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CyberSec First Responder Certification


4 Days (Virtual or Physical Classroom)

What’s Included

Everything You Need to Pass the CFR-410 Exam

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Free Retake of Course & Post-class support

Our CyberSec First Responder Certification Boot Camp takes a holistic approach to prepare IT Professionals to analyze threats, secure networks, and utilize critical problem-solving skillsets to protect an organization from threats.

Our CFR training program includes:
• Hands-on labs and interactive exercises to give you real-world experience
• Exam-focused instruction and practice tests to help you become familiar with the exam format
• Study materials and resources to help you prepare for the exam
• Access to our team of experts who can answer any questions you may have
• A 100% Pass guarantee, to ensure that you succeed on your exam

We understand that preparing for a certification exam can be challenging, that’s why we designed our boot camp to give you the best chance of success. By the end of our program, you will be fully prepared to pass the CertNexus CyberSec First Responder certification exam and take the next step in your career.


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  • Effectively identify malicious activities involving computing systems.
  • Assess information security risks in network environments.
  • Collect cybersecurity intelligence to prepare for assessments.
  • Develop the skills needed to cut the lag time between when a breach occurs and when it is detected.
  • Assess the risks and vulnerabilities to analyze and determine the scope in an immersive, hands-on environment.
  • Effectively protect critical information systems before, during, and after an attack.
  • Analyze post-attack techniques and apply skills to respond proactively.

The CyberSec First Responder® (CFR) exam is designed for individuals with between 2 and 5 years of experience working in a computing environment as part of a CERT, CSIRT, SOC, Command and control (C2) systems, or as an IT professional on the front line of cybersecurity at their organizations,
who desire or are required to protect critical information systems before, during, and after an incident which may be a cybersecurity attack.

CFR-410 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 and are seeking personnel to be in compliance with CMMC Incident Response (IR), Audit and Accountability (AU), and Risk Management (RM) domains.

This certification (CFR-410) meets all requirements for personnel requiring DoD directive 8570.01-M position certification baselines:
• CSSP Analyst
• CSSP Infrastructure Support
• CSSP Incident Responder
• CSSP Auditor

CertNexus is a vendor-neutral certification body, providing emerging technology certifications and
micro-credentials for business, data, developer, IT, and security professionals. CertNexus’ mission is
to assist closing the emerging tech global skills gap while providing individuals with a path towards
rewarding careers in Cybersecurity, Data Science, Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)/
Machine Learning

Lesson 1: Assessing Cybersecurity Risk

Topic A: Identify the Importance of Risk Management

Topic B: Assess Risk

Topic C: Mitigate Risk

Topic D: Integrate Documentation into Risk Management


Lesson 2: Analyzing the Threat Landscape

Topic A: Classify Threats

Topic B: Analyze Trends Affecting Security Posture


Lesson 3: Analyzing Reconnaissance Threats to Computing and Network Environments

Topic A: Implement Threat Modeling

Topic B: Assess the Impact of Reconnaissance

Topic C: Assess the Impact of Social Engineering


Lesson 4: Analyzing Attacks on Computing and Network Environments

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


Lesson 5: Analyzing Post-Attack Techniques

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


Lesson 6: Assessing the Organization’s Security Posture

Topic A: Implement Cybersecurity Auditing

Topic B: Implement a Vulnerability Management Plan

Topic C: Assess Vulnerabilities

Topic D: Conduct Penetration Testing


Lesson 7: Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence

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


Lesson 8: Analyzing Log Data

Topic A: Use Common Tools to Analyze Logs

Topic B: Use SIEM Tools for Analysis


Lesson 9: Performing Active Asset and Network Analysis

Topic A: Analyze Incidents with Windows-Based Tools

Topic B: Analyze Incidents with Linux-Based Tools

Topic C: Analyze Indicators of Compromise


Lesson 10: Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents

Topic A: Deploy an Incident Handling and Response Architecture

Topic B: Mitigate Incidents

Topic C: Hand Over Incident Information to a Forensic Investigation


Lesson 11: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents

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


Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CyberSec First Responder® (Exam CFR-410)

Appendix B: Regular Expressions

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Is this CyberSec First Responder certification currently listed on the approved certifications on DoD 8570?

Yes, it is currently approved for CSSP Auditor, CSSP Incident Responder, CSSP Infrastructure Support, CSSP Analyst. The certification is also accredited by ANSI which is a requirement for DOD 8570.

Who should attend this CyberSec First Responder Certification Training?

CyberSec First Responder Certification is designed for professionals with 3-5 years working in a computing environment and who desire, or are required, to protect critical information systems.

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