CySA+ vs. Pentest+ | Cyber Career Forum – Jason Dion

January 16, 2020 by 4 Comments



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Cyber Career Forum is a series where members of the cybersecurity community answer common questions from their peers! This week, Infosec Skills author Jason Dion answers one of the community’s questions: What are the differences between the CySA+ and Pentest+, and should I take one or both? Jason talks about the role each cert plays and where they both fit into a traditional cybersecurity career path. If you have a question you’d like answered in a future Cyber Career Forum episode, be sure to comment down below!

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4 Replies to “CySA+ vs. Pentest+ | Cyber Career Forum – Jason Dion”

  1. Thank you for your insights.

  2. Does pentest+ renew cysa+ or vise versa?

  3. Hi. Thank you very much for your advice. Do you think now that's CySA+ is changing I should go for Pentest+? (I have Security+ and I don't have the money for any non-CompTIA certifications as I'm paying out of my own pocket)
    Also, I've heard that CySA+ has become much harder. And also the new exam's study materials are probably limited too. What certification should I go after my Security+? Thank you.

  4. Dave says:

    I agree with everything in this video. I did the trifecta while working help desk roles and then CySA+ took me to the next level. The CySA+ helped me land my first cyber role. I always say get the cert that is at least 1 step above your current role. It kills me when SOC Analyst goes back and gets Sec+ when they could be putting that time and effort into a higher level cert that checks more boxes.

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