The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification verifies that successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to leverage intelligence and threat detection techniques, analyse and interpret data, identify and address vulnerabilities, suggest preventative measures, and effectively respond to and recover from incidents.

The PDA qualifications in Cyber Resilience intent to provide foundation knowledge and skills in cyber security to increase awareness and develop deeper knowledge and appropriate skills of the discipline. The principal aim of the qualifications is to introduce cyber security to learners already employed across the wider workforce, to encourage interest in this emerging discipline as a potential future career and to improve cyber security knowledge for all learners irrespective of their vocational goals.


Learners are expected to have the following in prior attending the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) course;

☑ The Network+ or Security+ certification – or equivalent knowledge

☑ A minimum of 1- 4 years of hands-on information security or related experience

There is no prerequisite required for CompTIA CySA certification exam, but the candidate should hold CompTIA Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. It is recommended that learners have gained equivalent IT networking and information security knowledge and practical skills through several years of experience gained in information security.

CompTIA Certified Exam:

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is a global, vendor-neutral cybersecurity certification that applies behavioural analytics to improve the overall state of IT security. CySA+ certification authenticates critical knowledge and skills that are required to prevent, detect, and combat cybersecurity threats. The CompTIA CySA+ is an intermediate level course and will build upon the knowledge you learn in the core skills qualifications. If you are working in an IT field or a cyber security professional who is looking to build their portfolio and skillset, then the CySA+ qualification is an ideal credential to add to have.

This training is focused on helping you prepare for;

Exam Title/Name: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

Exam Code: CS0-002

Exam Domains: On this comprehensive CySA+ course you will focus on the following four cyber security domains:

☑ Threat Management

☑ Vulnerability Management

☑ Cyber Incident Response

☑ Security Architecture and Tool Sets

Course Objectives:

This Intermediate level, vendor neutral course provides a solid foundation into Cyber Security for IT Professionals. Cybersecurity attacks continue to grow. Increasingly, more job roles are tasked with baseline security readiness and response to address today’s threats. Updates to Security+ reflect skills relevant to these job roles and prepare candidates to be more proactive in preventing the next attack. To combat these emerging threats, IT Pros must be able to:

☑ Threat and Vulnerability Management

☑ Security Operations and Monitoring

☑ Software and Systems Security

☑ Incident Response

☑ Compliance and Assessment

Hands On experience and Labs

This CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) training course will prepare you to successfully attain this in-demand certification with hands-on practical work in the form of virtual/live Scenario based labs and software tools.

SQA Framework:

CompTIA CYSA + Course has been organized in conjunction with the PDA Cyber Security at SCQF Level 8 so the Learners will have an opportunity to earn  SQA credit points & received a certificate from Scottish Qualification Authority if successfully passed all relevant unit exams

Job Roles & Opportunities

This is an ideal intermediate level globally recognised qualification for any Service leaver seeking a role within Cyber Security.


What job could I work towards?

You will be able to function in a variety of job roles, including:

1. Security Engineer

2. Threat Intelligence Analyst

3. Application Security Analyst

4. Incident Response or Handler

5. Compliance Analyst

6. Threat Hunter

7. Security Operations Centre (SOC) Analyst

8. Vulnerability Analyst

9. Cybersecurity Specialist/Analyst

Learning Modes:

ITPT is currently providing different method of learning opportunities to students. Many people are looking for learning diversity to enhance their qualifications, but they don’t have the time to take on full-time instructor led study or attending courses regularly at their appropriate venues.

   Modes of Course Delivery    Modes of Attendance
  1. Face to Face – Tutor Led learning   1. Weekends
  2. Virtual – Tutor Led learning   2. Weekdays
  3. Blended learning   3. Part time
  4. ELearning   4. Day Release


Method of Provision/ Student Support:

We have made available diverse and flexible learning methods to accommodate a wider variety of learners.

Funding Available:

Course Funding: SAAS PTFG: Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland

This course is funded by SAAS part time funding which is available to eligible individuals only;
SAAS General funding eligibility requirement:

1. You have to be a resident of Scotland
2. Either employed or unemployed, if working then earning must be less/equals to
25k a year
3. Have not used the SAAS funding in this Academic Year.

Other criteria:

☑ Students do not need to pay it back as this is a grant not a loan.

☑ This funding is different from the full time funding which can be applied by someone who previously granted for a degree, postgrad or any other full time studies (HNC/HND) etc. but not in a same session

☑ Part time funding cannot be received on a same session if one is already receiving any part/full time funding for other courses.

☑ Part Time funding can only be used for one course per academic year

☑ SAAS part time funding academic year starts from Aug to July.

For more information please visit the below link 


To check your eligibility:

Please follow the below link to check if you qualify for the course funding;


Self Funding

If you do not qualify for SAAS part-time funding, you have the option to self-fund the course.

Fees are payable in advance at the start of the course unless otherwise agreed.

We also provide flexible fee installments to help students in paying their fees.

There are a number of other funding opportunities available to UK and EU students to help them to pay for their studies. Contact the college for more details.

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