I used the CySA+ Cert Guide by Troy McMillan. This book gives a pretty good overview of all the material you’ll be quizzed on. I’d definitely recommend starting off your studying by giving the book a read through. I didn’t get any of the other books so I can’t directly compare, but this one in particular covers all the theory needed.
The Cybersecurity Analyst+ content is centered around, you guessed it, knowledge used for cyber security analysts. This certification covers a wide variety of topics such as incident response, the forensic process, business continuity, tool usage, vulnerability management, and compliance. This content and exam is considered intermediate, which Comptia considers a step above entry level. Given that I’ve been an analyst on some level for several years now, I figured I’d give it a shot!
Hackthebox.eu (HTB) is a great site to learn and practice penetration testing. Upon getting access, you have access to a wide variety of lab machines, which cycle in and out of use. New machines get added, while old ones get retired. Each lab machine has a bit of a reputation system, where users who obtain user and root privileges can rate the difficulty of the machine. You can also see how many people got user and root privileges on the machines. The whole platform has quite a bit of detailed…