CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA )


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Gain the skills required to pass the CompTIA CySA+ certification exam with the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) course and lab. The lab is versatile and delivers a hands-on experience, replacing expensive physical labs. The CompTIA CySA+ training course and lab cover the CS0-002 exam objectives and offer an interactive learning experience required to analyze and interpret data; identify and address vulnerabilities, and more. The CySA+ study guide has all the learning resources to help you master all the skills covered in the exam.

Here's what you will get

The CompTIA CySA+ certification focuses on the candidate's ability required to capture, monitor, and respond to network traffic findings along with the software and application security; automation, threat hunting, and IT regulatory compliance. The CompTIA CySA+ certified candidates will be able to apply the appropriate incident response procedure, analyze potential indicators of compromise, and utilize basic digital forensics techniques.


18+ Lessons | 320+ Quizzes | 160+ Flashcards | 160+ Glossary of terms


85+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 85+ Post Assessment Questions | 170+ Practice Test Questions

Hand on lab

30+ LiveLab | 30+ Video tutorials | 01:39+ Hours

Video Lessons

36+ Videos | 15:04+ Hours

Here's what you will learn

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Lessons 1: Introduction

  • What Does This Course Cover?
  • Objectives Map for CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Exam CS0-002

Lessons 2: Today’s Cybersecurity Analyst

  • Cybersecurity Objectives
  • Privacy vs. Security
  • Evaluating Security Risks
  • Building a Secure Network
  • Secure Endpoint Management
  • Penetration Testing
  • Reverse Engineering
  • The Future of Cybersecurity Analytics
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 3: Using Threat Intelligence

  • Threat Data and Intelligence
  • Threat Classification
  • Attack Frameworks
  • Applying Threat Intelligence Organizationwide
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 4: Reconnaissance and Intelligence Gathering

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

Lessons 5: Designing a Vulnerability Management Program

  • Identifying Vulnerability Management Requirements
  • Configuring and Executing Vulnerability Scans
  • Developing a Remediation Workflow
  • Overcoming Risks of Vulnerability Scanning
  • Vulnerability Scanning Tools
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 6: Analyzing Vulnerability Scans

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

Lessons 7: Cloud Security

  • Understanding Cloud Environments
  • Operating in the Cloud
  • Cloud Infrastructure Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 8: Infrastructure Security and Controls

  • Understanding Defense-in-Depth
  • Improving Security by Improving Controls
  • Analyzing Security Architecture
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 9: Identity and Access Management Security

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

Lessons 10: Software and Hardware Development Security

  • Software Assurance Best Practices
  • Designing and Coding for Security
  • Software Security Testing
  • Hardware Assurance Best Practices
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 11: Security Operations and Monitoring

  • Security Monitoring
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 12: 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

Lessons 13: Analyzing Indicators of Compromise

  • Analyzing Network Events
  • Investigating Host-Related Issues
  • Investigating Service and Application-Related Issues
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 14: Performing Forensic Analysis and Techniques

  • Building a Forensics Capability
  • Understanding Forensic Software
  • Conducting Endpoint Forensics
  • Network Forensics
  • Cloud, Virtual, and Container Forensics
  • Conducting a Forensic Investigation
  • Forensic Investigation: An Example
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 15: Containment, Eradication, and Recovery

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

Lessons 16: Risk Management

  • Analyzing Risk
  • Managing Risk
  • Security Controls
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 17: 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

Appendix: Video Tutorials

  • Introduction
  • Threat and Vulnerability Management
  • Software and Systems Security
  • Security Operations and Monitoring
  • Incident Response
  • Compliance and Assessment
  • Afterword

Hands-on LAB Activities

Today’s Cybersecurity Analyst

  • Setting up a Honeypot on Kali Linux
  • Using the iptables Command to Create a Personal Firewall in Linux

Reconnaissance and Intelligence Gathering

  • Using the hping Program
  • Scanning the Local Network
  • Performing Reconnaissance on a Network
  • Identifying Search Options in Metasploit
  • Making Syslog Entries Readable
  • Using nslookup for Passive Reconnaissance

Designing a Vulnerability Management Program

  • Conducting Vulnerability Scanning Using Nessus
  • Using OWASP ZAP
  • Inspecting the Vulnerability in the Echo Server's Source Code
  • Performing Session Hijacking Using Burp Suite
  • Using Nikto
  • Performing Vulnerability Scanning Using OpenVAS

Analyzing Vulnerability Scans

  • Attacking a Website Using XSS Injection
  • Exploiting a Website Using SQL Injection
  • Performing a MITM Attack
  • Detecting Rootkits

Software and Hardware Development Security

  • Encrypting and Decrypting Messages Using Kleopatra
  • Encrypting and Decrypting a File Using AES Crypt

Security Operations and Monitoring

  • Downloading and Installing Wireshark

Analyzing Indicators of Compromise

  • Configuring Snort
  • Simulating the DDoS Attack
  • Confirming the Spoofing Attack in Wireshark
  • Capturing a Packet Using Wireshark
  • Performing a Memory-Based Attack
  • Examining Audited Events
  • Enabling Logging for Audited Objects

Performing Forensic Analysis and Techniques

  • Using the MD5 Hash Algorithm
  • Using Apktool to Decode and Analyze the apk file

Exam FAQs

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.

USD 359

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Multiple-choice and performance-based

The exam contains 85 questions.

165 minutes


(on a scale of 100-900)

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the CySA+ examination, CompTIA's retake policies are:

  1. CompTIA does not require a waiting period between the first and second attempt to pass such examination. However, if you need a third or subsequent attempt to pass the examination, you shall be required to wait for a period of at least 14 calendar days from the date of your last attempt before you can retake the exam.
  2. If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again without prior consent from CompTIA.
  3. A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will not be processed, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the CompTIA Certification Program.
  4. Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam. CompTIA does not offer free re-tests or discounts on retakes.

CompTIA CySA+ certification expires after three years from the date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification via CompTIA's Continuing Education Program.