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Cyber Defense Analyst | PR-CDA-001 | Work Role 511

  • Number of Courses27 courses
  • Duration42 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.

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