This course covers the duties of cybersecurity analysts who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual may act alone or may be a member of a cybersecurity incident response team (CSIRT). The course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur. Ultimately, the course promotes a comprehensive approach to security aimed toward those on the front lines of defense.
This course is designed to assist students in preparing for the CompTIA® Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+®) (Exam CS0-001) certification examination. What you learn and practice in this course can be a significant part of your preparation.
In addition, this course can help students who are looking to fulfill DoD directive 8570.01 for information assurance (IA) training. This program is designed for personnel performing IA functions, establishing IA policies, and implementing security measures and procedures for the Department of Defense and affiliated information systems and networks.
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Target audience and course prerequisites
CompTIA CySA+ certification is aimed at IT professionals with (or seeking) job roles such as IT Security Analyst, Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst, Vulnerability Analyst, Cybersecurity Specialist, Threat Intelligence Analyst, and Security Engineer.
Ideally, you should have successfully completed gtslearning’s “CompTIA Network+ Certification” and “CompTIA Security+ Certification” courses or have equivalent knowledge. Specifically, it is recommended that you have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course:
- Know basic network terminology and functions (such as OSI Model, Topology, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, switches, routers).
- Understand TCP/IP addressing, core protocols, and troubleshooting tools.
- Identify network attack strategies and defenses.
- Know the technologies and uses of cryptographic standards and products.
- Identify network- and host-based security technologies and practices.
- Describe the standards and products used to enforce security on web and communications technologies.
Detailed Class Syllabus
Module 1 / Threat Management 1
*Cybersecurity Roles and Responsibilities
*Frameworks and Security Controls
*Penetration Testing Processes
*The Kill Chain
*Open Source Intelligence
Module 2 / Threat Management 2
*Intrusion Detection and Prevention
*Configuring Anti-virus Software
*Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
Logging and Analysis
*Packet Capture Tools
*Log Review and SIEM
*SIEM Data Outputs
*SIEM Data Analysis
*Point-in-Time Data Analysis
Module 3 / Vulnerability Management
*Vulnerability Management Requirements
*Vulnerability Management Processes
*Vulnerability Feeds and SCAP
*Configuring Vulnerability Scans
*Vulnerability Scanning Criteria
*Analyzing Vulnerability Scans
*Remediation and Change Control
*Remediating Host Vulnerabilities
*Remediating Network Vulnerabilities
*Remediating Virtual Infrastructure Vulnerabilities
Secure Software Development
*Software Development Lifecycle
*Software Security Testing
*Web Application Firewalls
Module 4 / Cyber Incident Response
*Incident Response Processes
*Incident Severity and Prioritization
*Types of Data
*Digital Forensics Investigations
*Documentation and Forms
*Digital Forensics Crime Scene
*Digital Forensics Kits
Incident Analysis and Recovery
*Analysis and Recovery Frameworks
*Analyzing Network Symptoms
*Analyzing Host Symptoms
*Analyzing Data Exfiltration
*Analyzing Application Symptoms
Module 5 / Security Architecture
Secure Network Design
*Blackholes, Sinkholes, and Honeypots
*Group Policies and MAC
Managing Identities and Access
*Network Access Control
*Identity Security Issues
*Single Sign On and Federations
*Exploiting Web Browsers and Applications
Security Frameworks and Policies
*Frameworks and Compliance
*Reviewing Security Architecture
*Procedures and Compensating Controls
*Verifications and Quality Control
*Security Policies and Procedures
*Personnel Policies and Training