Personal Learning Account

Are you aged over 19 and earning under £26,000? Or, has your employment been negatively impacted by Covid-19? Then this course could be available for free through the Personal Learning Account.

How to apply: To apply through the Personal Learning Account, visit this information page.

Is this course right for me?

CompTIA is the world's largest vendor-neutral IT certification body. The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) course teaches you how to use behavioural analytics to improve the overall state of IT security through preventing, detecting and combating cybersecurity threats. CySA+ is the most up-to-date security analyst certification that covers advanced threats in the digital age.

Entry requirements:

There are no formal requirements, but you’ll need a strong background and knowledge in IT.


Online Learning


The course includes exams which are invigilated online and you need to have access to an internet enabled device with a microphone and a webcam.


Once you have completed this course, we recommend you to look at the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) Course

Additional campus/course information:

  • Remote Learning

    This course includes:

    • Assessing Information Security Risk
    • Analyzing the Threat Landscape
    • Analyzing Reconnaissance Threats to Computing and Network Environments
    • Analyzing Attacks on Computing and Network Environments
    • Analyzing Post-Attack Techniques
    • Managing Vulnerabilities in the Organization
    • Implementing Penetration Testing to Evaluate Security
    • Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence
    • Analyzing Log Data
    • Performing Active Asset and Network Analysis
    • Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents
    • Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents
    • Addressing Security Architecture Issues
    • Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-210)
    • Appendix B: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA® CyberSecurity Analyst+ (Exam CS0-001)
    • Appendix C: Security Resources
    • Appendix D: U.S. Department of Defence Operational Security
    • Identifying vulnerabilities, risks and threats to an organisation
    • Secure and protect applications and systems within an organisation
    • Prevent, detect and combat security threats
    • Cyber incident response