Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND) v1.0

Begin a career working with associate-level cybersecurity analysts within security operations centers.

Course Outline

Cisco E-Learning SECFND v1.0 is an all-inclusive e-learning solution designed to prepare CCNA Cyber Ops candidates for the exam topics covered by the 210-250 SECFND exam.¬†This course allows learners to understand cybersecurity's basic principles and foundational knowledge as well as obtain the core skills needed to grasp the more advanced associate-level materials in the second required exam, ‚??Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS).‚?̬†Focus on cybersecurity operations principles and technologies using hands-on examples in realistic scenarios with real-life security products and equipment.
  • 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

This course allows learners to understand common security concepts and basic security techniques used in a Security Operations Center (SOC) to find threats on a network using a variety of popular security tools within a "real-life" network infrastructure.

This Cisco self-paced course is designed to be as effective as classroom training. Course content is presented in easily consumable segments via both Instructor Video and text.Interactivity is enabled through hands-on Discovery Labs, content review questions, graded Challenge Labs and practice assessment tests. This makes the learning experience hands-on, increases comprehension, and provides students direct feedback on how well they have mastered the material.Built-in gamification features, such as learning badges and a leaderboard, make the experience more engaging and encourages better performance.


SECOPS v1.0 allows learners to understand how a Security Operations Center (SOC) functions while gaining the introductory-level skills and knowledge needed in this environment. Students obtain the core skills necessary to grasp the associate-level materials in the 210-255 SECOPS exam, which, when combined with passing the 210-250 SECFND exam, leads to the Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops certification.

  • 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 and entering the cybersecurity field
  • Cisco Channel Partners

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