Cybersecurity is an important field, whether it’s a large business, a start up, or if it concerns your personal data. Cybercrimes are making it more difficult to keep our data private and secure.
Cybercriminals know how to bypass traditional defenses such as antivirus software and firewalls. CompTIA’s CYSA+ was created to protect against modern forms of attack.
This blog will provide information about the CYSA+ exam, its domains, as well as the job opportunities that you can have with the CYSA+ certificate. Let’s get started.
What can you expect from a CYSA+ examination:
Number of QuestionsMaximum 85Type of QuestionsMCQs and performance-basedLength of the test165 minutesPassing Score750(on a scale of 100-900)Exam Rescheduling Policy:
To request a rescheduling of an exam, candidates must call Pearson VUE at the latest 24 hours before the exam. This is because failing to show up to your scheduled appointment, or rescheduling your test within 24 hours of your appointment time will result in your exam money being forfeited.
Here are the steps to reschedule an online appointment
Register for your Pearson VUE account.
Locate the name of the exam under the open online exams heading.
Click on the link to reschedule.
Follow these instructions to select your new date/time.
Click on confirm reschedule.
Final step: Check your email for confirmation.
Scorecard for exam:
CompTIA monitors all tests to ensure accuracy. CompTIA can designate indeterminate results during exam monitoring if there are no explanations. Unclarified scores will not be accepted and will be disqualified from certification. Additionally, exam passing scores can be changed and determined through statistical analysis. After the exam is over, candidates will receive their score report. This report includes important information about the exam’s outcome. CompTIA doesn’t disclose exam passing rates because exam questions can change without notice.
CYSA+ Domains:1. Threat and vulnerability management: Threat management is a foundation for lowering corporate risks, hardening endpoint surfaces, and increasing organizational resilience. Threat and vulnerability management eliminates the need for periodic scans. Sensors can detect vulnerabilities and misconfigurations immediately.
2. Software and System Security: CompTIA CySA+ Software and Systems Security will teach you how to evaluate and integrate security into your organization’s software and systems.
You need to ensure that your software is safe and well-written throughout its lifecycle. This is why you should first examine the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and its security implications.
Then, you’ll be able to learn about best practices for making sure security is maintained while creating apps.
Finally, you will learn how to make sure that any cloud services that you add to your environment are secure enough to support your apps.
3. Security Operations and Monitoring: Learn how to set up your resources better and what Indicators of Compromise you should be monitoring in CompTIA CySA+ Operation and Monitoring.
The basics of security monitoring will be covered first. You’ll then learn how to monitor and set up the various types of nodes and systems on your network. You’ll also learn how to set up security solutions to protect your system, devices and apps from hackers.
4. Incident Response (IR) is a response to an incident. It involves taking steps to prevent future attacks, reduce their effects, contain damage and take steps to minimize future risks. Your organization’s revenue is