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  1. You'll be CCNA Cyber Ops certified in just 7 days. With us, you’ll be CCNA Cyber Ops trained in record time
  2. Our CCNA Cyber Ops course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass CCNA Cyber Ops first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more CCNA Cyber Ops. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn CCNA Cyber Ops faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying CCNA Cyber Ops with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 65,217 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study CCNA Cyber Ops courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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On this 7-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:

  • the skills to prepare for more advanced job roles in cyber security operations
  • a basic understanding of Security Operations Centre (SOC) teams including an understanding of the type of metrics used to detect and respond to security incidents
  • an understanding of how to protect your organisation’s information from common attack vectors and endpoint attacks
  • knowledge in security monitoring, including identifying sources and types of data and events.
  • knowledge of how organisations are detecting and responding to cybercrime, cyberespionage, insider threats, advanced persistent threats and regulatory requirements
  • an understanding of security challenges involved with network applications

You'll also be prepared to sit exams 210-250 SECFND: Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals and 210-255 SECOPS: Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations. You'll sit these on-site, during the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee.

This course, which is 35% 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.

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  • Get certified 35% faster: Be trained and certified in just 7 days, instead of traditional courses which take 11 days. You'll be back at work sooner, using your new skills to defend against cyber attacks.
  • Cisco Official Curriculum: access to the most up-to-date materials Cisco offer giving you the skills and knowledge aligned to the exam.
  • Cisco Certified Trainers: Our Cisco Certified Trainers have years of industry relevant experience that can be used to support and further enhance course material. Meaning you'll develop skills and knowledge that can't be accessed through curriculum alone.
  • Lecture | Lab | Review: This technique, used throughout Firebrand’s courses, makes use of a mixture of theoretical and practical material to help you retain information and develop the skills to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios.

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.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

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 and exams on your return). 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.

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The first 3 days of this course are designed to teach you fundamental knowledge for the core skills needed in a cybersecurity 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.

SECFND Exam 210-250: Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Module 1: Network Concepts

  • Describe the function of the network layers as specified by the OSI and the TCP/IP  network models
  • Describe the operation of the following
    • IP
    • TCP
    • UDP
    • ICMP
  • Describe the operation of these network services
    • ARP
    • DNS
    • DHCP
  • Describe the basic operation of these network device types
    • Router
    • Switch
    • Hub
    • Bridge
    • Wireless access point (WAP)
    • Wireless LAN controller (WLC)
  • Describe the functions of these network security systems as deployed on the host, network, or the cloud:
    • Firewall
    • Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
    • Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP)
    • Web Security Appliance (WSA) / Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS)
    • Email Security Appliance (ESA) / Cisco Cloud Email Security (CES)
  • Describe IP subnets and communication within an IP subnet and between IP subnets
  • Describe the relationship between VLANs and data visibility
  • Describe the operation of ACLs applied as packet filters on the interfaces of network devices
  • Compare and contrast deep packet inspection with packet filtering and stateful firewall operation
  • Compare and contrast inline traffic interrogation and taps or traffic mirroring
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of data obtained from taps or traffic mirroring and NetFlow in the analysis of network traffic
  • Identify potential data loss from provided traffic profiles

Module 2: Security Concepts

  • Describe the principles of the defense in depth strategy
  • Compare and contrast these concepts:
    • Risk
    • Threat
    • Vulnerability
    • Exploit
  • Describe these terms:
    • Threat actor
    • Run book automation (RBA)
    • Chain of custody (evidentiary)
    • Reverse engineering
    • Sliding window anomaly detection
    • PII
    • PHI
  • Describe these security terms:
    • Principle of least privilege
    • Risk scoring/risk weighting
    • Risk reduction
    • Risk assessment
  • Compare and contrast these access control models:
    • Discretionary access control
    • Mandatory access control
    • Nondiscretionary access control
  • Compare and contrast these terms:
    • Network and host antivirus
    • Agentless and agent-based protections
    • SIEM and log collection
  • Describe these concepts:
    • Asset management
    • Configuration management
    • Mobile device management
    • Patch management
    • Vulnerability management

Module 3: Cryptography

  • Describe the uses of a hash algorithm
  • Describe the uses of encryption algorithms
  • Compare and contrast symmetric and asymmetric encryption algorithms
  • Describe the processes of digital signature creation and verification
  • Describe the operation of a PKI
  • Describe the security impact of these commonly used hash algorithms:
    • MD5
    • SHA-1
    • SHA-256
    • SHA-512
  • Describe the security impact of these commonly used encryption algorithms and secure communications protocols:
    • DES
    • 3DES
    • AES
    • AES256-CTR
    • RSA
    • DSA
    • SSH
    • SSL/TLS
  • Describe how the success or failure of a cryptographic exchange impacts security investigation
  • Describe these items in regards to SSL/TLS:
    • Cipher-suite
    • 509 certificates
    • Key exchange
    • Protocol version
    • PKCS

Module 4: Host-Based Analysis

  • Define these terms as they pertain to Microsoft Windows
    • Processes
    • Threads
    • Memory allocation
    • Windows Registry
    • WMI
    • Handles
    • Services
  • Define these terms as they pertain to Linux
    • Processes
    • Forks
    • Permissions
    • Symlinks
    • Daemon
  • Describe the functionality of these endpoint technologies in regards to security monitoring
    • Host-based intrusion detection
    • Antimalware and antivirus
    • Host-based firewall
    • Application-level whitelisting/blacklisting
    • Systems-based sandboxing (such as Chrome, Java, Adobe reader)
  • Interpret these operating system log data to identify an event
    • Windows security event logs
    • Unix-based syslog
    • Apache access logs
    • IIS access logs

Module 5: Security Monitoring

  • Identify the types of data provided by these technologies
    • TCP Dump
    • NetFlow
    • Next-Gen firewall
    • Traditional stateful firewall
    • Application visibility and control
    • Web content filtering
    • Email content filtering
  • Describe these types of data used in security monitoring
    • Full packet capture
    • Session data
    • Transaction data
    • Statistical data
    • Extracted content
    • Alert data
  • Describe these concepts as they relate to security monitoring
    • Access control list
    • NAT/PAT
    • Tunneling
    • TOR
    • Encryption
    • P2P
    • Encapsulation
    • Load balancing
  • Describe these NextGen IPS event types
    • Connection event
    • Intrusion event
    • Host or endpoint event
    • Network discovery event
    • NetFlow event
  • Describe the function of these protocols in the context of security monitoring
    • DNS
    • NTP
    • SMTP/POP/IMAP
    • HTTP/HTTPS

Module 6: Attack Methods

  • Compare and contrast an attack surface and vulnerability
  • Describe these network attacks
    • Denial of service
    • Distributed denial of service
    • Man-in-the-middle
  • Describe these web application attacks
    • SQL injection
    • Command injections
    • Cross-site scripting
  • Describe these attacks
    • Social engineering
    • Phishing
    • Evasion methods
  • Describe these endpoint-based attacks
    • Buffer overflows
    • Command and control (C2)
    • Malware
    • Rootkit
    • Port scanning
    • Host profiling
  • Describe these evasion methods
    • Encryption and tunneling
    • Resource exhaustion
    • Traffic fragmentation
    • Protocol-level misinterpretation
    • Traffic substitution and insertion
    • Pivot
  • Define privilege escalation
  • Compare and contrast remote exploit and a local exploit

SECOPS Exam 210-255: Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations

Module 1: Endpoint Threat Analysis and Computer Forensics

  • Interpret the output report of a malware analysis tool such as AMP Threat Grid and Cuckoo Sandbox
  • Describe these terms as they are defined in the CVSS 3.0:
    • Attack vector
    • Attack complexity
    • Privileges required
    • User interaction
    • Scope
  • Describe these terms as they are defined in the CVSS 3.0
    • Confidentiality
    • Integrity
    • Availability
  • Define these items as they pertain to the Microsoft Windows file system
    • FAT32
    • NTFS
    • Alternative data streams
    • MACE
    • EFI
    • Free space
    • Timestamps on a file system
  • Define these terms as they pertain to the Linux file system
    • EXT4
    • Journaling
    • MBR
    • Swap file system
    • MAC
  • Compare and contrast three types of evidence
    • Best evidence
    • Corroborative evidence
    • Indirect evidence
  • Compare and contrast two types of image
    • Altered disk image
    • Unaltered disk image
  • Describe the role of attribution in an investigation
    • Assets
    • Threat actor

Module 2: Network Intrusion Analysis

  • Interpret basic regular expressions
  • Describe the fields in these protocol headers as they relate to intrusion analysis:
    • Ethernet frame
    • IPv4
    • IPv6
    • TCP
    • UDP
    • ICMP
    • HTTP
  • Identify the elements from a NetFlow v5 record from a security event
  • Identify these key elements in an intrusion from a given PCAP file
    • Source address
    • Destination address
    • Source port
    • Destination port
    • Protocols
    • Payloads
  • Extract files from a TCP stream when given a PCAP file and Wireshark
  • Interpret common artifact elements from an event to identify an alert
    • IP address (source / destination)
    • Client and Server Port Identity
    • Process (file or registry)
    • System (API calls)
    • Hashes
    • URI / URL
  • Map the provided events to these source technologies
    • NetFlow
    • IDS / IPS
    • Firewall
    • Network application control
    • Proxy logs
    • Antivirus
  • Compare and contrast impact and no impact for these items
    • False Positive
    • False Negative
    • True Positive
    • True Negative
  • Interpret a provided intrusion event and host profile to calculate the impact flag generated by Firepower Management Center (FMC)

Module 3: Incident Response

  • Describe the elements that should be included in an incident response plan as stated in NIST.SP800-61 r2
  • Map elements to these steps of analysis based on the NIST.SP800-61 r2
    • Preparation
    • Detection and analysis
    • Containment, eradication, and recovery
    • Post-incident analysis (lessons learned)
  • Map the organisation stakeholders against the NIST IR categories (C2M2, SP800-61 r2)
    • Preparation
    • Detection and analysis
    • Containment, eradication, and recovery
    • Post-incident analysis (lessons learned)
  • Describe the goals of the given CSIRT
    • Internal CSIRT
    • National CSIRT
    • Coordination centers
    • Analysis centers
    • Vendor teams
    • Incident response providers (MSSP)
  • Identify these elements used for network profiling
    • Total throughput
    • Session duration
    • Ports used
    • Critical asset address space
  • Identify these elements used for server profiling
    • Listening ports
    • Logged in users/service accounts
    • Running processes
    • Running tasks
    • Applications
  • Map data types to these compliance frameworks
    • PCI
    • HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
    • SOX
  • Identify data elements that must be protected with regards to a specific standard (PCI-DSS)

Module 4: Data and Event Analysis

  • Describe the process of data normalisation
  • Interpret common data values into a universal format
  • Describe 5-tuple correlation
  • Describe the 5-tuple approach to isolate a compromised host in a grouped set of logs
  • Describe the retrospective analysis method to find a malicious file, provided file analysis report
  • Identify potentially compromised hosts within the network based on a threat analysis report containing malicious IP address or domains
  • Map DNS logs and HTTP logs together to find a threat actor
  • Map DNS, HTTP, and threat intelligence data together
  • Identify a correlation rule to distinguish the most significant alert from a given set of events from multiple data sources using the firepower   management console
  • Compare and contrast deterministic and probabilistic analysis

Module 5: Incident Handling

  • Classify intrusion events into these categories as defined in the diamond model of intrusion
    • Reconnaissance
    • Weaponisation
    • Delivery
    • Exploitation
    • Installation
    • Command and control
    • Action on objectives
  • Apply the NIST.SP800-61 r2 incident handling process to an event
  • Define these activities as they relate to incident handling
    • Identification
    • Scoping
    • Containment
    • Remediation
    • Lesson-based hardening
    • Reporting
  • Describe these concepts as they are documented in NIST SP800-86
    • Evidence collection order
    • Data integrity
    • Data preservation
    • Volatile data collection
  • Apply the VERIS schema categories to a given incident

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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.

  • Questions: 55-60 in total
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Available Languages: English

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.

  • Questions: 55-60 in total
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Available Languages: English

Both exams will be taken on the final day of the course. Passes in both exams are required to achieve certification.

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As part of your accelerated course, you'll get the following official Cisco courseware:

  • Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND) v1.0
  • Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS) v1.0

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 Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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.

Examination Passing Policy

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.

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There are no official prerequisites for this course, but it is recommend that you have previously studied ICND 1 or CompTia SEC+ level.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +971 4 3199019 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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