SECFND: Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND) Course

Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND) Certification

The SECFND Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals certification training course is one of the two courses associated with the Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops certification. Candidates undertaking the SECFND course learn and understand Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals and prepare for the exam 210-250. Candidates develop understanding of cybersecurity basic principles, operation of network devices, knowledge of routed protocols, security related VLAN issues, hashing algorithms, encryption algorithms and comparing attacks.

The second training course required for the CCNA Cyber Ops certification is Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS).

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  • Receive a certificate of course attendance
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Basic computer knowledge and network security understanding

There is no certification exam associated with this training course.

Ciscopress SECFND course material included

  • Network Concepts
  • Security Concepts
  • Cryptography
  • Host-Based Analysis
  • Security Monitoring
  • Attack Methods


This course is likely to add to the employment related skills of the participants. The skills developed are likely to be used in the course of being an employee or working in a business.

  • Network security engineers
  • Network support staff
  • Network architects
  • Candidates preparing for the CCNA Cyber Ops certification
  • Describe the function of the network layers as specified by the OSI and the TCP/IP network models
  • Describe the operation of IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP
  • Describe the operation of ARP, DNS, DHCP
  • Describe the basic operation of Router, Switch, Hub, Bridge, WAP, WLC
  • Describe the functions of Firewall, IPS, AMP, WSA, CWS, ESA, CES
  • Describe IP subnets and communication within an IP subnet and between IP subnets
  • Describe the relationship between VLANs and data visibility
  • Describe the operation of ACLs applied as packet filters on the interfaces of network devices
  • Compare and contrast deep packet inspection with packet filtering and stateful firewall operation
  • Compare and contrast inline traffic interrogation and taps or traffic mirroring
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of data obtained from taps or traffic mirroring and NetFlow in the analysis of network traffic
  • Identify potential data loss from provided traffic profiles
  • Describe the principles of the defense in depth strategy
  • Describe the uses of a hash algorithm
  • Describe the uses of encryption algorithms
  • Compare and contrast symmetric and asymmetric encryption algorithms
  • Describe the processes of digital signature creation and verification
  • Describe the operation of a PKI
  • Describe the security impact of MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-512
  • Describe the security impact of DES, 3DES, AES, RSA, DSA, SSH, SSL/TLS
  • Describe how the success or failure of a cryptographic exchange impacts security investigation
  • Compare and contrast an attack surface and vulnerability
  • Compare and contrast remote exploit and a local exploit
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