Getting a job as a SOC/Cybersecurity Analyst in 2022

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What exactly do SOC Analysts do?

  • Security tools must be implemented and managed.
  • Investigate suspicious activities and take steps to contain and prevent them (24×7)
  • Cut down on downtime.
  • Security assistance to other teams
  • Audit and compliance assistance

What it takes to become SOC Analyst

  1. Learn Fundamentals
  2. Your online profile
  3. Get Internship/Experience
  4. Certification
  5. Find SOC Analyst Job

Learn Fundamentals


  • IT Networking
  • Network security
  • Cryptography
  • Endpoint security


  • SIEM
  • Firewalls,
  • IDS/IPS,
  • Sanbox,
  • EDR,
  • Email security


  • Incident response,
  • documentation,
  • compliance support

Online Profile

  • Create a LinkedIn profile with appropriate keywords like SIEM, firewall, IDS/IPS, and so on.
  • Create a Medium/LinkedIn article and share it with the community.


Look for an internship as a cybersecurity analyst or an entry-level position as a network or system engineer.


  • Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate
  • EC-Council Certified SOC Analysts(CSA)
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical
  • Hacker(CEH)
  • ComTIA Security+

Get a JOB

  • Use your current network to reach out to SOC Managers/SOC Heads on Linkedin (But Don’t Spam)
  • Submit your resume to job boards.

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