CySA+ versus CASP+: Is the CySA+ good enough for a career in cybersecurity?

Introduction: CySA+ and CASP+ certifications are in high demand

This is the right time to think about a profession in the IT security industry. Not only are there lots of open cybersecurity jobs, but there are also many opportunities for advancement in the field. 

Jobseekers and students can plot their path by using online tools that can highlight opportunities and best steps to make it in this rewarding field. In particular, CyberSeek’s Interactive Career Pathway “shows key jobs within cybersecurity, common transition opportunities between them, and detailed information about the salaries, credentials, and skillsets associated with each role,” helping aspiring and experienced professionals decide between clearly defined career paths.

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An important boost to IT careers can be given by appropriate certifications. Professionals interested in information security, and in particular, in technical and/or analysis-intensive roles can look into the CompTIA CySA+ and CASP+ certifications, which have received the ISO/ANSI 17024 accreditation and are in high demand worldwide. These credentials help technical specialists prove their skill set and hands-on cybersecurity knowledge. 

Exam details of CySA+ and CASP+ 

Both CySA+ and CASP+ are offered by The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), a renowned non-profit trade association that offers professional certifications in over 120 countries.

Exam CodeCS0-001
Launch DateFebruary 15, 2017
Exam DescriptionCySA+ covers the knowledge and skills required to configure and use threat detection tools, identify vulnerabilities or risks, perform data analysis and interpret the results, with the end goal of securing and protecting applications and systems within an organization.
Number of QuestionsMaximum of 85 questions
Type of QuestionsMultiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test165 minutes
Passing Score750 on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended ExperienceMinimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or equivalent experience (Network+ or Security+).
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese, and (Read more...)

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