Purpose & Benefits


TestOut CyberDefense Pro prepares students to confront cybersecurity challenges as they learn to securely administer IT systems. The course equips learners with a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity principles and focuses on building the critical skills needed for roles in the field. Essential topics include:

  • Vulnerability Response
  • Risk Management
  • Security Controls
  • Attack Surfaces
  • Patch Management
  • Physical Security Countermeasures
  • Network Security

Key Benefits

Everything Students Need for Entry-Level IT Positions

CyberDefense Pro brings full-featured learning activities and resources straight to the classroom.

  • Our text and video lessons help students learn key concepts and terms.
  • Our technology demos and hands-on labs help students learn how to implement and utilize essential technologies.
  • Our exams and questions help teachers accurately gauge a student’s learning.
  • Our certification practice resources help students prepare for key industry certification exams.

Including all these resources in a single package helps teachers focus on teaching and enabling student success.

The Best Hands-on Learning for Practicing Real-World IT skills

Our state-of-the-art simulation labs are fantastic resources for students to learn essential technology skills, such as managing attack surfaces, event logging, reconnaissance and enumeration, and network and device security. All labs are designed to teach concepts based on real-world scenarios found in the classroom and industry. Our labs require no setup. Students can get straight to work. This means that:

  • Instructors do not need to spend countless hours installing software and making sure that each virtual machine is working as anticipated.
  • There is no need for instructors to set up physical labs, purchase software, or conduct regular maintenance and updates.
  • Students do not need to use multiple computers or virtual machines to complete labs or practice different online skills.

​All labs auto-grade and can sync with most LMS systems. This provides effortless grading, saving instructors time and resources.

Confidence Through Certification

TestOut CyberDefense Pro offers hundreds of lessons and practice questions to help students master the concepts they will encounter on the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst certification exam. Using this course, students can also prepare for the TestOut CyberDefense Pro exam. This exam measures students’ ability in monitoring and log analysis, threat analysis and detection, risk analysis and migration, incident response, and audit and compliance. Practice exam reports provide users with valuable feedback on areas where additional study may be needed. A one-time voucher to take this valuable TestOut CyberDefense Pro exam is included with the course at no additional cost. This course and certification will give students the skills and confidence to pursue a career in technology.