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SOC Analyst

To become a SOC Analyst, one must typically have a strong foundation in computer networking, operating systems, and programming languages. Many SOC Analyst also have backgrounds in cybersecurity or information technology



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Course Features

Curated By Industry Experts

Live Sessions

Industry Level Exercises

150+ Practicals

Capstone Projects

Interview Preparation

Doubt Sessions

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Our Training Delivery Content

Chapter 1

SOC Fundamentals

Cyber Kill Chain and IOC,
Communication and collaboration

  • Overview of the SOC and its  role in cybersecurity  Understanding the cyber  threat landscape and  common attack vectors
  • SOC team roles and  responsibilities
  • Security frameworks and  compliance requirements
  • Understanding the cyber kill chain model
  • Identifying Indicators of Compromise (IOCs)
  • Mapping IOCs to the cyber kill chain
  • Utilizing IOCs in threat hunting and incident response
  • Effective communication  within the SOC team  Collaboration with other  teams and stakeholders  Developing and presenting  incident reports
  • Effective incident debriefing

Chapter 2

Policies, Plan and Frameworks

SOC Policy and Procedures
MITRE ATT&CK Framework,
Capstone Project

  • Understanding SOC policies and procedures
  • Developing effective SOC policies and procedures
  • Documenting SOC processes and procedures
  • Reviewing and updating SOC policies and procedures
  • Understanding the MITRE ATT&CK framework and its relevance in SOC
  • Mapping threat actors and techniques to the ATT&CK framework
  • Use cases for the ATT&CK framework in threat hunting and IR
  • Leveraging the ATT&CK framework for threat intelligence and SOC automation
  • Establish a simulated SOC environment using a cybersecurity training platform.
  • Learn to manage and monitor various security systems like Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, and firewalls.
  • Gain experience in managing access control and data protection on the network.
  • Assess and improve the overall security posture of the simulated organization.

Chapter 3

SOC Architecture

Advanced Tools and Technologies, SIEM
Architecture and Deployment, Sandboxing and Deployment on Cloud Platform, SOAR and XDR

  • – Overview of advanced security tools
  • – SIEM and log management  tools
  • – Security orchestration,  automation, and response  (SOAR)
  • – Threat intelligence platforms
  • Overview of SIEM architecture and components
  • Designing and deploying a SIEM solution
  • SIEM data collection and normalization
  • Use cases for SIEM in threat detection and response
  • Overview of sandboxing techniques
  • Designing and deploying sandboxing solutions on cloud platforms
  • Analyzing malware and threat behavior in a sandboxed environment
  • Use cases for sandboxing in threat detection and response
  • Overview of Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR)
  • Designing and deploying SOAR solutions
  • Leveraging SOAR for automation and orchestration of SOC processes
  • Understanding the Extended Detection and Response (XDR) architecture and its role in SOC operations

Chapter 4

Operational Tasks

Advanced Threat Hunting, Incident Response, Network Forensics, Malware Analysis, Practical Exercises, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Advanced SOC Operations, Advanced Threat Practical

  • – Techniques for proactive  threat hunting
  • – The importance of  intelligence in threat hunting
  • – Identifying suspicious network traffic and behavior
  • – Tools and techniques for  threat hunting
  • Incident response process  and methodologies
  • Effective communication  during an incident
  • Incident containment and  eradication
  • Recovery and post-incident activities
  • Overview of network  forensics
  • Capturing and analyzing network traffic
  • Techniques for identifying  and tracking threat actors
  • Network-based malware  analysis
  • – Overview of Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR)
  • – Designing and deploying SOAR solutions
  • – Leveraging SOAR for automation and orchestration of SOC processes
  • – Understanding the Extended Detection and Response (XDR) architecture and its role in SOC operations
  • – Hands-on exercises in a  simulated SOC environment
    – Real-world scenarios and incidents
    – Incident response and threat hunting exercises
    – Network forensics and malware analysis labs
  • – Understanding the role of  threat intelligence
  • – Sources of threat intelligence
  • – Collection and analysis of  threat intelligence
  • – Applying threat intelligence  to threat hunting and  incident response
  • – Incident response plan  development
  • – Incident response playbook development
  • – Continuous monitoring and  improvement
  • – Threat modeling and risk assessment
  • – Advanced malware analysis techniques
  • – Leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence in threat detection
  • – Advanced threat actor profiling and tracking
  • – Advanced network traffic analysis and packet analysis

SOC Analyst Job Profile

Duties and Responsibilities

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Being a SOC Analyst is not for everyone. It requires outstanding analytical skills, strong communication abilities, meticulous attention to detail, and a continuous willingness to learn about the newest developments in the field. Successful SOC Analysts must possess a high level of these qualities to succeed. Therefore, it’s crucial to be honest in your self-assessment before deciding if a career as a SOC Analyst is the right fit for you.


In the past, a hands-on experience in IT was enough to land a job as a SOC Analyst. Nowadays, however, having a college degree has become almost a necessity. Undergraduate degrees in disciplines such as cybersecurity, computer science, or information systems can provide a strong foundation for this role.

3.Career path:

There are various ways to enter the field of cybersecurity and become a SOC Analyst. You might start as a network administrator, systems administrator, or security administrator, always emphasizing the security aspects of these roles. This will provide a solid foundation for your transition to a SOC Analyst role.

4.Professional certifications:

Most employers prefer candidates who hold relevant professional certifications. Several organizations offer respected certifications for SOC Analyst roles, such as CompTIA Security+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

5.Honing the craft:

Becoming an expert in your chosen field is always a good career move. For SOC Analysts, ways to stand out could include contributing to cybersecurity forums, participating in cybersecurity simulations, or publishing research on the latest threats and defense mechanisms.

6.Keep current:

As in most cybersecurity roles, staying updated on the latest industry developments is vital. Continually updating your skills and knowledge about the latest trends in threat detection, incident response, network security, and any other relevant topics is crucial for a SOC Analyst

Penetration tester skills and experience

Employer requirements for new hires in the SOC Analyst field, as in all cybersecurity disciplines, will vary significantly depending on the detailed functions of each position and the level of the role. Associate or junior SOC Analysts, mid-level SOC Analysts, and senior or lead SOC Analysts obviously represent progressively advancing experience levels and responsibilities within the SOC umbrella.

Some positions may still only require a demonstration of relevant skills and an appropriate level of cybersecurity experience and knowledge. However, increasingly, employers are seeking candidates with a bachelor’s degree in information security or related computer science degrees. More advanced positions may even require a master’s degree.

Work experience that often leads to careers in SOC Analysis includes security administration, network administration, vulnerability assessment, incident response, or even roles such as a network engineer.

Skill requirements likely to be encountered with employers include:

  • Knowledge of various security tools and systems, such as:

    • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems
    • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) / Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
    • Firewall management
    • Antivirus solutions
    • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools
  • Experience with network OS, Windows/ Linux/ MacOS, communications protocols, virtual environments, and understanding of data encryption.

  • Familiarity with incident response procedures, threat hunting techniques, and security operations center (SOC) processes.

  • Understanding of common vulnerabilities and threats, as well as the ability to analyze logs for signs of malicious activity.

Common professional certifications often sought by employers include those available from: CompTIA (CompTIA Security+), (ISC)² (Certified Information Systems Security Professional – CISSP), EC-Council (Certified Ethical Hacker – CEH), and SANS Institute (GIAC Security Essentials – GSEC).

Soft skills and experience sought by employers include: excellent communication skills; being self-driven, analytical, and adaptable; contributions to cybersecurity forums or publications; and familiarity with the latest threat intelligence and cybersecurity trends.

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