I used the CySA+ Cert Guide by Troy McMillan. This book gives a pretty good overview of all the material you’ll be quizzed on. I’d definitely recommend starting off your studying by giving the book a read through. I didn’t get any of the other books so I can’t directly compare, but this one in particular covers all the theory needed.
The Cybersecurity Analyst+ content is centered around, you guessed it, knowledge used for cyber security analysts. This certification covers a wide variety of topics such as incident response, the forensic process, business continuity, tool usage, vulnerability management, and compliance. This content and exam is considered intermediate, which Comptia considers a step above entry level. Given that I’ve been an analyst on some level for several years now, I figured I’d give it a shot!
When going onto the course page, you’ll see three tiers for the program at various pricing. First, you’ll see the barebones plan, which isn’t purchasable. You can easily get a voucher for this plan for free. I got mine by following the /r/netsecstudents subreddit. It may take some time, but the elearn staff frequently post links to keys on this sub. Alternatively, you could always send them an email and hope for the best. This plan gives you access to the slides and (more…