• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

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.

Learning Objectives

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 Understanding Linux Operating System Basics

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cyber Investigation
  • Digital Forensics
  • Exploitation Analysis
  • Network Services
  • Risk Management
  • Software Development
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Threat Analysis
  • Training, Education, and Awareness
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management