IBM - Certified SOC Analyst



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26/9/2022 (Monday)


Achieve the IBM Certified SOC Analyst certification through this 8-day accelerated combined course. This programme includes the following courses:

  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst CySA+
  • IBM's Security QRadar SIEM Administrator

Through CompTIA's CySA+, you'll learn best practices to secure and protect your business’ applications and systems by:

  • Configuring and using threat detection tools
  • Learning how to perform data analysis to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks
  • Focusing on network behaviour – both internal and external threats

Through the IBM Security QRadar SIEM Administrator course, you’ll build knowledge on how to support IBM’s Security QRadar SIEM V7.3.3 by:

  • Implementing and managing a IBM Security QRadar SIEM V7.3.3 solution
  • Becoming familiar with the product’s functionality and security policies
  • Deploying, migrating and troubleshooting the IBM Security QRadar SIEM V7.3.3 software

At the end of your course you’ll sit exams CS0-002 and C1000-026, and get your IBM Certified SOC Analyst certification.

Authorised Partner of CompTIA

You’ll get access to official courseware and learn from certified instructors as Firebrand is an Authorised Partner of CompTIA.

Train through Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review methodology and you’ll certify at twice the speed in a distraction-free environment.

Firebrand also offer the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) as an individual course and certification.


If you’re an analyst interested in building your technical knowledge and skills in CompTIA and IBM software, this course is ideal for you.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be certified in just 8 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  2. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more . A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 124,229 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging


Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.


CompTIA CySa+ (Cybersecurity Analyst)

Section 1: Threat Management

  • Module 1: Given a scenario, apply environmental reconnaissance techniques using appropriate tools and processes
  • Module 2: Given a scenario, analyse the results of a network reconnaissance
  • Module 3: Given a network-based threat, implement or recommend the appropriate response and countermeasure
  • Module 4: Explain the purpose of practices used to secure a corporate environment

Section 2: Vulnerability Management

  • Module 1: Given a scenario, implement an information security vulnerability management process
  • Module 2: Given a scenario, analyse the output resulting from a vulnerability scan
  • Module 3: Compare and contrast common vulnerabilities found in the following targets

Section 3: Cyber Incident Response

  • Module 1: Given a scenario, distinguish threat data or behaviour to determine the impact of an incident
  • Module 2: Given a scenario, prepare a toolkit and use appropriate forensic tools during an investigation
  • Module 3: Explain the importance of communication during the incident response process
  • Module 4: Given a scenario, analyse common symptoms to select the best course of action to support incident response
  • Module 5: Summarise the incident recovery and post-incident response process

Section 4: Security Architecture and Tool Sets

  • Module 1: Explain the relationship between frameworks, common policies, controls, and procedures
  • Module 2: Given a scenario, use data to recommend remediation of security issues related to identity and access management
  • Module 3: Given a scenario, review security architecture and make recommendations to implement compensating controls
  • Module 4: Given a scenario, use application security best practices while participating in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Module 5: Compare and contrast the general purpose and reasons for using various cybersecurity tools and technologies

IBM Security QRadar SIEM V7.3.3 Fundamental Administration

Section 1: Implementing

  • Module 1: Plan and design QRadar deployment
  • Module 2: Implement and install QRadar
  • Module 3: Add Managed Hosts

Section 2: Migrating and upgrading

  • Module 1: Plan QRadar upgrade and migration
  • Module 2: Review documentation and release notes
  • Module 3: Perform QRadar updates, patches and upgrades
  • Module 4: Perform migration (e.g., backup and restore, import and export content)

Section 3: Configuring and administering tasks

  • Module 1: Configure event flow sources and custom properties
  • Module 2: Maintain configuration and data backups
  • Module 3: Create and administer users, user roles, and security profiles
  • Module 4: Manage the license per allocation
  • Module 5: Create, review and modify rules, building blocks and reference sets
  • Module 6: Configure and manage retention policies (i.e., data and assets)
  • Module 7: Create and manage saved searches, index, global views, dashboards and reports
  • Module 8: Deploy and manage applications and content packages
  • Module 9: Configure global system notifications
  • Module 10: Configure and apply network hierarchy
  • Module 11: Configure and manage domain and tenants
  • Module 12: Use the asset database
  • Module 13: Schedule and run a VA scan

Section 4: Monitoring

  • Module 1: Monitor QRadar Notifications and error messages
  • Module 2: Review and interpret system monitoring dashboards
  • Module 3: Verify QRadar processes and services
  • Module 4: Monitor QRadar performance
  • Module 5: Use apps and tools for monitoring (e.g., QDI, assistant app, incident overview, DrQ)
  • Module 6: Check system maintenance and health of appliances
  • Module 7: Monitor offences and detect anomalies

Section 5: Troubleshooting

  • Module 1:  Demonstrate knowledge of key commands to interpret QRadar services and processes
  • Module 2: Explain error messages and notifications
  • Module 3: Interpret the basic logs (e.g., qradar.error, qradar.log)
  • Module 4: Use embedded troubleshooting tools and scripts

Exam Track

As part of your accelerated course, you’ll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

CompTIA CySa+ (Cybersecurity Analyst)

  • Exam code: CS0-002
  • Format: Multiple-choice & performance-based
  • Duration: 165 minutes
  • Passing score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)

IBM Security QRadar SIEM V7.3.3 Fundamental Administration

  • Exam code: C1000-026
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Passing score: 40/60 (66.7%)
  • Domains:
    1. Implementing (8%)
    2. Migrating and upgrading (12%)
    3. Configuring and administering tasks (42%)
    4. Monitoring (25%0
    5. Troubleshooting (13%)

What's Included

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, (ISC)2 or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.


Before attending this accelerated course, CompTIA CySa+ and IBM Security QRadar SIEM V7.3.3 Fundamental Administration have individual prerequisites you'll need in order to get certified:

CompTIA CySa+ (Cybersecurity Analyst)

  • Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of information security or related experience

IBM QRadar SIEM V7.3.3 Fundamental Administration

You'll need basic knowledge of:

  • RedHat
  • Networking
  • Basic Query Language
  • Regular Expressions
  • System architecture design
  • Security platform

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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