Certified SOC Analyst | CSA

Certified SOC Analyst | CSA

The Certified SOC Analyst (CSA) program is the first step to joining a security operations center (SOC). It is engineered for current and aspiring Tier I and Tier II SOC analysts to achieve proficiency in performing entry-level and intermediate-level operations.

CSA is a training and credentialing program that helps the candidate acquire trending and in-demand technical skills through instruction by some of the most experienced trainers in the industry. The program focuses on creating new career opportunities through extensive, meticulous knowledge with enhanced level capabilities for dynamically contributing to a SOC team. Being an intense 3-day program, it thoroughly covers the fundamentals of SOC operations, before relaying the knowledge of log management and correlation, SIEM deployment, advanced incident detection, and incident response. Additionally, the candidate will learn to manage various SOC processes and collaborate with CSIRT at the time of need.

Course Outline

  • Module 01 – Security Operations and Management
  • Module 02: Understanding Cyber Threats, IoCs, and Attack Methodology
  • Module 03: Incidents, Events, and Logging
  • Module 04: Incident Detection with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Module 05: Enhanced Incident Detection with Threat Intelligence
  • Module 06: Incident Response

The Certified SOC Analyst (CSA) program is the first step to joining a security operations center (SOC). It is engineered for current and aspiring Tier I and Tier II SOC analysts to achieve proficiency in performing entry-level and intermediate-level operations.

CSA is a training and credentialing program that helps the candidate acquire trending and in-demand technical skills through instruction by some of the most experienced trainers in the industry. The program focuses on creating new career opportunities through extensive, meticulous knowledge with enhanced level capabilities for dynamically contributing to a SOC team. Being an intense 3-day program, it thoroughly covers the fundamentals of SOC operations, before relaying the knowledge of log management and correlation, SIEM deployment, advanced incident detection, and incident response. Additionally, the candidate will learn to manage various SOC processes and collaborate with CSIRT at the time of need.

As the security landscape is expanding, a SOC team offers high quality IT-security services to actively detect potential cyber threats/attacks and quickly respond to security incidents. Organizations need skilled SOC Analysts who can serve as the front-line defenders, warning other professionals of emerging and present cyber threats.

The lab-intensive CSA program emphasizes the holistic approach to deliver elementary as well as advanced knowledge of how to identify and validate intrusion attempts. Through this, the candidate will learn to use SIEM solutions and predictive capabilities using threat intelligence. The program also introduces the practical aspect of SIEM using advanced and the most frequently used tools. The candidate will learn to perform enhanced threat detection using the predictive capabilities of Threat Intelligence.

Recent years have witnessed the evolution of cyber risks, creating an unsafe environment for the players of various sectors.

To handle these sophisticated threats, enterprises need advanced cybersecurity solutions along with traditional methods of defense. Practicing good cybersecurity hygiene and implementing an appropriate line of defense, and incorporating a security operations center (SOC) have become reasonable solutions. The team pursues twenty-four-hour and “follow-the-sun” coverage for performing security monitoring, security incident management, vulnerability management, security device management, and network flow monitoring.

A SOC Analyst continuously monitors and detects potential threats, triages the alerts, and appropriately escalates them. Without a SOC analyst, processes such as monitoring, detection, analysis, and triaging will lose their effectiveness, ultimately negatively affecting the organization.

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The CSA exam is designed to test and validate a candidate’s comprehensive understanding of the jobs tasks required as a SOC analyst. Thereby validating their comprehensive understanding of a complete SOC workflow.

Credit Towards Certification: Certified SOC Analyst

Exam Code: 312-39

Number of Questions: 100

Passing Score: 70%

Test Duration: 3 Hours

Test Format: Multiple Choice

Test Delivery: ECC Exam Portal

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EC-Council is dedicated to working with the US Department of Defense to bring the highest standards of Training, Education and Certification to our military.

Independent Accreditation ensures Quality of Certification

EC-Council Certifications are developed to the highest standards and have achieved numerous accreditations including ANSI 17024 for:

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DoD Directive 8570/ 8140

EC-Council’s SOC Analyst is an approved baseline certification for the following Cyber Security Service Provider sections:

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CSSP Auditor

Information on DoD 8570 can be found at the following DISA website: https://public.cyber.mil/cwmp/dod-approved-8570-baseline-certifications/

Certification to Framework Mappings

A core component of EC-Council Certification development is the Job Task Analysis (JTA) Process we undertake before any certification is built. Major frameworks like the NICE/NIST Framework, NIST 800-171, GCHQ, and others contribute to content areas of each of our programs. As a result, EC-Council Certifications and Training programs are mapped to most major published Frameworks.

EC-Council Maps to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Framework

Download the comprehensive mapping of EC-Council program sections to The Roles and their associated Knowledge, Skills and abilities.


EC-Council Cyber Security Certifications and the US ARMY

Five EC-Council Certifications are recognized by the United States ARMY across 15 occupations. Ranging from Cyber Operations Technician to Target Digital Network Analyst. Our certifications are in use as baseline credentials across ARMY Cyber throughout intelligence as well as deployed infantry. EC-Council is proud to work with various groups in the ARMY to support the Mission of ARMY Cyber.

Certifications recognized, accepted, and often funded by the US ARMY include:

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Funding opportunities for career advancement are available for Active Duty ARMY personnel through the ARMY COOL program.

US ARMY approves EC-Council Certifications across 15 Occupations

  • Cryptologic Cyberspace Intelligence Collector – Analyst
  • CYBER Operations Technician
  • Information Protection Technician
  • Military Intelligence (MI) Systems Maintainer/Integrator
  • Senior Network Operations Technician
  • Cryptologic Cyberspace Intelligence Collector – Analyst
  • CYBER Operations Technician
  • Information Protection Technician

  • Military Intelligence (MI) Systems Maintainer/Integrator
  • Senior Network Operations Technician
  • Counterintelligence Agent
  • Cyber Operations Specialist
  • Infantryman
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer


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EC-Council Cyber Security Certifications and the US NAVY

Six EC-Council Certifications are recognized by the United States Navy in over 100 Cyber Security Job roles, across 18 occupations. Ranging from Commander in Executive Cyberspace Leadership to Cyber Warfare Engineer, Special Agents, Incident Handlers, to Cryptologic Warfare Engineers, Cybersecurity careers with the US NAVY are exciting, holding an EC-Council certification provides great opportunity for advancement in a US NAVY career.

The decisions of Department of the NAVY to incorporate industry recognized certifications into the Cyber IT & Cyber Security Workforce Framework ensures as our service personnel advance their careers and eventually transition to civilian life, their skills and credentials are widely recognized by the Industries they will continue to work in as Veterans.

Certifications recognized, accepted, and often funded by the US NAVY include:

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Funding opportunities for career advancement are available for Active Duty NAVY personnel through the NAVY COOL program.

US NAVY approves EC-Council Certifications across 18 Occupations and over 100 Job roles

Cryptologic Warfare LDO

  • Cryptologic Warfare LDO

CTN-Cryptologic Technician Networks

  • CTN – Global Network Operations Director
  • CTN – Global Network Operations Manager
  • CTN – Global Network Operations Technician

Cyber IT/CSWF Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support

  • CNDSP-IS
  • CPT Network Infrastructure Service Specialist
  • Systems Security Engineer

Cyber IT/CSWF Executive Cyberspace Leadership

  • Commander
  • Deputy Commander

Cyber IT/CSWF Security Program Management (CISO)

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Common Control Provider
  • Cybersecurity Officer
  • Enterprise Security Officer
  • Facility Security Officer
  • Information Technology (IT) Director
  • Principal Security Architect
  • Risk Executive
  • Security Domain Specialist
  • Senior Agency Information Security (SAIS) Officer

Cyber IT/CSWF Vulnerability Assessment and Management

  • Blue Team Technician
  • Close Access Technician
  • CNDSP AU
  • Network Security Vulnerability Technician (NSVT)
  • Penetration Tester

Cryptologic Warfare Officer

  • Cryptologic Warfare Officer

Cyber IT/CSWF All Source Analysis

  • Computer Network Defense (CND) Analyst

Cyber IT/CSWF Cyber Operations Planning

  • CPT Operations Officer
  • CPT Platoon Leader
  • Network Warfare Cyber Planner

Cyber IT/CSWF Incident Response

  • CNDSP IR
  • Incident Handler
  • Intrusion Analyst
  • Network Security Vulnerability Technician (NSVT)

Cyber IT/CSWF Strategic Planning and Policy Development

  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Command Information Officer
  • Information Security Policy Analyst
  • Information Security Policy Manager
  • Policy Writer and Strategist
  • Cyberspace Workforce Developer and Manager (CSWF-PM) (DCWF Role Code 751)
  • Cyberspace Policy and Strategy Planner (DCWF Role Code 752)

Cyber Warfare Engineer

  • Cyber Warfare Engineer

Cryptologic Warfare Technician CWO

  • Cryptologic Warfare Technician CWO

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  • CNDSP Analyst
  • CNDSP Manager
  • CPT CND Manager
  • CPT Interactive Operator
  • CPT Systems Architect
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Incident Analyst

Cyber IT/CSWF Digital Forensics

  • Computer Forensic Analyst
  • Computer Network Defense (CND) Analyst
  • Digital Forensic Examiner
  • Digital Media Collector
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Forensic Analyst (Cryptologic)
  • Forensic Technician
  • Network Forensic Examiner

Cyber IT/CSWF Investigation

  • Computer Crime Investigator
  • Special Agent

Cyber IT/CSWF Threat Analysis

  • Computer Network Defense (CND) Analyst
  • Threat Analyst

Cyber Warrant Officer CWO

  • Cyber Warrant Officer CWO

*All information represented here can be found on the NAVY COOL site. To find what EC-Council Certifications map to your eligible Job role, select “Full Credential Search” then under Credential Agency, select or search for “International Council of E-Commerce Consultants”.

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EC-Council Cyber Security Certifications and the Marine Corps

Five EC-Council Certifications are recognized by the United States Marine Corps in 79 Cyber Security Job roles, across 17 occupations. Ranging from Cyber Security Technician, to Signals Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Operator, to Cyber Security Chief.

Certifications recognized, accepted, and often funded by the US Marine Corps include:

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Funding opportunities for career advancement are available for Active Duty MARINE CORPS personnel through the Marine COOL program.

US Marine Corps approves EC-Council Certifications across 15 Occupations

Aviation Logistics Information Management System (ALIMS) Specialist

  • Aviation Logistics Information Management System (ALIMS) Specialist

Cyber IT/CSWF Cyber Defense Analysis

  • CNDSP Analyst
  • CNDSP Manager
  • CPT CND Manager
  • CPT Interactive Operator
  • CPT Systems Architect
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Incident Analyst

Cyber IT/CSWF Investigation

  • Computer Crime Investigator
  • Special Agent

Cybersecurity Technician

  • Cybersecurity Technician

Cyber IT/CSWF All Source Analysis

  • Computer Network Defense (CND) Analyst

Signals Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Operator/Analyst

  • Signals Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Operator/Analyst

Communications Chief

  • Cyber Network Systems Chief
  • Telecommunications Systems Chief
  • Transmissions Chief

Cyber IT/CSWF Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support

  • CNDSP-IS
  • CPT Network Infrastructure Service Specialist
  • Systems Security Engineer

Cyber IT/CSWF Threat Analysis

  • Computer Network Defense (CND) Analyst
  • Threat Analyst

Information Security Technician

  • Information Security Technician

Cyber IT/CSWF Incident Response

  • CNDSP IR
  • Incident Handler
  • Intrusion Analyst
  • Network Security Vulnerability Technician (NSVT)

Signals Intelligence/Electronic Warfare Technician

  • Signals Intelligence/Electronic Warfare Technician

Cryptologic Cyberspace Analysts

  • Cryptologic Cyberspace Analysts

Cyber IT/CSWF Digital Forensics

  • Computer Forensic Analyst
  • Computer Network Defense (CND) Analyst
  • Digital Forensic Examiner
  • Digital Media Collector
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Forensic Analyst (Cryptologic)
  • Forensic Technician
  • Network Forensic Examiner

Cyber IT/CSWF Vulnerability Assessment and Management

  • Blue Team Technician
  • Close Access Technician
  • CNDSP AU
  • Network Security Vulnerability Technician (NSVT)
  • Penetration Tester

Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems Engineer

  • Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems Engineer

Cyber Security Chief

  • Cyber Security Chief
  • Cyber Network Operator
  • Cyber Network Systems Chief
  • Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems Engineer

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EC-Council Cyber Security Certifications and the US Air Force

Four EC-Council Certifications are recognized by the United States Air Force in 150 Cyber Security Job roles, across 8 occupations. Occupations are recognized in fields like; Cyber Transport Systems, Intelligence, and Cyber Warfare Operations.

Certifications recognized, accepted, and often funded by the US AIR FORCE include:

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Funding opportunities for career advancement are available for Active Duty AIR FORCE personnel through the AIR FORCE COOL program.

Client Systems

  • Computer Operation Series
  • Computer Science Series
  • Cryptanalysis Series
  • Cryptography Series
  • Information Technology Management Series
  • Intelligence Series
  • Telecommunications Mechanic

Cyber Surety

  • Security Administration Series
  • Intelligence Series
  • Information Technology Management Series
  • Computer Science Series
  • Computer Operation Series
  • Security Administration Series

Cyber Transport Systems

  • Intelligence Series
  • Information Technology Management Series
  • Cryptography Series
  • Cryptanalysis Series
  • Computer Science Series
  • Computer Operation Series

Flight Engineer

  • Air Safety Investigating Series
  • Aircraft Attending
  • Aircraft Electrician
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanic
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Aircraft Operation Series
  • Aircrew Technician Series
  • Chief Electrician
  • Electrician
  • Electrician-Maintenance
  • Electronic Digital Computer Mechanic
  • Electronic Industrial Controls Mechanic
  • Electronic Integrated Systems Mechanic
  • Electronic Measurement Equipment Mechanic
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Electronics Technical Series
  • Electronics Technician
  • Second Electrician
  • Third Electrician

Computer Systems Programming

  • Intelligence Series
  • Information Technology Management Series
  • Electronics Technician
  • Electronics Technical Series
  • Computer Science Series
  • Computer Operation Series

Cyber Systems Operations

  • Telecommunications Mechanic
  • Security Administration Series
  • Intelligence Series
  • Information Technology Management Series
  • Computer Science Series
  • Computer Operation Series
  • Computer Clerk and Assistant Series

Cyberspace Warfare Operations

  • Information Technology Management Series
  • Cryptography Series
  • Cryptanalysis Series
  • Computer Science Series
  • Computer Operation Series
  • Computer Clerk and Assistant Series

Fusion Analyst

  • Statistical Assistant Series
  • Intelligence Series
  • Information Technology Management Series
  • Computer Science Series

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Who is it for?

  • SOC Analysts (Tier I and Tier II)
  • Network and Security Administrators, Network and Security Engineers, Network Defense Analyst, Network Defense Technicians, Network Security Specialist, Network Security Operator, and any security professional handling network security operations
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Entry-level cybersecurity professionals
  • Anyone who wants to become a SOC Analyst.

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