CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst (CySA+)

This Intermediate level, vendor neutral course provides a solid foundation into Cyber Security for IT Professionals. The course is trainer led with each attendee having access to a private network with 10 virtual machines for hands on practical training. Attendees also have access to the Certmaster adaptive e-learning tool enabling attendees to have the best possible resources to ensure success in the exam and a solid subject knowledge.

*Please be aware that where we have further Covid-19 restrictions, this course may be delivered by Virtual Classroom. Further details and technical requirements for attending Virtual delivery of this course can be found in the 'Supporting Documents' section below. We recommend attendees have access to 2 screens for the virtual classroom training. *

Next Scheduled Date: 5 Sep 2022

  • Location: CTP Aldershot Training Centre
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Funding:
    Contract Funded
  • Course Fee: 5 Days IRTC (£133.50)
  • Exam Fee: £158.40
  • Course Fee
    Post-October 2022:

    5 Days IRTC (£133.50)
  • Exam Fee Post-October 2022: £158.40
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Why take this course?

The CySA+ 002 course provides an ideal entry point towards a Cyber Security career. As part of the CompTIA Cyber Security Pathway of stackable certifications, those who complete the CompTIA Security+ and CySA+ are classed as ‘Cyber Security Analytics Professionals’, and the qualification is recognised globally. 

The CTP course has a number of key benefits and extras:
  • Training is delivered over 5 full days (09:00 - 17:00) giving maximum training time
  • Training includes:
    • Course book 
    • Access to a virtual environment with 10 virtual machines during training
    • Certmaster - an adaptive, intuitive exam prep tool - attendees will have access to this for one year

Optional exam vouchers may be purchased from CTP, and the 
exam must be completed within one year. You may purchase the voucher after you have attended the training. 

Is this the right course for me?


This is an ideal course for those with a keen interest in IT and a solid practical knowledge of networking and security, who are seeking a future role within the ever expanding area of Cyber Security. This course is not suitable for new entrants without a foundation knowledge of networking and security.

The CySA+ course has been developed by CompTIA, based on content and feedback from Industry and leading IT Security Experts. This certification applies behavioural analytics  to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat Cyber security threats.

Attendees will learn to:

  • Perform data analysis and interpret results to identify any vulnerabilities, threats or risks to an organisation
  • Configure and use threat detection tools
  • Secure and protect applications and systems within an organisation

This is a hands on practical instructor led training course with a Certmaster revision tool to give attendees the practical skills and knowledge to detect threats and secure systems in the workplace.


CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst (CySA+)-002


This is an Intermediate Level 3/4 course and attendees should have completed the 
CompTIA Network+ and Security+ in advance of attending the course, or alternatively have gained equivalent IT networking and  information security knowledge and practical skills through several years of experience gained in information security. 

Fees & Funding

  • Course Fee 5 Days IRTC (£133.50)
  • Exam Fee £158.40

Course Content

This 5 day classroom based course is very much a 'hands on' approach focussing on IT Security Analytics, and will cover the following:

Threat Management 
Learn to apply environmental research techniques using appropriate tools, analysing results and implementing a recommended response

Vulnerability Management 
Implement a vulnerability process and analyse results of the scan 

Security Architecture & Tool Sets
Use of data to recommend remediation of security issues related to identity and access management.
use application security best practices to recommend an implementation strategy while participating in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Cyber-Incident Response 
With the use of data, distinguish the threat and determine the incident impact
Prepare a toolkit with appropriate forensics tools, a communication strategy and best practices as a response. 

Full details and exam objectives are attached below.

Attendees will complete the 5 day course within our modern IT suites with dual screens at the Resettlement Training Centre Aldershot, with attendees gaining hands on experience throughout the course. For those courses delivered fully online by Virtual Classroom, it is recommended that attendees have access to 2 screens to complete training. 

Certmaster - The CTP course includes access to CompTIA Certmaster which is an adaptive e-learning tool which helps you prepare for the exam. It verifies what you already know through the classroom based training and identifies any knowledge gaps, focussing training on the areas you need most. Certmaster will assist you to cover the full curriculum and test for the exam. 

Exam format 
CySA+ 002 exam
Duration: 165 minutes 
Questions:Up to 85 - Both multiple choice and performance based questions
Pass mark: 750 ( on a score of 100 - 900)

Career Opportunities

This is an ideal intermediate level globally recognised qualification for any Service leaver seeking a role within Cyber Security. The CySA+ is being used by organisations ranging from the US Military to the National Cyber Security Centre, BBC and Tesco.

Sample job roles in the IT sector include:

  • IT Security Analyst
  • Security Operations Centre (SOC) Analyst
  • Vulnerability Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Security Engineer
Employment links will be provided to all course attendees and BT Security aim to visit every course  on the final day to discuss their opportunities with CySA+ course attendees who may be interested in making an application. 

CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst (CySA+)

Scheduled dates and locations

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  • 11 Jul 2022 CTP - Online
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  • 5 Sep 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
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  • 17 Oct 2022 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
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  • 5 Dec 2022 CTP - Online
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  • 6 Feb 2023 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
    Good Availability
  • 22 May 2023 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
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  • 10 Jul 2023 CTP - Online
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  • 4 Sep 2023 CTP Aldershot Training Centre
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