SOC Analyst Prep Workshop

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About the Training

Ever wondered what it is like to be on the front line of defense in the Cybersecurity industry? If so, you may be interested in becoming a Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst.

SOC Analysts are highly sought-after individuals, who identify compromised machines and malicious actors. These individuals utilize defensive security skills and techniques that are commonly used in the industry, while working to mitigate any damages that may have occurred.

In this training, participants will oversee a network that is currently under attack. They will be taught various strategies to help defend against several attack scenarios. A few of the tools and technologies that participants will explore includes Security Onion, Wireshark, Splunk and Nessus. By no means is the course and its objectives all encompassing. As a participant, it is highly recommended that you perform additional research and self-study to continue and maintain your established knowledge and toolkit.  

The provided content is listed below as a guide for the course and is subject to change. We appreciate your support and hope that you enjoy the training. We look forward to your participation and feedback as well. 

If you have any additional questions outside of the FAQs, please do not hesitate to reach out to and we will be happy to assist you.

Course Outline

The course is tailored to the four primary exam objectives for the CompTIA CySA+ Certification which are:

  1. Threat Management
  2. Vulnerability Management
  3. Cyber Incident Response
  4. Security Architecture and Tool Sets 

Note: This is NOT an official CompTIA Training but preparation for real world scenarios as a cybersecurity analyst and the Cybersecurity Analyst+ certification exam. Various tools, techniques and procedures will be covered thus those listed are just examples and are not limited to only those, as material is subject to change.

Agenda Day 1

  • SOC Analyst Fundamentals
  • Passive Information Gathering (OSINT)
  • Wireshark Fundamentals
  • Windows Active Directory
  • Active Information Gathering
  • Vulnerability Identification & Analysis
  • Common Services, Threats, and Attacks

Agenda Day 2

  • IPv6 Overview
  • IDS/IPS Tools
  • Windows Forensics
  • Incident Handling & Response
  • Threat Hunting
  • Security Onion
  • Splunk

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know before attending the class?
  • Knowledge of operating systems along with ports and protocols are very helpful.  
  • Materials to Read Ahead: It is HIGHLY SUGGESTED that you read the background information provided in this link to have a successful Cover6 Solutions training experience - 
What are the recommended hardware specifications?

To have an enjoyable hardware experience, we suggest the following: 

  • Processor – 64-bit i5 or higher 
  • RAM – 8 GB or higher 
  • Memory – 40 GB or higher 
  • Operating System – this is your choice as long as you are comfortable 
What are the recommended software specifications?

To have an enjoyable software experience, we suggest the latest version of any of the following: 

  • Hypervisor – VirtualBox, VMWare Player, VMWare Workstation, or VMWare Fusion 
How often do we meet?

2-Days, Saturday and Sunday. Both days of training will occur from 9 am to 5 pm.

If I miss a session, will there be a recording?

No, the sessions will not be recorded.

Will I be challenged during the training?

Yes, but in a good way that will grow your skills. We recommend coming with a VERY open mind to the material and other participants so that the learning experience is a positive and enjoyable one. We encourage questions and getting to know other professionals who are also enrolled in the training.

Will this training help me get a job?

As always, it is up to you to “get” the job. However, Cover6 Solutions has built a platform that will assist you with very viable knowledge that can be used on the job. In addition, we can assist you with resume services to showcase and enhance your newly acquired skills.

Are disounts available?

Yes. Additionally, all alumni receive a 20% discount after completion of their first Cover6 training. We also have an affiliate program that allows you to earn cash by sharing links to Cover6 products.

Are there Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available?

Yes. 16 CEUs are available for this course.

Can I contact you after the training is oer if I need additional assistance with materials?

Absolutely! Our relationship does not end with this training. All alumni are treated like family and we will do all we can to ensure you become a successful security professional.

Where can I give my feedback on the course?

A survey will be sent out during and after the training for you to provide your questions, comments and concerns. 

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