- Students/IT Personnel
- Security Analysts
- Incident Responders
- Threat Intelligence Analysts
- Forensics Analysts
BTL1 is designed to train technical defenders that are capable of defending networks and responding to cyber incidents.
Below are some examples of the skills and experience you will gain.
- Analysing and responding to phishing attacks
- Performing forensics investigations to collect and analyse digital evidence
- Using a SIEM platform to investigate malicious activity
- Log and network traffic analysis including malware infections
- Conducting threat actor research
- and much more!
The skills and tools you’ll learn in this course will be directly applicable to a range of security roles, and are actively used by defenders around the world.
- Introduction to Security Fundamentals
- Soft Skills
- Security Controls
- Networking 101
- Management Principles
- Introduction to Emails and Phishing
- Types of Phishing Emails
- Tactics and Techniques Used
- Analysing URLs, Attachments, and Artifacts
- Taking Defensive Measures
- Report Writing
- Lessons Learned
- Phishing Response Challenge
- Introduction to Threat Intelligence
- Threat Actors and APTs
- Operational Threat Intelligence
- Tactical Threat Intelligence
- Strategic Threat Intelligence
- Malware and Global Campaigns
- Introduction to Digital Forensics
- Forensics Fundamentals
- Digital Evidence Collection
- Windows Investigations
- Linux Investigations
- Introduction to SIEM
- Using Splunk SIEM
- Introduction to Incident Response
- Preparation Phase
- Detection and Analysis Phase
- Containment, Eradication, and Recovery Phase
- Lessons Learned
- MITRE ATT&CK
- Categorizing Phishing Emails
- Manual Artifact Extraction
- Phishing Response Capstone
- Identifying File Systems
- Metadata and File Carving
- Hashing and Integrity
- Windows Investigation 1
- Windows Investigation 2
- Volatility For Memory Analysis
- Autopsy For Disk Analysis
- Windows Event Log Analysis
- Splunk Investigation 1
- Splunk Investigation 2
- Splunk Investigation 3
- Splunk Investigation 4
- Wireshark Network Investigations (x3)
- CMD and PowerShell For Incident Response
- 25 quizzes to review knowledge from a section
- Identifying Phishing Tactics Used
- Password Cracking
- Setting up a Threat Intelligence Platform (MISP)
- Setting up a Firewall (PfSense)
- Threat Actor Research Project
- Writing Sigma Rules
- ATT&CK Navigator
- Hunting With YARA
PRACTICAL INCIDENT RESPONSE EXAM
- Become Blue Team Level 1 certified for life
- BTL1 digital PDF certificate
- BTL1 Acclaim digital badge
- BTL1 printed certificate
- BTL1 silver challenge coin (gold if score 90%+ on first attempt)
- Laptop Stickers
Cyber Security learning paths
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