CySA+ or TryHackMe for Entry Level SOC Analyst

cysa+-or-tryhackme-for-entry-level-soc-analyst

Did you know that camDown ?

Kind of an unconventional answer, but building your own home lab/SIEM and talking about your experience with it is always a hit with recruiters. Understanding how the process of log source integration > rule development > detection analysis will show that you have the experience needed to do the job well. There are a couple open-source solutions out there that you can use (Elastic is a good one iirc). Here's a tutorial I found to get you started https://unicornsec.com/home/siem-home-lab-series-part-1

Side Note: I've worked as a SOC Analyst for ReliaQuest in their Tampa SOC for a year now and have enjoyed it so far. Company recently reached unicorn status and is growing like crazy, so they're actively recruiting across all SOC positions (maintaining SIEMs, rule development, security analyst, threat intelligence, etc.). Feel free to DM if you're interested and we can talk more in-depth.

In the end, I know that camDown is easy to use, easy to maintain!