• Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

The Certified SOC Analyst (CSA) program is the first step to joining a security operations center (SOC). It is engineered for current and aspiring Tier I and Tier II SOC analysts to achieve proficiency in performing entry-level and intermediate-level operations. The candidate will learn to manage various SOC processes and collaborate with CSIRT at the time of need.

Learning Objectives

Gain Knowledge of SOC processes, procedures, technologies, and workflows.
Gain a basic understanding and in-depth knowledge of security threats, attacks, vulnerabilities, attacker's behaviors, cyber killchain, etc.
Able to recognize attacker tools, tactics, and procedures to identify indicators of compromise (IOCs) that can be utilized during active and future investigations.
Able to monitor and analyze logs and alerts from a variety of different technologies across multiple platforms (IDS/IPS, end-point protection, servers, and workstations).
Gain knowledge of the Centralized Log Management (CLM) process.
Able to perform Security events and log collection, monitoring, and analysis.
Gain experience and extensive knowledge of Security Information and Event Management.
Gain knowledge of administering SIEM solutions (Splunk/AlienVault/OSSIM/ELK).
Understand the architecture, implementation and fine-tuning of SIEM solutions (Splunk/AlienVault/OSSIM/ELK).
Gain hands-on experience in SIEM use case development process.
Able to develop threat cases (correlation rules), create reports, etc.
Learn use cases that are widely used across the SIEM deployment.
Plan, organize, and perform threat monitoring and analysis in the enterprise.
Able to monitor emerging threat patterns and perform security threat analysis.
Gain hands-on experience in the alert triaging process.
Able to escalate incidents to appropriate teams for additional assistance.
Able to use a Service Desk ticketing system.
Able to prepare briefings and reports of analysis methodology and results.
Gain knowledge of integrating threat intelligence into SIEM for enhanced incident detection and response.
Able to make use of varied, disparate, constantly changing threat information.
Gain knowledge of Incident Response Process.
Gain understating of SOC and IRT collaboration for better incident response.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.