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CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Is An IT Workforce Certification That Applies Behavioral Analytics To Networks And Devices To Prevent, Detect And Combat Cybersecurity Threats Through Continuous Security Monitoring.

Career Certification

CySA+ covers the most up-to-date core security analyst skills and upcoming job skills used by threat intelligence analysts, application security analysts, compliance analysts, incident responders/handlers, and threat hunters, bringing new techniques for combating threats inside and outside of the Security Operations Center (SOC).

Vendor Neutral

This vendor-neutral cybersecurity certification focuses on the application of behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security.

Industry Recognized

CompTIA CySA+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).


CompTIA CySA+ is the only intermediate high-stakes cybersecurity analyst certification with both hands-on, performance-based questions and multiple-choice questions.

Skill Areas

Demand For CompTIA CySA+

  • Migrating to the cloud presents opportunities to deploy, optimize, and protect mission critical applications and data storage
  • CompTIA Cloud+ validates the technical skills needed to secure these valuable assets
  • The Cloud Computing market was valued at around US$ 429.5 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach US$ 1025.7 billion, by 2028
  • Cloud Architecture is the new technological advancement in the 21st century
  • cloud computing is one of the most popular and financially stable domains that come with better and high monetary and financial benefits
  • The field of cloud computing offers – entry-level, intermediate, and advanced-level careers


Exam Details

CompTIA CySA+ Exam Details

Exam Codes CS0-002 
Launch Date April 21, 2020 
Exam Description The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification verifies that successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to leverage intelligence and threat detection techniques, analyze and interpret data, identify and address vulnerabilities, suggest preventative measures, and effectively respond to and recover from incidents. 
Number of Questions Maximum of 85 questions per exam 
Type of Questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test 165 Minutes per exam 
Passing Score 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
Recommended Experience Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 4 years of hands-on information security or related experience.
Languages English, Japanese, TBD - others
Retirement TBD - Usually three years after launch 
Testing Provider  Pearson VUE
  • Testing Centers
  • Online Testing
Price $392 USD

Who Is This Exam Intended For?

This exam is intended for candidates who are advanced end users and/or are looking at jobs in the following categories, Security Analyst, Threat Intelligence Analyst, Security Engineer, Application Security Analyst, Incident Response Handler, and Compliance Analyst.

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