The Best Study Resources for the CompTIA CySA+

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Are you ready to start on your path toward earning your CompTIA CySA+?  We’ve reviewed a lot of study guides, videos, books and other resources, and these are the resources we’ve found to be the most helpful when it comes to preparing for and passing CompTIA’s CySA+ certification.

These are the Top Video Courses Available for the CySA+

These are the best CompTIA CySA+ video courses that we’ve found after reviewing lots of options.  Consider focusing your study efforts on these resources as they are solid learning tools for your CySA+ study.

Recommended Video Course #1:  Jason Dion’s CompTIA CySA+ (CS0-001): Complete Course and Practice Exam Course.  Jason Dion’s course has several thousand positive reviews, and for good reason.  He covers all of the exam objectives clearly and includes practice exam questions with his course.  His videos are pretty high quality as well. You can get access to Jason’s content at Udemy.

Recommended Video Course #2:  Joseph Muniz’s CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst CySA+ (CS0-001) Video Course.  Muniz’s video course, published by Pearson, covers all of the exam objectives on the CySA+ certification exam.  The video course is somewhat unique in style, but it will help you get prepared for the exam. You can get access to this course through Pearson, but your best option is to get this through a subscription to O’Reilly, which includes lot of other content of the certification as well.

These are the Top Books Available for the CySA+

In addition to watching a video series above, you should also read the content that is covered on the exam.  These are the best printed resources available that we’ve found for the CompTIA CySA+. Many people with find study guides such as these pretty dry and difficult to get through, but they are a necessity if you want to be fully prepared for the exam.

Recommended Book # 1: CompTIA CySA+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification All-in-One Exam Guide.  Published by McGraw-Hill, this exam guide covers all of the content on the certification exam and is fairly straightforward to read.  Unless you have experience in the field it won’t be the only book you’ll probably need, but it is a great choice to get you pretty close to ready for the CySA+ certification exam.  You can get this book at Amazon here.  (By using this affiliate link, I may earn a small commission)

Recommended Book #2:  Mike Chapple’s CompTIA CySA+ Practice Tests.  Authors David Seidl and Mike Chapple have teamed up to write this book of practice exams for the CompTIA CySA+.  These exams are tough, but they will help you prepare and see where your strengths and weaknesses are.  You can get this book on Amazon here.  (By using this affiliate link, I may earn a small commission)

Matt Day

Matt Day

Matt Day is a cybersecurity professional with over twenty years of experience in the IT, cybersecurity and technology training fields. He has a degree in Computer Information Science and holds CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, CySA+, and Cisco CCNA certifications. Matt is the author of the book CCENT Troubleshooting Guide.