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Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals (CBROPS)

  • Length 5 days
  • Version 1.0
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Why study this course

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.

Digital courseware: Cisco provides students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.

Exam Vouchers: Cisco exam vouchers are not included in the course fees but can be purchased separately where applicable.

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What you’ll learn

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 normalisation 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

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Who is the course for?

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 university/college graduates with a technical degree

Course subjects

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 Normalisation

  • Identifying Common Attack Vectors

  • Identifying Malicious Activity

  • Identifying Patterns of Suspicious Behavior

  • Conducting Security Incident Investigations

  • Using a Playbook Model to Organise 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

Lab outline

  • Use NSM Tools to Analyse Data Categories

  • Explore Cryptographic Technologies

  • Explore TCP/IP Attacks

  • Explore Endpoint Security

  • Investigate Hacker Methodology

  • Hunt Malicious Traffic

  • Correlate Event Logs, Packet Captures (PCAPs), and Alerts of an Attack

  • Investigate Browser-Based Attacks

  • Analyse Suspicious Domain Name System (DNS) Activity

  • Explore Security Data for Analysis

  • Investigate Suspicious Activity Using Security Onion

  • Investigate Advanced Persistent Threats

  • Explore SOC Playbooks

  • Explore the Windows Operating System

  • Explore the Linux Operating System


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:

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