CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

(CySA-plus)/ISBN:978-1-61691-025-9

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Kick start your prep for the CySA+ exam with the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) course and lab. The lab simulates real-world, hardware, software, and command-line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course, or training. The CySA+ study guide provides complete coverage of the CS0-001 exam objectives and includes topics such as policy and compliance; forensic analysis, vulnerability scans, identity and access management security; and many more. This CySA+ training is for IT security analysts, vulnerability analysts, or threat intelligence analysts.

Here's what you will get

The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an international, vendor-neutral credential that applies behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security. CompTIA CySA+ certification exam validates the critical knowledge and skills that are required to prevent, detect, and combat cybersecurity threats. The CySA+ exam validates the expertise of professionals to configure and use threat detection tools; perform data analysis, interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, and much more.

Lessons

14+ Lessons | 380+ Quizzes | 66+ Flashcards | 66+ Glossary of terms

TestPrep

85+ Pre Assessment Questions | 4+ Full Length Tests | 85+ Post Assessment Questions | 340+ Practice Test Questions

Hand on lab

23+ LiveLab | 23+ Video tutorials | 02+ Minutes

Video Lessons

48+ Videos | 13:09+ Hours

Here's what you will learn

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Lessons 1: Introduction

  • What Does This Book Cover?
  • Setting Up a Kali and Metasploitable Learning Environment
  • Setting Up Your Environment
  • Objectives Map for CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Exam CS0-001

Lessons 2: Defending Against Cybersecurity Threats

  • Cybersecurity Objectives
  • Evaluating Security Risks
  • Building a Secure Network
  • Secure Endpoint Management
  • Penetration Testing
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lab Exercises

Lessons 3: Reconnaissance and Intelligence Gathering

  • Footprinting
  • Passive Footprinting
  • Gathering Organizational Intelligence
  • Detecting, Preventing, and Responding to Reconnaissance
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lab Exercises

Lessons 4: Designing a Vulnerability Management Program

  • Identifying Vulnerability Management Requirements
  • Configuring and Executing Vulnerability Scans
  • Developing a Remediation Workflow
  • Overcoming Barriers to Vulnerability Scanning
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lab Exercises

Lessons 5: Analyzing Vulnerability Scans

  • Reviewing and Interpreting Scan Reports
  • Validating Scan Results
  • Common Vulnerabilities
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lab Exercises

Lessons 6: Building an Incident Response Program

  • Security Incidents
  • Phases of Incident Response
  • Building the Foundation for Incident Response
  • Creating an Incident Response Team
  • Coordination and Information Sharing
  • Classifying Incidents
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lab Exercises

Lessons 7: Analyzing Symptoms for Incident Response

  • Analyzing Network Events
  • Handling Network Probes and Attacks
  • Investigating Host Issues
  • Investigating Service and Application Issues
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lab Exercises

Lessons 8: Performing Forensic Analysis

  • Building a Forensics Capability
  • Understanding Forensic Software
  • Conducting a Forensic Investigation
  • Forensic Investigation: An Example
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lab Exercises

Lessons 9: Recovery and Post-Incident Response

  • Containing the Damage
  • Incident Eradication and Recovery
  • Wrapping Up the Response
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lab Exercises

Lessons 10: Policy and Compliance

  • Understanding Policy Documents
  • Complying with Laws and Regulations
  • Adopting a Standard Framework
  • Implementing Policy-Based Controls
  • Security Control Verification and Quality Control
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lab Exercises

Lessons 11: Defense-in-Depth Security Architectures

  • Understanding Defense in Depth
  • Implementing Defense in Depth
  • Analyzing Security Architecture
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lab Exercises

Lessons 12: Identity and Access Management Security

  • Understanding Identity
  • Threats to Identity and Access
  • Identity as a Security Layer
  • Understanding Federated Identity and Single Sign-On
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lab Exercises

Lessons 13: Software Development Security

  • Understanding the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Designing and Coding for Security
  • Software Security Testing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Lab Exercises

Lessons 14: Cybersecurity Toolkit

  • Host Security Tools
  • Monitoring and Analysis Tools
  • Scanning and Testing Tools
  • Network Security Tools
  • Web Application Security Tools
  • Forensics Tools
  • Summary

Hands-on LAB Activities

Reconnaissance and Intelligence Gathering

  • Performing Reconnaissance on a Network
  • Identifying Search Options in Metasploit
  • Performing the Initial Scan
  • Initiating an SSH Session from your Windows 10 Client to your Windows Server

Designing a Vulnerability Management Program

  • Conducting Vulnerability Scans

Analyzing Vulnerability Scans

  • Consulting a Vulnerability Database

Analyzing Symptoms for Incident Response

  • Examining the DDOS_Attack.pcap File
  • Retrieving a Real-Time List of Running Processes
  • Examining the Audited Events

Policy and Compliance

  • Adding Revision to the Revision History
  • Viewing and Downloading the Policy Templates
  • Opening the Policy Template and Setting the Company Name
  • Reviewing and Modifying the Policy Items

Software Development Security

  • Inspecting the Vulnerability in the echo Server's Source Code

Cybersecurity Toolkit

  • Using the Process Explorer to View Specific Details About Running Processes on the System
  • Making Syslog Entries Readable
  • Installing Splunk on the Server
  • Scanning the Rootkit
  • Working with Wireshark's Interface
  • Analyzing the Capture File to Find the Attack(s)
  • Generating Network Traffic and Using Filters
  • Confirming the Spoofing Attack in Wireshark
  • Starting a Live Packet Capture

Exam FAQs

  • 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.

USD 359

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Multiple-choice and performance-based

The exam contains 85 questions.

165 minutes

750

(on a scale of 100-900)

Here are the retake policies:

  • If a candidate has passed an exam (or multiple exams) and achieved a certification, he/she cannot take the exam again, using the same exam code, without prior consent from CompTIA.
  • CompTIA beta examinations may only be taken one (1) time by each candidate.
  • A test found to be in violation of the retake policy will be invalidated and the candidate may be subject to a suspension period. Repeat violators will be permanently banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer any free re-tests or discounts on retakes.

CompTIA CySA+ CS0-001 exam is going to retire on October 21st, 2020.

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