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Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate Training

The new Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification program is one of the IP Rulers Cybersecurity programs which prepares you for today’s associate-level job roles in security operations centers (SOCs). The updated Cisco CyberOps Associate training and certification program from us will prepares you for an associate-level job role so you can prevent, detect, and defend against cybersecurity threats.The program has one training course and one exam that covers the foundational skills, processes, and knowledge you need to prevent, detect, analyze, and respond to cybersecurity incidents as part of a SOC team. CyberOps Associate certification covers Security concepts, Security monitoring, Host-based analysis, Network intrusion analysis, Security policies and procedures

IP Rulers is the pioneer in the Cisco Certification training services in Dubai UAE. Cybersecurity operations trained engineers provide the “defense” Skills that complement the cybersecurity team. The updated certification program validates the day-today, tactical knowledge and skills that Security Operations Center (SOC) teams need to detect and respond to cybersecurity threats. The certification validates the fundamentals needed for associate-level job roles, with one exam and one training course to help you prepare. From IP Rulers the expert’s trailers makes, the CyberOps Associate certification and training program as your pathway to a career in cybersecurity operations.

Course Details

200-201 CBROPS: Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals

The Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals (200-201 CBROPS) exam is a 120-minute assessment for the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification and is aligned with the associate-level cybersecurity operations analyst job role.

The CBROPS exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to security concepts, security monitoring, host-based analysis, network intrusion analysis, and security policies and procedures.

Target Audience:

This certification program prepares you for an associate-level job role so you can prevent, detect, and defend against cyber security threats. The program can launch your career; by showing hiring managers you have the real-world knowledge and skills to be a valuable member of any SOC team. Therefore, this course serves best the aspirants in the following job roles:

  • IT Security Professionals
  • Cyber Security Engineers
  • Penetration Tester
  • Professionals in the IT and related technologies sector
  • IT students and graduates


Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
  • Working knowledge of the Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Familiarity with basics of networking security concepts

The following Cisco course can help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for this course:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)

Course outline

(200-201)-Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals v1.0

1.1 Describe the CIAtriad

1.2 Compare security deployments
  • Network, endpoint, and application securitysystems
  • Agentless and agent-basedprotections
  • Legacy antivirus andantimalware
  • SIEM, SOAR, and logmanagement
1.3 Describe security terms
  • Threat intelligence (TI)
  • Threat hunting
  • Malware analysis
  • Threat actor
  • Run book automation(RBA)
  • Reverseengineering
  • Sliding window anomalydetection
  • Principle of leastprivilege
  • Zerotrust
  • Threat intelligence platform(TIP)
1.4 Compare security concepts
  • Risk (risk scoring/risk weighting, risk reduction, riskassessment)
  • Threat
  • Vulnerability
  • Exploit

1.5 Describe the principles of the defense-in-depthstrategy

1.6 Compare access controlmodels
  • Discretionary accesscontrol
  • Mandatory accesscontrol
  • Nondiscretionary accesscontrol
  • Authentication, authorization, accounting
  • Rule-based accesscontrol
  • Time-based accesscontrol
  • Role-based accesscontrol
1.7 Describe terms as defined inCVSS
  • Attack vector
  • Attackcomplexity
  • Privilegesrequired
  • Userinteraction
  • Scope

1.8 Identify the challenges of data visibility (network, host, and cloud) in detection
1.9 Identify potential data loss from provided traffic profiles
1.10 Interpret the 5-tuple approach to isolate a compromised host in a grouped set of logs
1.11 Compare rule-based detection vs. behavioral and statistical detection

2.1 Compare attack surface and vulnerability

2.2 Identify the types of data provided by these technologies
  • TCPdump
  • NetFlow
  • Next-genfirewall
  • Traditional statefulfirewall
  • Application visibility andcontrol
  • Web content filtering
  • Email content filtering
2.3 Describe the impact of these technologies on datavisibility
  • Access controllist
  • Tunneling
  • TOR
  • Encryption
  • P2P
  • Encapsulation
  • Loadbalancing
2.4 Describe the uses of these data types in securitymonitoring
  • Full packet capture
  • Sessiondata
  • Transactiondata
  • Statisticaldata
  • Metadata
  • Alertdata

2.5 Describe network attacks, such as protocol-based, denial of service, distributed denialof service, andman-in-the-middle

2.6 Describe web application attacks, such as SQL injection, command injections, andcross- sitescripting

2.7 Describe social engineering attacks

2.8 Describe endpoint-based attacks, such as buffer overflows, command and control(C2), malware, andransomware

2.9 Describe evasion and obfuscation techniques, such as tunneling, encryption, andproxies

2.10 Describetheimpactofcertificatesonsecurity(includesPKI,public/privatecrossingthe network,asymmetric/symmetric)

2.11 Identify the certificate components in a givenscenario
  • Cipher-suite
  • 509certificates
  • Keyexchange
  • Protocolversion
  • PKCS

3.1 Describe the functionality of these endpoint technologies in regard tosecurity monitoring
  • Host-based intrusiondetection
  • Antimalware andantivirus
  • Host-basedfirewall
  • Application-levelwhitelisting/blacklisting
  • Systems-based sandboxing (such as Chrome, Java, AdobeReader)

3.2 Identify components of an operating system (such as Windows and Linux) in agiven scenario

Describe the role of attribution in aninvestigation
  • Assets
  • Threat actor
  • Indicators ofcompromise
  • Indicators ofattack
  • Chain ofcustody
3.4 Identify type of evidence used based on providedlogs
  • Bestevidence
  • Corroborativeevidence
  • Indirect evidence

3.5 Compare tampered and untampered diskimage

3.6 Interpret operating system, application, or command line logs to identify anevent

3.7 Interpret the output report of a malware analysis tool (such as a detonation chamber or sandbox)
  • Hashes
  • URLs
  • Systems, events, andnetworking

4.1 Map the provided events to sourcetechnologies
  • Firewall
  • Network applicationcontrol
  • Proxylogs
  • Antivirus
  • Transaction data(NetFlow)
4.2 Compare impact and no impact for theseitems
  • Falsepositive
  • Falsenegative
  • Truepositive
  • Truenegative
  • Benign

4.3 Compare deep packet inspection with packet filtering and stateful firewalloperation

4.4 Compare inline traffic interrogation and taps or trafficmonitoring

4.5 Compare the characteristics of data obtained from taps or traffic monitoringand transactional data (NetFlow) in the analysis of networktraffic

4.6 Extract files from a TCP stream when given a PCAP file andWireshark

4.7 Identify key elements in an intrusion from a given PCAPfile
  • Sourceaddress
  • Destinationaddress
  • Sourceport
  • Destinationport
  • Protocols
  • Payloads
4.8 Interpret the fields in protocol headers as related to intrusionanalysis
  • Ethernet frame
  • IPv4
  • IPv6
  • TCP
  • UDP
  • ICMP
  • DNS
  • ARP
4.9 Interpret common artifact elements from an event to identify analert
  • IP address (source /destination)
  • Client and server portidentity
  • Process (file or registry)
  • System (APIcalls)
  • Hashes
  • URI /URL

4.10 Interpret basic regularexpressions

5.1 Describe managementconcepts
  • Asset management
  • Configurationmanagement
  • Mobile devicemanagement
  • Patchmanagement
  • Vulnerabilitymanagement

5.2 Describe the elements in an incident response plan as stated inNIST.SP800-61

5.3 Apply the incident handling process (such as NIST.SP800-61) to anevent

5.4 Map elements to these steps of analysis based on theNIST.SP800-61
  • Preparation
  • Detection andanalysis
  • Containment, eradication, andrecovery
  • Post-incident analysis (lessonslearned)
5.5 Map the organization stakeholders against the NIST IR categories (CMMC, NIST.SP800- 61)
  • Preparation
  • Detection andanalysis
  • Containment, eradication, andrecovery
  • Post-incident analysis (lessonslearned)
5.6 Describe concepts as documented inNIST.SP800-86
  • Evidence collectionorder
  • Dataintegrity
  • Data preservation
  • Volatile data collection
5.7 Identify these elements used for network profiling
  • Total throughput
  • Session duration
  • Ports used
  • dCritical asset address space
5.8 Identify these elements used for server profiling
  • Listening ports
  • Logged in users/service accounts
  • Running processes
  • Running tasks
  • Applications
5.9 Identify protected data in a network
  • PII
  • PSI
  • PHI
  • Intellectual property

5.10 Classify intrusion events into categories as defined by security models, such as Cyber Kill Chain Model and Diamond Model of Intrusion

5.11 Describe the relationship of SOC metrics to scope analysis (time to detect, time to contain, time to respond, time to control)

Trainer's Profile

IP Rulers is managed by an expert team of trainers with over ten years’ experience in the industry and in hands-on training.
All the trainers have multiple CCIEs in their respective areas of interest.
Individual trainers’ profiles can be provided upon request by email, along with demos and LinkedIn profiles.
Online and classroom demos are also available upon request.

Training Schedule

IP Rulers has a training schedule that can suit anyone, whether it be in groups or one-on-one, classroom-based, online or onsite corporate training, on weekdays or weekends. TheCisco CyberOps course has duration of 40 hours. For more details, please consult the training coordinators in the institute.

CyberOps Training


Weekdays (Sun - Thu)

Weekend (Fri - Sat)


Classroom / Online

Classroom / Online


40 Hours

40 Hours


1 Month

1 Month



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20 March 2023


Classroom / Online

Weekdays (Mon-Fri)

25 March 2023


Classroom / Online

Weekend (Sat-Sun)


Launch your career in cybersecurity operations with the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification
Master the essentials to prevent, detect, and respond to cybersecurity threats and breaches
Rev up your resume with training and certification on cybersecurity operations knowledge and skills
Boost your confidence by gaining real-world knowledge
Tell the world what you’ve achieved with a digital certification badge on your social media profiles

Certified candidates will have employment opportunities with the following job titles:

Level 1/2 SOC Engineer
Level 1/2 Security Analyst
Level 1/2 Information Security Officer
Level 1/2 Penetration Tester
Level 1/2 Technical Consultant


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