Vulnerability Assessment Analyst | PR-VAM-001 | Work Role 541
- 25 courses
- 32 hours
A vulnerability assessment analyst identifies, analyzes, and mitigates threats to internal systems and networks. Responsibilities include conducting assessments of threats and vulnerabilities; determining deviations from acceptable configurations or policies; assessing the level of risk; and developing and/or recommending appropriate mitigation countermeasures.
This path will get you started on your journey to becoming a vulnerability assessment analyst! Begin with the fundamental concepts of network protocols and common network analysis and attack techniques through hands-on labs, dive into the essential skills necessary to perform the day-to-day functions of vulnerability scanning and detection and then expand your skill set with, automation, deeper/advanced concepts and additional 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:
Vulnerability Assessment Analyst Work Role 541 or PR-VAM-001
For complete coverage of skill paths and tooling for the Vulnerability Assessment Analyst role, please navigate to the Penetration and Vulnerability Tester Channel
Courses in this path
Begin your learning journey with the fundamental concepts of network protocols and common network analysis and attack techniques through 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 vulnerability assessment analyst including network enumeration and vulnerability scanning and detection.
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 vulnerability assessment analyst. We have full training paths on all of these skills; see the Supplemental Skill Paths section to learn more.
Adjacent Skill Knowledge
Now that you've mastered all the skills for a vulnerability assessment analyst, learn about additional cyber roles and their responsibilities.