Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
Prepares students for the work and requirements of creating and managing a security operations center. Prepares students for the Cisco 210-250 exam - Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals and includes responsibilities in establishing teams to monitor and respond to information security incidents.
1. Describe and compare fundamental cybersecurity concepts.
2. Describe network applications and the security challenges.
3. Explain basic cryptography principles.
4. Discuss and summarize endpoint attacks, including interpreting log data to identify events in Windows and Linux.
5. Develop knowledge in security monitoring, including identifying sources and types of data and events.
6. Explain SOC infrastructure tools and systems.
7. Outline basic incident analysis for a threat-centric SOC.
8. Describe common attack vectors.
9. Identify malicious activity.
10. Describe and explain an incident response handbook.
1. Network Concepts - Routers, switches, firewalls and the networking protocols associated with networks both LAN and WAN.
2. Security Concepts - Managing and Mitigating risks, threats, vulnerability, and exploits.
3. Cryptography - Standard algorithms, hashing, digital signatures, and operation of a PKI
4. Security Monitoring - Dumps, Logs, Base-lining, IPS.
5. Attack methods - Social Engineering, Injections, DOS, Man-in-the-middle
1. Students registered in this course will need frequent access to a computer under which they have rights to add edit and delete software.
2. Students will need access to Cisco's Training materials for the 210-250 exam.
3. Students will need reliable internet access in order to VPN into the Pioneer Data Center to complete hands-on labs and threat scenarios.
Grading will be conducted using a point value up to 1000 points that is then converted into a letter grade based on the percentage of points earned divided by total possible points available for the course.