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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.
The CCNA Cyber Ops certification prepares candidates to begin a career working with associate-level cybersecurity analysts within security operations centers.
As of July 2018, The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has approved the Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops Certification for the DoD 8570.01-M for the CSSP Analyst and CCSP Incident Responder categories.
At this time, there are no changes to the CCNA Cyber Ops certification.
Cisco continues to evaluate our training and certifications, including CCNA Cyber Ops, to ensure we are providing professionals with the most up-to-date skills needed to succeed in today's marketplace. Cybersecurity skills are critical and will continue to be an important area for Cisco.
Please look for future updates at Cisco.com/nextlevel.
|Required exams||Recommended training|
|210-250 SECFND||Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND)|
|210-255 SECOPS||Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS)|
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To earn the Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops certification, you must pass the following exams:
This exam is the first of the two required exams to achieve the CCNA Cyber Ops certification and is aligned with the job role of an associate-level Security Operations Center (SOC) Security Analyst. The SECFND exam tests candidates understanding of cybersecurity’s basic principles, foundational knowledge, and core skills needed to grasp the more advanced associate-level materials in the second required exam, "Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS)".
This exam is the second of the two required exams in achieving the associate-level CCNA Cyber Ops certification and is aligned with the job role of an associate-level Security Operations Center (SOC) Security Analyst. The SECOPS 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 Security Operations Center (SOC).
This 5-day course is designed to teach candidates basic security principles, concepts, provide fundamental knowledge and core skills needed to begin preparing for a job in cybersecurity.
This 5-day course is designed to teach candidates the principles and concepts of Security Operations, and provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and core skills needed to begin working in a Security Operations Center (SOC).
To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program recognizes and approves the Cisco CCNA Security, Cisco CCNP Security, and Cisco CCNA CyberOps Certifications for inclusion in the DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certifications.
For more information, please see Cisco Security certifications DoD recognition.