How to Advance Your Career with CompTIA CySA+

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In today's fast-paced digital world, having the right skills and certifications is essential to advance your career in the field of cybersecurity. One such certification is the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+). In this blog post, we will explore how this certification can help you advance your career, and what you need to know about it.

What is CompTIA CySA+?

CompTIA CySA+ is an international, vendor-neutral cybersecurity certification that validates an individual's knowledge and skills in the areas of threat and vulnerability management, incident response, and security architecture and tools. This certification is designed for IT professionals who want to advance withing their cybersecurity career. Considered a mid-level certificate, it is just above CompTIA’s entry-level Security+ certification, and is designed for professionals with three to four years of experience in the industry.

How does CySA+ fit into the certification landscape?

CySA+ is an intermediate-level certification that sits between CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+). It is also equivalent to the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense.

What are the benefits of getting a CySA+ certification?

One of the main benefits of obtaining a CySA+ certification is that it can significantly increase your job prospects and earning potential Many factors feed into the salary you will earn with CySA+, including your experience in the industry, additional certifications you hold, the specific job role you fill, and the city where you work. In the U.S., the national median salary for someone with CySA+ certification is $70,528 per year, ranging from $61,007 to $97,180 per year.

The demand for cybersecurity professionals is on the rise. In 2022, the global cybersecurity workforce gap increased by 26.2 percent compared to 2021, with 3.4 million more workers needed to secure assets effectively. In 2021, that number stood at 2.72 million. According to a report by Global IT association ISACA, 60 percent of organizations have unfilled cybersecurity positions and 42 percent of their cybersecurity teams are understaffed. In addition to salary and job prospects, CySA+ certification can also help you develop critical skills in areas such as threat and vulnerability management, incident response, and security architecture and toolsets. These skills can be applied to a wide range of cybersecurity jobs, from entry-level positions to management roles.

How can ACI Learning partner with you for your CySA+ training?

ACI Learning’s ITPro library has more than 256 hours of CompTIA training, including 14 courses, 12 practice tests and eight courses that have virtual labs. ACI Learning is a proud CompTIA partner: When you take CompTIA courses with ITPro, from ACI Learning, or via our ACI Learning Hubs, we make it easy to go from daydreaming about that career in IT to launching it.

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CompTIA CySA+ certification is an excellent choice for IT professionals who want to advance their cybersecurity career. By obtaining this certification, you can increase your job prospects, earning potential, and develop critical skills that are in high demand in the cybersecurity industry. With the right preparation and dedication, you can become a certified CySA+ professional and take your career to the next level.

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