CompTIA CASP+ changes from CAS-003 to CAS-004

The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) certification is a vendor-neutral credential and internationally targeted validation of advanced-level cybersecurity skills and knowledge. The security architect and senior security engineer skills covered by the CompTIA CASP help companies comply with regulations that require IT professionals to assess an enterprise’s cybersecurity readiness, and leading technical teams to implement enterprise-wide cybersecurity solutions. 

The new CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) CAS-004 will address the gap between working within complex networks, improving security awareness and decreasing security risks. CASP+004 ensures organizations have advanced technical talent with the latest skills and competencies needed to improve an enterprise’s cybersecurity readiness by applying today’s best practices with advanced techniques that protect the organization and prevent the next attacks.

We at Cyberkraft have highlighted all of the important changes in one article for you, so you won’t have to sift through pages of material.

The Difference Between CASP+ CAS-003 VS. CASP+ CAS-004

CompTIA is always updating the content of its certifications to ensure that it addresses the most recent technologies and industry needs. Previous CASP+ exam objectives have been modified to include cybersecurity architecture and engineering, endpoint security, governance, risk, and compliance skills, and how to assess an enterprise’s cybersecurity readiness. There is also a greater emphasis on leading teams in the design, troubleshooting, and implementation of enterprise-wide cybersecurity solutions.

The new CompTIA CASP+ (CAS-004) includes more exam objectives. In fact, CASP+ changed to include 28 exam objectives versus the 19 in CAS-003. The purpose of this update is to break down the larger objectives found on CAS-003 into multiple objectives to improve instructional design.

Download your copy of the CASP+ exam objectives here.

CompTIA CASP+ CAS-004 Exam Objectives

The new CASP+ (CAS-004) exam will focus on the most up-to-date and current skills needed for the following tasks:

Use monitoring, detection, incident response, and automation to proactively support ongoing security operations in an enterprise environment

Consider the impact of governance, risk, and compliance requirements throughout the enterprise

Recommended Experience for the CompTIA CASP+

There are no experience requirements to take the CASP+ certification. CompTIA only recommends a level of experience. A candidate with zero work experience could earn their CASP+ certification.

The new recommended experience is a minimum of ten years of general hands-on IT experience, with at least five years of broad hands-on security experience. CAS-003 recommended ten years of experience in IT administration, including at least five years of hands-on technical security experience. Candidates are also recommended to have knowledge or equivalent certifications in Network+, Security+, CySA+, Cloud+, and PenTest+.

CAS-004 Domain Changes

The exam covers four domains each with a different weight

● 1.0 Security Architecture will cover 29%

● 2.0 Security Operations will cover 30%

● 3.0 Security Engineering and Cryptography will cover 26%

● 4.0 Governance, Risk, and Compliance will cover 15%

CompTIA CASP+ CAS-004 Exam Objectives and CASP+ Changes from CAS-003

Security Architecture: Expanded coverage for analysis of hybrid network security requirements to work towards a zero-trust security architecture across the enterprise with advanced and secure cloud and virtualization solutions.

Security Operations: Increased focus on newer techniques that address advanced threat management, vulnerability management, risk mitigation, incident response tactics, and digital forensics.

Security Engineering and Cryptography: Expanded to focus on advanced cybersecurity configurations for endpoint security controls, enterprise mobility, hybrid/cloud environments, and cryptographic and PKI solutions for the entire enterprise.

Governance, Risk and Compliance: Expanded to support advanced techniques for demonstrating compliance and resilience metrics of a company’s overall cybersecurity, such as CMMC, PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA, FISMA, NIST and CCPA. 

CompTIA CASP+ Test Preparation

CASP + requires a firm understanding or equivalent knowledge on Network+, Security+, CySA+, Cloud+, and PenTest+. It will be helpful to understand the key points and coverage of the exam.

To help you earn your CASP+ hassle-free, we here at Cyberkraft have developed two training options for you:

Self-Paced Training

The Cyberkraft self-paced CASP+ course will teach you everything you need to ace the CASP+ exam on the first attempt. 

This course includes high-definition video lessons, personalized weekly study sessions, study guides, performance-based questions, simulation exams, and more.

This course includes access to CompTIA Learn and CompTIA Labs which will provide you with custom built course content created directly by CompTIA to help you pass the exam.

You will also get full access to the Cyberkraft Training Community and enrollment in the Cyberkraft Alumni Program.

This course comes with our 7-day full money-back guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied with the course after7 days, you’ll receive a full refund!

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Instructor-Led Classes and Bootcamp for CASP+ CAS-004

Get certified in one week and earn an average salary of $104,650 with your CompTIA CASP+ CAS-004 certification!

The Cyberkraft CASP+ Bootcamp includes:

● 40 hours of live instruction

● Two quizzes per domain with twenty questions per quiz

● 18 hours of HD video lessons

● Full access to the CompTIA Learn and Labs training environments

● Fully paid exam voucher

● Three 80 question simulation exams

● Expert instruction and mentorship

● Enrollment in our Cyberkraft Alumni Program to help you find a job after completing the course!

Remember, this course comes with the Cyberkraft Second Shot Guarantee! We guarantee that you will pass your CASP+ exam on the first attempt. If you don’t, we’ll pay for your next exam too!

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