Ready to Start Your Career?

All You Needed to Know about the CompTIA CASP Certification

Rachel Laura M's profile image

By: Rachel Laura M

June 2, 2015

The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification is a credential that designates professionals IT industry with advanced-level security skills and knowledge. The CASP certification is approved by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to meet IA technical and management certification requirements and is a credential favored by multinational corporations such as Dell and HP. It is vendor neutral and is a globally recognized name. The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification is relevant to those with the following job titles:
  • Cyber Security/IS Professional
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Security Architect
  • IT Specialist INFOSEC
  • IT Specialist, Cyber Security
  • Cybersecurity Risk Manager
  • Cybersecurity Risk Analyst
In order to gain the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification, it is recommended that professionals have a minimum of ten years of experience in IT administration along with at least five years of hands-on technical experience. Key topics covered the CASP exam include:
  • Cryptography
  • Certificate management
  • Virtualization security
  • Knowledge of enterprise storage
  • Vulnerability management
  • SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition)
  • VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)
  • IP96 protocols
  • Host and network based security used in applications for remote access
The exam is very technical and tests the examinees knowledge of enterprise security, risk management, policy and legal procedures, research and analysis, and business understanding. In preparation for the exam, there are many training courses professionals can take to prepare for the CASP exam. A number of these courses are offered online and are free to take. Professionals who would like to obtain the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification will find Cybrary IT’s collection of Cyber Security classes a useful resources to gain the tools and knowledge necessary to take the exam. Our free CompTIA CASP training teaches participants skills such as how to integrate advanced authentication, how to manage risk in the enterprise, how to conduct vulnerability assessments as well as how to analyze network security concepts and components. Our library of training videos offers you flexibility in how you learn. Watch our videos one by one over a prolonged period or all at once. This self-paced class is perfect for every learning style as you learn when and how it suits you. Cybrary’s Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) have years of experience in the field and have firsthand knowledge regarding what is necessary to obtain these credentials and pass their knowledge onto you, the participant. Even though it’s not a traditional live, in classroom course, our SMEs are available to you via e mail and the Cybrary web site.In addition to the free online training and access to your SME, Cybrary also offers discounted prices on CASP exam vouchers. Once you pass the exam and obtain the certification, it is valid for three years.Want to learn more about what Cybrary has to offer? Check out the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Course!       
Schedule Demo