CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) (CAS-004)

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) is an advanced cybersecurity qualification covering the most sought-after technical skills in security architecture and senior security engineering. Students learn to operate in traditional, cloud, and hybrid environments and also glean valuable skills in governance, risk, and compliance. CompTIA CASP+ is ideal for security architects and senior security engineers looking to take charge of a company’s cybersecurity readiness.

By the end of this course, you will be ready to lead technical teams in implementing enterprise-wide cybersecurity solutions. Kickstart your CompTIA CASP+ training with Good e-Learning today!

Security Architecture – 29%

Learning Objectives

How to create appropriate and secure architectures for new and existing networks (complete with appropriate authentication and authorization controls) by analyzing security requirements and objectives
How to determine the most appropriate infrastructure security design by analyzing organizational requirements
How to integrate software applications into an enterprise’s architecture
How to secure an enterprise architecture by implementing correct data security techniques, as well as secure virtualization and cloud solutions
How public key infrastructure (PKI) and cryptography help support security requirements and objectives

Security Operations – 30%

Learning Objectives

How to perform vulnerability and threat management activities and recommend appropriate risk mitigation methods within a given scenario
Proven methods and tools for penetration testing and vulnerability assessments
How to judge indicators of compromise and respond appropriately
How to reduce risk using key processes within a given scenario
How to implement an appropriate response for a given incident
The importance of forensic concepts

Security Engineering and Cryptography – 26%

Learning Objectives

How to implement secure configurations for enterprise mobility or to configure/ implement endpoint security controls within a given scenario
Crucial security considerations that can impact operational technologies and specific sectors
How adopting cloud technology can impact the security of an organization
How to implement appropriate cryptographic protocols and algorithms or PKI solutions in response to a specific business requirement
How to troubleshoot the implementation of cryptographic solutions within a given scenario

Governance, Risk, and Compliance – 15%

Learning Objectives

How to utilize appropriate risk strategies in response to given requirements
The importance of mitigating and managing vendor risks
Legal considerations and compliance frameworks and how they can impact an organization
The importance of disaster recovery concepts in relation to business continuity

To earn the CompTIA CASP+ qualification, candidates must first pass the certification exam. This verifies that a candidate has the skills and technical knowledge to architect, engineer, integrate, and implement secure solutions even across complex environments and consider the impact of compliance, risk, and governance requirements while supporting a resilient enterprise.

To help students with their CompTIA CASP+ training costs, this course also comes with a free certification exam voucher.

CompTIA CASP+ CAS-004 exam:

  • Exam Code: CAS-004

  • Maximum 90 questions

  • Multiple choice and performance-based

  • 165 minutes

  • Passing score: This test has no scaled score – it’s pass/fail only

  • Recommended experience: Candidates should have a minimum of ten years of general hands-on experience in IT, as well as at least five years of practical security experience

What is CompTIA?

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association. It issues professional certifications for the IT sector, upskilling candidates to tackle the most pressing priorities and skill shortages facing IT-powered organizations.

With its focus on practical skills and commitment to regularly updating its certification courses in line with industry developments, CompTIA is considered one of the best trade associations in the IT industry.

What is CompTIA’s relationship with Good e-Learning?

Good e-Learning is an award-winning training provider with world-class courses across multiple corporate disciplines and frameworks, including ITIL 4, DevOps, RESILIA Cyber Resilience, TOGAF, and more. The company is also a fully accredited training provider for CompTIA.

What is CompTIA CASP+?

CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) is an advanced cybersecurity qualification. It is ideal for senior security engineers and security architects responsible for improving and leading an organization’s cybersecurity preparedness.

What kind of organization is CompTIA CASP+ suited for?

CompTIA CASP+ is ideal for any company requiring advanced cybersecurity practices. A practitioner can optimize an organization’s cybersecurity readiness, working on its architecture, best practices, threat responses, and more. As cybersecurity is essential for safeguarding not only an organization’s strategy but also its clients, the qualification is relevant to a wide variety of businesses.

Some of the world-class organizations that contributed to the development of CASP+ include: AT&T Cybersecurity, Lockheed Martin, Exxon Mobil, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, RxSense, SecureWorks, U.S. Army, Target Corp, General Dynamics IT (GDIT), Ricoh, and Splunk.

What professions is CompTIA CASP+ suited for?

Studying the CompTIA CASP+ syllabus is highly recommended for professionals working in advanced cybersecurity roles.

Relevant professions include: Security Architect, Senior Security Engineer, SOC Manager, Security Analyst, IT Cybersecurity, Cyber Risk Analyst.

What does the CompTIA certification path look like?

The CompTIA certification path provides several foundational modules for IT professionals, as well as intermediate options focused on Infrastructure, Cyber Security, and Professional Skills.

The certification path is fully aligned with several defined IT career pathways, and candidates are advised to consider their experience and existing qualifications before selecting a module.

How much is CompTIA CASP+ certification worth?

With the importance of cybersecurity for organizations in the Digital Age, studying the advanced CompTIA CASP+ syllabus can be extremely valuable for candidates hoping to enter high-level security roles. Indeed, many organizations even have CASP+ certification as a prerequisite.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the roles relevant to CASP+ are categorized under ‘Computer Network Architects’. In 2017, the median pay for this category was $104,650, and the number of jobs within is expected to continue increasing.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Security Architects

  • SOC Managers

  • Senior Security Engineers

  • Security Analysts

  • IT Cybersecurity Specialist/INFOSEC Specialist

  • Cyber Risk Analyst

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • How to successfully architect, engineer, integrate, and implement secure solutions even across complex environments to enable resiliency in an enterprise

  • Best practices for monitoring, detection, automation, and incident response to empower ongoing security operations in an enterprise

  • How to apply security practices to on-premises, endpoint, cloud, and mobile infrastructures while also considering cryptographic techniques and technologies

  • How to accurately consider the impact of risk, compliance, and governance requirements throughout an organization

  • The latest best practices for analyzing security requirements in hybrid networks, helping businesses move towards enterprise-wide, zero-trust security architectures complete with advanced secure cloud and virtualization solutions

  • New techniques for vulnerability management, advanced threat management, risk mitigation, digital forensics analysis, and incident response tactics

  • Insight on advanced cybersecurity solutions for enterprise mobility, cloud/hybrid environments, endpoint security controls, and enterprise-wide PKI and cryptography

  • Advanced techniques for proving an organization’s cybersecurity and resiliency are compliant with regulations such as the GDPR, FISMA, CCPA, NIST, CMMC, SOX, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS

Why should you take this course?

  • Because CASP+ is high-level, hands-on, and performance-based, passing the exam will immediately validate a candidate’s ability to implement cybersecurity solutions within identified policies and frameworks

  • CASP+ tackles both security architecture and engineering, equipping practitioners to not only assess the readiness of an enterprise but also design and implement solutions for enhancing security and resiliency. This makes CASP+ practitioners highly valued and sought after

  • Information security is becoming increasingly essential for businesses around the world. Senior IT staff need to be equipped to lead and manage both cybersecurity and cyber resiliency

  • Recent updates to CASP+ ensure that newly qualified candidates are fully prepared to design, implement, and manage solutions even within a complex enterprise

  • CASP+ has been named as one of the top 10 certifications with the highest premiums. Certified IT professionals enjoy a 14% increase above base salary on average

  • Burning Glass predicts that positions aligned with CASP+ will see a growth rate of 18% over the next ten years

  • A number of leading organizations contributed to CASP+, including AT&T Cybersecurity, Lockheed Martin, RxSense, the U.S. Dept. of State, Target Corp, and John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

  • CompTIA has set a global standard for computing networking, support, cloud, mobility, security, and open-source development for over 20 years. Its certification syllabuses are also updated regularly to meet new requirements and challenges

  • This CompTIA CASP+ course comes with a variety of CompTIA online training assets, including instructor guides, videos, lab work, study guides, tools, and assessments

  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning online training provider with a diverse portfolio of accredited e-learning certification courses

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