The Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals (CBROPS) v1.0 course teaches you security concepts, common network and application operations and attacks, and the types of data needed to investigate security incidents. This course teaches you how to monitor alerts and breaches, and how to understand and follow established procedures for response to alerts converted to incidents. Through a combination of lecture, hands-on labs, and self-study, you will learn the essential skills, concepts, and technologies to be a contributing member of a cybersecurity operations center (SOC) including understanding the IT infrastructure, operations, and vulnerabilities. This course helps you prepare for the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification and the role of a Junior or Entry-level cybersecurity operations analyst in a SOC.


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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to
Explain how a Security Operations Center (SOC) operates and describe the different types of services that are performed from a Tier 1 SOC analyst’s perspective.
Explain Network Security Monitoring (NSM) tools that are available to the network security analyst.
Explain the data that is available to the network security analyst.
Describe the basic concepts and uses of cryptography.
Describe security flaws in the TCP/IP protocol and how they can be used to attack networks and hosts.
Understand common endpoint security technologies.
Understand the kill chain and the diamond models for incident investigations, and the use of exploit kits by threat actors.
Identify resources for hunting cyber threats.
Explain the need for event data normalization and event correlation.
Identify the common attack vectors.
Identify malicious activities.
Identify patterns of suspicious behaviors.
Conduct security incident investigations.
Explain the use of a typical playbook in the SOC.
Explain the use of SOC metrics to measure the effectiveness of the SOC.
Explain the use of a workflow management system and automation to improve the effectiveness of the SOC.
Describe a typical incident response plan and the functions of a typical Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT).
Explain the use of Vocabulary for Event Recording and Incident Sharing (VERIS) to document security incidents in a standard format.

  • Course Outline

  • Defining the Security Operations Center

    Understanding Network Infrastructure and Network Security Monitoring Tools

    Exploring Data Type Categories

    Understanding Basic Cryptography Concepts

    Understanding Common TCP/IP Attacks

    Understanding Endpoint Security Technologies

    Understanding Incident Analysis in a Threat-Centric SOC

    Identifying Resources for Hunting Cyber Threats

    Understanding Event Correlation and Normalization

    Identifying Common Attack Vectors

    Identifying Malicious Activity

    Identifying Patterns of Suspicious Behavior

    Conducting Security Incident Investigations

    Using a Playbook Model to Organize Security Monitoring

    Understanding SOC Metrics

    Understanding SOC Workflow and Automation

    Describing Incident Response

    Understanding the Use of VERIS

    Understanding Windows Operating System Basics


This course is designed for individuals seeking a role as an associate-level cybersecurity analyst and IT professionals desiring knowledge in Cybersecurity operations or those in pursuit of the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification including Students pursuing a technical degree Current IT professionals Recent college graduates with a technical degree




Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking Working knowledge of the Windows and Linux operating systems Familiarity with basics of networking security concepts The following Cisco course can help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for this course Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA®)


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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