• Attending conference sessions like this one from the 2016 DCOS can help you earn certifications. Photo by Michael Carpenter
     Attending conference sessions like this one from the 2016 DCOS can help you earn certifications. Photo by Michael Carpenter

CompTIA's CSA+ Mini-Boot Camp at DCOS

The Cyber Edge
June 7, 2017
By Breann Pendleton

CompTIA has sweetened the pot for participants of an inaugural five-hour mini-boot camp offered next week at the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium (DCOS) in Baltimore.

Participants of the entire mini-boot camp, which showcases CompTIA’s newest security certification, the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+), will receive a free 30-day CSA+ Practice Lab evaluation license.

License recipients can access web-based labs hosted on live servers designed to imitate real-world configurations on virtual hardware. From the browser, users can implement the network reconnaissance, vulnerability assessment, threat detection and response, architecture and toolsets that are required for security analysts.

Attendees also can participate in a drawing for a free CSA+ exam voucher.

The CSA+ certification includes more analytics with a different focus than other cyber-based certifications and addresses a growing specialization in cybersecurity. The certification can help further recipients’ careers.

Testimonials posted to CompTIA’s website demonstrate the benefits of the certification.

“This is a great certification to use as a stepping stone for [Advanced Security Practitioner Certification] and other advanced cybersecurity certifications,” writes Laura Malave, the academic chair for the College of Computer and Information Technology at St. Petersburg College. “CSA+ has validated my hands-on and advanced skills in cybersecurity.”

As with many CompTIA certifications, the CSA+ is valid for three years after participants pass the appropriate exam.

The mini-boot camp, which is free for active government and military attendees is offered by CompTIA through AFCEA, takes place June 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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