BLUE TEAM LEVEL 2
A hands-on defensive security training course and certification, showcasing practical ability in defending networks and systems from cyber threats.
BTL2 Academic Advisory Board & Technical Writers
With almost 100 years experience in the security industry, these security experts have ensured that the content and practical exam for BTL2 are scoped correctly, and reflect industry best-practice. This ensures that our students will have the most beneficial experience, and get the most value out of our certification.
Why Choose BTL2?
Simply put, we don’t use multiple choice exams. We teach and test student’s abilities by using practical methods, and that’s why we’re so popular – our students love getting hands-on with real-world tools, in real-world scenarios, giving them a genuine boost to their career.
Network defenders need to know how to defend, not how to tick boxes.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
BTL2 is aimed at security professionals with 2-5 years experience in a practical role, but is suitable for anyone. Roles that we believe would benefit from this course include:
- Security Analysts
- Incident Responders
- Security Consultants
- Threat Hunters
- Malware Analysts
Students must meet the following criteria to start Blue Team Level 2:
- Blue Team Level 1 Certified (to earn BTL2+).
- Fundamental understanding of security operations.
- Fundamental understanding of Windows and Unix systems.
- A stable internet connection (for videos and labs).
- A genuine passion for cybersecurity.
HOW WILL BTL2 BENEFIT ME?
Below are just a few examples of the practical skills that you will have acquired upon successful completion of the BTL2 exam:
- Identify, analyze, prioritize, and remediate vulnerabilities and security issues.
- Conduct static and dynamic malware analysis to gather indicators of compromise and details of the malware’s purpose.
- Writing SIEM detection rules, and tuning them to ensure they’re as efficient as possible by performing adversary emulation.
- Hunt on a simulated network to detect covert adversaries that have already breached the perimeter.
In this domain of Blue Team Level 2, students will become familiar with the entire vulnerability management process, ensuring that they can detect, analyze, prioritize, and remediate vulnerabilities based on the risk posed to an organization.
- VM1) Introduction to Vulnerability Management
- VM2) Vulnerability Management Lifecycle
- VM3) Host Discovery
- VM4) Vulnerability Disocvery
- VM5) Analysis, Prioritization, and Threat Intelligence
- VM6) Reporting and Remediation
In this domain of Blue Team Level 2 students will learn exactly what malware is, and how to analyze it using static and dynamic tools and techniques, determining what the functionality is and collecting indicators of compromise that can be shared to protect other organizations.
- MA1) Introduction to Malware Analysis
- MA2) Setting up a a Malware Analysis Lab
- MA3) Static Malware Analysis
- MA4) Dynamic Malware Analysis
- MA5) Malware Analysis Practice
In this domain of Blue Team Level 2 students will use Splunk SIEM to write detection rules, tune rules to ensure they are as effective as possible and reduce false positives, and analyze data to detect and triage security events, similar to the role of a Senior SOC Analyst.
- AS1) Introduction to Advanced SIEM
- AS2) Setting up a SIEM Lab
- AS3) Detection Rule Writing
- AS4) Rule Tuning
- AS5) Adversary Emulation, Detection, and Analysis
In this domain of Blue Team Level 2 students will learn the methodology and techniques to perform threat hunts, working to identify covert and undetected threats that are already inside of the environment. Students will become familiar with Hunting ELK (HELK) to identify and combat threats.
- TH1) Introduction to Threat Hunting
- TH2) Setting up a Threat Hunting Lab
- TH3) Hunting on Endpoints
- TH4) Hunting Over the Network
- TH5) Threat Hunt Report Writing
Security Blue Team is dedicated to providing affordable, practical, and high-quality defensive cybersecurity training, certifications, and community events.