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Ascend Education Launches Updated CySA+ Course



Provo, UT – Ascend Education announces its update to the Cybersecurity Analyst course that maps to the CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 certification. CompTIA retired the CS0-002 CySA+ certification in December 2023, replacing it with an updated version to align with the evolving industry. Consequently, Ascend has revised its training course to ensure students are prepared for these changes.

The new CySA+ CS0-003 course covers a wide array of topics, including:

  • Security Operations
  • Threat Hunting Concepts and Tools
  • Process Improvement and Vulnerability Methods
  • Data and Vulnerability Prioritization
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Patching and Securing Data
  • Attack Methods and Responses
  • Reporting and Communication

The new version of the certification contains major changes, with primary updates including:

  • More focus on threat identification and vulnerability assessments as separate tasks with different tools.
  • Greater emphasis on best practices for reporting and communication to ensure the cybersecurity specialist is on the same page as stakeholders and internal teams. 
  • Introduction of security in cloud infrastructure and web application testing tools and technologies.

Ascend’s updated course is designed to ready students for success in the new CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 certification exam, and empower them with the skills needed to confidently work in cybersecurity positions. This course will prepare students for many positions including incident response analyst, security architect, cybersecurity analyst, vulnerability analyst, threat detection analyst, and more.

Ascend Education’s CySA+ course was built by a team of experienced instructors with features such as: 

  • Hands-on labs with real-world scenarios
  • Instructional videos designed to keep students attention
  • Assessment questions to prepare students for exams
  • Up-to-date written content, making it an invaluable resource for IT educators

The CompTIA CySA+ certification demonstrates equivalent experience of approximately 4 years as an incident response analyst or security operations center (SOC) analyst or similar.

If you’re looking to integrate the Ascend Education CySA+ courseware into your classroom, visit to learn more. If you’re looking to build your resume, enroll now at and level-up your career in IT.

About Ascend Education:

Ascend Education is a trusted online IT training provider, offering courses that empower individuals to excel in the ever-changing IT field. Committed to high-quality education, Ascend makes the lives of instructors easier, and helps students achieve their professional goals.

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Jake Slater

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