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Overview

Designed specifically for experienced information security professionals preparing to take the CySA+ exam, this course can help you prepare for the CompTIA CySA+ certification exam with hands-on, scenario-based training, so you'll be ready to meet Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) head on.

Prepare for and pass the Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) exam;

  • Identify tools and techniques used to perform environmental reconnaissance of a target network or security system
  • Use network host and web application vulnerability assessment tools and interpret the results to provide effective mitigation
  • Participate in a senior role within an incident response team and use forensic tools to identify the source of an attack
  • Understand the use of frameworks, policies, and procedures, and report on security architecture with recommendations for effective compensating controls

Prerequisites

Individuals should have information security or related experience at the foundation level of cyber security.

  • It is recommended that you have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course:
  • Knowledge of basic network terminology and functions (such as OSI Model, Topology, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, switches, routers)
  • Understanding of TCP/IP addressing, core protocols, and troubleshooting tools
  • Network attack strategies and defenses
  • Knowledge of the technologies and uses of cryptographic standards and products
  • Network- and host-based security technologies and practices
  • Standards and products used to enforce security on web and communications technologies

Alternatively, the Foundation Certificate in Cyber Security (QAFCCS) may be more appropriate.

Learning Outcomes

Using the QA 'Learn by Doing' approach, you will learn to configure threat detection tools, perform data analysis and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organisation.

Cyber security analytics vastly improves your threat visibility by focusing on network behaviour, including an organisation’s interior network. These threats are better detected through analytics.

This CySA+ course you will focus on the following four cyber security domains:

  • Threat Management
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Cyber Incident Response
  • Security Architecture and Tool Sets

This course is aimed at cyber security professionals with on-the-job experience.

The training incorporates hands-on practical work in the form of virtual labs and software tools. This approach will accelerate your learning and will help retain your new found knowledge.

Course Outline

Module 1 Threat Management

  • Given a scenario, apply environmental reconnaissance techniques using appropriate tools and processes.
  • Given a scenario, analyse the results of a network reconnaissance.
  • Given a network-based threat, implement or recommend the appropriate response and countermeasure.
  • Explain the purpose of practices used to secure a corporate environment.

Module 2 Vulnerability Management

  • Given a scenario, implement an information security vulnerability management process.
  • Given a scenario, analyse the output resulting from a vulnerability scan.
  • Compare and contrast common vulnerabilities found in the following targets

Module 3 Cyber Incident Response

  • Given a scenario, distinguish threat data or behaviour to determine the impact of an incident
  • Given a scenario, prepare a toolkit and use appropriate forensics tools during an investigation.
  • Explain the importance of communication during the incident response process.
  • Given a scenario, analyse common symptoms to select the best course of action to support incident response.
  • Summarise the incident recovery and post-incident response process.

Module 4 Security Architecture and Tool Sets

  • Explain the relationship between frameworks, common policies, controls, and procedures.
  • Given a scenario, use data to recommend remediation of security issues related to identity and access management.
  • Given a scenario, review security architecture and make recommendations to implement compensating controls.
  • Given a scenario, use application security best practices while participating in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Compare and contrast the general purpose and reasons for using various cybersecurity tools and technologies.

Cyber Security Learning Paths

Want to boost your career in Cyber Security? Click on the roles below to see QA‘s learning pathways, specially designed to give you the skills to succeed.

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Cyber Management
Cyber Tech
Privacy
AppSec
Security Auditor
Intrusion Analyst
CompTIA Security Includes Security+, CySA+ and CASP
Cyber Management Average salary: £80,000*

Total individual course price: £6,090 ex VAT

Bundle price: £5,175 ex VAT

Saving: £915

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Cyber Tech Average salary: £72,000*

Total individual course price: £7,555 ex VAT

Bundle price: £6,425 ex VAT

Saving: £1,130

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Privacy Average salary: £55,000*

Total individual course price: £6,630 ex VAT

Bundle price: £5,635 ex VAT

Saving: £995

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AppSec Average salary: £67,250*

Total individual course price: £6,855 ex VAT

Bundle price: £5,825 ex VAT

Saving: £1,030

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Security Auditor Average salary: £65,000*

Total individual course price: £6,560 ex VAT

Bundle price: £5,575 ex VAT

Saving: £985

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Intrusion Analyst Average salary: £65,000*

Total individual course price: £7,445 ex VAT

Bundle price: £6,330 ex VAT

Saving: £1,115

11 days

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CompTIA Security Average salary: £57,000*

Total individual course price: £7,260 ex VAT

Bundle price: £6,170 ex VAT

Saving: £1,090

14 days

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*This is based on QA research