The Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS) v1.0 course gives you foundation-level knowledge of security incident analysis techniques used in a Security Operations Center (SOC). You will learn how to identify and analyze threats and malicious activity, correlate events, conduct security investigations, use incident playbooks, and learn SOC operations and procedures. This is the second of two courses that prepare you for the Cisco® CCNA® Cyber Ops certification. This certification validates your knowledge and hands-on skills to help handle cybersecurity events as an associate-level member of an SOC team.
Today’s cybersecurity professionals need to detect, investigate, and respond to a wide variety of security events. This course will help you gain the skills to play a role in your organization’s SOC detecting and responding to security events.
The United States Department of Defense recognizes Cisco CCNA CyberOps certification as an approved baseline certification in the Information Assurance (IA) Workforce CCSP Incident Responder and CCSP Analyst job categories. Please see Cisco CCNA CyberOps and the DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certifications for more information.
Who should attend
- IT professionals
- Any learner interested in entering associate-level cybersecurity roles such as:
- SOC cybersecurity analysts
- Computer or network defense analysts
- Computer network defense infrastructure support personnel
- Future incident responders and SOC personnel
- Cisco integrators or partners
To fully benefit from this course, you should first complete the following course or obtain the equivalent knowledge and skills:
- Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND)
What you will learn
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the three common SOC types, tools used by SOC analysts, job roles within the SOC, and incident analysis within a threat-centric SOC
- Explain security incident investigations, including event correlation and normalization and common attack vectors, and be able to identify malicious and suspicious activities
- Explain the use of a SOC playbook to assist with investigations, the use of metrics to measure the effectiveness of the SOC, the use of a SOC workflow management system and automation to improve SOC efficiency, and the concepts of an incident response plan