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Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Course Description


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. This Cisco self-paced course is designed to be as effective as classroom training. Course content is presented in easily-consumable segments via both instructor video and text. Interactivity is enabled through Discovery labs, content review questions, and graded Challenge labs and tests. This makes the learning experience hands-on, increasing course effectiveness, and provides students direct feedback on how well they have mastered the material. And gamification features are built in, including earning badges and a leaderboard, to encourage better performance.  


  • Security Operations Center — Security Analyst
  • Computer Network Defense — Analyst
  • Computer Network Defense — Infrastructure Support Personnel
  • Future Incident Responders and Security Operations Center (SOC) personnel
  • Students beginning a career entering the cybersecurity field
  • IT personnel looking to learn more about the area of cybersecurity operations
  • Cisco Channel Partners


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


Upon completion of this course, you will have knowledge and skills 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

Course Duration

3 Days
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