Cyber Defense Analyst | PR-CDA-001 | Work Role 511
- 27 courses
- 42 hours
A cyber defense analyst uses defensive measures and information collected from a variety of sources to identify, analyze, and report events that occur or might occur within the network to protect information, information systems, and networks from threats.
This path will get you started on your journey to becoming a cyber defense analyst! Begin with the fundamental concepts of networking and endpoint security through hands-on labs, dive into the essential skills necessary to perform the day-to-day functions and then expand your skill set with tools, more advanced concepts and knowledge from adjacent roles!
Path estimated completion time is ~40 hours for total content.
This path aligns to the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Tasks (KSAs) within the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (CSWF) and the DoD Cyber Workforce Framework (DCWF) for the work role of:
Cyber Defense Analyst Work Role 511 or PR-CDA-001
For complete coverage of skill paths and tooling for the Cyber Defense Analyst role, please navigate to the SOC Analyst Channel
Courses in this path
Begin your learning journey with the fundamental concepts of operating systems, networking and endpoint security through some hands-on labs and courses!
*Note the lab length is showing the allotted time that the environment will be open and available before resetting. The estimated completion time of each lab is 45 minutes.
Now that you know the fundamentals, dive into the essential skills necessary to perform the day-to-day functions of a cyber defense analyst.
Security Event Triage: Detecting Malicious Traffic with Signature and Session Analysis
- by Guillaume Ross
- 1h 59m
Security Event Triage: Detecting Network Anomalies with Behavioral Analysis
- by Aaron Rosenmund
- 2h 50s
Security Event Triage: Revealing Attacker Methodology in Web Application Events
- by Aaron Rosenmund
- 2h 8m
Expanded Skill Set
It's time to expand your skill set with tools, more advanced concepts and emerging trends and vulnerabilities!
This section gives you a brief introduction into many, additional skills that you will find helpful as a cyber defense analyst. We have full training paths on all of these skills; see the Supplemental Skill Paths section to learn more.
Now that you've mastered all the skills for cyber defense analyst, learn about additional cyber roles and their responsibilities.