CSXP: CSX Practitioner Boot Camp


Price: USD $3,950.00
Duration: 5 Days
CPE Credits: 50
Course Number: SEC-330
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This CSXP Boot Camp is a five day, 50 CPE course offered to you by Intrinsec Security – an official training partner of ISACA.

Course Introduction

The CSX Practitioner (CSXP) Boot Camp is a 5-day, immersive cyber security training course designed to help you build critical technical skills by learning complex concepts and practice applying industry-leading methods. This ISACA authorized CSXP Boot Camp is conducted in a live, lab-based network environment – not a simulated environment like other courses. Students will go through complex cyber security scenarios based on recent, real-world scenarios and be given live incidents to detect and mitigate. Aligned with global cyber security frameworks.

This Boot Camp consists of at least 50% hands-on lab exercise, combined with instruction on key cyber security concepts. Each day of training represents a new lesson, focused on skills and concepts in one of five areas: (1) Identify, (2) Protect, (3) Detect, (4) Respond and (5) Recover. Each lesson covered in the course is matched with practice labs and tools, and attendees will receive a 6-month subscription to the virtual cyber lab environment where they can continue practicing and building technical skills.

Outline & Objectives

This ISACA authorized CSXP Boot Camp reviews the five domains found in the CSX Practitioner certification exam.

Aside from prepping students to write the exam, this CSXP Boot Camp provides students with a concise, clear understanding of relevant technical skills and the governance and policy supporting the required skillset.

Additional information on the lessons and labs of this course can be found in this section.

Domain 1: Identify

Identify is the first domain covered in this official CSX Practitioner (CSXP) Boot Camp. In it, students will learn about the identification, assessment and evaluation of assets, threats and vulnerabilities in both internal and external networks.

  • Hardware Software Identification and Documentation
  • Network Discovery Tools
  • Sensitive Information Discovery
  • Vulnerability Assessment Process
  • Patch Upgrade Configure Vulnerability Scanners
Labs and Exercises
  • Preliminary Scanning
  • Additional Scanning Options
  • Sensitive Information Identification
  • Vulnerability Scanner Set-up and Configuration
  • Vulnerability Scanner Set-up and Configuration, Part 2

Domain 2: Protect

Protect is the name of the second domain students focus on in this course. It reviews the implementation of cyber security controls to protect a system from identified threats.

  • Specific Cyber Controls
  • Collecting Event Data
  • Verifying the Effectiveness of Controls
  • Monitoring Controls
  • Updating Cyber Security Controls
  • Patch Management
  • Verifying Identities and Credentials
  • Cyber Security Procedures Standards
Labs & Exercises:
  • System Hardening
  • Firewall Setup and Configuration
  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
  • IDS Setup
  • Personal Security Products
  • Linux Users and Groups

Domain 3: Detect

The third section of this CSX Practitioner (CSXP) Boot Camp is Detection. In it, students review the detection of network and system incidents, events and compromise indicators, along with assessment of potential damage.

  • Analyze Network Traffic Using Monitors
  • Detect Malicious Activity AntiVirus
  • Assess Available Event Information
  • Baselines for Anomaly Detection
  • Initial Attack Analysis
  • Incident Escalation Reporting
  • Change Implementation Escalation
Labs & Exercises:
  • Using Snort and Wireshark to Analyze Traffic
  • Detect the Introduction and Execution of Malicious Activity
  • Analyze and Classify Malware
  • Windows Event Log Manipulation via Windows Event Viewer
  • Host Data Integrity Baselining
  • Performing Network Packet Analysis

Domain 4: Respond

The fourth domain in this boot camp is Respond. The main agenda here is for students to review the execution of comprehensive incident response plans and mitigation of cyber incidents.

  • Defined Response Plan Execution
  • Network Isolation
  • Disable User Accounts
  • Blocking Traffic
  • Documentation
  • Incident Report
Labs & Exercises:
  • Incident Detection and Identification
  • Remove Trojan
  • Block Incoming Traffic on Known Port
  • Implement Single System Changes in Firewall
  • Conduct Supplemental Monitoring
  • Create Custom Snort Rules

Domain 5: Recover

Recover is the fifth and final domain students cover in this official CSXP Boot Camp. It focuses on the recovery from incidents and disasters, including post incident-response documentation and implementation of continuity plans.

  • Industry Best Practices
  • Disaster Recovery and BC Plans
  • Cyber System Restoration
  • Data Backup and Restoration Key Concepts
  • Actualizing Data Backups and Recovery
  • Implementing Patches and Updates
  • Ensuring Data Integrity
  • Post-Incident Review
Labs & Exercises:
  • Comprehensive Lab Response
  • Patches and Updates
  • Data Backup and Recovery
  • Recovering Data and Data Integrity Checks
  • Post Incident Service Restoration

What Comes With Registration?

Students who register for this official CSXP Boot Camp are provided with the following resources and features:

  • Five Days of Official ISACA Training from an Authorized CSXP Instructor
  • Official CSX Practitioner Courseware
  • Official CSX Practitioner Study Guide
  • 6-Month Subscription to ISACA’s Corresponding Labs
  • CSX Practitioner Exam Voucher

CSXP Boot Camp Prerequisites

Any interested student can attend this CSX Practitioner (CSXP) Boot Camp.

However, CSXP is not intended for beginners as the courseware focuses on advanced cyber security concepts and practices. Because of this, we recommend for students to have the the same qualifications ISACA has put in place for their CSX Practitioner certification. Additional details regarding these details can be found below:

CSX Practitioner Boot Camp is intended for Professionals established in the cyber security field – with a minimum of one to five years of experience. Additionally, you should already be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: (1) Network Scanning, (2) Specialized Port Scans, (3) Network Topologies, (4) Network Log Analysis, (5) Centralized Monitoring, (6) Hotfix Distribution, (7) Vulnerability Scanning, and (8) Traffic Monitoring.

Intrinsec: Why Consider Us?

Security’s our bread and butter.

Intrinsec only provides vendor-neutral courses focusing on cyber security. It’s our peoples niche and in all honesty, it’s what we do best. You can rest easy knowing we’re North America’s premier security SME, and you’ll leave this course more informed than when you entered.

We’ve helped a team or two.

We actively provide group training services. Whether it’s in the form of our practical 50-Day Training Bundle or something a bit more private like OnSite training – it’s our pleasure to work with you and your people to ensure everyone receives the training your enterprise desires.

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We’ll give you your money back.

We’re so confident you’ll be satisfied with our CSXP Boot Camp that we don’t mind putting our money where our mouth is; if a student is unsatisfied during the first morning of training, we’ll give them a 100% refund, regardless of the reason. For example…

  • The course isn’t what you expected? Refund.
  • Our instructor is humming that annoyingly catchy song you had just managed to forget? Refund.

ISACA®, the CSX Cybersecurity Nexus™ Mark, and ISACA’s CSX Cybersecurity Nexus™ products, certifications, and services are not affiliated with CSX Corporation or its subsidiaries, including CSX Transportation, Inc.


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“Intrinsec is one of ISACA’s official partners, authorized to provide training for our certifications across North America. Their background in professional development and cyber security will help us equip organizations with skilled candidates who have the hands-on experience they need to quickly and effectively mitigate threats.”




Jun 19 - 23, 2017 8:00am - 6:00pm EST Herndon, VA. USD $3,950.00
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