CompTIA CySA+ Certified

I’m happy to report that I passed the CompTIA CySA+ certification exam on July 28! I feel so very proud of myself for such an achievement.

The CySA+ certification is for mid-career Cybersecurity Analysts who have at least four years of experience in the field. My training at the Caltech Cybersecurity Bootcamp definitely helped prepared me for it, but I also would like to attribute my success to the many years I have in web development. I also studied very hard for it and took advantage of the study resources available that I could find.

The exam has 85 multiple choice questions, including hands-on labs. The questions test your knowledge of cybersecurity foundations, professional decision-making skills, command line skills, your ability to read and analyze application event logs and much, much more. I had a lot of fun during the more technical parts of the exam since I truly enjoy Nmap and Netstat a lot.

I feel very relieved to have made it this far and to be officially certified as cybersecurity professional. It’s been an intense past seven months of learning and studying. I feel more confident about myself and my skills than ever. I guess that’s the point of passing these important certifications it’s a way of validating one’s efforts.

As I continue my job search, I’ll start studying for another certification exam. I’m really interested in the GIAC Incident Handler certification (GCIH) from SANS. I’ll start looking closer into it.

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