CompTIA CAS-001 : CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Exam
The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Exam (CAS-001) is a credential conferring exam. Successful testing candidates earn their CASP, or CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Certification upon completion of the Exam. The CAS-001 Exam is designed to test the advanced skills and knowledge of IT security personnel.
The CAS-001 Exam is designed to measure and certify the skills and knowledge of IT professionals in working with the conceptualization, design and engineering of technically secure solutions in complex enterprises. The CAS-001 Exam covers four major subject areas: Enterprise Security (40%), Risk Management, Policy/Procedure, and Legal (24%), Research and Analysis (14%), and Communications and Business Disciplines (22%).
Though there are no prerequisite requirements for taking the CASP certification exam, candidates are recommended to complete the CompTIA Security+ course of learning and certification prior to taking the CAS-001 Exam. Hands on technical experience at the enterprise level is required and a minimum of 10 years experience in IT administration is recommended for success on the CAS-001 Exam, including at least 5 years in IT security methods.
In the Enterprise Security section of the exam, candidates must demonstrate understanding of cryptographic tools, techniques and situation-specific instances as well as PKI concepts, entropy, code signing, encryption, and diffusion, among other topics.
The Risk Management portion of the CAS-001 Exam determines the candidate's ability to manage risk with new technologies and products and to determine the factors that influence risk, including internal and external factors.
The remaining sections of the CAS-001 Exam measure the candidate's knowledge of research and analysis techniques, best practices, threat determination methods, benchmarking processes, and communication integration techniques, among others.