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Security Operations and Defensive Analysis (SOC-200)

Security Operations and Defensive Analysis

Learn the foundations of cybersecurity defense with Offensive Security’s new Security Operations and Defensive Analysis (SOC-200) course designed for job roles such as Security Operations Center (SOC) Junior Analysts and Threat Hunters.

OffSec set the industry standard with Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PWK), teaching students how to perform practical attacks against networks and systems. Now with SOC-200 we reveal the consequences of common attacks from a defensive perspective.

Students who complete the course and pass the associated exam earn the Offensive Security Defense Analyst (OSDA) certification, demonstrating their ability to detect and assess security incidents.

More Topics such as how to use a SIEM system coming soon to SOC-200!


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  • Two exam attempts
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Course Info


Students will learn how to:

  • Learn how attackers operate with the MITRE ATT&CK® framework
  • Audit Windows and Linux endpoints
  • Review common attacks
  • Use a SIEM to track adversaries

About the exam


  • The OSDA exam cannot be scheduled at this time
  • The SOC-200 course prepares you for the OSDA certification
  • Proctored
  • More details coming soon

Who is the course for?

  • Job roles like: Security Operations Center (SOC) Analysts, Jr. roles in Threat Hunting and Threat Intelligence Analysts, Jr. roles in Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) Analysts
  • Anyone interested in detection and security operations, and/or committed to the defense or security of enterprise networks

Course prerequisites

  • All prerequisites for SOC-200 can be found within the Offsec Fundamentals Program, included with a Learn subscription
  • Prerequisite Topics include:
    • PEN-100: Linux Basics 1 & 2
    • PEN-100: Windows Basics 1 & 2
    • PEN-100: Networking Basics

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Course Details


This course covers the following Topics. View the SOC-200 syllabus.

  • Attacker Methodology Introduction
  • Windows Endpoint Introduction
  • Windows Server Side Attacks
  • Windows Client Side Attacks
  • Windows Privilege Escalation
  • Linux Endpoint Introduction
  • Linux Server Side Attacks
  • Linux Privilege Escalation
  • Windows Persistence – coming soon
  • Network Detections – coming soon
  • Antivirus Alerts and Evasion – coming soon
  • Network Evasion and Tunneling – coming soon
  • Active Directory Enumeration – coming soon
  • Windows Lateral Movement – coming soon
  • Active Directory Persistence – coming soon
  • SIEM pt 1: Introduction to ELK – coming soon
  • SIEM pt 2: Combining the Logs – coming soon
  • Students will get hands-on experience investigating malicious activity
  • Students will learn about attack surfaces and how they can be reduced
  • Students will develop a working knowledge of security operations and best practices


Course Pricing

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