CySA+ review

jwdk19jwdk19 MemberMember Posts: 66 ■■■□□□□□□□
Hola all.

I passed my CySA+ today and wanted to give a review of sorts. This forum has been extremely helpful in my preparation for certs over the years, so its time for me to contribute.

I used several resources but did not actually fully read through the materials. I rather took different practice quizzes/ assessments in order to ascertain my weak areas and then watched videos on those areas.

I have a decent amount of security experience but have never exclusively held the job title or role of security analyst , technician, administrator etc. 4 Years Navy IT and later upon seperating 3.5 years as a DoD IT contractor (Army).

I used the videos and practice questions from the below sources via safari books:

-Total Seminars, Brent Chapman

- Sybex CySA+ book

-Cybersecurity Analyst Certification All-in-One Exam Guide

-CSA+ android app, purchased the Pro version, it was about 8 dollars I think.

-CySA+ Pearson (live lessons)

In my opinion, the Sybex and CySA+ all-in-one practice questions were more in line with the actual exam.

Without breaking NDA, I can say that I had a ton of log related questions (example, not the actual wording...) after reviewing this log what action was performed or what attack is taking place)

I would also recommend knowing what an actual example of SQL injection or XSS looks like if analyzing html or JavaScript. I would also recommend knowing how to analyze nmap scan results.

Great exam in my humble opinion. I hope this review is helpful ☺


  • roxerroxer Member Posts: 130 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congratulations on the pass shipmate and thanks for the helpful feedback!
  • MalwareMikeMalwareMike GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GWAPT, RHCSA, WCNA Member Posts: 147 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!
    2019 Goals: CISSP, Splunk certifications (Certified Core, Power User, Admin, and Architect)

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  • SpiegelSpiegel Taco Tuesday FLMember Posts: 298 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Awesome job!
    Degree: WGU B.S. Network Operations and Security [In-Progress]
    Current Certs: A+ | N+ | S+ | MTA: OSF | CIW: SDA | ITIL: F | CCENT | CCNA R&S
    Currently Working On: CCDA

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    Future Certs:CCNP Enterprise | CCNP Security | MDAA
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