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What does a Cybersecurity Analyst do?

Every day, hackers and cybercriminals launch new, sophisticated computer viruses, malware, threats and scams that jeopardize the data security our society relies on. The IT industry is looking for security analysts and other professionals who can troubleshoot information system threats, run vulnerability tests, reverse engineer malware, review hundreds of lines of firewall configuration and create scripts in many languages to combat vulnerability.

Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, Cybersecurity Analyst will see available jobs grow 28.5% over the next ten years
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

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MedCerts Community College Online College
Program & Tuition Cost $4,000 average Up to $20,000 $3,000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3–6 months 24–48 months 3–6 months
Schedule Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set class schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None: 100% online On-campus classrooms None: 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access Professors: scheduled office hours Support inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies: typically videos and presentations

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IT 6200 Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

The Cybersecurity Analyst program is designed for those wanting to obtain the CompTIA CySA+ certification. Covering a broad swath of cybersecurity skills and knowledge, having a CompTIA CySA+ certification helps you stand out in that it covers the newer approaches to cyber-attacks that have been wreaking havoc in the business IT world in recent years.

In our cybersecurity training online, you are taught three courses to prepare you to pass the CySA+ exam – Customer Service Professional, Microsoft Office Series I and CompTIA CySA+. 

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an international, vendor-neutral IT professional certification that applies behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security. It validates the knowledge and skills required to configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organization, with the end goal of securing and protecting applications and systems within an organization. 

You are trained in the proper response to threats and attacks by applying environmental reconnaissance techniques like OS fingerprinting, email harvesting, and social media profiling using tools such as Nmap, Netstat, and syslog. You’ll also learn to analyze the results of network reconnaissance and recommend or implement countermeasures. Even the most protected companies are prey to threats, therefore it is important that the cybersecurity professional is trained to properly respond to cyber incidents with a forensics toolkit, maintain the chain of custody, and analyze incident safety.

While your main responsibility will be to handle a range of technical tasks, you must deal with coworkers, clients and customers. For this reason, we include the Fundamentals of Customer Service with standards set forth by the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE). This training is designed to be transferable to any position, across virtually any industry and when you successfully complete this course, you’ll achieve a Customer Service Certified (CSC) credential.

Additionally, you’re provided with training that covers Microsoft Word and Excel. These courses provide students with strong word processing and spreadsheet skills that are valuable to business and IT professionals across all industries. Additionally, according to Burning Glass data, Microsoft Word and Excel are in the top 5 Baseline Skills required by employers for all IT candidates.

Once you’ve successfully completed these three courses you’ll be prepared to take and pass the CySA+ certification exam, sponsored by CompTIA. MedCerts will cover the cost of your exam. 

skills gained

  • Apply environmental reconnaissance techniques using appropriate tools and processes
  • Implement an information security vulnerability management process
  • Distinguish threat data or behavior to determine the impact of an incident
  • Summarize an incidents recovery and post-incident response process
  • Use application security best practices while participating in the Software Development Life Cycle (SCLC)
  • Compare and contrast the general purpose and reasons for using various cybersecurity tools and technologies
  • Perform data analysis and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organization
  • Configure and use threat-detection tools
  • Secure and protect applications and systems within an organization
Enrollment Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration & payment
  • CompTIA Security+, Network+, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience
Materials Included
  • Expert-led video based training
  • Digital Coursebook
  • Textbook: CySA+ All in One
  • Competency assessments
  • National Certification exam fee
Student Services
  • Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  • Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  • Exam preparation process
  • Career Services Advisor

courses taken

CS 1011

Customer Service Professional I

16 hours
1 Week

This module is a unique and entertaining course designed to prepare individuals across all job titles with the core skills needed to satisfy customers of all types.  Each customer, patient, or client is critical whether you work within a call center, retail store or pharmacy, medical office/clinic, or business office.  No organization can afford to overlook or neglect the power of customer service skills.  The course includes six (6) modules on topics such as Why Customer Service Matters, What Customers Want, Essential Customer Service Skills Part I and Part II, Handling Complaints and Dealing with Angry People, and Customer Service as a Strategic Marketing Tool.  These modules are the components of the “Through the Customer’s Eyes” course that has been used to train a variety of front-line service providers across many industries and disciplines.  Within each module, students are assessed on the topics covered.  Students completing this course will attain the status of “Customer Service Certified” (CSC) as designated by the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE).

  • Appreciate why first-rate customer service adds value to every organization
  • Understand how to determine what the customer wants and provide confidence in your product
  • Know how to deal with complaints and apply the four core skills for high quality service
  • Create value and play a part in profitability through performance and productivity
  • Enhance your company's market position by demonstrating what differentiates your company from the competition
MS 2000

Microsoft Office Series I

32 hours
2 Week

This set of courses will provide the range of skills needed to create professional-quality documents within an office environment. The content covered includes how to create, edit and enhance documents in Microsoft Word, and how to organize, calculate and analyze information in Microsoft Excel.

  • Create professional quality documents in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Prepare, edit and proof documents in Microsoft Word
  • Enhance Microsoft Word documents with lists, tables and graphics
  • Organize data and perform calculations using Microsoft Excel
  • Analyze information in Microsoft Excel using filters, tables and pivot tables
IT 6012


32 hours
2 Week

The CompTIA CySA+ course is an intermediate-level course that covers he duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual may act alone or may be a member of a cybersecurity incident response team (CSIRT). This course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur. Ultimately the course promotes a comprehensive approach to security aimed toward those on the front lines of defense. The CySA+ course focuses on the knowledge, ability, and skills necessary to provide for the defense of those information systems in a cybersecurity context, including protection, detection, analysis, investigation, and response processes. Students will be prepared to attempt the CompTIA CySA+ examination which is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats.

  • Apply environmental reconnaissance techniques using appropriate tools and processes
  • Implement an information security vulnerability management process
  • Distinguish threat data or behavior to determine the impact of an incident
  • Summarize an incidents recovery and post-incident response process
  • Use application security best practices while participating in the Software Development Life Cycle (SCLC)
  • Compare and contrast the general purpose and reasons for using various cybersecurity tools and technologies
CS 1011 1
MS 2000 2
IT 6012 2
Total Program Duration 5 Week

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