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I would highly recommend the AEGIS certification, because it prepares analysts for the biggest trouble of SOC: Working miracles in a limited time under a great pressure. Cyber Struggle seems to be committed for delivering a good user experience. The content was great, the lab was fun, and the exam was challenging. If you are willing to take the certificate, you really need to be dedicated on it, focused, highly motivated and also ready to sacrifice from your sleep time.
Aegis is an online self-study, performance-based certification and it is the first step of AAR (Aegis, Alpha, Ranger) path to provide a great baseline for an interdisciplinary approach. In Addition, it establishes a good set of baselines for SOC Analysts and Threat Hunters within the coverage of both offensive and investigative skills and strategic/critical thinking mindset.
AEGIS is a 25 days real-life simulation like working in a corporate as a SOC Analysts.
AEGIS Certification Coverage
It is possible to break down AEGIS Certification process into three parts. The first part is security monitoring, threat detection, and incident handling activities going on 7/24. There is IBM Qradar as the SIEM of the CSOC network. More integrations are on the way, such as Splunk, Alienvault, and others. It is not like the ordinary capture the flags or exercises, but it is an almost entire CSOC simulation in a lab. It is possible to properly experiment with most of the MITRE ATT&CK vectors and TTP’s in this CSOC lab such as obfuscated commands, pivoting techniques, PowerShell payloads, and many more scenarios that were all very close to what you would see in the real world.
The second part is studying attack vectors by conducting them in the offensive labs. There are Linux and Windows machines, which together compose an Active Directory environment. Where you can practice AD-specific attack techniques and many more. AEGIS also provides you test machines where you can observe your own activity from the logs while performing the attacks. You can use these to test and optimize your SIEM rules.
The third part is the soft skills improvement. Basically, during the certification process, you have a student portal. And this portal is like a project management system of a corporation. Through the whole training, a storyline is followed in order to gamify your training process. In this storyline, you are recruited as a security analyst to a corporation with high-security demands. You have weekly tasks, backlogs, daily standups, weekly retrospectives, weekly sprints, and so on. There are also security incidents that you may encounter at any time. You are asked to detect, analyze, and report them in a timely manner. Unless they are not false positives of course.
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3 simulation labs; offensive, testing and corporate soc labs
Unlike other environments, all labs are private and isolated for you
Offensive Linux Labs
Enhance your skills with various attack vectors on exploitation, privilege escalation and web applications
Offensive AD Labs
Enhance your skills with Active Directory Environment on exploitation privilege escalation, lateral movement and Powershell
Perform your attack simulations from particular cases to MITRE vectors. Observe your attack vectors, payloads you used and the traffic itself. Leverage your testing activities to enhance your rules, alarms, correlations in your SOC lab
Corporate SOC Lab
Write your rules, alarms, correlations and configure your SIEM. There will be internal/external legitemate traffic and real attacks. Evaluate false positives, make your triage, investigation and reporting
Do your own scrum, prioritize your tasks, prepare your backlogs based on the weekly tasks, due dates and requirements. Improve your agile, project management and decision making skills
Incidents and Uncertainty Doctrine
With random internal and external incidents, improve your mental resilience, stay incident oriented with never give up mentality, and enhance your reactive skills. Push your technical skills with malware, network traffic, root cause, memory analysis and code reviews
With real life scenarios, tasks, and incidents, 28 days intensive hands-on exercises
Cyber Struggle AEGIS
All certification process including labs, tasks, incidents and support will be managed by CS Student Portal. After your enrollment to the certification, an account will be given to you together with guides and further instructions
With Successful certification
AEGIS holders can
Write basic scripts to aid in the SOC process
Identify and eliminate false positives
Identify, exploit and remediate common web application vulnerabilities
Prioritize attacks and missions to make better decisions
Identify common post-exploitation techniques and lateral movements
Making correlations and writing rules based on MITRE vectors
Show better performance under pressure
Make correlation between offensive techniques and investigations/detections
Find product independent innovative solutions against different attacks
Contribute to SOC strategy process
Perform root cause, malware, network traffic, memory analysis
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