CompTIA CSA+ CS0-001 Courseware

Exam code: cs0-001



All about our CompTIA CSA+ CS0-001 Courseware cs0-001

Printed books, downloadable eBooks, online learning and live practice labs are all shipping now!

Our CompTIA CAQC-approved learning materials are tried and tested and have been used by training centers across the globe since the late 1990s.

  • CompTIA CAQ-approved learning materials
  • 5-day course when used for classroom delivery to a training group
  • Also suitable for self-paced study
  • Prepares for the CompTIA CSA+ CS0-001 exam
  • Printed wiro-bound manuals or Skillpipe eBook including:
    • 2 volumes: 322+142 printed pages (or equivalent for Skillpipe)
    • Study guide manual
    • Complete content geared towards CompTIA exam objectives
    • Online exam practice tests — you will be automatically registered on the tests when you buy online
    • Optional Trainer in a Box for instructors with everything a trainer needs to deliver the course
  • Suitable for individuals and training groups
  • Optional Self-Study Online Labs for students to practice their new skills on real equipment using a web browser
  • Optional online Transcender Practice Exams for exam revision and access to performance-based test simulations
  • Optional Classroom Online Labs – money and time-saving virtual labs for use in classroom courses

CompTIA CSA+ is approved as an IA baseline certifications for the IA workforce as part of the IA Workforce Improvement Program (DoD 8570.01-M) and is included in the State Department Skills Incentive Program.


How are the learning materials delivered?

gtslearning’s CompTIA CSA+ courseware is delivered as printed spiral-bound manuals or as a Skillpipe eBook.

  • USA and Canada: printed books provided in Letter page format
  • UK and rest of world: printed books supplied in A5 format
  • Skillpipe eReader gives browser or app-based access to the full content with full bookmarking and annotation features. Find out more about Skillpipe

An activation key to your Skillpipe content is emailed on purchase.

Content may be printed on a chapter-by-chapter basis for personal use only.

For the trainer...

The trainer edition includes margin notes and tips within the book/eBook as well as giving access to downloadable classroom resources including setup guides, PowerPoint slides, classroom timetables and more. A complete Trainer In A Box package is also available that includes our complete package of instructor and student resources for CompTIA CSA+ Certification.

When delivered as a standard classroom course, this title maps to a 5 day course. Full timetable for achieving course delivery is included with the trainer resources.

Optional Transcender Practice Exams

Our CompTIA CSA+ CS0-001 Online Learning is now available with optional Transcender Practice Exams.

Transcender Practice Exams are available as add-ons with CompTIA learning products. Transcender is the best product on the market as uniquely they provide simulations of the performance-based questions included in the CompTIA exams.

Students will get 12 months online access to the practice exams with instant activation.

Optional Self-Study Online Labs

Our CompTIA CSA+ CS0-001 courseware is available with optional Self-Study Online Labs.

Accessed through a web browser with no complicated software to install, our Self-Study Online Labs are a great way to perfect the student’s understanding of practical concepts and tasks. Once logged in, students will get access to real, live equipment to try out their skills.

Perfect for self-study students, our labs are a great way to prepare for the new performance-based exam questions in the CompTIA CSA+ certification exam.

Students will get 12 months access to the labs and instant activation.

Find out more about our Self-Study Online Labs

Optional Classroom Online Labs

Our optional Classroom Online Labs are a cost and time-effective solution for training providers.

No more classroom setup or expensive kit lists. Classroom Online Labs give your students access to real, live equipment through a web browser, enabling them to practice their new knowledge and practical skills without having to set up a classroom full of hardware and software.

Classroom Online Labs have been specifically developed alongside gtslearning’s training materials and fully map to the CompTIA certification exam for CompTIA CSA+ CS0-001.

Classroom Online Labs are only available to education centers, please contact us for pricing information.

Find out more about our Classroom Online Labs

What’s included?

 Printed coursewareSkillpipe eBooks
CompTIA CAQC-approved
Study guide
Lab manual
Integrated Professor Messer videos
End of section practice tests
Complete practice exam


Pre- and post- course assessments
Classroom setup guide
Classroom lab setup files and disk images


Optional Transcender Practice Exams
Optional Self-Study Online Labs**
Optional Classroom Online Labs***
Exceptional Customer Service

Target Audience

CompTIA CSA+ certification is aimed at IT professionals with (or seeking) job roles such as IT Security Analyst, Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst, Vulnerability Analyst, Cybersecurity Specialist, Threat Intelligence Analyst, and Security Engineer.

Ideally, you should have successfully completed gtslearning’s CompTIA Network+ Certification and CompTIA Security+ Certification courses or have equivalent knowledge. Specifically, it is recommended that you have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course:

  • Know basic network terminology and functions (such as OSI Model, Topology, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, switches, routers)
  • Understand TCP/IP addressing, core protocols, and troubleshooting tools
  • Identify network attack strategies and defenses
  • Know the technologies and uses of cryptographic standards and products
  • Identify network- and host-based security technologies and practices
  • Describe the standards and products used to enforce security on web and communications technologies

Module 1 / Threat Management (1)

  • Cybersecurity Analysts • Cybersecurity Roles and Responsibilities • Frameworks and Security Controls • Risk Evaluation • Penetration Testing Processes
  • Reconnaissance Techniques • The Kill Chain • Open Source Intelligence • Social Engineering • Topology Discovery • Service Discovery • OS Fingerprinting • Labs • OSINT • VM Orientation • Host, Topology, and Service Discovery with Nmap

Module 2 / Vulnerability Management

  • Managing Vulnerabilities • Vulnerability Management Requirements • Asset Inventory • Data Classification • Vulnerability Management Processes • Vulnerability Scanners • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer • Vulnerability Feeds and SCAP • Configuring Vulnerability Scans • Vulnerability Scanning Criteria • Exploit Frameworks • Labs • Vulnerability Scanning with OpenVAS and MBSA
  • Remediating Vulnerabilities • Analyzing Vulnerability Scans • Remediation and Change Control • Remediating Host Vulnerabilities • Remediating Network Vulnerabilities • Remediating Virtual Infrastructure Vulnerabilities
  • Secure Software Development • Software Development Lifecycle • Software Vulnerabilities • Software Security Testing • Interception Proxies • Web Application Firewalls • Source Authenticity • Reverse Engineering • Labs • Web Application Testing with Nikto and Burpsuite

Module 3 / Threat Management (2)

  • Security Appliances • Configuring Firewalls • Intrusion Detection and Prevention • Configuring IDS • Malware Threats • Configuring Anti-virus Software • Sysinternals • Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit • Labs • Network Security Monitoring with Snort and Security Onion • Malware Analysis with Sysinternals
  • Logging and Analysis • Packet Capture • Packet Capture Tools • Monitoring Tools • Log Review and SIEM • SIEM Data Outputs • SIEM Data Analysis • Point-in-Time Data Analysis • Labs • Packet Analysis with Wireshark and Network Miner • SIEM with OSSIM

Module 4 / Cyber Incident Response

  • Incident Response • Incident Response Processes • Threat Classification • Incident Severity and Prioritization • Types of Data
  • Forensics Tools • Digital Forensics Investigations • Documentation and Forms • Digital Forensics Crime Scenes • Digital Forensics Kits • Image Acquisition • Password Cracking • Analysis Utilities • Labs • Forensic Image Analysis with Autopsy
  • Incident Analysis and Recovery • Analysis and Recovery Frameworks • Analyzing Network Symptoms • Analyzing Host Symptoms • Analyzing Data Exfiltration • Analyzing Application Symptoms • Using Sysinternals • Containment Techniques • Eradication Techniques • Validation Techniques • Corrective Actions • Labs • Red Team Versus Blue Team

Module 5 / Security Architecture

  • Secure Network Design • Network Segmentation • Blackholes, Sinkholes, and Honeypots • System Hardening • Group Policies and MAC • Endpoint Security • Labs • Network Segmentation with pfSense
  • Managing Identities and Access • Network Access Control • Identity Management • Identity Security Issues • Identity Repositories • Context-based Authentication • Single Sign On and Federation • Exploiting Identities • Exploiting Web Browsers and Applications • Labs • Secure Appliance Administration • Email Spoofing and XSS
  • Security Frameworks and Policies • Frameworks and Compliance • Reviewing Security Architecture • Procedures and Compensating Controls • Verifications and Quality Control • Security Policies and Procedures • Personnel Policies and Training

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