Today's organizations are challenged with rapidly detecting cybersecurity breaches and effectively responding to security incidents. Teams of people in Security Operations Centers (SOC’s) keep a vigilant eye on security systems, protecting their organizations by detecting and responding to cybersecurity threats.
The Cisco Certified CyberOps certification prepares candidates to begin a career working with associate-level cybersecurity analysts within security operations centers.
As of July 2018, The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has approved the Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops Certification (now called Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification) for the DoD 8570.01-M for the CSSP Analyst and CCSP Incident Responder categories.
No prerequisites are required to take this course. However, it is suggested that interested participants have some background knowledge in networking and system administration.
The Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops certification is now called Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate. If you hold an active CCNA Cyber Ops on February 24, 2020, you'll receive the new Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate. Moving forward candidates who pass both the SECOPS and SECFND exams will also earn the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification.
And coming on May 29, 2020, Cisco will release an updated, consolidated exam that will replace the current exams. If you've already passed one of the current exams, keep going, because these exams will be retired on May 28, 2020. On May 29, the new exam, 200-201 CBROPS will be available.