CSA+ : Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CSA+)

Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CSA+)
ISBN : 978-1-61691-874-3
Start your preparation for CompTIA CS0-001 certification exam with Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) course. CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) certification exam is an international, vendor-neutral credential designed for IT security analysts, vulnerability analysts, or threat intelligence analysts to configure and use threat detection tools; perform data analysis; and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats, and risks to an organization with the end goal of securing and protecting applications and systems within an organization.


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Exam Information

The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+) is an international, vendor-neutral cybersecurity certification that applies behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security. CSA+ validates critical knowledge and skills that are required to prevent, detect, and combat cybersecurity threats.

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Career Prospects
  • Security Analyst
  • Vulnerability Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
There is no required prerequisite for CompTIA CS0-001 certification exam, but the candidate should hold CompTIA Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge. He or she should have a minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. 
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 320 

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
What is the format of the exam?
Multiple-choice and performance-based
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 85 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
165 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 100-900)

What is the validity of the certification?
TBD -  Three years after launch.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the CS0-001, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Assessing Information Security Risk

  • TOPIC A: Identify the Importance of Risk Management
  • TOPIC B: Assess Risk
  • TOPIC C: Mitigate Risk
  • TOPIC D: Integrate Documentation into Risk Management
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Analyzing the Threat Landscape

  • TOPIC A: Classify Threats and Threat Profiles
  • TOPIC B: Perform Ongoing Threat Research
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Analyzing Reconnaissance Threats to Computing and Network Environments

  • TOPIC A: Implement Threat Modeling
  • TOPIC B: Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance Incidents
  • TOPIC C: Assess the Impact of Social Engineering
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Analyzing Attacks on Computing and Network Environments

  • TOPIC A: Assess the Impact of System Hacking Attacks
  • TOPIC B: Assess the Impact of Web-Based Attacks
  • TOPIC C: Assess the Impact of Malware
  • TOPIC D: Assess the Impact of Hijacking and Impersonation Attacks
  • TOPIC E: Assess the Impact of DoS Incidents
  • TOPIC F: Assess the Impact of Threats to Mobile Security
  • TOPIC G: Assess the Impact of Threats to Cloud Security
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Analyzing Post-Attack Techniques

  • TOPIC A: Assess Command and Control Techniques
  • TOPIC B: Assess Persistence Techniques
  • TOPIC C: Assess Lateral Movement and Pivoting Techniques
  • TOPIC D: Assess Data Exfiltration Techniques
  • TOPIC E: Assess Anti-Forensics Techniques
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Managing Vulnerabilities in the Organization

  • TOPIC A: Implement a Vulnerability Management Plan
  • TOPIC B: Assess Common Vulnerabilities
  • TOPIC C: Conduct Vulnerability Scans
  • Summary

Lesson 7: Implementing Penetration Testing to Evaluate Security

  • TOPIC A: Conduct Penetration Tests on Network Assets
  • TOPIC B: Follow Up on Penetration Testing
  • Summary

Lesson 8: Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence

  • TOPIC A: Deploy a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform
  • TOPIC B: Collect Data from Network-Based Intelligence Sources
  • TOPIC C: Collect Data from Host-Based Intelligence Sources
  • Summary

Lesson 9: Analyzing Log Data

  • TOPIC A: Use Common Tools to Analyze Logs
  • TOPIC B: Use SIEM Tools for Analysis
  • TOPIC C: Parse Log Files with Regular Expressions
  • Summary

Lesson 10: Performing Active Asset and Network Analysis

  • TOPIC A: Analyze Incidents with Windows-Based Tools
  • TOPIC B: Analyze Incidents with Linux-Based Tools
  • TOPIC C: Analyze Malware
  • TOPIC D: Analyze Indicators of Compromise
  • Summary

Lesson 11: Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents

  • TOPIC A: Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
  • TOPIC B: Mitigate Incidents
  • TOPIC C: Prepare for Forensic Investigation as a CSIRT
  • Summary

Lesson 12: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents

  • TOPIC A: Apply a Forensic Investigation Plan
  • TOPIC B: Securely Collect and Analyze Electronic Evidence
  • TOPIC C: Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation
  • Summary

Lesson 13: Addressing Security Architecture Issues

  • TOPIC A: Remediate Identity and Access Management Issues
  • TOPIC B: Implement Security During the SDLC
  • Summary

Lesson 14: Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-210)

Lesson 15: Appendix B: Mapping Course Content to CompTIA® CyberSecurity Analyst+ (Exam CS0-001)

Lesson 16: Appendix C: Security Resources

  • TOPIC A: List of Security Resources

Lesson 17: Appendix D: U.S. Department of Defense Operational Security

  • TOPIC A: Summary of U.S. Department of Defense Operational Security Practices

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