CCNA Cyber Ops SECOPS – Certification Guide 210-255

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  • Get up to speed with the principles of threat analysis in a network and on a host device
  • Understand the impact of computer forensics
  • Examine typical and atypical network data to identify intrusions
  • Identify the role of the SOC and explore other individual roles in incident response
  • Analyze data and events using common frameworks
  • Learn the phases of an incident and how incident response priorities change for each phase

Cybersecurity roles have grown exponentially in the IT industry and an increasing number of organizations have set up security operations centers (SOCs) to monitor and respond to security threats. The 210-255 SECOPS exam is the second of two exams required for the Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops certification. By providing you with fundamental knowledge of SOC events, this certification validates your skills in managing cybersecurity processes such as analyzing threats and malicious activities, conducting security investigations, and using incident playbooks.

You'll start by understanding threat analysis and computer forensics, which will help you build the foundation for learning intrusion analysis and incident response principles. The book will then guide you through vocabulary and techniques for analyzing data from the network and previous events. In later chapters, you'll discover how to identify, analyze, correlate, and respond to incidents, including how to communicate technical and inaccessible (non-technical) examples. You'll be able to build on your knowledge as you learn through examples and practice questions, and finally test your knowledge with two mock exams that allow you to put what you’ve learned to the test.

By the end of this book, you'll have the skills to confidently pass the SECOPS 210-255 exam and achieve CCNA Cyber Ops certification.

  • Explore different security analysis tools and develop your knowledge to confidently pass the 210-255 SECOPS exam
  • Grasp real-world cybersecurity skills such as threat analysis, event correlation, and identifying malicious activity
  • Learn through mock tests, useful tips, and up-to-date exam questions
Page Count 352
Course Length 10 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781838559861
Date Of Publication 4 Jul 2019


Andrew Chu

Andrew Chu is a networking and cybersecurity lecturer at London Metropolitan University (LMU). LMU is a Cisco Academy, Academy Support Center, and Instructor Training Center. He has a postgraduate certificate in computer science education, and teaches CCNA routing and switching, as well as CCNA Cyber Ops, through LMU. A former military engineer, he enjoys testing systems to destruction, and learning from this and sharing the results. He has over 10 years' experience of working in physical and electronic systems security, including advising on and authoring security policies and risk assessments. This includes creating a community-owned ISP; working in government service; and training industry professionals, career changers, and new students.