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Certifications (Technology): CySA+ Cybersecurity Analyst CS0-002

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Certification Table of Contents

ECPI University students & alumni can use library resources and GetCertified™ to earn their CompTIA certification.

This table of contents is arranged to guide you through the exam preparation, approval, and registration process. 

General Exam Information

ECPI Library Study Materials:

Other Online Resources


Schedule Your Exam

Remote Testing

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IMPORTANT:  The CySA+ CS0-003 exam launches on June 6, 2023.  Study materials for this exam will be added to the guide as they are published.

General Information: Cybersecurity Analyst

Exam Information: 

  • Exam Vouchers: one
  • Voucher Fees for Undergraduate Students: $15 per exam ($30 for a retake voucher)
  • Voucher Fees for Alumni: $20 per exam ($40 for a retake voucher)
  • Number of Questions: Maximum of 85
  • Format: Performance-based and multiple choice
  • Test Length: 165 minutes
  • Passing Score: 750
  • CS0-002 Retirement Date:  December 5, 2023

CompTIA Resources:


GetCertified: Exam Prep and Approval


GetCertified is a certification study and voucher request platform that ECPI University students and alumni will use to prepare for this certification exam. 

Click here to begin using GetCertified exam prep

For more information on requesting access to GetCertified, see this FAQ:  How do I sign up for GetCertified?

When you’ve successfully completed the GetCertified exam prep, you will receive a digital badge* which you must redeem. You’ll then complete another online form through GetCertified.

Click here to request your voucher
*Need help obtaining your digital badge? Follow these instructions: How to Obtain the GetCertified Badge URL.

Schedule Your Exam

Once you’ve requested your voucher, ECPI University staff will be in touch to assist with scheduling.  ECPI University students and alumni may test in one of three ways.

OPTION 1: Take your test on campus—if your campus has an available testing center.
OPTION 2: Use your voucher code to schedule your exam at a nearby off-site Pearson VUE testing site.
OPTION 3: Use your voucher code to test at home using Pearson’s OnVUE testing platform (if applicable).

IMPORTANT notice for remote testers:  After you test, you need to let ECPI University staff know the result.  Please respond to your voucher email or use the Ask a Librarian form to share your results.

Pearson CompTIA Remote Testing

In addition to testing at a Pearson Test Center, CompTIA is offering online certification testing. Candidates can:

  • Test anywhere – especially from the security and privacy of their own home.
  • Test anytime – online testing can be conducted 24/7, schedule your exam whenever time permits, avoiding competing priorities or conflicts.
  • Test in a highly secure environment – remote proctoring ensures all candidates test under the same secure monitoring conditions as a test center.

Additional information about CompTIA Online Certification

Scheduling your CompTIA exam

Once you have your voucher, you can schedule your exam.

  • Start at the CompTIA Sign In page.
  • Log in with your email address and password, or create a new account if you don't yet have one.
  • On your account home page, locate the Schedule Your Exam section and click the Schedule Now button.

Complete or verify all your information on the profile form and click the Save Updates button.

IMPORTANT:  Note that you still need complete the GetCertified process to receive your ECPI issued voucher. You will use the voucher as payment for your CompTIA online exam.