CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an international, vendor-neutral cybersecurity certification that applies behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security.  CSA+ validates critical knowledge and skills that are required to prevent, detect, and combat cybersecurity threats.

Courses are face-to-face, and attendance is required.

  • Length: 35 total hours. See registration tab for course schedule options.

This is the fourth non-credit course in the free intensive cybersecurity training course series for qualified applicants.

Other courses include:

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+

Qualified applicants receive free training that includes learning materials, hand-on labs, and exam vouchers for CySA+ and Network+.

Veterans, underrepresented groups, and career changers are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at for any questions.

Training is provided through funding made available from the National Security Agency (NSA) (Grant#: H98230-17-1-0329), the National Science Foundation (NSF) (Grant#: 1539715), Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence, and MnCyber.


This non-credit course will prepare you to take the CompTIA exam to earn the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst Certification.  This is a vendor-neutral and globally recognized industry certification.

CompTIA CySA+ is ISO/ANSI 17024 accredited.

Although the exam is not part of the course; participants will receive an exam voucher that can be used to register with CompTIA at no cost.

Metropolitan State University is a CompTIA Academy Partner.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at for any questions.

The target spplicant is someone has CompTIA Security+ certification, has completed CompTIA Security+ training or has equivalent work or life skills.

For the free intensive cybersecurity training course series, applicants should be a veteran, from an underrepresented group, or career changers.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at for any questions.

Gain the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Configure and use threat detection tools
  2. Perform data analysis
  3. Interpret results to identify vulnerabilities, threats, and risks to an organization.
  1. Participants must have a one of the following:
    • A CompTIA Security+ certification or
    • Taken the CompTIA Security+ course
    • A CISSP certificate or
    • Pass the sample CompTIA Network+ test – attend the required information session to register for this sample test.
  1. To be admitted to the cybersecurity training program, participants must attend a required informational session.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at for any questions.

  • Price: Due to funding provided by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, there is no cost to take this course for qualified applicants selected by Metropolitan State University faculty.
  • Course Texts: Provided
  • Food: No food or beverages will be provided
  • Location: Metropolitan State University, Science Education Center
  • Parking: Ramp for a $5 daily fee

Looking for credit courses in cybersecurity?  Check out Cybersecurity Minor at Metro State

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Thank you for your interest in this course.  The course is currently full.

Please contact Faisal Kaleem at for any questions.