The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) certification is a vendor-neutral credential.
The CompTIA CSA+ exam is an internationally targeted validation of intermediate-level security skills and knowledge.
While there is no required prerequisite, the CompTIA CSA+ certification is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, “hands-on” focus on IT security analytics.
The CompTIA CSA+ examination is designed for IT security analysts, vulnerability analysts, or threat intelligence analysts.
The exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis, and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats, and risks to an organization with the end goal of securing and protecting applications and systems within an organization.
It is recommended for CompTIA CSA+ certification candidates to have the following:
Module 1 – Threat Management
Module 2 – Analyze the results of a network reconnaissance.
Module 3 – implement or recommend the appropriate response and countermeasure
Module 4 – the purpose of practices used to secure a corporate environment
Module 5 – implement an information security vulnerability management process
Module 6 – analyze the output resulting from a vulnerability scan
Module 7 : Compare and contrast common vulnerabilities found in the following targets within an organization.
Module 8 – distinguish threat data or behavior to determine the impact of an incident.
Module 9 – prepare a toolkit and use appropriate forensics tools during an investigation
Module 10 – analyze common symptoms to select the best course of action to support incident response
Module 11 – Summarize the incident recovery and post-incident response process.
Module 12 – frameworks, common policies, controls, and procedures
Module 13 – use data to recommend remediation of security issues related to identity and access management
Module 14 – review security architecture and make recommendations to implement compensating controls
Module 15 – use application security best practices while participating in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Module 16 – using various cybersecurity tools and technologies
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