CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) is the ideal certification for technical professionals who wish to remain immersed in technology as opposed to strictly managing

Why is it different?

CASP+ is the only hands-on, performance-based certification for practitioners - not managers - at the advanced skill level of cybersecurity. While cybersecurity managers help identify what cybersecurity policies and frameworks could be implemented, CASP+ certified professionals figure out how to implement solutions within those policies and frameworks.

About the exam

The CASP+ certification validates advanced-level competency in risk management; enterprise security operations and architecture; research and collaboration; and integration of enterprise security. Successful candidates will have the knowledge required to:

  • Enterprise Security domain expanded to include operations and architecture concepts, techniques, and requirements
  • More emphasis on analyzing risk through interpreting trend data and anticipating cyber defense needs to meet business goals
  • Expanding security control topics to include Mobile and small form factor devices, as well as software vulnerability
  • Broader coverage of integrating cloud and virtualization technologies into a secure enterprise architecture
  • Inclusion of implementing cryptographic techniques, such as Blockchain- Cryptocurrency and Mobile device encryption

CASP+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements. Regulators and government rely on ANSI accreditation because it provides confidence and trust in the outputs of an accredited program. Over 1.3 million CompTIA ISO/ANSI-accredited exams have been delivered since January 1, 2011.

The new CompTIA CASP+ CAS-003 exam is available as of April 2, 2018. More information on the exam is available in the Exam Details below.

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What Skills Will You Learn?



Analyze security risks and frameworks that come along with specific industry threats and organizational requirements and execute risk mitigation strategies



Integrate network and security components and implement security controls for host, mobile, and small form factor devices



Implement incident response and recovery procedures and conduct security assessments using appropriate tools.



Integrate hosts, storage, networks and applications into a secure enterprise architecture using on-premise, cloud, and virtualization technologies



Apply research methods to determine industry trends and their impact to the enterprise

Organizations that use CASP+


Jobs that use CASP+

Security Architect

Technical Lead Analyst

Application Security Engineer

Security Engineer

Exam Details

Exam Code CAS-003
Launch Date April 2, 2018
Exam Description

CASP+ covers the technical knowledge and skills required to conceptualize, engineer, integrate and implement secure solutions across complex environments to support a resilient enterprise.

Number of Questions Maximum of 90 questions
Type of Questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Length of Test 165 Minutes
Passing Score Pass/Fail only. No scaled score.
Recommended Experience A minimum of ten years of experience in IT administration, including at least five years of hands-on technical security experience
Languages English and Japanese
Retirement  Usually three years after launch
Price $4​39 USD (See all pricing)
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What’s in this version

CompTIA updated CASP+ in 2018 to continue to address current risks and incident response scenarios inherent with cyber warfare, modern hacking techniques and cloud migration.

How does CASP+ Compare?

(ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED) ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Performance Based Questions

Experience Level Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced
Exam Focus Cybersecurity Practitioner Skills Cybersecurity Management Skills Cybersecurity Practitioner Skills Cybersecurity Management Skills
​Vendor Neutral Yes Yes Yes Yes

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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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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.

I needed to establish my career. In this profession, a person who has certifications is more recognized in the market.

Wanderley Martins,
CASP-certified Senior Security Specialist, Capgemini-Brazil

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