CompTIA CySA+ : Become A SOC Analyst

Embark on a transformative journey towards becoming a proficient SOC Analyst with our comprehensive course designed to prepare you for the CompTIA CySA+ certification (CS0-003). This certification is not just a milestone but a gateway to a career path that is dynamic, in-demand, and critical in the landscape of cybersecurity.

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this course includes

6 Training Hours

82 On-demand Videos

Closed Captions

6 Topics

100 Prep Questions

Certificate of Completion

What you’ll


CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 Basics


CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 Domain 1 – Security Operations


CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 Domain 2 – Vulnerability Management


CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 Domain 3 – Incident Response and Management


CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 Domain 4 – Reporting and Communication


CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 – Course Closeout

What is a SOC Analyst?

A SOC Analyst, or Security Operations Center Analyst, is a vital member of any cybersecurity team. They are the first responders to cyber incidents, providing threat and vulnerability analysis, investigating and documenting security issues, and responding to emerging trends in real-time. SOC Analysts are the sentinels in the digital realm, ensuring that cyber threats are identified, assessed, and neutralized effectively.


CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 Basics

1.1 Course Introduction
1.2 Instructor Introduction
1.3 What is CySA
1.4 Exam Objectives
1.5 Cybersecurity Pathway
1.6 DoD Baseline Certfication

CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 Domain 1 - Security Operations

2.1 Domain 1 - Security Operations Overview
2.2 System and Network Architecture Concepts in Security Operations
2.3 Log Files
2.4 Operating Systems
2.5 Infrastructure Concepts
2.6 Network Architecture
2.7 Software Defined Networking
2.8 Whiteboard Discussion - Network Architectures
2.9 Identity and Access Management IAM Basics
2.10 Demonstration - IAM
2.11 Encryption
2.12 Sensitive Data
2.13 1.2 Analyze Indicators of Potentially Malicious Activity
2.14 Network Attack
2.15 Host Attacks
2.16 Application Related Attacks
2.17 Social Attacks
2.18 Tools or Techniques to Determine Malicious Activity Overview
2.19 Tools and Toolsets For Identifying Malicious Activity
2.20 Common Techniques
2.21 Programming Concerns
2.22 Threat-Intelligence and Threat-Hunting Concepts Overview
2.23 Threat Actors
2.24 Tactics, Techniques and Procedures
2.25 Confidence Levels IOC
2.26 Collection Sources
2.27 Threat Intelligence
2.28 Cyber Response Teams
2.29 Security Operations
2.30 Standardized Processes and Operations
2.31 Security Operations Tools and Toolsets
2.32 Module 2 Review

CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 Domain 2 - Vulnerability Management

3.1 Domain 2 - Vulnerability Management Overview
3.2 Vulnerability Discovery and Scanning
3.3 Asset Discovery and Scanning
3.4 Industry Frameworks
3.5 Mitigating Attacks
3.6 CVSS and CVE
3.7 Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) interpretation
3.8 CVE Databases
3.9 Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
3.10 Vulnerability Response, Handling, and Management
3.11 Control Types (Defense in Depth, Zero Trust)
3.12 Patching and Configurations
3.13 Attack Surface Management
3.14 Risk Management Principles
3.15 Threat Modeling
3.16 Threat Models
3.17 Secure Coding and Development (SDLC)
3.18 Module 3 Review

CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 Domain 3 - Incident Response and Management

4.1 Domain 3 - Incident Response and Management Overview
4.2 Attack Methodology Frameworks
4.3 Cyber Kill Chain
4.4 Frameworks to Know
4.5 Incident Response and Post Reponse
4.6 Detection and Analysis
4.7 Post Incident Activities
4.8 Containment, Eradication and Recovery
4.9 Module 4 Review

CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 Domain 4 - Reporting and Communication

5.1 Domain 4 - Reporting and Communication Overview
5.2 Reporting Vulnerabilities Overview
5.2.1 Vulnerability Reporting
5.3 Compliance Reports
5.4 Inhibitors to Remediation
5.5 Metrics and KPI's
5.6 Incident Response Reporting and Communications Overview
5.7 Incident Declaration
5.8 Communication with Stakeholders
5.9 Root Cause Analysis
5.10 Lessons Learned and Incident Closure
5.11 Module 5 Review

CompTIA CySA+ CS0-003 - Course Closeout

6.1 Course Closeout Overview
6.2 Practice Questions
6.3 Exam Process
6.4 Continuing Education
6.5 Course Closeout

Why become a Cybersecurity Engineer?

Growing Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals

The field of cybersecurity is experiencing rapid growth, driven by the escalating number and complexity of cyber threats. Both public and private sectors are investing heavily in cybersecurity measures to protect sensitive information and secure critical infrastructure. This increased investment has created a substantial demand for cybersecurity professionals, and the job market is teeming with opportunities. By becoming a cybersecurity engineer, you position yourself at the forefront of a booming industry with a multitude of career prospects.

Lucrative Salaries and Career Advancement

Cybersecurity professionals are highly sought after, and as a result, they enjoy attractive salaries and excellent benefits. The specialized skills and expertise required in this field command a premium in the job market. Furthermore, as you gain experience and demonstrate your capabilities, the potential for career advancement becomes significant. Cybersecurity engineers can progress to leadership positions, such as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and take on strategic roles in shaping an organization's security posture.

Global Relevance and Job Security

Cybersecurity is a global concern affecting organizations of all sizes and industries worldwide. The need for cybersecurity professionals extends beyond borders, making it a globally relevant field. By becoming a cybersecurity engineer, you equip yourself with skills that are in demand not only locally but also internationally. Job security in the field of cybersecurity is robust, as the increasing threat landscape ensures a constant need for skilled professionals to protect against attacks and mitigate risks.

Continuous Learning and Growth

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Your Questions, Answered

How to become a SOC Analyst?

To become a SOC Analyst, you typically need a bachelor’s degree in computer science, cybersecurity, or a related field, along with relevant certifications like CompTIA CySA+. Previous experience in network or systems administration can be beneficial.

What does a SOC Analyst do?

A SOC Analyst monitors security events, analyzes threats, and responds to incidents to protect an organization from cyber threats. They also contribute to disaster recovery plans and work as part of a larger security team.

What are the qualifications for a SOC Analyst?

Qualifications include a strong educational background in IT or cybersecurity, certifications such as CompTIA CySA+, and relevant work experience. A keen eye for detail and the ability to work under pressure are also essential.

Can the CompTIA CySA+ certification help me transition to a cybersecurity role from a different IT background?

Yes, the CompTIA CySA+ certification is designed to be a stepping stone for IT professionals seeking to transition into cybersecurity roles. It provides a comprehensive overview of cybersecurity practices and principles, which can be invaluable for those with experience in other IT domains, such as network administration, IT support, or software development. The certification can validate your cybersecurity knowledge to potential employers and demonstrate your commitment to the field, making it easier to move into roles such as SOC Analyst, Cybersecurity Analyst, or Threat Intelligence Analyst.

How does the CompTIA CySA+ certification stay current with the rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape?

The CompTIA CySA+ certification is regularly updated to reflect the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in cybersecurity. CompTIA involves industry experts and conducts extensive research to ensure the exam objectives are relevant and that the certification remains a reliable indicator of a professional’s ability to tackle modern cybersecurity challenges. Holders of the CySA+ certification are also encouraged to engage in continuing education and to renew their certification every three years, ensuring they stay up-to-date with the evolving cybersecurity environment.