Cybersecurity operations jobs play a key part in securing information systems through the monitoring, detecting, investigating, analysing, and responding to security events, thus protecting systems from cybersecurity risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.
Cybersecurity operations jobs are also among the fastest-growing roles in IT, as organisations set up security operations centres (SOCs), and establish teams to monitor and respond to security incidents.
CCNA CyberOps provides a valuable first step in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to work with a SOC team and can be a valuable part of beginning a career in the exciting and growing field of cybersecurity operations.
The CCNA CyberOps course prepares students for the following:
Explain the role of Cybersecurity Operations Analyst
Learn Operating Systems features needed to support cybersecurity analyses
Explain the operation of network infrastructure and classify the various network attacks
Analyse the operation of network protocols and services, and use monitoring tools to identify attacks.
Use various methods to prevent malicious access to computer hosts and data
Explain the impacts of cryptography on network security monitoring
Explain how to investigate and evaluate endpoint vulnerabilities and network security alerts
Use virtual machines to implement, evaluate, and analyse cybersecurity threat events
Analyse network intrusion data to identify compromised hosts and vulnerabilities
Apply incident response model (CSIRSTs and NIST) to manage security incidents
Certification exams need to be booked and paid for separately via a Pearson Vue testing centre.
Visit the UWS online store to book a space on any of our scheduled CCNA CyberOps courses.
CCNA CyberOps courses are eligible for ITA funding - visit the Skills Development Scotland website to check your eligibility and to search for courses.
Basic Operating System (Windows, Linux) and networking concepts.
Binary and Hexadecimal understanding.
Awareness of basic programming concepts.
Awareness of basic SQL queries.
IT Essentials, CCENT or equivalent knowledge recommended.
Anyone interested in a career in the rapidly growing area of cybersecurity operations working in or with a security operations centre (SOC) in entry-level job roles such as Security SOC Analyst or Incident Responder. The course introduces the core security concepts and skills needed to monitor, detect, analyse and respond to cybercrime, cyberespionage, insider threats, advanced persistent threats, regulatory requirements, and other cybersecurity issues.
Module 1: Security Operations centre, threat actors, threat impact
Module 2: Windows Operating system, configuration, security and Monitoring
Module 3: Linux Operating system, Linux shell, file system, administration
Module 4: Network Protocols and Services, Ethernet, IP, ARP, Transport layer
Module 5: Network Infrastructure, wireless, security devices, physical and logical topologies
Module 6: Principles of Network Security, attackers and their tools, common threats and attacks
Module 7: Network monitoring and tools, IP, TCP and UDP vulnerabilities, attacking services
Module 8: Defence-in-depth, security policies, access control, threat intelligence
Module 9: Cryptography and the Public Key Infrastructure, encryption, digital signatures, certificates
Module 10: Endpoint Security and Analysis, Host based IPS, CVSS, compliance frameworks, NIST
Module 11: Security Monitoring, technologies and protocols, security data and log files
Module 12: Intrusion Data Analysis, evaluating alerts, digital forensics
Module 13: Incident Response and Handling, Cyber Kill Chain, Diamond model, VERIS, CSIRTs