About the Cybersecurity Analyst Exam (CSO-003)

Candidates are encouraged to use this document to help prepare for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) CS0-003 certification exam. With the end goal of proactively defending and continuously improving the security of an organization, CySA+ will verify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Detect and analyze indicators of malicious activity
  • Understand threat intelligence and threat management
  • Respond to attacks and vulnerabilities
  • Perform incident response
  • Report and communicate related activity

This is equivalent to 4 years of hands-on experience as an incident response analyst or security operation center (SOC) analyst.

These content examples are meant to clarify the test objectives and should not be construed as a comprehensive listing of all the content of this examination.

TYPE OF QUESTIONS: Multiple choice questions (single and multiple response), drag and drops and performance based
LENGTH OF TEST: 165 Minutes
PASSING SCORE: 750 on a scale of 100-900
ESTIMATED RETIRE DATE: Three years after launch

When preparing for your exam, it is very important that you not only KNOW  what domain objectives will be covered on the exam, but that you UNDERSTAND each objective.  Within the Domain Objectives section you will see how each domain is weighted on the exam.  Carefully, review each domain in detail and use the added tools available to assist you in your studies.