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Key points about this course

Duration : 5 Days
Course Fee : RM5,999.00

HRD Corp Claimable Course

Blue Team Level 1
Exam Code : BTL1

Live Virtual Class

Public Class

In-House Training

Private Class

Course Overview

Since 2020, BTL1 has been trusted around the world to train thousands of technical defenders in governments, CERTs, law enforcement, military units, MSSPs, financial institutions, critical national infrastructure, and more.

Covers the following 6 domains:

  • Security Fundamentals
  • Phishing Analysis
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Digital Forensics
  • SIEM
  • Incident Response


Course Prerequisites

BTL1 is perfect for security enthusiasts or professionals that want to develop their practical defensive cyber skills. Roles that we believe would benefit from this course include:

  • Students/IT Personnel
  • Security Analysts
  • Incident Responders
  • Threat Intelligence Analysts
  • Forensics Analysts

Whilst our content is aimed primarily at entry-level or junior roles, read our course syllabus to see if BTL1 is the right choice for you or your team!

BTL1 meets 60% of the 125 requirements under the NICE Cyber Defense Analyst framework, including 67% of knowledge and 67% of ability.

Course Objectives

BTL1 is designed to train technical defenders that are capable of defending networks and responding to cyber incidents. Below are some examples of the skills and experience you will gain.

  • Analysing and responding to phishing attacks
  • Performing forensics investigations to collect and analyse digital evidence
  • Using a SIEM platform to investigate malicious activity
  • Log and network traffic analysis including malware infections
  • Conducting threat actor research
  • and much more!
The skills and tools you’ll learn in this course will be directly applicable to a range of security roles, and are actively used by defenders around the world.
Course Content

Domain 1 - Security Fundamentals

This domain is designed to build the foundations for the rest of the course. Covering areas such as management principles, networking and soft skills, this domain will ensure you have the fundamental knowledge which you’ll build on throughout BTL1.

  • Introduction to Security Fundamentals
  • Soft Skills
  • Security Controls
  • Networking 101
  • Management Principles


Domain 2 - Phishing Analysis

We all know phishing is bad – but trust us, it’s really bad. By the end of this domain you’ll be able to confidently identify, analyze, and write reports on phishing emails, including any malicious URLs or attachments.

  • Introduction to Emails and Phishing
  • Types of Phishing Emails
  • Tactics and Techniques Used
  • Analysing URLs, Attachments, and Artifacts
  • Taking Defensive Measures
  • Report Writing
  • Lessons Learned
  • Phishing Response Challenge


From threat actors to their techniques and motivations, you’ll learn core threat intelligence concepts such as the pyramid of pain, the MITRE ATT&CK framework, and intelligence sharing.

  • Introduction to Threat Intelligence
  • Threat Actors and APTs
  • Operational Threat Intelligence
  • Tactical Threat Intelligence
  • Strategic Threat Intelligence
  • Malware and Global Campaigns


Sometimes we need to dig deeper, and that’s where forensics comes into play. Using special tools we can learn more about files, browsing history, and memory dumps to build up a timeline of events.

  • Introduction to Digital Forensics
  • Forensics Fundamentals
  • Digital Evidence Collection
  • Windows Investigations
  • Linux Investigations
  • Volatility
  • Autopsy


SIEM is at the heart of what SOC analysts do. Pulling data from across the organisation, correlating it, and alerting on suspicious or malicious activity. You’ll learn how to conduct log analysis and investigate security events and incidents.

  • Introduction to SIEM
  • Logging
  • Aggregation
  • Correlation
  • Using Splunk SIEM


When a security event evolves into a security incident, it’s a race against the clock to limit the damage caused by the attack. Incident responders don’t just investigate reactively, they also work to implement defences to protect the organisation.

  • Introduction to Incident Response
  • Preparation Phase
  • Detection and Analysis Phase
  • Containment, Eradication, and Recovery Phase
  • Lessons Learned
About the Certification

Practical Incident Response Exam


Students are able to start their practical 24-hour incident response exam immediately from the BTL1 course within 12 months of purchase. Students will have access to a cloud lab via an in-browser session for up to 24 hours and must complete answer 20 task-based questions. This forces candidates to use different tools, investigate different systems, and identify activity across multiple ATT&CK Framework tactics.

Once the student has answered all the questions they can, they are able to submit the exam to receive immediate grading and feedback. 70% is required to pass and earn the silver challenge coin, while 90% (on the first attempt) is required for the gold challenge coin.


Certified Rewards


Once a student passes the practical exam and becomes BTL2 certified for four years, they will receive a number of rewards for their hard work:

  • Become Blue Team Level 2 certified for life
  • BTL2 Acclaim digital badge
  • BTL2 printed certificate
  • BTL2 Blue Team Labs Online digital badge
  • BTL2 silver challenge coin (gold if score 90%+ on first attempt)
  • Laptop Stickers

  • Blue Team Level 1

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