SECOPS: Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations

This is the second course in Cisco's CCNA Cyber Ops Curriculum and is designed to provide students with an understanding of how a Security Operations Center (SOC) functions and the knowledge required in this environment. This course focuses on the introductory-level skills needed for a SOC Analyst at the associate level. Specifically, understanding basic threat analysis, event correlation, identifying malicious activity and how to use a playbook for incident response.

Audience:

  • Security Operations Center – Security Analyst
  • Computer/Network Defense Analysts
  • Computer Network Defense Infrastructure Support Personnel
  • Future Incident Responders and Security Operations Center (SOC) personnel.
  • Students beginning a career, entering the cybersecurity field.
  • Cisco Channel Partners

Prerequisites:

It is highly recommended to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

Course objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define a SOC and the various job roles in a SOC
  • Understand SOC infrastructure tools and systems
  • Learn basic incident analysis for a threat centric SOC
  • Explore resources available to assist with an investigation
  • Explain basic event correlation and normalization
  • Describe common attack vectors
  • Learn how to identifying malicious activity
  • Understand the concept of a playbook
  • Describe and explain an incident respond handbook
  • Define types of SOC Metrics
  • Understand SOC Workflow Management system and automation

Certifications:

This course leads to the certification: 210-255 SECOPS Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations.

This exam is the second of the two required exams in achieving the associate-level CCNA Cyber Ops certification and prepares candidates to begin a career within a Security Operations Center (SOC), working with Cybersecurity Analysts at the associate level. The SECFND exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills needed to successfully handle the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of an associate-level Security Analyst working in a SOC.

 

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