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- Careers in information security
- Benefits of CySA+ certification
- CySA+ domains
- Exam tips
- Practicing for the test
Skill Level Beginner
- Hi, I'm Mike Chapple and I'd like to welcome you to our course on preparing for the Cybersecurity Analyst Plus Exam. The Compt TS Cybersecurity Plus or CySA Plus is a new certification from the creators of the popular entry level's Security Plus certification for information security professionals. CySA Plus is meant to serve as a middle ground between Security Plus and Compt TS Advanced Security Practitioner Certification. If you've already earned your Security Plus Certification and you have around three or four years of experience working in the cybersecurity field, this is a great certification for you to advance your career.
This course serves as the introduction to a series of six more courses, each one focused on a core component of a CySA Plus curriculum. The first three courses each focus on one of the three first domains of the CySA Plus material. The final domain is quite lengthy so I've broken it up into three separate courses. As you work your way through each of these courses, you'll pick up all the knowledge you need to earn your CySA Plus certification. As a Compt T authorized content provider, we're ready to help you pass your certification exam on the first try.
I've been an information security professional for over two decades in the government, private industry, and higher education. I hold the Security Plus, Cyber Security Analyst Plus, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional Certifications and I've been active as a security certification expert for many years. I was also one of the very first people to earn the CySA Plus certification when it was released in 2017 and I literally wrote the book on the CySA Plus Certification.
I encourage you took pick up a copy of my CySA Plus Study Guide to help you prepare for the exam in conjunction with this course. Through my books and courses here on this site, I've literally helped thousands of students just like you earn their security certifications. In this course, I'll provide you with the background knowledge that you need to begin your preparations for the CySA Plus exam. We'll cover the value of the CySA Plus certification, describe the four domains of the CySA Plus curriculum, give you an insiders view of the exam, and help you design your own study strategy.
By the way, one note on the acronym. You might see this certification referred to in some places as CSA Plus instead of CySA Plus. That's because Comp T ran into some trademarking issues and changed the acronym from CSA Plus to CySA Plus about a year after the certification was first released. Don't let that bother you. The exam content didn't change, just the acronym. Study materials that use the CSA Plus acronym are fine to use.
Alright, let's get rolling.