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Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND)

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  • Overview

    The Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND) v1.0 course will provide you with an understanding of network infrastructure devices, operations and vulnerabilities of the TCP/IP protocol suite, basic information security concepts, common network application operations and attacks, the Windows and Linux operating systems, and the types of data that are used to investigate security incidents.

    After completing this course, you will have basic knowledge that is required to perform the job role of an entry-level cybersecurity analyst in a threat-centric security operations center.

  • Who Should Take This Course


    • Security Operations Center – Security Analyst
    • Computer/Network Defense Analysts
    • Computer Network Defense Infrastructure Support Personnel
    • Future Incident Responders and Security Operations Center (SOC) personnel.
    • Students beginning a career, entering the cybersecurity field.
    • Cisco Channel Partners


    • Attendance in CCNAX, OR ICND1 and ICND2, OR have approximate level of knowledge from work experience
    • Interest in learning more about Cyber Security
  • Why You Should Take This Course
    Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
    • 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
    • Know various attack methods, security weaknesses, evasion methods, and remote versus local exploits
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Module 1: TCP/IP and Cryptography Concepts

    • Lesson 1: Understanding the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
    • Lesson 2: Understanding the Network Infrastructure
    • Lesson 3: Understanding Common TCP/IP Attacks
    • Lesson 4: Understanding Basic Cryptography Concepts


    Module 2: Network Applications and Endpoint Security

    • Lesson 1: Describing Information Security Concepts
    • Lesson 2: Understanding Network Applications
    • Lesson 3: Understanding Common Network Application Attacks
    • Lesson 4: Understanding Windows Operating System Basics
    • Lesson 5: Understanding Linux Operating System Basics
    • Lesson 6: Understanding Common Endpoint Attacks
    • Lesson 7: Understanding Network Security Technologies
    • Lesson 8: Understanding Endpoint Security Technologies


    Module 3: Security Monitoring and Analysis

    • Lesson 1: Describing Security Data Collection
    • Lesson 2: Describing Security Event Analysis



    • Guided Lab 1: Explore the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
    • Guided Lab 2: Explore the Network Infrastructure
    • Guided Lab 3: Explore TCP/IP Attacks
    • Guided Lab 4: Explore Cryptographic Technologies
    • Guided Lab 5: Explore Network Applications
    • Guided Lab 6: Explore Network Application Attacks
    • Guided Lab 7: Explore the Windows Operating System
    • Guided Lab 8: Explore the Linux Operating System
    • Guided Lab 9: Explore Endpoint Attacks
    • Guided Lab 10: Explore Network Security Technologies
    • Guided Lab 11: Explore Endpoint Security
    • Guided Lab 12: Explore Security Data for Analysis
  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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