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About the course

Attacks on networks and systems are constantly evolving, and new methods are developed with alarming regularity. Attackers develop and learn new and effective methods to evade traditional signature-based solutions such as firewalls. An effective method of detecting and combatting such attacks is required, often based upon an analytics-based approach.

The behavioural analytics skills covered by CSA+ identify and combat malware, and advanced persistent threats (APTs), resulting in enhanced threat visibility across a broad attack surface. CompTIA CSA+ is for IT professionals looking to gain the following security analyst skills:


Skills Domain: Threat Management

Module 01: Environmental Reconnaissance Techniques

Module 02: Network Reconnaissance

Module 03: Network Threats, Response and Countermeasures

Module 04: Practices to Secure the Corporate Environment


Skills Domain: Vulnerability Management

Module 05: Implementing Information Security Vulnerability Management Processes

Module 06: Vulnerability Scan Analysis

Module 07: Common Vulnerabilities


Skills Domain: Cyber Incident Response

Module 08: Distinguishing Threat / Behaviour Data and Impact Analysis

Module 09: Preparing Tool kit & Forensic Investigations

Module 10: Communication During Incident Response

Module 11: Analysing Common Symptoms to Support Incident Response

Module 12: Incident Recovery & Post Incident Response


Skills Domain: Security Architecture and Tool Sets

Module 13: Frameworks, Common Policies, Controls & Procedures

Module 14: Remediation of Security Issues Related to Identity & Access Management

Module 15: Reviews of Security Architecture & Implementing Compensating Controls

Module 16: Security Best Practice in the Software Development Lifecycle

Module 17: Purpose & Reasons for Using Cybersecurity Tools & Technologies

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