This course covers network defense and incident response methods, tactics, and procedures that are in alignment with industry frameworks such as NIST 800-61r2 (Computer Security Incident Handling Guide), US-CERT's National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP), and Presidential Policy Directive (PPD)-41 on Cyber Incident Coordination. It is ideal for candidates who have been tasked with the responsibility of monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing standardized responses to such incidents. The course introduces tools, tactics, and procedures to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and remediate and report incidents as they occur. This course provides a comprehensive methodology for individuals responsible for defending the cybersecurity of their organization.
This course is designed to assist students in preparing for the CertNexus CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-410) certification examination. What you learn and practice in this course can be a significant part of your preparation. In addition, this course and subsequent certification (CFR-10) meet all requirements for personnel requiring DoD directive 8570.01-M position certification baselines:
• CSSP Analyst
• CSSP Infrastructure Support
• CSSP Incident Responder
• CSSP Auditor
This course is delivered as a blend of eLearning and six 4-hour virtual sessions with a certified instructor.
As an aspiring IT Security professional, you must ask yourself which certifications are going to make you the most employable. The simple answer to that question is the one that gives you the skills that employers are looking for. CyberSec First Responder from CertNexus is that certification. It covers all the different job responsibilities and tools that actual IT Security professionals do on a day to day basis. Why spend time taking multiple certifications and studying for multiple exams when you can take CyberSec First Responder and be ready for all roles inside an Incident Response and Analysis team.
In this course, you will understand, assess and respond to security threats and operate a system and network security analysis platform.
To ensure your success in this course, you should meet the following requirements:
• At least two years (recommended) of experience or education in computer network security technology or a related field.
• The ability or curiosity to recognize information security vulnerabilities and threats in the context of risk management.
• Foundational knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in network environments. Safeguards include, but are not limited to, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and VPNs.
• General knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in computing environments. Safeguards include, but are not limited to, basic authentication and authorization, resource permissions, and anti-malware mechanisms.
• Foundation-level skills with some of the common operating systems for computing environments.
• Entry-level understanding of some of the common concepts for network environments, such as routing and switching.
• General or practical knowledge of major TCP/IP networking protocols, including, but not limited to, TCP, IP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, ARP, ICMP, and DHCP.
This course is designed primarily for cybersecurity practitioners preparing for or who currently perform job functions related to protecting information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. It is ideal for those roles within federal contracting companies and private sector firms whose mission or strategic objectives require the execution of Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) or DoD Information Network (DoDIN) operation and incident handling. This course focuses on the knowledge, ability, and skills necessary to provide for the defense of those information systems in a cybersecurity context, including protection, detection, analysis, investigation, and response processes. In addition, the course ensures that all members of an IT team—regardless of size, rank, or budget—understand their role in the cyber defense, incident response, and incident handling process.
Exam Questions: 80
Passing score: 70% or 73% depending on exam format
Duration: 120 minutes (Note: exam time includes 5 minutes for
reading and signing the Candidate Agreement and 5
minutes for the Pearson Vue testing system tutorial)
Exam format: In person at a Person Vue test centre or online via
Item formats: Multiple choice/Multiple response
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