Keith’s course uses a hands-on approach to walk learners through the cyber incident response objectives covered on the certification exam, including threat classification, how to build a forensic toolkit, and how to support incident response and recovery.
We asked Keith about his new course and how you can get more out of your training:
Q: Why should companies certify or train their IT professionals in responding to cyber incidents?
As an IT pro, you’ll inevitably have investigated a compromised (or attempted compromise). When that happens, you’ll need to determine what was compromised and the impact of the incident. That means using the right tools in your forensic toolkit, as well as knowing how to the communicate during the incident recovery process and after. This course helps improve awareness and preparation of the tools, processes, and communication tools.
Q: Who should take this course? What kind of career will CySA+ set you up for in the IT industry?
The CySA+ bridges the gap between CompTIA’s Security+ and CompTIA’s CASP. Someone who is preparing for or brushing up their skills in the world of security analysis or cybersecurity forensics would benefit from this course.
Q: Any out-of-the-box tips for learners to get the most out of this module?
The best way to learn is by doing, so apply these concepts to your job as soon as you learn them. You’ll not only solidify these new concepts, you’ll also improve your security and incident response techniques.
Q: What’s the coolest real-world application of this module?
Better security. If you start using the tools and processes, you’ll find the shortfalls in your current company — and then you can take steps to improve those processes.
Q: What course(s) or certification(s) should learners complete before diving into your CySA+ course?
Someone should have Network+ and Security+ (or equivalent) to take full advantage of the training in the CySA+
Q: What course(s) or certification(s) should learners look to jump into after they complete your CySA+ course?
The next step in the CompTIA track would be the CompTIA CASP.