Learning Path

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

    Syllabus

  • Hardware Assurance Best Practices Course — 00:21:55
    • This course discusses important topics related to hardware security, including trusted hardware, hardware encryption, secure processing, trusted foundry, and anti-tamper techniques.

  • Security Solutions for Infrastructure Management Course — 00:32:55
    • This course covers important infrastructure security topics, including secure network architecture, physical security, identity and access management, and more.

  • Threats and Vulnerabilities Associated with Operating in the Cloud Course — 00:22:19
    • This course describes cloud service and deployment models, discusses common cloud vulnerabilities and other concepts related to cloud security.

  • The Importance of Frameworks, Policies, Procedures, and Controls Course — 00:31:20
    • This course provides and overview of common cybersecurity frameworks, explains different types of security policies, procedures, and controls.

  • Vulnerability Assessment Tools Course — 01:29:57
    • This course discusses different types and uses of vulnerability assessment tools, including Web application scanners, wireless and cloud assessment tools, and tools related to preventative measures.

  • The Importance of Data Privacy and Protection Course — 00:22:48
    • This course explains the concept of data privacy and provides an overview of common technical and non-technical data security controls.

  • Threat Intelligence in Support of Organizational Security Course — 00:22:57
    • This course explains how threat intelligence contributes to organizational security. It covers the use of attack frameworks, threat research, and threat modeling.

  • Analyze Potential Indicators of Compromise Course — 00:15:55
    • This course explores common network, host, and application symptoms that may indicate a compromise.

  • The Importance of the Incident Response Process Course — 00:17:18
    • This course highlights the importance of Incident Response, explaining roles and responsibilities and active preparation.

  • The Importance of Proactive Threat Hunting Course — 00:18:34
    • This course explains the concept of threat hunting and walks though the process and effective application of the results.

  • Data Analysis in Security Monitoring Activities Course — 01:12:35
    • This course goes into detail on security data sources, collection tools, and analysis techniques.

  • Software Assurance Best Practices Course — 00:27:35
    • This course describes common software architecture types, introduces the concept of DevSecOps, and provides and overview of secure software development process and secure coding practices.

  • Mitigating Controls for Attacks and Software Vulnerabilities Course — 00:38:39
    • This course provides an overview of common attacks on applications, including injection and overflow attacks, and explains effective mitigation strategies.

  • CySA+ Cyber Range — 03:30:00
    • The CySA+ range walks a student through defensive activities that they will need to undertake to secure their networks and applications from attackers.

  • Threats and Vulnerabilities Associated with Specialized Technology Course — 00:37:09
    • This course explains threats and vulnerabilities specific to mobile and IoT devices, embedded systems and firmware, and other specialized technologies, such as connected vehicles.

  • Security Concepts in Support of Organizational Risk Mitigation Course — 00:24:09
    • This course explains important risk management topics, including Business Impact Analysis (BIA), risk identification, and the role of training and supply chain assessment.

  • Vulnerability Management Activities Course — 00:40:23
    • This course walks through the vulnerability management process, from vulnerability identification and scanning to validation and remediation.

  • Utilize Basic Digital Forensic Techniques Course — 00:52:59
    • This course discusses digital forensics, from the key principles, procedures and tools to the process of forensic analysis and mobile and cloud forensics.

  • The Importance of Threat Data and Intelligence Course — 00:29:02
    • This course discusses intelligence sources and confidence levels and introduces other important threat analysis concepts, such as threat indicators and threat trends.

  • Appropriate Incident Response Procedures Course — 00:06:36
    • This course walks through the phases of Incident Response and highlights the three key components: communication, analysis, and reporting,

  • Compare and Contrast Automation Concepts and Technologies Course — 00:26:30
    • This course explains the importance of automation in security and explains its common uses, including malware signature creation, analyzing threat feeds, and others.

  • Implement Configuration Changes to Existing Controls to Improve Security Course — 00:26:33
    • This course provides an overview of best practices for configuring file and resource permissions, firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, and endpoint security solutions.

  • CySA+ Practice Exam Assessment — 01:15:00
  • CompTIA CySA+ Skill Assessment Assessment — 01:15:00

Syllabus

What you will learn

This learning path teaches you the tools and techniques used by cybersecurity analysts and prepares you for the CySA+ CS0-002 exam. Seventeen courses build on your existing security knowledge and walk you through the key concepts covered in the five CySA+ CS0-002 certification exam objectives: threat and vulnerability management, software and systems security, security operations and monitoring, incident response, and compliance and assessment. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to earn your CySA+ certification and validate your skills as a cybersecurity analyst.

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Meet the author

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the “Alpha Geek,” is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • Law Enforcement / Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst
  • Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst
  • Network Operations Specialist

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AH

My instructor knew his stuff! His ability to explain heavy concepts in a (quickly) digestible manner is the only reason I am certified today!

Aaron Hahn

AK

The instructor was very well versed in the material presented during the course and delivered it in an effective manner. The training environment was conducive to learning. The material provided for this course was adequate for accomplishing course objectives.

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The whole experience was great. Very well done. Great lecturing, examples/stories and knowledge of the material.

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