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 CompTIA 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.
Topics covered in this CompTIA CySA+
Module 1: Threat and Vulnerability Management
The importance of threat data and intelligence
Supporting organisational security
Vulnerability management activities
Vulnerability assessment tools
Threats to vulnerability and specialised technology
Threats to vulnerability and the Cloud
Mitigating attacks and software vulnerabilities
Module 2: Software and Systems Security
Security solutions for infrastructure management
Software assurance best practices
Hardware assurance best practices
Module 3: Security Operations and Monitoring
Implementing configuration changes
Proactive threat hunting
Automation concepts and technologies
Module 4: Incident Response
Incident response process
Incident response procedure
Analysing indicators of compromise
Digital forensic techniques
Module 5: Compliance and Assessment
Data privacy and protection
Organisational risk mitigation
Frameworks, policies, procedures and controls
Module 6: Afterword
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. www.cmit.ie/exams
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You may optionally take exams to receive CompTIA certification.
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