CT-CYSA+ - CompTIA® Cybersecurity Analyst

This course covers the duties of cybersecurity analysts who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual may act alone or may be a member of a cybersecurity incident response team (CSIRT). The course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur. Ultimately, the course promotes a comprehensive approach to security aimed toward those on the front lines of defense. In addition, this course can help students who are looking to fulfill DoD directive 8570.01 for information assurance (IA) training. This program is designed for personnel performing IA functions, establishing IA policies, and implementing security measures and procedures for the Department of Defense and affiliated information systems and networks.

Course syllabus:

  1. Assessing Information Security Risk

  2. Analyzing Reconnaissance Threats to Computing and Network Environments

  3. Analyzing Attacks on Computing and Network Environments

  4. Analyzing Post-Attack Techniques

  5. Managing Vulnerabilities in the Organization

  6. Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence

  7. Analyzing Log Data

  8. Performing Active Asset and Network Analysis

  9. Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents

  10. Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents

  11. Addressing Security Architecture Issues