CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

About the Course

This course is free only for residents within the following areas: Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Dudley.

The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioural analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats through continuous security monitoring.

What Is a Cybersecurity Analyst?

A Cybersecurity Analyst detects cyber threats and then implements changes to protect an organisation in the following ways:

  • Manages and configures tools to monitor activity on the network
  • Analyses the reports from those tools to identify unusual behaviour on the network
  • Proactively identifies network vulnerabilities through penetration testing, vulnerability scans and vulnerability assessment reports
  • Plans and recommends changes to increase the security of the network
  • Applies security patches to protect the network

Jobs that use CySA+ include:

  • Threat intelligence Analyst
  • Vulnerability Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Information Security Analyst or Administrator
  • Security Administrator

Modules

  • Threat and Vulnerability Management
  • Software and Systems Security
  • Security Operations & Monitoring
  • Incidence Response
  • Compliance & Assessment

Entry Requirements

The CySA+ qualification is intended to follow the CompTIA Security+ course. Applicants engaging at this level must have a minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience.

Equipment Needed

Other than a notepad all equipment required for training will be supplied.

Next Steps

Upon successful completion of this course you can move onto higher education, IT and digital Apprenticeships.

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