CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

  • For aspiring and practising Cybersecurity professionals
  • Earn the ultimate benchmark to advance and join the ranks of cybersecurity professionals in the UK & globally
  • Enhance your confidence and skills to become an informed, versatile Cybersecurity professional
  • Qualify and validate your skills with the support of expert Tutors, Study Coaches, and Recruitment Advisors
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    CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst

    The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst CySA+ is your ticket to success in the ever-evolving world of IT security, where attackers are getting more and more advanced – traditional security measures just won’t cut it anymore. That’s where behavioural analytics come in, and with this course, you’ll learn how to apply them to identify and neutralise threats.

    Get ready to configure and use top-of-the-line threat detection tools, perform powerful data analysis, and interpret results to stay ahead of the game. With the CySA+ certification, you’ll become a skilled professional who can confidently tackle malware, advanced persistent threats, and more. Employers are actively hiring professionals with the CySA+ certification, so don’t miss out on your chance to stand out from the crowd.

    Upon completing this certification, you can advance your education and boost your career by taking the CompTIA Penetration Tester+ (PentTest+) to become a well-rounded security professional with both offensive and defensive cyber skills. Alternatively, our Cybersecurity Career Programme is the preferred route for students looking to kickstart their careers and thrive as Cybersecurity Professionals.

    Why study with us?

    • Stay motivated and manage your time effectively through regular one-to-one follow-ups with your certified Tutor and Study Coach
    • You have 24/7 access to your online courses, so you can study at your own pace and save on travel costs
    • Your official certification means that your experience is validated through industry-recognised material and highly valued in the UK (and the world!)
    • CompTIA CertMaster Labs give you the opportunity to implement your IT skills and gain practical, real-world experience
    • Your CV and LinkedIn profile will receive complete makeovers from your Recruitment Advisor to make sure you maximise your chances of securing rewarding opportunities
    • Career and recruitment support gives you advice on how to secure and succeed in job interviews, including mock interviews and exclusive interview preparation tailored toward your prospective company and role
    • Your expert Career Consultant will help you choose the right certification, and combine it with strategic guidance to make sure you achieve success in your professional journey

    Avoid the negative effects of making the wrong decision about your development journey, have an open Q&A with an expert. 

    What’s included?

    • Consultation with a Career Consultant to corroborate your course choice
    • Unlimited, 12-month access to the official CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ Course
    • Official CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ Exam
    • Certified Tutor to provide assistance with course queries
    • Access to a full Support Team for assistance with examination, notes, and study queries
    • Official CompTIA learning portal with access to videos, flash cards, and performance-based questions (PBQs) to maximise your chance of success
    • A professional, industry-oriented CV rewrite*
    • A LinkedIn profile overhaul to maximise your new networking opportunities*

    Certification: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+

    Vendor: CompTIA: The Computing Technology Industry Association

    Course prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites to study this qualification, however, the CompTIA Security+ makes an exceptional starting point for those with little or no security experience.

    Key learning objective: The CompTIA CySA+ focuses on threat and vulnerability management, software and system security, compliance and assessment, security operations and monitoring, as well as incident response.

    *Value-added service that can be added at an additional cost

    Certification details

    ITonlinelearning is a verified CompTIA Authorised Partner (AP), which means that this certification has been rigorously assessed and approved to meet industry standards.

    Accrediting body
    As the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the go-to for individuals looking to enhance their skills and take their career to the next level. With a range of certifications covering everything from cyber security and cloud computing to networking, CompTIA has something for everyone! With over 2.5 million certifications awarded to date, you can trust that you’re in good hands with CompTIA.

    But CompTIA is more than just certifications – they’re a community of experts and professionals, passionate about advancing IT and promoting excellence. That’s why they offer a range of resources and support for their members, including training and development opportunities, networking events, and research and policy work.

    Certification expiry
    This certification showcases a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset, and so it is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue to ensure your skills remain aligned with best practices within the industry.

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    CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+

    What You Will Learn

    The CompTIA CySA+ focuses on threat and vulnerability management, software and system security, compliance and assessment, security operations and monitoring, as well as incident response.

      Security Operations

      This topic covers the critical functions of security operations essential for the protection of networks and systems. You will understand the significance of system and network architecture like virtualisation, containerisation, and cloud environments, as well as how to manage identity and access with mechanisms such as multifactor authentication (MFA) and single sign-on (SSO). You will analyse indicators of potential malicious activity through network, host, and application monitoring, and identify abnormal behaviours and potential breaches. You will focus on the efficiency and process improvements within security operations, promoting automation and orchestration to streamline response and integrate technology solutions effectively.

      Vulnerability Management

      You will focus on identifying, assessing, and managing vulnerabilities within an organisation’s systems. It includes conducting vulnerability scans, analysing the output from these tools, and understanding various scanning methods like internal vs. external and agent-based vs. agentless scanning. You will need to be able to interpret data to prioritise vulnerabilities using factors such as the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and contextual awareness. Recommended controls to mitigate vulnerabilities are covered, and you will learn strategies for attack surface management and secure software development practices.

      Incident Response and Management

      This topic delves into the structured approach to incident response, starting with the understanding of attack methodology frameworks like the Cyber Kill Chain and MITRE ATT&CK. As a Cybersecurity Analyst you will be expected to be proficient in incident response activities, including detection, containment, eradication, and recovery, ensuring the integrity of evidence and legal compliance. You will learn how to prepare for incidents, using tools, playbooks, and training, as well as how to conduct post-incident activities like forensic analysis.

      Reporting and Communication

      Effective communication and detailed reporting are the sections covered in this topic. You will learn how to prepare and dissemination reports on vulnerability management and incident response, ensuring that all relevant stakeholders are informed about the risks, ongoing issues, and remediation actions. You will then learn how to communicate incident impacts effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences, including legal and public relations teams, and how to manage the organisation’s response to breaches.

      Your Success is Assured

      Expert Career Consultants

      Our expert Career Consultants select qualifications that align perfectly with your aspirations by collaborating with you to identify your desired end-goal.

      Certified Tutors

      Our certified Tutors are there to assist you with course questions, exam queries, and revision so you have all the support you need to ace your exams.

      Study Coaches and Mentors

      Your Study Coach and Mentor is dedicated to guiding and supporting you throughout your journey by providing motivation, encouragement, and monitoring progress.

      Experienced Recruitment Advisors

      Your Recruitment Advisor will provide you with the tools you need to succeed, like an industry-oriented CV, LinkedIn profile overhaul, and exclusive resources.

      The Key to Your Success

      Your Expert Career Consultant has received extensive training in the solutions we offer, and they understand that making the wrong choice can have a negative impact on your career, and overall well-being. They’re here to: 

      • Get to know you, your goals, and your experience 
      • Help you through the best options for you
      • Make sure you choose the right path: financially, psychologically, and professionally. 

      Career and Progression Prospects

      Information Technology is used in a plethora of sectors, but here are a few roles you’re qualified to explore with this certification:

      Cybersecurity Analyst

      Cyber Threat Analyst

      Security Engineer

      Security Analyst

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      To drive your success forward to the finishing line of your goals, our team comprises of professionals available at the press of a button to provide clarity on questions you have regarding your exam booking and preparation, portal and logins, assignments, as well as quizzes. You can also access one-to-one Tutor and Mentor Support so that your queries can be resolved swiftly and comprehensively. Our Tutors are experienced and certified in their fields, too!

      Bolster Your Income Potential & Job Security

      Your certification will provide you with a significant competitive advantage by validating your skills and knowledge – with that, you can either contribute toward your current company or grow in another one.

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      You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your lifestyle in order to advance your skills. With your development at the forefront of our mission, we have personalised financing options so that you can live comfortably whilst investing in your future.

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      Projecting Your Salary

      We want to help you achieve the best outcome in your studies so that you can flourish in your selected development pathway.

      £56K /

      per year

      IT Security Engineer

      £50.6K /

      per year

      Cyber Security Analyst

      £61.1K /

      per year

      IT Security Manager

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      CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
      Frequently Asked Questions

      You have questions, and we have all the answers

      The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification is a vendor-neutral certification that validates the knowledge and skills of IT professionals in identifying and preventing cybersecurity threats.

      CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ was created for individuals looking for a career in cybersecurity, as well as professionals that require an understanding of cybersecurity for their jobs. This certification is also beneficial for experienced cybersecurity professionals who wish to validate their skills and experience through an industry-recognised qualification.

      CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ is assessed and awarded by means of an examination. This exam comprises of a maximum of 85 questions. Your exam will be 165 minutes long, and you will be required to score 83% (750 out of 900) or higher in order to pass.

      This certification showcases a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset, and so it is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue to ensure your skills remain aligned with best practices within the industry.