Getting into Blue Teaming, certify with CompTIA CySA+

The CompTIA CySA+ certification focuses on the defensive side (blue team) of cyber security. Regarded as an intermediate certification and is becoming a popular choice for organisations to identify the required knowledge and skills needed as an analyst in a cybersecurity operations.

Whose it for?

Operations who employ or hire cyber security analysts within their security teams, where their environment is at risk of vulnerabilities and therefore have the constant need to develop their blue team (defensive) capabilities.

Suited jobs?

Security analyst, -Tier II SOC analyst, Security monitoring, Threat intelligence analyst

Security engineer, Application security analyst, Incident response or handler

Compliance analyst and Threat hunter

Why is it different?

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

CySA+ focuses on the candidates ability to not only proactively capture, monitor, and respond to network traffic findings, but also emphasizes software and application security, automation, threat hunting, and IT regulatory compliance, which affects the daily work of security analysts.

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)

What Skills Will You Learn?

Threat and Vulnerability Management Utilise and apply proactive threat intelligence to support organisational security and perform vulnerability management activities Software and Systems Security Apply security solutions for infrastructure management and explain software & hardware assurance best practices Compliance and Assessment Apply security concepts in support of organisational risk mitigation and understand the importance of frameworks, policies, procedures, and controls

Security Operations and Monitoring Analyse data as part of continuous security monitoring activities and implement configuration changes to existing controls to improve security Incident Response Apply the appropriate incident response procedure, analyse potential indicators of compromise, and utilise basic digital forensics techniques


Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. While there is no required prerequisite, CompTIA CySA+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus.


Our next CompTIA CySA+ course runs on the 13 July 2020

Special price of £1250 + VAT inc Courseware and 5 day instructor led training

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