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Cybersecurity Associate - SOC Analyst

The Cybersecurity Fundamentals certification is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts and practical skills required to start a career in Cybersecurity. This program is ideal for individuals aspiring to become Cybersecurity Professionals, equipping them with the knowledge and hands-on experience required to pursue an Advanced Cybersecurity Certification

Key Topics:

  • IP Addressing, Network Devices, and Packet Analysis
  • Operating Systems (Windows, Unix/Linux)
  • Troubleshooting network problems
  • SOC Operations
  • Network Monitoring

The course will cover:

Module 1: Introduction to Cybersecurity

  • What is Cybersecurity
  • Understanding the Cybersecurity terminology
  • Components of Cybersecurity
    • Networking
    • Server administration
    • Security Operations Center

Module 2: Fundamentals of Networking

  • Introduction to Networking
  • Understanding Networks and Networking
  • Types of Networks: LAN, MAN, WAN, and Internet
  • Network Topologies: Bus, Ring, Star, and Mesh
  • Essential Network Components: NIC Cards, MAC Addresses, Media, and Devices (Hubs, Switches, Routers, Firewalls)
  • OSI Reference Model and TCP/IP Model

Module 3: Basics of Operating Systems

  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Overview of Windows, Linux, and Mac OS
  • Server vs. Client Operating Systems
  • Installation Processes for Windows Server 2022, Windows 11, Ubuntu Server, and Ubuntu Client

Module 4: Building and Setting Up Organizational LAN Networks

  • Understanding LAN Networks
  • Setting up a LAN: Components and Functions
  • Working with Hubs, Switches: Broadcast Traffic, Flooding, MAC Tables, Unicast

Module 5: Principles of IP Addressing

  • Understanding IP Addresses
  • Types of IP Addressing: IPv4 and IPv6
  • Subnetting Techniques

Module 6: Configuring, Administering, and Managing Windows Server

  • Active Directory Setup and Management
  • Domain and Workgroup Models
  • User and Group Policies
  • File and Printer Sharing
  • DHCP and DNS Services
  • Internet Information System (IIS)

Module 7: Configuring, Administering, and Managing Linux Server

  • Linux Operating System Basics
  • Linux Filesystem and User Accounts
  • File Permissions and Package Management
  • Setting up Web and FTP Servers

Module 8: Implementing WAN Connectivity between Multiple Organization Locations

  • Introduction to Routers and Their Functions
  • Configuring Cisco Routers
  • WAN Connectivity and Routing Principles
  • Types of Routing: Static, Dynamic, and Default

Module 9: Implementing Internet Connectivity

  • Network Address Translation (NAT) and Port Address Translation (PAT)
  • Static NAT
  • Configuring Organization Routers
  • Configuring Home WiFi Routers
  • WiFi Security for Home Users

Module 10: System and Network Troubleshooting Techniques

  • Troubleshooting System, LAN, and WAN Connectivity Issues

Module 11: Introduction to Cloud Technologies

  • Understanding Cloud Computing
  • Types of Cloud Technologies: SAAS, PAAS, IAAS
  • Overview of Cloud Service Providers: AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Creating Cloud Machines on AWS, Azure, and GCP

Module 12: Commonly used Protocols & Ports

  • ARP Protocol
  • DHCP Protocol
  • DNS Protocol
  • HTTP Protocol
  • FTP Protocol
  • SMTP Protocol
  • SSH Protocol
  • Telnet Protocol

Module 13: Cyber Threats and Incident Response

  • Common Cyber Threats
  • Host discovery
  • Service enumeration
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Web application attacks
    • Directory traversal
    • Cross-site scripting
    • SQL Injection
  • Password cracking
    • Brute force attack
    • Dictionary attack
    • Phishing attack
  • Man-in-the-middle attack
  • Denial of Service (DoS)
  • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)
  • Malware types
    • Virus
    • Worms
    • Trojans
    • Ransomware
  • Incident Response

Module 14: Security Operations Centre (SOC)

  • What is SOC
  • Roles and responsibilities of SOC
  • Tools & Technologies in SOC
    • Firewall
    • IDS
    • IPS
    • Next gen. Firewall
    • UTM
    • SIEM
    • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
    • What is SIEM
    • Functions of SIEM
    • SIEM dashboard and alerts

Module 15: Best Practices in Cybersecurity

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