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CCNA Cyber Ops

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The CCNA Cyber Ops certification has been retired as of May 29, 2020. This certification has been replaced by Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate.

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Demand for Cybersecurity professionals

According to IDC, cybersecurity will be among the 20 most in-demand IT roles for the next decade.

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Why certify?

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 Cisco Certified CyberOps 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 (now called Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification) for the DoD 8570.01-M for the CSSP Analyst and CCSP Incident Responder categories.


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Migrating to the new program

The new Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification replaces the current CCNA Cyber Ops certification.

Beginning May 29, 2020, Cisco will release an updated, consolidated exam, 200-201 CBROPS, that will replace the current 210-250 SECOPS and 210-255 SECFND exams. And new training, Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals (CBROPS) is coming soon.

Finishing your certification based on the current exams:

  • If you already passed one of the two current exams, keep going. You have until May 28, 2020 to complete your certification using the current exams (210-250 SECFND and 210-255 SECOPS).
  • If you finish certification using the current exams, you will receive the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification and badge. 

If you held an active CCNA Cyber Ops Associate certification prior to February 24, 2020:

  • You received the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification and certification badge on February 24.

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