CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) meets the growing demand for advanced IT security in the enterprise. Recommended for IT professionals with at least 5 years of experience, CASP certifies critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines and requires candidates to implement clear solutions in complex environments.

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The current landscape of cybersecurity requires specialized skills to troubleshoot via customized hacks and build solid solutions. Each hack is unique and must be combated with master-level security skills and experience. As a CASP-certified IT professional, you will demonstrate that you can provide the best cybersecurity solutions and protection for organizations worldwide.  

Instant demand
With the rise of global information security threats, organizations are eager to hire certified individuals with mastery-level cybersecurity skills. The CASP credential validates these skills.

Global recognition
Because hacking has no boundaries, your CASP certification is welcome across the globe.

Vendor neutrality
CASP professionals are trained to work with a variety of hardware and software making it possible to go anywhere in IT.

Department of Defense compliant
CASP is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to meet 8570.01-M and 8140 technical and management directives. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

CASP is industry supported
CASP is developed and maintained by leading IT experts. Learn more about the people behind the CompTIA CASP exam development and the CompTIA CASP Advisory Committee.

Jobs that use CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

Cyber Security / IS Professional

Information Security Analyst

Security Architect

IT Specialist INFOSEC

IT Specialist, Cybersecurity

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Companies that use CASP include:

Booz Allen Hamilton

Network Solutions

U.S. Army

U.S. Navy

Verizon Telematics

Exam Details

Exam Codes CAS-002
Exam Description

CASP covers enterprise security, risk management and incident response, research and analysis, integration of computing, communications and business disciplines as well as technical integration of enterprise components.

Number of Questions 80 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test 165 Minutes
Passing Score Pass/Fail only. No scaled score.
Recommended Experience 10 years experience in IT administration, including at least 5 years of hands-on technical security experience
Languages English
Price $402.00 USD (See all pricing)
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Training Materials

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Keep your certification up to date with CompTIA’s Continuing Education (CE) program. It’s designed to be a continued validation of your expertise and a tool to expand your skillset. It’s also the ace up your sleeve when you’re ready to take the next step in your career.

Get the most out of your certification
Information technology is an incredibly dynamic field, creating new opportunities and challenges every day. Participating in our Continuing Education program will enable you to stay current with new and evolving technologies and remain a sought-after IT and security expert.

The CompTIA Continuing Education program
Your CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification is good for three years from the day of your exam. The CE program allows you to extend your certification in three-year intervals through activities and training that relate to the content of your certification. Like CASP itself, CASP ce also carries globally-recognized ISO/ANSI accreditation status.

It’s easy to renew
You can participate in a number of activities and training programs, including higher certifications, to renew your CASP certification. Collect at least 75 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in three years, upload them to your certification account, and CASP will automatically renew.

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Good for Life Certifications CASP can be renewed.


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CASP occupies a strongly-needed niche. I feel that it’s one of the most important certifications that I hold.

Weylin Piegorsh,
Computer Sciences Corporation

In my environment, military defense, CASP is what [service members and defense contractors] need for their highest level IA-III security admin privileges.

Nadean Tanner,
Ironhorse University

The person with the certification is the one who is going to get hired.

Robert Blanchard,
director of support services, Aspen Skiing Co.

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