CompTIA CASP+® Certification (PLA)

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About this course

Step into the future of cybersecurity with the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) Certification Course.

Specifically designed for IT professionals seeking to elevate their career, CASP+ is the pinnacle of cybersecurity certification.

The CASP+ Certification is a rigorous and comprehensive course that ensures its recipients have a deep and well-rounded understanding of advanced security concepts. Employers value CompTIA certifications as a testament to an individual's commitment to staying current with evolving security threats and mitigation strategies.

The course benefits from a flexible virtual classroom format, allowing you to learn from work or home while benefitting from real-time interactions with expert instructors.
Choose to study this course, where cutting-edge course material meets the convenience of digital learning, propelling you towards your career goals.

This 5 day course runs regularly over consecutive days and delegates will have 6 months to complete from date of enrolment. Delegates will arrange course start dates directly with the course provider once they have been approved for funding.

What you will study

The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) course offers a comprehensive overview of the most critical aspects of advanced cybersecurity. It equips learners with the know-how to implement solutions and oversee enterprise security operations effectively.

The course delves deep into cloud and virtualization technologies, preparing you to safeguard and operate resilient enterprises that are increasingly migrating to the cloud.

A strong focus is also placed on enterprise mobility and endpoint security controls, equipping you with the knowledge to ensure enterprise-wide security as businesses become more mobile and distributed.

Through the course, you will gain insights into security engineering and managing security in complex environments, enabling you to design and maintain robust, secure systems.

The CASP+ course also prioritises risk mitigation strategies, ensuring that you are well-versed in identifying potential threats and implementing proactive measures to prevent security breaches.

The course covers governance, risk, and compliance, providing you with a broad understanding of the regulations, standards, and best practices that govern the cybersecurity landscape.

Module 1: Enterprise Security

Identifying security concerns in scenarios

Distinguishing between cryptographic concepts

Securing enterprise storage

Analysing network security architectures

Troubleshooting security controls for hosts

Differentiating application vulnerabilities

Module 2: Risk Management and Incident Response

Interpreting business and industry influences and risks

Executing risk mitigation planning, strategies, and control

Privacy policies and procedures

Conduct incident response and recovery procedures

Module 3: Research, Analysis, and Assessment

Determining industry trends impact to the enterprise

Appropriate security document usage

Evaluating scenarios to determine how to secure the enterprise

Conducting an assessment and analysing the results

Module 4: Integrating Computing, Communications, and Business Disciplines

Collaborating across diverse business units to achieve security goals

Selecting controls for secure communications

Implementing security across the technology life cycle

Module 5: Technical Integration of Enterprise Components

Integrate devices into a secure enterprise architecture

Integrating advanced authentication and authorisation technologies


The CompTIA CASP+ CAS-004 Exam:

o Exam Code: The exam code for the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) Certification is CAS-004.

o Exam Domains: The CASP+ CAS-004 exam covers five domains: Enterprise Security; Risk Management, Policy/Procedure and Legal; Research and Analysis; Integration of Computing, Communications and Business Disciplines; and Technical Integration of Enterprise Components.

o Number of Questions: The CAS-004 exam comprises a maximum of 90 questions.

o Exam Format: It includes multiple-choice and performance-based questions.

o Passing Score: The passing score for the CAS-004 exam is 700 (on a scale from 100 to 900).

o Exam Duration: Test takers have 165 minutes to complete the exam.

o Exam Purpose: The CAS-004 exam validates the technical knowledge and skills required to conceptualise, design, and implement secure solutions across complex enterprise environments.

Please note that CompTIA certification exams, policies and procedures are subject to change, so please check the official CompTIA website for the most current information before your exam.

Your enrolment includes practice labs.

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Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
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  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
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CompTIA CASP+® Certification