CompTIA Security Analytics Expert (Security+/CySA+/CASP) - Only 9 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be CSAE certified in just 9 days. With us, you’ll be CSAE trained in record time
  2. Our CSAE course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass CSAE 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 CSAE 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 CSAE 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 72,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's 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

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What

On this accelerated 9-day CompTIA Security Analytics Expert (CSAE) certification course, you'll learn the basics of troubleshooting security incidents and how to mitigate risks. You'll then advance your cyber security skills by learning to design and create secure solutions across complex business environments.

Combining theory and practice from official CompTIA Security+, CySA+ and CASP+ curricula, your expert instructor will take you through infrastructure and operational security using risk analysis and mitigation. You'll learn about the following CompTIA Security+ topics:

  • Network Security
  • Compliance and Operational Security
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Application, Data and Host Security
  • Access Control and Identity Management
  • Cryptography

You'll build on the foundation knowledge gained from Security+, focusing on tools and techniques to assess cyber security risks using the four cyber security domains from CySA+:

  • Threat Management
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Cyber Incident Response
  • Security Architecture and Tool Sets

Then, prove your ability to work as an advanced security practitioner, creating security solutions across enterprises. You'll learn:

  • Enterprise security
  • Risk management
  • Research and analysis
  • Integration of computing, communications, and business disciplines

You'll be immersed in the course through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, you'll get a minimum of 12 hours quality training per day.

Train at twice the speed on this official CompTIA course

Firebrand is an Authorised CompTIA Platinum Partner. This means you'll get access to experienced instructors and up-to-date course material, officially approved by CompTIA.

During the course, you'll prepare for and sit the following CompTIA Security+, CySA+ and CASP+ exams, covered by your Certification Guarantee.

  • Exam SY0-401
  • Exam CS1-001
  • Exam CAS-002

Upon successful completion of all exams, you will achieve the Security+, CySA+ and CASP+ credentials as well as the aligned CSAE Stackable Certification - proving your skills as a Security Analytics Expert.

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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, exams and incidental costs). 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.

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Security+

1.0 Network Security

  • 1.1 Implement security configuration parameters on network devices and other technologies.
  • 1.2 Given a scenario, use secure network administration principles.
  • 1.3 Explain network design elements and components.
  • 1.4 Given a scenario, implement common protocols and services.
  • 1.5 Given a scenario, troubleshoot security issues related to wireless networking.

2.0 Compliance and Operational Security

  • 2.1 Explain the importance of risk related concepts.
  • 2.2 Summarise the security implications of integrating systems and data with third parties.
  • 2.3 Given a scenario, implement appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
  • 2.4 Given a scenario, implement basic forensic procedures.
  • 2.5 Summarise common incident response procedures.
  • 2.6 Explain the importance of security related awareness and training.
  • 2.7 Compare and contrast physical security and environmental controls.
  • 2.8 Summarise risk management best practices.
  • 2.9 Given a scenario, select the appropriate control to meet the goals of security.

3.0 Threats and Vulnerabilities

  • 3.1 Explain types of malware.
  • 3.2 Summarise various types of attacks.
  • 3.3 Summarise social engineering attacks and the associated effectiveness with each attack.
  • 3.4 Explain types of wireless attacks.
  • 3.5 Explain types of application attacks.
  • 3.6 Analyse a scenario and select the appropriate type of mitigation and deterrent techniques.
  • 3.7 Given a scenario, use appropriate tools and techniques to discover security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • 3.8 Explain the proper use of penetration testing versus vulnerability scanning.

4.0 Application, Data and Host Security

  • 4.1 Explain the importance of application security controls and techniques.
  • 4.2 Summarise mobile security concepts and technologies.
  • 4.3 Given a scenario, select the appropriate solution to establish host security.
  • 4.4 Implement the appropriate controls to ensure data security.
  • 4.5 Compare and contrast alternative methods to mitigate security risks in static environments.

5.0 Access Control and Identity Management

  • 5.1 Compare and contrast the function and purpose of authentication services.
  • 5.2 Given a scenario, select the appropriate authentication, authorisation or access control.
  • 5.3 Install and configure security controls when performing account management, based on best practices.

6.0 Cryptography

  • 6.1 Given a scenario, utilise general cryptography concepts.
  • 6.2 Given a scenario, use appropriate cryptographic methods.
  • 6.3 Given a scenario, use appropriate PKI, certificate management and associated components.

CySA+

1. Threat Management

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

2. Vulnerability Management

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

3. Cyber Incident Response

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

4. Security Architecture and Tool Sets

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

CASP+

Enterprise Security (30% of exam)

  • Given a scenario, select appropriate cryptographic concepts and techniques
  • Explain the security implications associated with enterprise storage
  • Given a scenario, analyse network and security components, concepts and architectures
  • Given a scenario, select and troubleshoot security controls for hosts
  • Differentiate application vulnerabilities and select appropriate security controls

Risk Management and Incident Response (20% of exam)

  • Interpret business and industry influences and explain associated security risks
  • Given a scenario, execute risk mitigation planning, strategies and controls
  • Compare and contrast security, privacy policies and procedures based on organisational requirements
  • Given a scenario, conduct incident response and recovery procedures

Research, Analysis and Assessment (18% of exam)

  • Apply research methods to determine industry trends and impact to the enterprise
  • Analyse scenarios to secure the enterprise
  • Given a scenario, select methods or tools appropriate to conduct an assessment and analyse results

Integration of Computing, Communications and Business Disciplines (16% of exam)

  • Given a scenario, facilitate collaboration across diverse business units to achieve security goals
  • Given a scenario, select the appropriate control to secure communications and collaboration solutions
  • Implement security activities across the technology life cycle

Technical Integration of Enterprise Components (16% of exam)

  • Given a scenario, integrate hosts, storage, networks and applications into a secure enterprise architecture
  • Given a scenario, integrate advanced authentication and authorisation technologies to support enterprise objectives

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You'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre during the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • CompTIA Security+ Exam SY0-401
    • Number of questions: Maximum of 90 questions
    • Type of questions: Multiple choice questions, drag and drops and performance-based
    • Exam duration: 90 Minutes
    • Passing score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
    • Languages: English, Japanese, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese
  • CompTIA CySA+ Exam CS1-001
    • Number of questions: Maximum of 85 questions
    • Type of questions: Multiple choice and performance based
    • Exam duration: 165 Minutes
    • Passing score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
    • Languages: English
  • CompTIA CASP+ Exam CAS-002
    • Number of questions: Maximum of 90 questions
    • Type of questions: Multiple choice and performance based
    • Exam duration: 165 Minutes
    • Passing score: Pass/Fail only. No scaled score.
    • Languages: English

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In addition to official course material and exams at the Firebrand Training Centre, you'll receive:

  • CASP CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Study Guide - CAS002 - ISBN - 978-1118930847
  • Professor Messer - CompTIA SY0-501 Security+ Course Notes
  • Firebrand Value Add material

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 Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • 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 **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

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.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +33 (0) 181 22 44 68.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

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.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Before attending the course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Previously attended the CompTIA A+ and/or CompTIA Network+ course
  • Two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus
  • An understanding of operating systems and knowledge of Windows-based systems such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.1
  • The ability to identify basic network components and their roles, including routers, switches, firewalls and server roles. Some firewall configuration experience would be beneficial
  • A basic understanding of Wireless networks
  • A basic understanding of the OSI Model and TCP/IP including IPv4 subnetting

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +33 (0) 181 22 44 68 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 72,589 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.74% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

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"The training was in a relaxed atmosphere with good facilities and a great instructor.Thanks!"
C.B.. - CompTIA Cloud+ (3 days) (2019.8.7 to 2019.8.9)

"I found the course very interesting, providing a great deal of information around various use cases for cloud modules. The instructor ran the course very well, being engaging and informative throughout."
Anonymous, IBM. - CompTIA Cloud+ (3 days) (2019.8.7 to 2019.8.9)

"Great training course and a great instructor. Very intensive but highly informative."
S.B.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.7.31)

"Nice facilities, contextual learning, practical examples, and a knowledgeable and engaging tutor. "
Y.M.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.7.31)

"The course is very in depth and beneficial, sometimes it can be complicated but not only do the teachers help you, a lot of the other students do as well. "
M.S., Cyber threat Security LTD. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.7.31)

"I think the course was great and the instructor taught us well given the time he had. "
Umera Saddiq, Thomson Reuters . - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.7.31)

"Great training and knowledgeable instructor."
Anonymous. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.7.31)

"Excellent service. Very knowledgeable trainer."
D.J.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.7.31)

"Training with Firebrand has been a great experience for me. Although it was very intense, I have taken a lot from it. The teacher I had was very knowledgeable and all staff were very professional and welcoming. Would definitely recommend Firebrand for future career progression. "
Gavin Singh, Firebrand Training LTD. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (2019.6.22 to 2019.6.28)

"Trainer was very knowledgeable, information was taught at a good pace and I felt ready for my exam at the end"
D.C.. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (2019.6.26 to 2019.6.28)

"By coming to a training center, Firebrand gives you the possibility to focus exclusively on the learning. You don't have to worry on anything else, just study and make it count."
T.V.. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (2019.6.22 to 2019.6.28)

"Fantastic course, brilliant instructor and a really pleasant environment. It was really easy to focus and I enjoyed every moment of it."
A.E.. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (2019.6.22 to 2019.6.25)

"The whole experience was very clear, all material was covered within 2.5 days in lots of details. Intense course but really immersive and extremely informative, covering many areas I was looking to know more about. Instructor made us feel very comfortable, answering and explaining topics in depth. Highly recommended."
Victor Serafim. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2019.5.7 to 2019.5.9)

"I really enjoyed the course and found the tutor really helpful in making the theory more understandable and real."
Elaine Taylor. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2019.5.7 to 2019.5.9)

"Great first insight into IT for complete novices. "
B.w.. - CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ (ITF+) (3 days) (2019.4.24 to 2019.4.26)

"Good and intensive training."
A.A. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (2019.2.18 to 2019.2.20)

"Great course would recommend reading the training materials before arrival."
J.J.. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (2018.12.19 to 2018.12.21)

"Great lecturer, very helpful, always happy to come to Firebrand."
Robert Clarke, BTGPLC. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (2019.2.18 to 2019.2.20)

"Good learning experience."
Anonymous. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (2019.2.18 to 2019.2.20)

"Great tutor, facilities and food! Would highly recommend the instructor!"
Anonymous. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (2019.2.18 to 2019.2.20)

"Accommodation was great, course was great, food was great. Will definitely use them again."
David Oliver, Cyber Firm. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (2019.2.14 to 2019.2.20)

"Course days are long and intensive but worth the time and money"
Daniel Richards, LLoyds. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (2019.2.14 to 2019.2.17)

"The facility at Wyboston lakes is excellent, good food accommodation. Training facility had well prepared modern classrooms. Trainer was excellent too."
P.T.. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (2019.2.14 to 2019.2.20)

"Good and in-depth training with experienced instructors."
Connor Gilroy. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (2018.12.19 to 2018.12.21)

"Great facilities."
Ben Smyth, Cintx. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2018.12.12 to 2018.12.14)

"Course material is straight forward , clearly explained."
Anonymous. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2018.12.12 to 2018.12.14)

"The quality of teaching and the facilities with Firebrand at Wyboston Lakes has been excellent."
Anonymous. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2018.12.12 to 2018.12.14)

"The trainer was a great instructor and made sure he took the time to make sure we understood everything we needed for our exam. "
J.S.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2018.12.12 to 2018.12.14)

"Course material was comprehensive, the instructor was great at cramming all the knowledge in over the two days. Fast paced and I passed both tests!"
Sam Reeves, Daisy Group. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2018.10.29 to 2018.10.31)

"Lots to take in. The instructor was nice."
A.Y. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2018.10.29 to 2018.10.31)

"Its like an intense army base with long hours of training but fairly good food."
Noor Singh. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2018.10.29 to 2018.10.31)

"The instructor was very good and kept us interested throughout, all the staff were friendly as well. "
Anonymous, Sopra Steria. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2018.10.29 to 2018.10.31)

"Intense course, lots of material. Instructor delivered the material well (albeit hastily), and was knowledgeable - not just good at presentation."
P.D. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2018.10.29 to 2018.10.31)

"Excellent facilities and first rate instructors."
A.C. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2018.10.29 to 2018.10.31)

"Very good and in-depth course information. Very good facilities. Well looked after. "
Anonymous. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2018.10.29 to 2018.10.31)

"The material was structured very well and our instructor did a great job teaching. I felt like I benefited a lot from this course. "
K.G.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2018.10.29 to 2018.10.31)

"Third course for me and I will keep coming back as the training is some of the best Ive had. Always a great atmosphere and personally suits my learning style."
Thomas Sweet, Software Escrow Solutions. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2018.10.29 to 2018.10.31)

"Exceptionally friendly staff who are always happy to answer questions and spend extra time covering information that is not immediately clear. Great course, thanks a lot!"
S.B.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (2018.10.29 to 2018.10.31)

"Instructor is very knowledgeable, professional, good at handling the group of students."
Jean Pascal Robert, UN ICC. - CompTIA Cloud Essentials (2 days) (2018.10.29 to 2018.10.30)

"The instructor has great knowledge on the field, provided extra material and examples to the training."
Anonymous. - CompTIA Cloud Essentials (2 days) (2018.10.29 to 2018.10.30)

"Tough, but lots of detailed information. If you struggle don't worry as Firebrand is understanding and once you go through the course you can take it at your own pace."
Anonymous. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (2018.10.13 to 2018.10.19)

"Firebrand delivered on all areas. "
Anonymous. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (2018.10.17 to 2018.10.19)

"Great training! Don't be afraid to come back the second time, it really helps! "
Shannon Glover. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (2018.10.17 to 2018.10.19)

"Excellent training facilities and accommodation."
A.C.. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (2018.10.17 to 2018.10.19)

"Very good and informative."
Kai Chan, Poole Bay Holdings Ltd. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (2018.10.17 to 2018.10.19)

"Brilliant training for if you want to learn your course quickly. As a self funded student its a great way to get hands on and ask loads of questions, and at the end of it go away with so much knowledge."
E.S.. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (2018.10.13 to 2018.10.16)

"Course content was aligned with BCS Knowledge Module 6 which is park of my Level 4 Apprenticeship in Cyber Security Risk Analyst (Level 4). The Instructor was knowledgeable and made the course interesting and set the content at a manageable pace."
S.B. - CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) (3 days) (2018.7.6 to 2018.7.8)

"This was an intensive course. However, the engaging instructor delivery and revision prior to exam I felt more than prepared to pass first time!"
Q.A. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (2018.6.29 to 2018.7.1)

"Great course and classroom learning. Good materials and courseware. Experienced, friendly and engaged trainer. Dont arrive expecting to obtain all the course knowledge from the course alone... Pre-study is essential. Study in the evening also essential. The course is the "icing on the cake". Approx weighting: 40% personal study, 40% real-world experience, 20% classroom."
C.J. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (2018.6.29 to 2018.7.1)

"The course is very intensive. However, the Instructor was a very enthusiastic, and motivating tutor."
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (2018.6.25 to 2018.6.28)

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