The CCCCO CySA+ labs provide hands-on practice in behavioral analytics skills to identify vulnerabilities, threats, and risks to an organization. Learners gain the skills needed to identify and combat malware, configure and use threat-detection tools, and secure and protect the applications and systems within an organization.


The development of these labs was funded by Information and Communications Technology/Digital Media Sector grant #16-158-006 from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Workforce and Economic Development Division.

See the Supported Labs table below.

CCCCO CySA+ labs are supported in NETLAB+ using the CCCCO CySA+ Pod.

Supported Labs

Lab Title
1 Vulnerability Scanning
2 Web Application Scanning
3 Analyzing Web Packets
4 Host Hardening
5 Understanding ACLs & Firewalls
6 Working with Log Data
7 Memory Forensic Analysis
8 Extracting Data from a Compromised Machine
9 Digital Forensic Analysis
10 Introduction to Bash Scripting
11 Log Analysis with Bash Scripting
12 Password Cracking with Hashcat
Enabling the Labs

To enable the CCCCO CySA+ labs, install the CCCCO CySA+ course using the Course Manager. See the Course Manager section of the NETLAB+ VE Admin Guide for details. The course content will then be available to be added to classes.

Using the Labs

Always select the correct lab exercise for the lab being performed. Students or teams should schedule the correct lab exercise from the catalog. NETLAB+ will only show those labs for which the required pod type is available. A lab that works on different pod types may appear more than once if your system is so equipped. Instructors should select the correct lab from the Exercise tab during instructor-led lab reservations. This can be done as many times as needed during the reservation.