CyberOps Associate

The CyberOps Associate v1.0 curriculum provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed for a Security Analyst working with a Security Operations Center team. It teaches core security skills needed for monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing, and responding to security events, thus protecting systems and organizations from cybersecurity risks, threats, and vulnerabilities. It includes an optional skills challenge to practice cybersecurity operations knowledge in a fun and engaging environment.

This course introduces the core security concepts and skills needed to monitor, detect, analyze, and respond to cybercrime, cyberespionage, insider threats, advanced persistent threats, regulatory requirements, and other cybersecurity issues facing organizations.

Gain practical, hands-on skills needed to maintain and ensure security operational readiness of secure networked systems.


By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Develop skills for entry-level security operations center (SOC) jobs
  • Prepare for CyberOps Associate certification
  • Pursue a career in cybersecurity operations, a rapidly-growing, exciting new area that spans all industries
  • Understand cybersecurity operations network principles, roles, and responsibilities as well as the related technologies, tools, regulations, and frameworks available
  • Apply knowledge and skills to monitor, detect, investigate, analyze, and respond to security incidents
  • Apply for entry-level jobs as Associate Security Analyst and Incident Responder
  • Take the Cisco Certified CyberOps Certification exam


The course contains these components:

  • The Danger
  • Fighters in the War Against Cybercrime
  • The Windows Operating System
  • Linux Overview
  • Network Protocols
  • Ethernet and Internet Protocols (IP)
  • Connectivity Verification
  • Address Resolution Protocol
  • The Transport Layer
  • Network Services
  • Network Communication Devices
  • Network Security Infrastructure
  • Attackers and Their Tools
  • Common Threats and Attacks
  • Network Monitoring and Tools
  • Attacking the Foundation
  • Attacking What We Do
  • Understanding Defense
  • Access Control
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Cryptography
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Endpoint Vulnerability Assessment
  • Technologies and Protocols
  • Network Security Data
  • Evaluating Alerts
  • Working with Network Security Data
  • Digital Forensics and Incident Analysis and Response


CyberOps Associate is a hands-on, career-oriented course with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop specialized skills to successfully handle the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of an associate-level Security Analyst working in a Security Operations Center (SOC). The course is delivered in 70-hour instructor-led course includes:

  • 28 Modules and 46 hands-on labs
  • 110+ interactive activities, videos, & quizzes
  • 6 Cisco Packet Tracer activities
  • 1 practice certification exam

Classes are usually held one times a week on three-hour sessions.

Associated Certifications


Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
200-201 CBROPS  Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals
Instructor led training
  • Basic Operating System (Windows, Linux), networking and security concepts

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Course Price Invoice
CyberOps Associate 555.00 €

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