My goal is to land a role as a SOC Analyst. I’ve passed the Security+ this month, I have an active TS/SCI, and a background in Intelligence Analysis.

I would like to get some hands-on/practical training, that would prepare me to be successful in a SOC Analyst position. I’m aware of the following SOC Analyst platforms/paths:

TryHackMe ( (

Hackthebox (

For those of you who have experience as a SOC Analyst (or similar), which out of the three platforms do you feel gives you the most realistic/relevant experience, in preparing you to actually preform the work of a SOC Analyst?

(If there are better platforms/paths that you know of, that can provide hands-on/practical training, please share).

Thank you for reading the post and I’m extremely grateful for any insight or guidance that you can provide.