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The SOC Specialist training course has been meticulously designed to provide advanced SOC operations and architecture knowledge to existing SOC Analysts. Learn how to detect security incidents in real-time by monitoring and analyzing data activity. VAPT, IBM QRadar, threat hunting, and advanced SIEM concepts like the ELK stack primer are all vital topics covered in this course.

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SOC Specialist Course Description


SOC Specialists are at the core of the organization’s security teams. They are on the cutting edge of cyber defense, detecting and responding to suspicious activities and cyber threats as they arise.

The SOC Specialist training course at InfosecTrain is a tailored course designed for current SOC Analysts who want to learn how to avoid, identify, assess, and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents. The course is the second in a series that comprises Part 1-SOC Analyst and Part 2-SOC Specialist. It aims to help you master over trending and in-demand technical expertise to perform advanced SOC operations.

The course covers the fundamentals of SOC operations and design before moving on to advanced SIEM concepts such as ELK stack primer, IBM QRadar, cyber kill chain, and threat hunting terminologies and hypotheses. This training course will assist participants in performing exclusively for the security of their organization, as well as planning their preparation for the SOC Analyst certification exams.

Why SOC Specialist Training with InfosecTrain?

InfosecTrain is a proficient technology and security training and consulting organization across the globe specializing in various IT security courses and services. Our SOC Specialist training aims to develop advanced skills required in the Security Operation Center. You can leverage the following benefits with InfosecTrain:

  • We engage with SOC Analysts to help them understand effective techniques and best practices.
  • We provide hands-on experience with tools like Splunk, Security Onion, AlienVault OSSIM, Wireshark, IBM QRadar CE.
  • We can help you present your qualifications and work experience for the position of SOC Analyst role.
  • We deliver hands-on training with Labs.
  • We provide a flexible training schedule.
  • We provide recorded videos after the session to each participant.
  • We provide post-training assistance.
  • We provide a certificate of participation to each candidate as well.

Target Audience

The SOC Specialist training course is exclusively designed for:

  • Technical Support Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • Security Consultants
  • Cyber Security Analysts
  • Security System Engineers
  • SOC Analysts (L1, L2& L3)
  • Information Security Researcher


  • InfosecTrain’s SOC Analyst or equivalent experience required
  • Experience of 3+ years in the Information Security domain
  • Security+ certification experience equivalent

Exam Information

There is no particular exam for this course, and its curriculum is meant to help participants pass a variety of exams to become SOC Specialist.


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SOC Specialist Course Objectives

This SOC Specialist training course will allow you to:

  • Understand the Security Operation Center (SOC) team operations
  • Understand operations and architecture of SOC
  • Learn in-depth the concept of vulnerability management and endpoint analysis, VAPT
  • Understand the advanced concepts of SIEM technology like ELK Stack Primer and IBM QRadar
  • Understand essential concepts of threat hunting

SOC Specialist Course Content

DOMAIN 1 : SOC Operations & Architecture

  • Functions of SOC
  • SOC Models
  • SOC Types
  • SOC Team Hierarchy & Roles
  • SOC Maturity Model, SOC-CMM
  • SOC Services: Security Monitoring, Incident Response, Security Analysis, Threat Hunting, Vulnerability Management, Log Management
  • Heart of SOC- SIEM
  • SIEM guidelines and architecture
  • Traditional SIEM vs Cloud native SIEM

Domain 2: Vulnerability Management and Endpoint Analysis

  • Concept of VAPT
  • Nessus Vulnerability Scanning and Management
  • System Hardening and Audits of Endpoints
  • Patch Management

Domain 3: Advance SIEM Concepts

ELK Stack Primer

  • Installing Elastic
  • Installing Logstash
  • Creating Visualizations with Kibana
  • Collecting Logs from Windows Servers with Winlogbeat
  • Collecting Logs from Linux Servers with Filebeat
  • Collecting Network Traffic with Packetbeat
  • Getting Elastic Stack Production Ready

IBM QRadar

Introduction to Qradar

  • QRadar SIEM component architecture and data flows
  • Using the QRadar SIEM User Interface

Working with logs

  • Working with offense triggered by events
  • Working with offense triggered by flows
  • Working with events of an offense


  • Monitor QRadar Notifications and error messages.
  • Monitor QRadar performance
  • Review and interpret system monitoring dashboards.
  • Investigate suspected attacks and policy breaches
  • Search, filter, group, and analyze security data


  • Investigate the vulnerabilities and services of assets
  • Investigate events and flows
  • Developing custom rules
  • Use index management
  • Index and Aggregated Data Management
  • Use AQL for advanced searches
  • Creating Alerts for intrusions
  • Explain error messages and notifications
  • Analyze a Real-world scenario
  • Creating Reports
  • Case Studies

DOMAIN 4 : Threat Hunting

Threat Hunting Terminology

– What is Threat, its Types

– Incident Response & Threat Hunting Relationship

– APT : Advanced Persistent Threat

– Tactics, Techniques, and Procedure

– Pyramid of Pain

Hash values , Ip address , Domain names , Network /Host artifacts , tools , TTP’s.

– Cyber Kill Chain

– Diamond Model Analysis

Threat Hunting Hypothesis

– MITRE ATT&CK Framework

– Pre and Post Compromise Detection with Mitre ATT&CK

– Mitre D3fend

– Hunting Hypothesis and Methodology

A.Pick a Tactic and Technique

  1. find procedure(s)
  2. perform a attack simulation
  3. Identify evidence to collect
  4. Set scope.

Network Traffic Hunting

– ARP Traffic

– ICMP traffic

– TCP and UDP Analysis

– HTTP and HTTPS traffic suspects

– Detecting SQL Injection,Command injection  From Network Traffic

– Network Hunting and Forensics

– Wireshark, Network Miner

Endpoint Hunting

– Introduction

– Windows Processes

  • smss.exe
  • Winlogon.exe
  • Wininit.exe
  • Services.exe
  • Lsass.exe
  • Svchost.exe
  • Taskhost.exe
  • explorer.exe

– Endpoint Baselines

– Threat Hunting with PowerShell

– Registry Analysis

Malware Hunting

– Malware Overview

– Redline :

  • Collector
  • Usage
  • File Analysis
  • Detection Code Injection

– Memory Forensics Analysis for Threat Hunting

  • Understanding Common Windows Services and Processes
  • Identify Rogue Processes
  • Analyze Process DLLs
  • Review Network Artifacts
  • Check for Signs of a Rootkit
  • Acquire Suspicious Processes
  • Memory analysis using Volatility
  • Steganography, ADS ,Overwriting Metadata – Anti Forensics Detection
  • Corporate Case Study
  • Case Study : Ransomware as a Service

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SOC Specialist FAQs

1. What is a SOC Specialist?
SOC Specialists are responsible for developing long and short technical capabilities, including software and hardware requirements, gathering business requirements, developing preliminary findings, and working to agree on a prioritized list of technical capabilities and projects.
2. What are the responsibilities of the SOC?
Security Operations Centers (SOCs) are in charge of finding, implementing, configuring, and maintaining their organization’s security infrastructure.
3. What is the similarity between a Security Analyst and a SOC Analyst?
SOC Analysts are similar to Cyber Security Analysts in that they are among the first to respond to cyberattacks within a company. They keep the organization informed about cyber hazards and make changes to defend it from malicious attacks.
4. Why is a Security Operations Center (SOC) necessary for your IT security?
A SOC is a crucial component of a data protection and security system that helps lower the level of risk that information systems face from cyber threats.
5. What is the distinction between SIEM and SOC?
SIEM (Security Incident Event Management) is a system that collects and analyses aggregated log data instead of SOC (Security Operations Center). The Security Operations Center (SOC) comprises people, processes, and technology designed to deal with security events discovered through SIEM log analysis.
6. In a SOC, what tools are used?
  • Nessus
  • Nikto
  • GFI Languard
  • Microsoft Attack Surface Analyzer
  • Elastic SIEM
  • WinCollect
  • FileBeat
  • IBM QRadar
  • Mitre ATT&CK
  • Mitre CAR
  • Redline
  • SysInternals Suite
  • Hash Calculator
  • Cyber Chef
  • Maltego
  • Command line Tools for Linux / Windows
  • YARA
  • Cuckoo Sandbox
  • Joe Sandbox

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