Cyber security

professional certification is designed with the vast knowledge of the global perspective of challenges that one faces while mapping a secure system while covering the major cyber roles needed to provide a solid system.

Cybersec First Responder CFR-410 (Preparatory)

CyberSec First Responder® (CFR) is a comprehensive, in-demand certification designed to validate the knowledge and skills required to protect these critical information systems before, during, and after an incident.


Course Content

  1. Assessing Cybersecurity Risk
  2. Analyzing the Threat Landscape
  3. Analyzing Reconnaissance Threats to Computing and Network Environments
  4. Analyzing Attacks on Computing and Network Environments
  5. Analyzing Post-Attack Techniques
  6. Assessing the Organization’s Security Posture
  7. Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence
  8. Analyzing Log Data
  9. Performing Active Asset and Network Analysis
  10. Responding to Cybersecurity Incident
  11. Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents


In this course, you will identify, assess, respond to, and protect against security threats and operate a
system and network security analysis platform. You will:
• Assess cybersecurity risks to the organization.
• Analyze the threat landscape.
• Analyze various reconnaissance threats to computing and network environments.
• Analyze various attacks on computing and network environments.
• Analyze various post-attack techniques.
• Assess the organization’s security posture through auditing, vulnerability management, and
penetration testing.
• Collect cybersecurity intelligence from various network-based and host-based sources.

• Analyze log data to reveal evidence of threats and incidents. • Perform active asset and network analysis to detect incidents. • Respond to cybersecurity incidents using containment, mitigation, and recovery tactics. • Investigate cybersecurity incidents using forensic analysis techniques. 

For Whom?

This course is designed primarily for cybersecurity practitioners preparing for or who currently perform
job functions related to protecting information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity,
authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. It is ideal for those roles within federal contracting
companies and private sector firms whose mission or strategic objectives require the execution of
Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) or DoD Information Network (DoDIN) operation and incident
handling. This course focuses on the knowledge, ability, and skills necessary to provide for the defense
of those information systems in a cybersecurity context, including protection, detection, analysis,
investigation, and response processes.
In addition, the course ensures that all members of an IT team—regardless of size, rank, or budget—
understand their role in the cyber defense, incident response, and incident handling process.x

• Network Administrator

• Help Desk Technician
• Information System
• Technician
• Incident Responder
• Incident Response Analyst
• Cyber Crime Investigator
• IT Auditor
• Information Security and
• IT Auditor
• Systems Analyst
• Network Analyst
• Incident Analyst
• Security Analyst
• Network Security Engineer
• Information Assurance
• Analyst
• Network Defense Technician
• Network Administrator
• Information Systems
• Security Engineer

Target Audience

Individuals with between 3 and 5 years of experience working in a computing environment as part of a CERT/CSIRT/SOC who protect critical information systems before, during, and after an incident.

Course Syllabus

Topic A: Identify the Importance of Risk Management
Topic B: Assess Risk
Topic C: Mitigate Risk
Topic D: Integrate Documentation into Risk Management

Topic A: Classify Threats
Topic B: Analyze Trends Affecting Security Posture

Topic A: Implement Threat Modeling
Topic B: Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance
Topic C: Assess the Impact of Social Engineering

Topic A: Assess the Impact of System Hacking Attacks
Topic B: Assess the Impact of Web-Based Attacks
Topic C: Assess the Impact of Malware
Topic D: Assess the Impact of Hijacking and Impersonation Attacks
Topic E: Assess the Impact of DoS Incidents
Topic F: Assess the Impact of Threats to Mobile Security
Topic G: Assess the Impact of Threats to Cloud Security

Topic A: Assess Command and Control Techniques
Topic B: Assess Persistence Techniques
Topic C: Assess Lateral Movement and Pivoting Techniques
Topic D: Assess Data Exfiltration Techniques
Topic E: Assess Anti-Forensics Techniques

Topic A: Implement Cybersecurity Auditing
Topic B: Implement a Vulnerability Management Plan
Topic C: Assess Vulnerabilities
Topic D: Conduct Penetration Testing

Topic A: Deploy a Security Intelligence Collection and Analysis Platform
Topic B: Collect Data from Network-Based Intelligence Sources
Topic C: Collect Data from Host-Based Intelligence Sources

Topic A: Use Common Tools to Analyze Logs
Topic B: Use SIEM Tools for Analysis

Topic A: Analyze Incidents with Windows-Based Tools
Topic B: Analyze Incidents with Linux-Based Tools
Topic C: Analyze Indicators of Compromise

Topic A: Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture
Topic B: Mitigate Incidents
Topic C: Hand Over Incident Information to a Forensic Investigation

Topic A: Apply a Forensic Investigation Plan
Topic B: Securely Collect and Analyze Electronic Evidence
Topic C: Follow Up on the Results of an Investigation

CFR Exam Details

This exam will certify that the candidate can identify, assess, respond to, and protect against security threats and operate a system and network security analysis platform.
The CFR exam is accredited under the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard and is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to fulfill Directive 8570/8140 requirements.

120 minutes (including 5 minutes for Candidate Agreement and 5 minutes for Pearson VUE tutorial)

70% or 73% depending on exam form. (Note: Forms have been statistically equated.)



Multiple Choice/Multiple Response


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