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Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS)


Course Content

Today's organizations are challenged with rapidly detecting cybersecurity breaches and effectively responding to security incidents. Teams of people in Security Operations Centers (SOC’s) keep a vigilant eye on security systems, protecting their organizations by detecting and responding to cybersecurity threats. CCNA Cyber Ops prepares candidates to begin a career working with associate-level cybersecurity analysts within security operations centers.

This course allows learners to understand how a Security Operations Center (SOC) functions and the introductory-level skills and knowledge needed in this environment. It 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.

Exam Description

  • 210-255 SECOPS

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.

Who should attend

  • 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


This course is part of the following Certifications:


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

Outline: Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS)

Module 1: SOC Overview

  • Lesson 1: Defining the Security Operations Center
  • Lesson 2: Understanding NSM Tools and Data
  • Lesson 3: Understanding Incident Analysis in a Threat-Centric SOC
  • Lesson 4: Identifying Resources for Hunting Cyber Threats

Module 2: Security Incident Investigations

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Event Correlation and Normalization
  • Lesson 2: Identifying Common Attack Vectors
  • Lesson 3: Identifying Malicious Activity
  • Lesson 4: Identifying Patterns of Suspicious Behavior
  • Lesson 5: Conducting Security Incident Investigations

Module 3: SOC Operations

  • Lesson 1: Describing the SOC Playbook
  • Lesson 2: Understanding the SOC Metrics
  • Lesson 3: Understanding the SOC WMS and Automation
  • Lesson 4: Describing the Incident Response Plan
  • Lesson 5: Appendix A—Describing the Computer Security Incident Response Team
  • Lesson 6: Appendix B—Understanding the use of VERIS


  • Guided Lab 1: Explore Network Security Monitoring Tools
  • Discovery 1: Investigate Hacker Methodology
  • Discovery 2: Hunt Malicious Traffic
  • Discovery 3: Correlate Event Logs, PCAPs, and Alerts of an Attack
  • Discovery 4: Investigate Browser-Based Attacks
  • Discovery 5: Analyze Suspicious DNS Activity
  • Discovery 6: Investigate Suspicious Activity Using Security Onion
  • Discovery 7: Investigate Advanced Persistent Threats
  • Discovery 8: Explore SOC Playbooks
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

  • Canada: CAD 4,800
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 37 CLC
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  • Cisco Learning Credits: 37 CLC
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