CSX Practitioner Exam Prep Training

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Practical, and Hands-On Cybersecurity Skills Training

Learn in a Live Network Environment – Not a Simulated Environment Like Other Courses

CSX Practitioner Exam Prep Training is a 40 hour, immersive cybersecurity training course designed to help you build your technical skillset through true hands-on learning. Our CSX Practitioner Exam Prep Training is conducted in a live, lab-based network environment – not a simulated environment like other courses. You’ll go through complex cybersecurity scenarios based on recent, real-world scenarios and be given live incidents to detect and mitigate. You won’t find this level of hands-on experience anywhere else.

 

Deepen Your Technical Skillset in Just 40 Hours.

Our intensive CSX Practitioner Exam Prep Training will help you learn critical cybersecurity concepts and practice applying up-to-date, industry leading methods. Build more advanced technical cybersecurity skills in only one week!

Use the Same Tools and Scenarios You’ll Encounter Working in the Real World.

CSX Practitioner Exam Prep Training features practical, up-to-date instruction and practice using the latest open-source tools, within real-world scenarios. Go back to your job with new knowledge and skills you can put to work day one!

Earn 48 CPE Credits!

Rack up valuable CPE credits by attending CSX Practitioner Exam Prep Training.

 

Detect and Mitigate Live Cyber Incidents During CSX Practitioner Exam Prep Training.

Learn by actually doing… you’ll walk out after just 5 days knowing how to effectively respond to actual live cyber incidents, in line with NIST, ISO and ISA guidelines. And you’ll be able to confidently speak to the unique aspects of network attacks and compromises.

6-Month Access To Training and Labs

 

 

RELATED CERTIFICATION

CSX Practitioner Exam Prep Training helps you develop and build the technical cybersecurity skills necessary to sit for the CSX Practitioner certification exam. Becoming a Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner is a testament to your real-life skills and shows employers that you have both the knowledge and the technical ability to walk into an organization and do the job from day one.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

Each lesson and corresponding lab in this immersive training covers complex technical skills and concepts in one of five areas aligned to existing global cybersecurity frameworks:

  • Identify: Identification, assessment and evaluation of assets, threats and vulnerabilities in both internal and external networks
  • Protect: Implementation of cybersecurity controls to protect a system from identified threats
  • Detect: Detection of network and system incidents, events and compromise indicators, along with assessment of potential damage
  • Respond: Execution of comprehensive incident response plans and mitigation of cyber incidents
  • Recover: Recovery from incidents and disasters, including post incident-response documentation and implementation of continuity plans

Each lesson covered in the course is matched with practice labs and tools

Please see the Course Description tab for more details on the course, and see the Course Outline tab for all of the lessons and corresponding labs covered in the course.

Click here to learn more about our live network lab environment, and see a demo of a sample lab.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

CSX Practitioner Exam Prep training is intended for professionals established in the cybersecurity field — with a minimum of one to five years of experience. You should already be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  • Network Scanning

  • Specialized Port Scans

  • Network Topologies

  • Network Log Analysis

  • Centralized Monitoring

  • Hotfix Distribution

  • Vulnerability Scanning

  • Traffic Monitoring

  • Compromise Indicators

  • False Positive Identification

  • Packet Analysis

  • User Account Controls

 

This course is appropriate for people who are currently in or aspiring to be in the following roles:

  • Network Operations Specialist
  • Systems Security Analyst
  • Cyber Defense Incident Responder
  • Knowledge Manager
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Information Systems Security Developer
  • Systems Developer

 

CSX PRACTITIONER EXAM PREP TRAINING

Length Delivery method
40 hours

lesson

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lab

Day 1
Identify
Lesson
Network Infrastructure and Digital Assets LAB: Asset Identification
Network Topology and Data Flow Analysis LAB: Data Flow Identification
Security Review and Gap Identification LAB: Enterprise Asset Identification
Security Policy and Procedure Development LAB: Data Flow Analysis
LAB: Enterprise Data Flow Analysis
Regulation and Legal Impact LAB:
Threat Modeling LAB: Identify Challenge

associated topics

  • Network infrastructure analysis
  • Digital asset analysis
  • Network topology construction
  • Network topology diagrams
  • Data flow identification and mapping
  • Tools used to construct a network topology diagram
  • Tools used to identify data flow
  • Importance of security review
  • Gap analysis and its usage
  • Security policies and procedures
  • Development process for policies and procedures
  • Information Sharing
  • Importance of understanding legal and regulatory requirements
  • Threat modeling
Day 2
Protect
Lesson
Vulnerability Testing LAB:
Security Tools and Systems LAB: Firewall Setup
Incident Response Plans LAB:
Security and Business Functions LAB: Backup and Restore Points
Security Configuration Evaluation LAB: File System Protections
LAB: OS Baseline
LAB: Protect Challenge

associated topics

  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Vulnerability scanning personnel
  • Vulnerability scanning tools
  • Configuring monitoring systems and alert criteria
  • Implementing, configuring, and monitoring security tools and systems
  • Developing use cases for security monitoring
  • Incident response plan development
  • Incident response plan testing
  • Incorporation of security considerations into business functions
  • Monitoring user access, privileges, and permissions
  • Monitoring compliance with security procedures and requirements
  • Development of security training
  • Evaluating security configurations against established configuration standards and baselines
Day 3
Detect
Lesson
Event and Incident Identification LAB: Sec Onion Setup and Testing
LAB: Snort Rules
LAB: Event Detection
Malicious Activity Analysis LAB: Data and Network Analysis
LAB: Vulnerability Analysis
LAB: Detect Challenge

associated topics

  • Assessing threat level and potential impact of anomalous behavior and security events
  • Researching, analyzing, and correlating system activity and security events
  • Monitoring and analyzing outputs from security tools, systems, and logs
  • Analyzing malicious activity to determine weaknesses and exploitation methods
Day 4
Respond
Lesson
Incident Notification and Containment LAB: Incident Correlation
Evidence Collection and Technical Analysis LAB: Network Forensics
LAB: Malware Investigation and Evaluation
LAB: Response Challenge

associated topics

  • Notifying appropriate incident response teams according to established protocols
  • Identifying and implementing appropriate containment measures, countermeasures, and corrective actions
  • Collecting and preserving digital evidence according to relevant regulations and laws
  • Conducting post-incident analysis
  • Communicating and documenting notifications and outcomes of incident response
Day 5
Recover
Lesson
System Validation LAB: Re-Imaging
Post Incident Security Plan and Procedure LAB: Restore Points

associated topics

  • Validating whether restored systems meet security requirements
  • Updating security plans and procedures following incident response

The CSX Practitioner Exam Prep Training is a 5-day (40 hour) remote self-paced, intensive cybersecurity training course focused on more complex, technical cyber skills and scenarios. This course is ideal for professionals with up to five years of experience in a cybersecurity role and an intermediate technical skillset.

CSX Practitioner Exam Prep Training is conducted in an adaptive, live cyber lab environment, enabling students to build critical technical skills by learning complex concepts and practice applying industry-leading methods. They will learn to utilize the latest open-source tools within actual, real-world scenarios.

Each lesson covered in the course is matched with practice labs and tools, and attendees will receive a complimentary 6-month subscription to the virtual cyber lab environment where they can continue practicing and building technical skills.

CSX Practitioner Exam Prep Training is an ideal way to build complex and advanced technical skills essential for career advancement and will help students in preparing for the CSX Practitioner certification exam.

COURSE STRUCTURE

  • Classes consist of at least 50% hands-on lab exercise, combined with instruction on key cybersecurity concepts

  • Lessons and lectures are comprised of up-to-date and timely coursework and demonstrations

Click here to learn more about our live network lab environment, and see a demo of a sample lab.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The course provides students with an environment to discuss and practice methods implemented by cybersecurity professionals in key areas aligned with global cybersecurity frameworks. Students leave the course prepared to serve as complimentary team members for enterprises who are workforce ready.

CLASSROOM-BASED INSTRUCTION TOPICS

Each lesson and lab in this immersive training covers more complex technical skills and concepts in one of five areas aligned to existing global cybersecurity frameworks:

  • Identify: Identification, assessment and evaluation of assets, threats and vulnerabilities in both internal and external networks

  • Protect: Implementation of cybersecurity controls to protect a system from identified threats

  • Detect: Detection of network and system incidents, events and compromise indicators, along with assessment of potential damage

  • Respond: Execution of comprehensive incident response plans and mitigation of cyber incidents

  • Recover: Recovery from incidents and disasters, including post incident-response documentation and implementation of continuity plans

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The CSX Practitioner Exam Prep Training is intended for professionals established in the cybersecurity field — with a minimum of one to five years of experience. Attendees leave with a concise, clear understanding of relevant technical skills and the governance and policy supporting the required skillset.

Individuals wishing to register for CSX Accelerated Cybersecurity Skills Training should already demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  • Network Scanning

  • Specialized Port Scans

  • Network Topologies

  • Network Log Analysis

  • Centralized Monitoring

  • Hotfix Distribution

  • Vulnerability Scanning

  • Traffic Monitoring

  • Compromise Indicators

  • False Positive Identification

  • Packet Analysis

  • User Account Controls

Individuals just entering the cybersecurity field, or who are newer in their cybersecurity roles, should consider our Cybersecurity Fundamentals Training or our CSX Foundations Series Courses.

WHY CSX?

CSX Training Courses are the perfect way to build and hone critical skills in cybersecurity, and prepare students for career advancement.

All of our CSX training options, including CSX Practitioner Exam Prep Training, are conducted in an adaptive, live cyber laboratory environment and are focused on building actual technical skill and ability in critical areas of cybersecurity through performance-based learning. Students will have hands-on instruction and practice in applying basic concepts and industry-leading methods and in utilizing a large array of open source tools within real-world scenarios.

Each course utilizes Packet Hunters Evalue8R®, a learning and development tool that measures a professional’s ability to perform specific cybersecurity job tasks. Recognizing that there are multiple ways to respond to cybersecurity threats, Evalue8R is unique in its ability to measure performance skills across the entire solution set of possibilities. The tool compares a professional’s actions to grading criteria, which is then referenced against an adaptive scoring rubric in real-time, enabling the instructor to provide immediate feedback and allowing a professional to better learn and understand more efficient cybersecurity techniques.

The CSX Practitioner Exam Prep Training helps students build the skills necessary to sit for the CSX Practitioner certification exam. Becoming a Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner is a testament to that individual’s real-life skills and shows employers that they have both the knowledge and the technical ability to walk into an organization and do the job from day one.

REAL-WORLD TRAINING THAT BUILDS REAL TECHNICAL SKILLS TO HELP YOU COMBAT REAL THREATS

NEW! CSX Practitioner Exam Prep: Integrated Learning in an On-Demand, Self-Paced Format

Build critical technical cybersecurity skills through hands-on, skills-based training in a cloud-based, virtual environment.

On-Demand Format for “Anytime, Anywhere” Learning
The CSX Practitioner Exam Prep Course is now available on-demand in a cloud-based virtual environment. Train whenever and wherever you want, at your own pace – without expensive travel costs and time away from work.

Hands-On, Practical Training in a Live and Dynamic Network Environment
This comprehensive training courses combine instruction with hands-on learning and practice in applying basic concepts and industry-leading methods, and in utilizing a large array of open source tools you’ll use daily on the job. Build real technical skills by learning to combat real threats in a live, dynamic network environment. This course will help you build the deep technical skills required to perform well in key cybersecurity positions.

Minimal Technical Requirements
Unlike most typical training courses, which require students to set up their own environment, the CSX Practitioner Exam Prep virtual, self-paced course only requires a high-speed Internet connection, browser and a computer. No need to download or configure anything.

Earn the CSX Practitioner Certification
The CSX Practitioner certification is the first vendor-neutral, performance certification that measures and validates technical cybersecurity skills and abilities. The CSX Practitioner Exam Prep course helps you build the technical skills necessary to sit for the CSX Practitioner certification exam. Learn more about the CSX Practitioner certification here.