The CompTIA CySA+ is the only intermediate high-stakes cybersecurity analyst certification with performance-based questions covering security analytics, intrusion detection and response. A Cybersecurity Analyst provides an analytics-based approach within the IT security industry, which is increasingly important for most organizations as attackers have learned to evade traditionally signature-based solutions, such as firewalls. Earn your CySA+ certification, issued by CompTIA, through MedCerts program.
MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.
|MedCerts||Community College||Online College|
|Program & Tuition Cost||$4,000 average||Up to $20,000||$3,000 average|
|Exam Fees, Books & Materials||Included||Up to $750||Up to $750|
|Job Ready In||3–6 months||24–48 months||3–6 months|
|Schedule Flexibility||On-demand 24/7||Set class schedule||On-demand 24/7|
|Travel Requirements||None: 100% online||On-campus classrooms||None: 100% online|
|Student Support||Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access||Professors: scheduled office hours||Support inbox|
|Career Coaching||Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers||Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements||Exam-specific only|
|Content Delivery||3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning||Professor lectures||Varies: typically videos and presentations|
This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.
A Cybersecurity Specialist works on monitoring, controlling, and maintaining systems that protect the security of large databases, including databases with customer information and patient files. They may work on examination of client computer systems, identification of weak points in security, development and implementation of new systems, and monitoring and response to security issues.
A Security or Defense Intelligence Analyst gathers and analyzes information needed to anticipate and prevent organized criminal activities that may threaten national security.
A Systems Analyst helps businesses and organizations to plan and build computer systems. Analysts review the information processing needs of the organization, plans and sets up computer networks and software, and tests systems for accuracy, efficiency and ease of use.
“As an experienced healthcare professional making a transition into the IT field, I have been extremely pleased with the support that MedCerts has given me from the time that I started taking their courses. Being a married professional with a child, my life is extremely busy, and the advantages that their online course offers are substantial. I would, in particular, like to acknowledge the tremendous support that I have received (and continue to receive) from the IT academic advisor. The team has all worked diligently, and gone above and beyond the call of duty, to resolve my concerns, and assist me with the completion of my IT program. I would heartily recommend MedCerts to anyone who is thinking about changing their current field, or acquiring a new skill set, while they are currently employed.”