Today’s organizations are challenged with rapidly detecting cyber security breaches and effectively responding to security incidents. Teams of people in Security Operations Center (SOCs) keep a vigilant eye on security systems, protecting their organizations by detecting and responding to cyber security threats. The Cyber Ops Associate course prepares candidates to begin a career working with associate-level cyber security analysts within Security Operation Center.

Core Skills

  1. Deepen knowledge in how best to detect and respond to security incidents.
  2. Gain job-ready, practical skills in cyber security operations.
  3. Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.



  • Launching your career in cyber security operations with the Cisco® Certified Cyber Ops Associate certification
  • Master the essentials to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber security threats and breaches
  • Rev up your resume with training and certification on cyber security 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


This course will help you:

  • Learn the fundamental skills, techniques, technologies, and the hands-on practice necessary to prevent and defend against cyber attacks as part of a SOC team
  • Prepare for the 200-201 Understanding Cisco Cyber security Operations Fundamentals (CBROPS) exam which earns the Cisco Certified Cyber Ops Associate certification

The course is comprised of twenty-eight (28) modules. Each module is comprised of topics.

  • Modules emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and the practical application of skills.
  • Each module contains some way to practice and assess understanding, such as a lab or a Packet Tracer.
    These module-level activities provide feedback and are designed to indicate learner’s mastery of the skills needed for the course. Learners can ensure their level of understanding well before taking a graded quiz or exam.
  • Some topics may contain a Check Your Understanding interactive quiz, or some other way to assess understanding, such as a lab or a Packet Tracer. These topic-level assessments are designed to tell learners if they have a good grasp of the topic content, or if they need to review before continuing. Learners can ensure their level of understanding well before taking a graded quiz or exam. Check Your Understanding quizzes do not affect the learner’s overall grade.
  • Rich multimedia content, including interactive activities, videos, and quizzes, addresses a variety of learning styles and helps stimulate learning and increase knowledge retention.
  • Virtual environments simulate real-world cyber security threat scenarios and create opportunities for security monitoring, analysis and resolution.
  • Hands-on labs help students develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills.
  • Innovative assessments provide immediate feedback to support the evaluation of knowledge and acquired skills.
  • Technical concepts are explained using language that works well for learners at all levels and embedded interactive activities break up reading of the content and help reinforce understanding.
  • The curriculum encourages students to consider additional IT education but also emphasizes applied skills and hands-on experience
  • Cisco Packet Tracer activities are designed for use with Packet Tracer 7.3 or later.


Curriculum Objectives
Cyber Ops Associate v1.0covers the knowledge and skills needed to successfully handle the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of an associate-level Cyber security Analyst working in a Security Operations Center (SOC). Upon completion of the Cyber Ops Associate v1.0 course, students will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Install virtual machines to create a safe environment for implementing and analyzing cyber security threat events
  • Explain the role of the Cyber security Operations Analyst in the enterprise
  • Explain the Windows Operating System features and characteristics needed to support cyber security analyses.
  • Explain the features and characteristics of the Linux Operating System
  • Analyze the operation of network protocols and services.
  • Explain the operation of the network infrastructure.
  • Classify the various types of network attacks
  • Use network monitoring tools to identify attacks against network protocols and services
  • Explain how to prevent malicious access to computer networks, hosts, and data.
  • Explain the impacts of cryptography on network security monitoring
  • Explain how to investigate endpoint vulnerabilities and attacks
  • Evaluate network security alerts
  • Analyze network intrusion data to identify compromised hosts and vulnerabilities.
  • Apply incident response models to manage network security incidents.


Virtual Machine Lab Requirements
This course uses two virtual machines (VM).All labs require a single VM. The lab or student PCs should
meet the following requirements:

The Cyber Ops Associate course is designed for Cisco Networking Academy® students who are seeking career-oriented, entry-level security analyst skills. Target students include individuals enrolled in technology degree programs at institutions of higher education and IT professionals who want to pursue a career in the Security Operation Center (SOC).Learners in this course are exposed to all of the foundational knowledge required to detect, analyze, and escalate basic cyber security threats using common open-resource tools.

Cyber Ops Associate students should have the following skills and knowledge:

  • PC and internet navigation skills
  • Basic Windows and Linux system concepts
  • Basic Networking concepts
  • Binary and Hexadecimal understanding
  • Awareness of basic programming concepts
  • Familiarity with Cisco Packet Tracer
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