CompTIA Advance Security Practitioner Certification

What is the CompTIA Advance Security Practitioner Certification and how does it compare to the other certification available? CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) is the ideal certification for technical professionals who wish to remain immersed in technology as opposed to strictly managing . The CASP+ is the only certification exam that is hands-on, and performance based. This certification exam will really test your technical ability and skill.

How does CASP+ Compare?

 

CompTIA Advance Security Practitioner (CASP) (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED) ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Performance Based Questions
Experience Level Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced
Exam Focus Cybersecurity Practitioner Skills Cybersecurity Management Skills Cybersecurity Practitioner Skills Cybersecurity Management Skills
​Vendor Neutral Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Is there any requirement that I would need to meet before I can be certified?

A minimum of ten years of experience in IT administration, including at least five years of hands-on technical security experience.  While there is no required prerequisite, CASP+ certification is intended to follow Security+ and CySA+ or equivalent experience.

What you need to prepare for

The CASP+ certification validates advanced-level competency in risk management; enterprise security operations and architecture; research and collaboration; and integration of enterprise security. Successful candidates will have the knowledge required to:

  • Enterprise Security domain expanded to include operations and architecture concepts, techniques, and requirements
  • More emphasis on analyzing risk through interpreting trend data and anticipating cyber defense needs to meet business goals
  • Expanding security control topics to include Mobile and small form factor devices, as well as software vulnerability
  • Broader coverage of integrating cloud and virtualization technologies into a secure enterprise architecture
  • Inclusion of implementing cryptographic techniques, such as Blockchain- Cryptocurrency and Mobile device encryption

RECERTIFICATION

CompTIA requires that CASP+ certification holders renew their credential every three years. Renewal can be achieved three ways:

  • Pass the most current version of the CASP+ certification exam.
  • Pass a higher-level CompTIA or non-CompTIA certification exam
  • Earn continuing education units (CEUs) by participating in qualified activities, such as publishing an article or white paper, obtaining another industry certification, or attending a relevant conference or event.

 

CASP+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program. Over 1.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.

– Lee Signore

 

Reference

https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/comptia-advanced-security-practitioner

About Lee Signore

Fifteen years ago, Lee Signore joined the military as an Information System Analyst and honorably serving her country for eight years. During her tenure as a soldier she was able to learn and embrace the Army Values (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage). She went on to earn her Masters degree in Cyber Security from the University of Maryland University College and several security certifications. She also served as an Information Security Office for the Federal Government managing the information security program and preparing Federal facilities for audits.

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