The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification designates IT professionals with advanced-level security skills and knowledge.
The CASP certification is an international, vendor-neutral exam that proves competency in enterprise security; risk management; research and analysis; and integration of computing, communications, and business disciplines.
The 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. For more detailed information, view the exam objectives.
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 an 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.
The lists of examples provided in bulleted format below each objective are not exhaustive lists. Other examples of technologies, processes or tasks pertaining to each objective may also be included on the exam although not listed or covered in this objectives document.
1.1 Distinguish which cryptographic tools and techniques are appropriate for a givensituation.
1.2 Distinguish and select among different types of virtualized, distributed and shared computing
1.3 Explain the security implications of enterprise storage
1.4 Integrate hosts, networks, infrastructures, applications and storage into secure comprehensive solutions
1.5 Distinguish among security controls for hosts
1.6 Explain the importance of application security
1.7 Given a scenario, distinguish and select the method or tool that is appropriate to conduct an assessment
2.1 Analyze the security risk implications associated with business decisions
2.2 Execute and implement risk mitigation strategies and controls
2.3 Explain the importance of preparing for and supporting the incident response and recovery process
2.4 Implement security and privacy policies and procedures based on organizational requirements.
3.1 Analyze industry trends and outline potential impact to the enterprise
3.2 Carry out relevant analysis for the purpose of securing the enterprise
4.1 Integrate enterprise disciplines to achieve secure solutions
4.2 Explain the security impact of inter-organizational change
4.3 Select and distinguish the appropriate security controls with regard to communications and collaboration
4.4 Explain advanced authentication tools, techniques and concepts
4.5 Carry out security activities across the technology life cycle
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- Craig Calder
Incredible instructor. The coursework covered 300 topics in 10 domains, and he was able to speak intelligently on all of them. Better, his teaching style was relaxed and informal, which lessened the feelings of impending doom about the exam we were about to undertake. He knew exactly which sections of the material to emphasize, when we needed a break, and in many cases was speaking ahead of the slides (he knew exactly what was coming up before turning the slides). Rare gem.
- Thomas Dunn
Georgia Tech Research Institute
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University of Maryland University College
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- Timothy Dalhouse
**Candidates should have basic knowledge of vendor specific tools and technologies, as this knowledge may be required for the CompTIA CASP Certification Exam.
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