It is recommended, but not required, that students have the following knowledge and skills:
- Working knowledge of the Windows operating system
- Working knowledge of the Linux operating system
Basic IPv4 and IPv6 addressing knowledge
The instructor led course helps to prepare students for beginning and associate level roles in cybersecurity operations. The course focuses on security principles and technologies, using Cisco security products to provide hands-on examples. Using instructor-led discussions, extensive hands-on lab exercises, and supplemental materials, this course allows learners to understand common security concepts, and start to learn the basic security techniques used in a Security Operations Center (SOC) to find threats on a network using a variety of popular security tools within a real-life network infrastructure.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe, compare and identify various network concepts
- Fundamentals of TCP/IP
- Describe and compare fundamental security concepts
- Describe network applications and the security challenges
- Understand basic cryptography principles
- Understand endpoint attacks, including interpreting log data to identify events in Windows and Linux
- Develop knowledge in security monitoring, including identifying sources and types of data and events
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.