looking for professionals who, using their insight, can ensure a more resilient and protected information systems structure against potential threats. These desirable traits and knowledge, typical of cybersecurity analysts, are what employers are looking for in a job applicant.

Businesses are seeking the perfect candidate who not only has years of hands-on information security or related experience but also can demonstrate their competency through certifications like the CompTIA CySA+ certification.

Why earn the CySA+ credential?

Infosec provides this handy summary: “The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an international, vendor-neutral cybersecurity certification that applies behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security. CySA+ validates critical knowledge and skills that are required to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats.” This credential is an internationally-recognized corroboration of one’s security skills and knowledge mastery.

IT practitioners looking to fill one of the many available entry-level cybersecurity analyst positions can use this credential to prove their bona fides to potential employers. This way, they can show that they not only have the education and possibly work experience to back up their application, but they are also up-to-date with the knowledge required to succeed in the field and have a general understanding of all topics that a professional should cover when employed in these roles. 

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

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