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In this entry-level Cisco CyberOps training, Keith Barker prepares learners to take the 210-250 SECFND and 210-255 SECOPS exam, which are the two exams required to earn the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification.
The Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification was untouched by the 2020 overhaul of the Cisco certification program. Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate was designed by Cisco to validate the skills expected of a security analyst with one year of experience. If you’re a government employee or federal contractor, the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate also meets the requirements for DOD 8750 and/or DOD 8140 baseline certifications for IAT Level II and IAM Level I job roles.
After completing this Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate training, you'll be ready to take the two Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate exams but also have a good handle on foundational cryptography, security monitoring, incident response, and computer forensics topics.
For IT managers, this CyberOps training can be used for 210-250 SECFND and 210-255 SECOPS exam prep, on-boarding new security analysts, or as part of a security training plan.
Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate: What You Need to Know
For any security technician using this training for exam preparation, our Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate course maps to the Cisco 210-250 SECFND and 210-255 SECOPS exam objectives and covers topics including:
- Network concepts such as TCP/IP, network traffic, VLANs, IPv4, and web and email security
- Host-based analysis in Windows and Linux
- Security monitoring
- Attack methods
- An introduction to Security Operations (SECOPS)
- Threat and network intrusion analysis
- Incident response and handling
Who Should Take Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate Training?
This CyberOps training is considered associate-level Cisco training, which means it was designed for associate cybersecurity analysts in a security operations center (SOC). This 210-250 SECFND and 210-255 SECOPS course is valuable for new IT professionals with at least a year of experience with security analysis and experienced security technicians looking to validate their security skills.
New or aspiring security analysts. There are technically no prerequisites for the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate exam, but you’ll benefit from a solid understanding of networking before attempting this exam. That’s why Keith Barker begins this Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate training with videos curated from foundational and entry-level networking courses before getting to security. Whether you’re brand new to IT or security, you should be able to follow this entry-level security training.
Experienced security analysts. For experienced security professionals, this Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate course contains quite a bit of networking fundamentals. If it’s been a while since you’ve reviewed the core network concepts, you may want to review that material for the exam. Even if you’re not planning on taking the exam, Cisco developed its exam objectives based on what they think a security analyst in an SOC should know. To be a well-rounded security analyst, you should not only learn the tools you use in your environment, but also the entire universe of security tools, attack methods, and incident response methods.