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On this 6-day accelerated CCNA Cyber Ops course, you’ll develop the skills to detect cyber security breaches and effectively respond to security incidents.
You’ll be trained by Cisco Certified Trainers who, through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, will take you through key security principles and provide hands-on, practical examples. This technique will help you better retain knowledge and will ensure you are capable of applying your skills to real-life scenarios.
Upon completing this certification you will have:
You'll also be prepared to sit exams 210-250 SECFND: Understanding Cisco Cyber security Fundamentals and 210-255 SECOPS: Implementing Cisco Cyber security Operations. You'll sit these at the Firebrand Training Centre as part of the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee.
This course, which is 40% faster than traditional training, is aimed at Security Operations Center (SOC) Analysts at an associate or beginner level. The certification does require some knowledge of basic cyber security technologies and principles.
You may be entitled to free training via Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs). If you’ve bought Cisco hardware or software - check the invoice to see if you have credits waiting to be used! If you’re unsure, get in touch with us.
Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.
Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.
This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.
This course is designed to teach you fundamental knowledge for the core skills needed in a cyber security environment including basic security principles and concepts. The second half of this course will guide students through the principles of working in a Security Operations Centre.
Module 1: Network Concepts
Module 2: Security Concepts
Module 3: Cryptography
Module 4: Host-Based Analysis
Module 5: Security Monitoring
Module 6: Attack Methods
The exam modules are as follows, below. Your Certified Cisco Systems Instructor will provide you with Cisco-recommended digital and printed content which will be used as preparation for the SECOPS exam. The instructor will facilitate study sessions, designed to best prepare you for the exam.
Module 1: Endpoint Threat Analysis and Computer Forensics
Module 2: Network Intrusion Analysis
Module 3: Incident Response
Module 4: Data and Event Analysis
Module 5: Incident Handling
Exam 210-250 SECFND: Understanding Cisco Cyber security Fundamentals
This exam will test your understanding of cyber security’s basic principles, foundational knowledge, and core skills needed to grasp the more advanced associate-level materials in the 210-255 SECFND exam.
Exam 210-255 SECOPS: Implementing Cisco Cyber security Operations
This exam will test your knowledge and skills needed to successfully handle the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of an associate-level Security Analyst working in a SOC.
Passes in both exams are required to achieve certification.
As part of your accelerated course, you'll receive the following official Cisco digital courseware which includes the accompanying official Cisco lab access:
You will also be provided with supplemental digital and printed materials to be used as preparation for the SECOPS exam, including guidelines from NIST and the CVSS specification document.
Your Certified Cisco Systems Instructor will also provide you with supplementary material to support your exam practice.
Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.
Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.
Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.
We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 0-0-800-141-0033.
There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.
Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.
Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.
There are no official prerequisites for this course, but it is recommended that you have previously studied Cisco's ICND1 or CompTIA's Security+ certification.
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on 0-0-800-141-0033 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.
Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.
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