The NDG 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.

See the Supported Labs table below.

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

Certification Resources: Please see the table below for details on how the labs map to the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Certification Exam Objectives and the CompTIA CySA+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition (Exam CS0-002).

Supported Labs

Lab Title
1 Network Enumeration
2 Web Application Scanning
3 Windows CLI Tools
4 Linux Command Line Tools
5 Vulnerability Scanning
6 Packet Analysis
7 Host Hardening
8 Understanding ACL's and Host-Based Firewalls
9 Working with Log Data
10 Memory Forensic Analysis
11 Digital Forensic Analysis
12 Extracting Data from a Compromised Machine
13 Password Cracking
14 Packet Crafting
15 Log Analysis with Bash Scripting
16 Configuring a Firewall
17 Incident Response Procedures
18 Securing Data Using Encryption Software
19 Creating Rules and Testing Snort IDS
20 Network Intrusion Detection with OSSIM
21 Host Intrusion Detection with OSSIM

Academic Book List

The book listed below is a recommended resource to accompany the NDG CySA+ labs.

CompTIA CySA+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification All-in-One Exam Guide
Second Edition (Exam CS0-002) 2nd Edition
by Brent Chapman (Author), Fernando Maymi (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-1260464306
ISBN-10: 126046430X
Enabling the Labs

To enable the NDG CySA+ labs, install the 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.

CySA+ Pod
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.