CASP Exam Prep Course Description

CASP Exam Prep Course Description

Course Information

COMPTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CAS-002) is an alternative to the CISSP exam for those wanting to satisfy DOD 8570.1 requirements. CASP certification is included in the approved list of certifications that meet the DoD Directive 8570.1 requirements. It is approved as a baseline certification for the IAT Level III, IAM Level II, and IASAE Level I and II. While the CISSP is broader in scope and knowledge, the CASP exam is more directly focused on technical security vulnerabilities and practical application of skills. A CASP certified technician will demonstrate an understanding of security vulnerabilities, an ability to discern specific types of attacks and provide solutions to mitigate the risks associated with such attacks. Our CASP certification class focuses on a combination of lecture and hands-on labs to facilitate an in-depth understanding of topics covered. Students will use a virtualized environment consisting of 8 Linux servers to examine and gain experience with tools like Wireshark, Helix, L0phtcrack, Snort and numerous other network security tools. Our goal is to not just “prep for a test” but to learn and comprehend exam objectives while providing an interesting and interactive learning environment. The exam focuses on five main topics:

Topics Covered

  1. Enterprise Security: 30% of exam
  2. Risk Management and Incident Response: 20% of exam
  3. Research and Analysis: 18% of exam
  4. Integration of Computing, Communication, and Business Disciplines: 16% of exam
  5. Technical Integration of Enterprise Components: 16% of exam

Our CASP Boot Camp is designed to provide four extensive days of and study using proven training methods and custom courseware designed by information security training specialists. Our materials take complex topics and make them easy to understand by focusing on comprehension of material, instead of memorization of facts.


The CASP exam covers the technical knowledge and skills required to conceptualize, design, and engineer secure solutions across complex enterprise environments. It involves applying critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines to propose and implement solutions that map to enterprise drivers, while managing risk.

While there is no required prerequisite, the CASP certification is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus at the enterprise level.

CompTIA is ANSI accredited Certifier - 0731. The CASP program is included in the scope of this accreditation. The CASP certification may be kept current through the CompTIA Continuing Education program.

Relevant Job Titles

  • IT Specialist, InfoSec
  • Risk Manager/Analyst
  • Security architect, ISSO
  • Penetration Tester/Ethical Hacker



Exam Details

Exam Code CAS-001 CAS-002
Availability Available now until June 20, 2015 Launches January 20, 2015
Number of Questions 80 (Maximum)
Type of questions Multiple choice and performance-based
Passing score Pass/Fail only. No scaled score.
Recommended experience 10 years experience in IT administration, including at least 5 years of hands-on technical security experience
Languages English