CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA) + (PLA)

L3 Level 3
Part Time
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About this course

This course is for IT Professionals, who want to learn about CompTIA Technologies.

In this course, delegates will gain knowledge of how to identify tools and techniques used to perform environmental reconnaissance of a target network or security system. They will also learn about the use of frameworks, policies, and procedures, and report on security architecture. In this 4-day course, delegates will acquire knowledge of how to use network host and web application vulnerability assessment tools.

This course will help delegates who are preparing for the CompTIA CySA+ certification exam with hands-on, scenario-based training so that they are ready to meet Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) head-on.

*This qualification is assessed by an exam*

What you will study

 · Threat Management

o Cybersecurity Analysts

o Reconnaissance Techniques

o Security Appliances

o Logging and Analysis

· Vulnerability Management

o Managing Vulnerabilities

o Remediating Vulnerabilities

o Secure Software Development

· Cyber Incident Response

o Incident Response

o Forensics Tools

o Incident Analysis & Recovery

· Security Architecture

o Secure Network Design

o Managing Identities & Access

o Security Frameworks & Policies

Entry requirements

As this is an online course, you will require access to a computer/laptop with internet. 

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Important points

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Part Time

28 hours per week


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PLA: This course is free for employed adults eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). To see if you could be eligible for a PLA go to - For a full list of PLA courses go to

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CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA )

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