CompTIA CySA+ (Cybersecurity Analyst)

Course Details

The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst, or CySA+, is a CompTIA certification focusing on the knowledge and skills required to configure and use threat-detection tools, perform data analysis, and interpreting the results with the end goal of securing an organisation’s applications and systems.

The CompTIA CySA+ is a vendor-neutral certification that expects three to four years of experience in a related field as well as a Security+ or equivalent knowledge. In this regard, the CySA+ lies between the security+ as well as the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) exams and is an excellent go-between to tackle before completing CASP, but when the Security+ isn’t enough.

With the ongoing requirement for government agencies to receive certifications, the CySA+ was developed with a focus on meeting government requirements to certify IT, workers or contractors. This certification will display an understanding of security best practices and protocols beyond that which is provided by the Security+ and will prove a level of expertise beyond that of basic security practices that are followed when using a computer. This allows any employee to prove a better understanding of enterprise security practices, and the necessary tools needed to protect a company network. The modules of this course align with the official objects of the certification and will expand past the scope of the certification to provide real-life examples as well as lead-ins to direct further study. This will give students more to work off of than simple definition based review and allow for easier understanding of the material for the certification as well as a basic understanding for real-life application.

This comprehensive elearning course prepares students for the CompTIA CySA+ Certification from CompTIA. The course is completed online, at your own time, at a location that suits you. You progress through the course materials and complete the online lessons and tests.

This CompTIA CySA+ course includes the following features:

  • Instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations to develop your skills based on real-world scenarios.
  • Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.
  • Flashcards and Education Games are also provided throughout the course.
  • Practice exams prepare you for your exams. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared if you are taking a certification exam.
  • You can also interact and collaborate with other students through our forums, student contributions and announcement features.
Who should complete this course?
  • IT Managers, IT Security personnel, Programmers and Developers, IT Security Managers.
  • People considering a career in IT Security Management.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • None. It is however recommended that students have Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. While there is no required prerequisite, CySA+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>
How CMIT eLearning Works…

Topics covered in this Course

Module 1: Threat Management

  • Cybersecurity roles and responsibilities
  • Frameworks and security controls
  • Risk evaluation
  • Penetration testing processes
  • The kill chain
  • Open source intelligence
  • Social engineering
  • Topology discovery
  • Service discovery
  • OS fingerprinting
  • Configuring firewalls
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Configuring IDS
  • Malware threats
  • Configuring anti-virus software
  • Sysinternals
  • Enhanced mitigation experience toolkit

Module 2: Vulnerability Management

  • 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
  • Analyzing vulnerability scans
  • Remediation and change control
  • Remediating host vulnerabilities, network vulnerabilities, virtual infrastructure vulnerabilities
  • Software development life cycle
  • Software vulnerabilities and security testing
  • Interception proxies
  • Web application firewalls
  • Source authenticity
  • Reverse engineering

Module 3: Cyber Incident Response

  • Incident response processes
  • Threat classification
  • Incident severity and prioritization
  • Digital forensics investigations
  • Documentation and forms
  • Digital forensics crime scenes and kits
  • Image acquisition
  • Password cracking
  • Analysis utilities
  • Analysis and recovery frameworks
  • Analyzing network and host symptoms
  • Analyzing data exfiltration
  • Analyzing application symptoms
  • Using Sysinternals
  • Containment, Eradication and Validation techniques
  • Corrective actions

Module 4: Security Architecture and Tool Sets

  • Network Segmentation
  • Blackholes, sinkholes, and honeypots
  • System Hardening
  • Group policies and MAC
  • Endpoint security
  • Network access control
  • Identity management, security issues and repositories
  • Context-based authentication
  • Single sign-on and federation
  • Exploiting identities
  • Exploiting web browsers and applications
  • Frameworks and compliance
  • Reviewing security architecture
  • Procedures and compensating controls
  • Verifications and quality control
  • Security policies and procedures
  • Personnel policies and training
  • Once you successfully pass the programme, you will receive a Diploma in CyberSecurity from CMIT.
  • You may optionally take exams to receive certification. Exam fees are not included in the CompTIA CySA+ course price. Click here for exam information.
Technical Requirements
  • Broadband internet connection of at least 10Mbps.
  • Browser – we recommend Chrome or Safari for Tablet or Apple Mac; and Firefox or Internet Explorer for PC hardware.
  • Operating System – PC (Windows 7 or later), Mac or Android.
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