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CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CYSA+)

Description

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an international, vendor-neutral cybersecurity certification that applies behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security. CySA+ validates critical knowledge and skills that are required to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats.
 

As attackers have learned to evade traditional signature-based solutions such as firewalls, an analytics-based approach within the IT security industry is increasingly important for most organizations. The behavioral analytics skills covered by CySA+ identify and combat malware, and advanced persistent threats (APTs), resulting in enhanced threat visibility across a broad attack surface. CompTIA CySA+ is for IT professionals looking to gain the following security analyst skills:

  • Configure and use threat detection tools.
  • Perform data analysis.
  • Interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats, and risks to an organization.

****Students must take and pass the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+ CS0-001) Exam to become certified*****

CySA+ certified skills are in-demand

Properly trained IT security staff who can analyze, monitor and protect cybersecurity resources are in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that information security analysts will be the fastest growing overall job category, with 37 percent overall growth between 2012 and 2022.

 

CySA+ is globally recognized

CompTIA CySA+ is ISO/ANSI 17024 accredited and is awaiting approval by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

 

CySA+ provides substantial earnings potential

A career in information security analysis ranked seventh on U.S. News and World Report's list of the 100 best technology jobs for 2017. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for an information security analyst is $90,120 per year.

 

Prerequisites

The CompTIA CySA+ exam is an internationally targeted validation of intermediate-level security skills and knowledge. While there is no required prerequisite, the CompTIA CySA+ certification is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, "hands-on" focus on IT security analytics.

It is recommended for CompTIA CySA+ certification candidates to have the following:

  • 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience
  • Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge

Curriculum

Module 1: Threat Management 1
 

Cybersecurity Analysts
• Cybersecurity Roles and Responsibilities
• Frameworks and Security Controls
• Risk Evaluation
• Penetration Testing Processes
 

Reconnaissance Techniques
• The Kill Chain
• Open Source Intelligence
• Social Engineering
• Topology Discovery
• Service Discovery
• OS Fingerprinting

Module 2: Threat Management 2

Security Appliances

• Configuring Firewalls
• Intrusion Detection and Prevention
• Configuring IDS
• Malware Threats
• Configuring Anti-virus Software
• Sysinternals
• Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
 

Logging and Analysis
• Packet Capture
• Packet Capture Tools
• Monitoring Tools
• Log Review and SIEM
• SIEM Data Outputs
• SIEM Data Analysis
• Point-in-Time Data Analysis
 

Module 3: Vulnerability Management

Managing Vulnerabilities

• Vulnerability Management Requirements
• Asset Inventory
• Data Classification
• Vulnerability Management Processes
• Vulnerability Scanners
• Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
• Vulnerability Feeds and SCAP
• Configuring Vulnerability Scans
• Vulnerability Scanning Criteria
• Exploit Frameworks
 

Remediating Vulnerabilities
• Analyzing Vulnerability Scans
• Remediation and Change Control
• Remediating Host Vulnerabilities
• Remediating Network Vulnerabilities
• Remediating Virtual Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

Secure Software Development
• Software Development Lifecycle
• Software Vulnerabilities
• Software Security Testing
• Interception Proxies
• Web Application Firewalls
• Source Authenticity
• Reverse Engineering

Module 4: Cyber Incident Response

Incident Response

• Incident Response Processes
• Threat Classification
• Incident Severity and Prioritization
• Types of Data
 

Forensics Tools
• Digital Forensics Investigations
• Documentation and Forms
• Digital Forensics Crime Scene
• Digital Forensics Kits
• Image Acquisition
• Password Cracking
• Analysis Utilities
 

Incident Analysis and Recovery
• Analysis and Recovery Frameworks
• Analyzing Network Symptoms
• Analyzing Host Symptoms
• Analyzing Data Exfiltration
• Analyzing Application Symptoms
• Using Sysinternals
• Containment Techniques
• Eradication Techniques
• Validation Techniques
• Corrective Actions

Module 5: Security Architecture
 

Secure Network Design
• Network Segmentation
• Blackholes, Sinkholes, and Honeypots
• System Hardening
• Group Policies and MAC
• Endpoint Security
 

Managing Identities and Access
• Network Access Control
• Identity Management
• Identity Security Issues
• Identity Repositories
• Context-based Authentication
• Single Sign-On and Federations
• Exploiting Identities
• 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

What's included?
 

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers  & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps) 
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

Training Formats

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.

Methods

Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
Self-Paced Video

Speak to an Admissions Representative for complete details

 

By far the most competitve price we found, which included exam vouchers, hands on labs, practice test and a true Master of Cyber Security concepts as our Instructor. Franklin Mesa was the best trainer I have ever had and i walked out certified on the last day of my CompTIA Security+ certification bootcamp. 

Marc Alfonso - CompTIA Security + Student

 

The Academy is one of the best educational values for today's job market.  I studied hard and got certified (A+ and N+).  Even though I had no prior IT experience, I now have a good job replacing obsolete computers in hospitals throughout the country.  At my job interview, I just slid my test scores and certification across the table to the interviewer, who is now my boss.  I was hired the next day.  

Not bad for a 65 year old.

John Arnett- Student 

"I congratulate The Academy for a great facility and good lab computers. The Academy is great and I will definitely be taking more courses and utilizing the services available. Omer Palo is an excellent instructor that truly knows his material. I never felt bored in his class which is a first for me. Thank You."

IT Director, Burger King Corporation

"The instructor Frank Martinez is excellent – he covered so much material in 2 weeks that was unbelievable! He definitely knows what he does and it shows in the way that he conducts each lecture. He is the greatest!"
"Thanks Academy for allowing me to experience the MCSA / MCSE + Security Boot camp."

IT Professional, Florida International University

 

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