CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner

CASP

The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification designates IT professionals with advanced-level security skills and knowledge.

An update to the CASP certification exam launches January 20, 2015. The new exam CAS-002 replaces CAS-001, which will retire in May 2015.

 

Why CASP?

  • Approved by U.S. Dept. of Defense to meet IA technical and management certification requirements
  • Chosen by Dell and HP advanced security personnel
  • Globally recognized CompTIA name
  • Vendor-neutral

Relevant Job Titles

  • IT Specialist, InfoSec
  • Risk Manager/Analyst
  • Security architect, ISSO
  • Penetration Tester/Ethical Hacker
 

Certification Information

The CASP exam covers the technical knowledge and skills required to conceptualize, design, and engineer secure solutions across complex enterprise environments. It involves applying critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines to propose and implement solutions that map to enterprise drivers, while managing risk.

While there is no required prerequisite, the CASP certification is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus at the enterprise level.

CompTIA is ANSI accredited Certifier - 0731. The CASP program is included in the scope of this accreditation. The CASP certification may be kept current through the CompTIA Continuing Education program.

Test Details

Exam Code CAS-001 CAS-002
Availability Available now until May 2015 Launches January 20, 2015
Number of Questions 80 (Maximum)
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

 


 
  • Thanks to our CASP Certification Advisory Committee [+]
    • CASP Certification Advisory Committee
      Name Company
      Rosa Ayer Veterans Affairs
      Keith Boring U.S. Navy
      Frazier Evans Booz Allen
      Stan Godard Ricoh Americas Corp.
      Steve Helba Cengage Learning
      Tim Hoffman UCSF Medical Center
      Jeff Kellum Wiley
      James Seymour Microsoft
      Rob Winter UCSF Medical Center
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These qualifications have already helped me do my job more effectively. Weekly IT review meetings used to be a real challenge for me, but now I have the confidence to talk with authority and provide suggestions backed up with real technical understanding.
Alan Storey
IT Administrator, Cruikshanks

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