CyberOps & Security/Cybersecurity

Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate
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Cisco Systems

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Course Description

Cybersecurity professionals who can protect and defend an organization's network are in high demand right now. Put your detective-like qualities to work by gaining knowledge toward a career in fighting cybercrime.

The Cisco Networking Academy offers the following course for CyberOps Associate study:

CyberOps Associate
Develop the know-how to monitor, detect and respond to cybersecurity threats. 

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NetAcad students can register at an active Cisco Networking Academy teaching CyberOps Associate. Please check with your school to find out what they charge tuition-wise.

Who should complete this credential?

Target Audience: Students enrolled in technology degree programs at higher education institutions; IT professionals who wants to pursue a career in Security Operations

Recommended Preparation: Introduction to Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Essentials

Uncovering cybercrime, cyber espionage, and other networking threats are just some of the exciting cybersecurity jobs spanning across every industry. Learn the skills to join this fast-growing field and take advantage of the opportunities found in security operation centers. Feel confident that you are helping make the world a safer place by pursuing a role in this field.

In this course you will learn security concepts, security monitoring, host-based analysis, network intrusion analysis, and security policies procedures. This course also aligns with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to support consistent communication language for cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.

Recommended preparation: Introduction to Cybersecurity or Cybersecurity Essentials.

You'll learn these core skills:

  • Deepen knowledge in how best to detect and respond to security incidents.
  • Gain job-ready, practical skills in cybersecurity operations.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Prepare for Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate Certification.

Learning Component Highlights:

  • 28 chapters and 46+ practice labs
  • 6 Cisco Packet Tracer activities
  • 113 interactive activities, videos, & quizzes
  • 1 practice certification exam

Step-by-Step Guide to Begin Credential

Find a location near you that offers Cisco Networking Academy courses.

Complete the CyberOps Associate course at a Cisco Networking Academy to achieve the knowledge needed.  Visit the ‘CyberOps Associate’ URL below for more information.

Visit the ‘CyberOps Associate’ url

There are no formal prerequisites for CyberOps Associate certification, but you should have an understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

Take and pass the 200-201 CBROPS

All Cisco certifications are valid for 3 years.  You may recertify by passing a qualifying exam


Earn 30 continuing education credits.

For more information, visit the Cisco Networking Academy website.

For course demos and other collateral, visit the Cisco Networking Academy Course Demos and Collateral URL.


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