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In this intermediate CompTIA CySA+ training, Keith Barker covers the objectives in the CS0-001 exam, which is the one required exam to earn the CompTIA CySA+ certification.
Security analysts are the unsung heroes of the cybersecurity world. Every analyst role is different, but they’re commonly combing through logs and identifying threat signatures. It’s painstaking (and sometimes tedious) work that requires encyclopedic knowledge about threats and a proficiency with a number of reconnaissance tools.
The CySA+ exam validates the broad range of cybersecurity skills necessary to be a security analyst. After completing this CySA+ training, you'll be ready to take the CS0-001 exam — and better prepared to secure your environment from threats.
For anyone with security analysts on their team, this CySA+ training can be used for CS0-001 exam prep, on-boarding new security professionals, or even curated as user training.
Note: The CompTIA CySA+ certification is designed to follow the CompTIA Security+ certification. If you’re new to information security and cybersecurity, you may benefit from working through our CompTIA Security+ series prior to progressing through this track.
CS0-001: What You Need to Know
This CompTIA CySA+ training steps through the CS0-001 exam objectives and covers topics including:
- Reconnaissance tools, such as NMAP, packet analyzers, IDS, IPS, HIDS, NIDS, and vulnerability scanners
- Threat management, including group policies, ACLs, penetration testing, and Network Access Control (NAC)
- Types of data, such as personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information (PHI)
- Incident response, incident recovery, and forensics
- Frameworks, including ITIL, NIST, ISO, COBIT, SABSA, and TOGAG
- Exploits, such as man-in-the-middle (MITM), cross-site scripting (XSS), and privilege escalation
Who Should Take CS0-001 Training?
This CySA+ training is considered associate-level CompTIA training, which means it was designed for security analysts. This CS0-001 course is designed for security analysts with three to five years of experience with security analysis.
New or aspiring security professionals. If you’re a new security professional looking to secure a career in cybersecurity, CySA+ is one of the best cybersecurity certifications you could get. This training - and certification - covers much more than mere fundamentals of information security. It includes intrusion detection and response plus how to identify and combat malware. But the strength of CySA+ training is in the focus on behavior-based analytics. Data analysis and interpretation can reveal vulnerabilities that regular threat-detection tools cannot. And this training shows you how to leverage that data analysis to uncover those threats and risks.This CySA+ training was designed for security professionals who already took the Security+ course. For that reason, junior network or systems administrators will recognize a lot of the tools in this training. It never hurts to start learning security early. Even newcomers to IT will benefit from an understanding of threat types and how they are managed. CySA+ training is primarily for security analysts, but every IT professional should know what happens in the event of an attack and fundamentally know their role in cyber incident response — this CySA+ training does exactly that.
Experienced security analysts. If you’ve already spent the requisite few years rooting around log files looking for threats, then this CySA+ will not only validate what you’ve learned but probably teach you a thing or two. More important even than earning the CySA+ certification, Keith Barker shows you the full range of tools available for finding vulnerabilities in servers, endpoints, and mobile devices. He covers threat management and security architecture. You probably have a good handle on NMAP, but Keith covers the full universe of analysis tools — and what’s on the CySA+ exam.