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Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS)

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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

  • United States: US$ 4,295
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 43 CLC
Online Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 4,295
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 43 CLC
E-Learning Cisco Digital Learning

Duration 360 days

  • United States: US$ 1,500
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 15 CLC
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