CompTIA released its Cyber Security Analyst (CSA+) certification with exam code CS0-001 in February 2017. The certification emphasizes on revealing cyber-threat mechanism and analysis to identify susceptibilities and dangers. Let’s find out below that how CSA+ Certification has become high in-demand in such a short span of time:
1. Encouraged by industries: CSA+ has been advanced and is continued by leading IT security professionals. To quote CompTIA, “Content for CSA+ exams stems from a combination of industry-wide survey feedback and contributions from our team of subject matter experts.”
Also, the CSA+ certification provides you an opportunity to boost up your pay-scale. As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for an information security analyst is $90,120 per year.
2. Globally accepted and appreciated: According to CompTIA, “CSA+ is ISO/ANSI 17024 accredited and is awaiting approval by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.” Also, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that information security analysts will be the swiftly growing job, with 37 percent overall growth between 2012 and 2022.
3. One of the most desired certification: The certified IT security staff who can examine, check and secure cybersecurity resources are desired by almost every organization. These analysts can be an asset to any organization as their potential to design security integration solutions with analytics devices helps in finding and responding to cyber threats. According to James Stanger, senior director, products, at CompTIA, “Cyber Security Analysts can truly improve an organization’s security posture” with their know-how and ability to bring data analytics to the forefront to “get a real-time, holistic view of the behavior of the network.”