ISACA Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner CSX - Only 4 Days

Learn quickly - Firebrand's official CSX Practitioner course is 20% faster than traditional training. In just 4 days, you’ll be introduced to key cybersecurity skills, prove your ability to implement security controls and learn how to perform vulnerability scans.

Named 2016’s Top Professional Certification program, CSX-P remains the most internationally respected cyber security certification that spans the five security functions (identity, protect, detect, respond and recover).

You’ll develop your practical cyber security skills - 50% of this accelerated course includes hands-on lab exercises in a virtual cyber environment. As well as learning how to respond and recover from crippling network incidents or disasters, you’ll also learn:


  • Network evaluation
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Malware & incident detection
  • Incidence reporting
  • Safeguard implementation

You’ll be immersed in the curriculum through Firebrand's unique Lecture Lab Review technique, which will help you learn better, faster. Your expert instructor will take you through the 5 areas of cyber security frameworks:

  • Identify: Identification, assessment and evaluation of assets, threats and vulnerabilities in both internal and external networks
  • Protect: Implementation of cyber security controls to protect a system from identified threats
  • Detect: Detection of network and system incidents, events and compromise indicators, along with assessment of potential damage
  • Respond: Execution of comprehensive incident response plans and mitigation of cyber incidents
  • Recover: Recovery from incidents and disasters, including post incident-response documentation and implementation of continuity plans

Please note: This accelerated course prepares you for the ISACA Cybersecurity Certificate - Practitioner exam, and you'll receive an exam voucher as part of this course.

ISACA is the trademark owner of the ISACA and CYBERSECURITY NEXUS

Firebrand is a premier ISACA partner for EMEA and the US. No other partner in these regions trains more students.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be CSX Practitioner certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be CSX Practitioner trained in record time
  2. Our CSX Practitioner course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass CSX Practitioner 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 CSX Practitioner 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 CSX Practitioner 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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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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CSX Practitioner Curriculum

Domain 1: Identify


  • Network Infrastructure and Digital Assets
  • Network Topology and Data Flow Analysis
  • Security Review and Gap Identification
  • Security Policy and Procedure Development
  • Regulation and Legal Impact
  • Threat Modeling


  • Asset Identification
  • Data Flow Identification
  • Enterprise Asset Identification
  • Data Flow Analysis
  • Enterprise Data Flow Analysis
  • Identify Challenge

Domain 2: Protect


  • Vulnerability Testing
  • Security Tools and Systems
  • Incident Response Plans
  • Security and Business Functions
  • Security Configuration Evaluation


  • Firewall Setup
  • Backup and Restore Points
  • File System Protections
  • OS Baseline
  • Protect Challenge

Domain 3: Detect


  • Event and Incident Identification
  • Malicious Activity Analysis


  • Sec Onion Setup and Testing
  • Snort Rules
  • Event Detection
  • Data and Network Analysis
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • Detect Challenge

Domain 4: Respond


  • Incident Notification and Containment
  • Evidence Collection and Technical Analysis


  • Incident Correlation
  • Network Forensics
  • Malware Investigation and Evaluation
  • Response Challenge

Domain 5: Recover


  • System Validation
  • Post Incident Security Plan and Procedure


  • Re-Imaging
  • Restore Points

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This accelerated course will prepare you to sit the ISACA CSX Practitioner exam.

You will receive an exam voucher as a part of this course.

  • Type of exam: Online, lab-based skills assessment
  • Exam duration 1 hour
  • Number of questions: 5
  • Passing score: TBD
  • Domains
    • Domain 1-Business and Security Environment (20%)
    • Domain 2-Operational Security Readiness (20%)
    • Domain 3-Threat Detection and Evaluation (20%)
    • Domain 4-Incident Response and Recovery (40%)
  • Language: English

Recertification Requirements

  • Attain and report an annual minimum of 120 qualifying CPEs over 3 years - minimum reporting requirement of 20 CPE hours each year
  • Minimum of 50% of the annual and total CPE hours must be obtained from skills-based training or lab activities

Please note that the CSX Practitioner exam can't be scheduled between 16 and 31 December.

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  • Official ISACA CSX-P courseware
  • Official ISACA CSX-P instructor
  • 6 months of access to the ISACA CSX-P labs
  • CSX Practitioner exam voucher
  • 33.5 ISACA CPE credits for attending - an additional 2 ISACA CPE credits can be earned for passing the CSX-P examination

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 +351 800 180 087.

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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To take this course, you should have a minimum of one to five years' experience working in cyber security and an understanding of:

  • Network Scanning
  • Specialised Port Scans
  • Network Topologies
  • Network Log Analysis
  • Centralized Monitoring
  • Hotfix Distribution
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Traffic Monitoring
  • Compromise Indicators
  • False Positive Identification
  • Packet Analysis
  • User Account Controls

You must also have either 3 years of experience in 3 of the 5 cyber security activity domains (identify, protect, detect, respond, recover) or, have any one of the following certifications: CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CEH, ECSA, LPT, GCIH, OSCP, GPEN, CySA+, CISSP.

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 +351 800 180 087 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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ISACA CSX Practitioner Course Dates

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Latest CSX Practitioner Reviews from our students

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, 96.75% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.

"Pretty good course and accommodation,"
Anonymous. - ISACA Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner CSX (4 days) (15/10/2018 to 18/10/2018)

"This is the second time that I am attending a course at Firebrand and each time it gets better and the knowledge I acquire makes me humble and eager to learn. I will also return to implement the knowledge acquired into my company."
Kingsford Boateng, Kosmos Energy Ghana. - ISACA Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner CSX (4 days) (12/8/2017 to 20/8/2017)

"Very friendly staff. Good networking and fast track learning."
Christoph Gasparin, Gasparin & Cracknell Associates. - ISACA Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner CSX (4 days) (12/8/2017 to 20/8/2017)

"As a contractor, Firebrand's courses provide the most effective way of learning. A professional course like the CSXP provided in 9 days that might take years to accumulate at a normal pace, which is valuable. "
Anthony Campbell, Irish Life Assurance Plc. - ISACA Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner CSX (4 days) (12/8/2017 to 20/8/2017)

"Time is money, paying additional to make your self available in the course and learn faster in limited time is better than self-study with lots of interruption and delay. "
T.A., Ernst & Young. - ISACA Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner CSX (4 days) (12/8/2017 to 20/8/2017)

"Firebrand is a place where you can live, eat and breath your chosen specialism without distraction"
Anonymous, Utilita Energy Ltd - ISACA Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner CSX (4 days) (17/10/2016 to 25/10/2016)

"Very friendly, professional, efficient and successful"
Corinne Dearn, NA. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (15/7/2019 to 18/7/2019)

"Fast pace, expert driven, results achieved and speedy certification."
Kevin Haklar, HSIB. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (15/7/2019 to 18/7/2019)

"I completed a CISM training course with Firebrand and the course and tutor was excellent. The tutor was extremely knowledgeable regarding the course material and also had many real-world examples to share with the class. The Firebrand venue, accommodation, food etc. were also excellent. I found the days quite long but it was a much better utilisation of my time and importantly I passed the exam. Many thanks to the Firebrand team."
Andrew Baxter, Makita Oy. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (15/7/2019 to 18/7/2019)

"Firebrand looked after me very well, ensuring i was fed and watered and in a comfortable environment to maximize focus and learning. The course was instructed using a lot of relevant real world scenarios which translated well into the material being taught. Very professional, great value for money and I would highly recommend Firebrand for future training requirements."
Clive Boonzaaier, Cipher Security LLC. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (15/7/2019 to 18/7/2019)

"We use Firebrand because we know we are getting good quality training and good instructors that are worth every penny."
E.D.. - ISACA CGEIT training (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT) (3 days) (1/7/2019 to 3/7/2019)

"The course was very informative and professional."
Declan Garrett, Louvre. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (28/5/2019 to 31/5/2019)

"The instructor was very much experienced, enthusiastic about what he taught and delivered the content with great passion."
Akin Ayeni, BAE. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (20/5/2019 to 22/5/2019)

"I enjoyed the training and felt the tutor led discussions well with useful examples to complement his delivery with some of his experiences. Good and well controlled use of group discussion. Thank you"
Anonymous. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (20/5/2019 to 22/5/2019)

"Concise and on point for time constraining executives."
Addi Bostan, Lloyds. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (8/5/2019 to 10/5/2019)

"Very professionally run but also relaxed not pressured. Delivery of subject matter was just right."
Anonymous. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (17/12/2018 to 20/12/2018)

"I have attended a number of courses over the years and i would rank Firebrand in the top tier of providers. Their training course was well thought out and delivered."
Stuart Dunsmore, Arqiva. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (17/12/2018 to 20/12/2018)

"Excellent trainer, highly skilled and enthusiastic and very effective communicator. The instructor made the difference on how ive approached the long hours"
Anonymous, Computacenter. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (19/11/2018 to 22/11/2018)

"Excellent course structure and delivery."
Julian Jeggo, Computacenter. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (19/11/2018 to 22/11/2018)

"Firebrand is a professional outfit, fast paced and relevant training delivered by highly skilled trainers - who know the subject matter and can put it into the environments of both the real world and the text book."
Tony Cordina, Kent County Council. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (14/11/2018 to 16/11/2018)

"A good way to immerse yourself in the chosen subject. The staff were friendly and approachable and the instructor was knowledgeable and supportive"
J.P.. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (14/11/2018 to 16/11/2018)

"Brilliant course , great trainer , very engaging. The accomodation is comfortable/functional and meal times have options available for all tastes. I cannot complain."
Jenienne Brathwaite, Met Police. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (5/11/2018 to 8/11/2018)

"Good course. Interactive lab challenges were useful to test knowledge. I think the course would have been improved if there were more challenges. The instructor was enthusiastic and helpful."
Connor Gilroy. - ISACA CSX Practitioner Level 1: Identification and Protection (3 days) (15/10/2018 to 17/10/2018)

"I've gained more knowledge within 4 days than I have in the last 5 years."
Alexandra Kyamanywa, TFL. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (1/10/2018 to 4/10/2018)

"Detailed, fast paced course, not for the feint-hearted, but certainly for those looking for a challenge."
T.R.. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (1/10/2018 to 4/10/2018)

"Great relaxed environment designed to promote learning. Being with a group and learning at the same rate, able to share feelings and thoughts, all packed in a bite-size cram design."
D.C.. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (1/10/2018 to 4/10/2018)

"Excellent customer service. They were always willing to please and very available. Excellent food. Room wasnt that great. No good bedding or lighting to read and it was quite small. Overall a very good experience and would recommend highly."
J.A.. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (1/10/2018 to 4/10/2018)

"My experience at Firebrand had exceeded my expectations. The delivery was fast paced but engaging. The professionalism ensured that all I only had to concentrate on was learning. All other parts just happened."
David Johnson. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (1/10/2018 to 4/10/2018)

"Informed and insightful training, along with a comfortable and well managed environment resulting in a superb training experience. Well done to Firebrand!"
Ian Lockett. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (1/10/2018 to 4/10/2018)

"Great trainer, good energy and sense of humour, kept out attention and conveyed the key facts, and some not-so-key facts, in style. Classroom, materials and facilities, refreshments & accommodation all good, food very good."
Russ James, TFL. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (1/10/2018 to 4/10/2018)

"Great course to attend for all things IS. Trainer made it worth while with communication techniques."
T.J.. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (1/10/2018 to 4/10/2018)

"Had a great experience all round, course was very interesting, lots of support, food, accommodation was great too. Nothing was too much trouble."
Rosemarie Underhill, TFL. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (1/10/2018 to 4/10/2018)

"Firebrand Training for CISA is intense but very well delivered. Training materials are very good and the facilities are also adequate."
O.F.. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (1/10/2018 to 4/10/2018)

"Firebrand training is a fast paced highly engaging and informative training experience. The instructors are knowledgeable, creative and enthusiastic with the ability to transfer their passion and knowledge to the minds and hearts of participants. I highly recommend Firebrand Training to all organisations large, medium and small. All the best, Mike."
Michael Beaupre, Self Funder. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (1/10/2018 to 4/10/2018)

"Firebrand offer a well managed and delivered course. The CISA course was very good value for money."
O.R. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (25/6/2018 to 28/6/2018)

"Excellently delivered course. Great examples and real-life examples used to emphasise to study material."
B.B. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (25/6/2018 to 28/6/2018)

"Great facilities, knowledgeable trainers and good value for money."
Mike Phillips, VISA. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (21/5/2018 to 23/5/2018)

"A good course, delivered well. The learning is relevant to my current skill set & provided further knowledge to assist in my employment. The facilities were good and the food provided at a high standard. Thank you."
, Fujitsu Defence and Security. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (21/5/2018 to 23/5/2018)

"A supporting and easy going instructor with a fun and interactive lab environment. Ideal for someone who wants to begin a career in cyber security."
Roman Hill. - ISACA CSX Practitioner Level 2: Detection (3 days) (24/4/2018 to 26/4/2018)

"Firebrand are professional and focused on getting you into ISACA mindset."
Alan Wright, BT. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (12/3/2018 to 14/3/2018)

"Totally recommend Firebrand - fast paced, interactive and has provided me good ideas and concepts to take back and introduce into my place of work. Thank you."
James McCarthy, RBS. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (12/3/2018 to 14/3/2018)

"Yet another fine course run by a friendly team of people who make you feel very comfortable. This creates a very inclusive learning environment."
Philip Sills, MOD. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (26/2/2018 to 1/3/2018)

"This was my first course at Firebrand and at first I was a bit worried, however I was pleasantly surprised. I will recommend and hope to use Firebrand for my future training!"
Fakhar Rathore, Kcom PLC. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (26/2/2018 to 1/3/2018)

"I've been training regularly with Firebrand since 2002 and I'll be back again soon!"
Pat Tynan, National Grid. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (26/2/2018 to 1/3/2018)

"Great facilities and onsite support to aid candidates with any questions/ challenges."
James Bowden, Bank of America. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (26/2/2018 to 1/3/2018)

"A great and informative course; the CISM course content was relevant and well planned."
M.G.. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (26/2/2018 to 1/3/2018)

"Good facilities, great instructor, great food. No complaints"
Daniel Lemmon, Aviva. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)

"Firebrand is a well run organisation. The training was excellent and the accommodation very comfortable."
Helen Dove, Aviva. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)

"Firebrand delivered a well administered, focused training environment with excellent Instruction delivered. Administration was 100% good and accommodation of a high standard. Training resources ideal. An excellent course experience which I would recommend."
Cathy Sareker, MOD. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)

"A great way to get away from all the "noise" and focus on the training."
Nick Tuppen, BOAML. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)

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