Course Code: 16894

Cisco - SECFND - Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals v1.0

Class Dates:
5 Days
Class Time:


  • Course Overview
  • The Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND) v1.0 course provides you with an understanding of network infrastructure devices, operations and vulnerabilities of the TCP/IP protocol suite, basic information security concepts, common network application operations and attacks, the Windows and Linux operating systems, and the types of data that are used to investigate security incidents.

    After completing this course, you will have basic knowledge that is required to perform the job role of an entry-level cybersecurity analyst in a threat-centric security operations center.

  • Audience
  • The primary audience for this course is as follows:

    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, entering the cybersecurity field
    Cisco Channel Partners


  • The basic technical competency (must possess one or more of the following):

    Cisco certification (Cisco CCENT certification or higher)
    Relevant industry certification [(ISC)2, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council, GIAC, ISACA]
    Cisco Networking Academy letter of completion (CCNA 1 and CCNA 2)
    Windows expertise: Microsoft (Microsoft Specialist, MCSA, MCSE), CompTIA (A+, Network+, Server+)

    Linux expertise: CompTIA (Linux+), Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certification, Linux Foundation (LFCS, LFCE), Red Hat (RHCSA, RHCE, RHCA), Oracle Linux (OCA, OCP) It is strongly recommended, but not required, students have the following knowledge and skills:

    Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in ICND1 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1.

Course Details

  • Module 1: TCP/IP and Cryptography Concepts
  • Lesson 1: Understanding the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • Lesson 2: Understanding the Network Infrastructure
  • Lesson 3: Understanding Common TCP/IP Attacks
  • Lesson 4: Understanding Basic Cryptography Concepts
  • Module 2: Network Applications and Endpoint Security
  • Lesson 1: Describing Information Security Concepts
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Network Applications
  • Lesson 3: Understanding Common Network Application Attacks
  • Lesson 4: Understanding Windows Operating System Basics
  • Lesson 5: Understanding Linus Operating System Basics
  • Lesson 6: Understanding Common Endpoint Attacks
  • Lesson 7: Understanding Network Security Technologies
  • Lesson 8: Understanding Endpoint Security Technologies
  • Module 3: Security Monitoring and Analysis
  • Lesson 1: Describing Security Data Collection
  • Lesson 2: Describing Security Event Analysis
  • Lab Outline
  • Lab 1: Explore the TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • Lab 2: Explore the Network Infrastructure
  • Lab 3: Explore TCP/IP Attacks
  • Lab 4: Explore Cryptographic Technologies
  • Lab 5: Explore Network Applications
  • Lab 6: Explore Network Application Attacks
  • Lab 7: Explore the Windows Operating System
  • Lab 8: Explore the Linux Operating System
  • Lab 9: Explore Endpoint Attacks
  • Lab 10: Explore Network Security Technologies
  • Lab 11: Explore Endpoint Security
  • Lab 12: Explore Security Data for Analysis