Cybersec First Responder (CFR-410)

(CFR-410.AK1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-417-9
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The course Cybersec First Responder (CFR-410) is designed to assist students in preparing for the CertNexus CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-410) certification examination. 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. 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.

Skills You’ll Get

A CyberSec First Responder® has expertise in networking, operating systems, application security, or cloud environments, and their role is to identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover from cybersecurity incidents for their organizations. The CyberSec First Responder® exam (CFR-410) validates the candidate's knowledge to deal with a changing threat landscape and ability to assess risk and vulnerabilities, acquire data, perform analysis, continuously communicate, determine scope, recommend remediation actions, and accurately report results.

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13+ Lessons | 259+ Exercises | 120+ Quizzes | 354+ Flashcards | 354+ Glossary of terms


50+ Pre Assessment Questions | 1+ Full Length Tests | 100+ Post Assessment Questions | 100+ Practice Test Questions

Hands-On Labs

42+ LiveLab | 42+ Video tutorials | 01:04+ Hours


About This Course

  • Course Description

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

Analyzing the Threat Landscape

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

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

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

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

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

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

Analyzing Log Data

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

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

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

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: Regular Expressions

  • Topic A: Parse Log Files with Regular Expressions 


Analyzing Reconnaissance Threats to Computing and Network Environments

  • Exploiting a Website Using SQL Injection
  • Conducting Vulnerability Scanning Using Nessus
  • Performing Vulnerability Scanning Using OpenVAS
  • Scanning the Local Network
  • Getting TCP Settings
  • Getting UDP Settings
  • Displaying Metadata Information
  • Using the tracert Command
  • Getting Information about the Current Connection Statistics of UDP
  • Getting Information about the Current Connection Statistics of TCP
  • Getting Information about TCP Ports
  • Getting Information about UDP Ports
  • Finding the MAC Address of a System

Analyzing Attacks on Computing and Network Environments

  • Using TCPdump
  • Capturing Packets Using Wireshark
  • Analyzing Traffic Captured from Site Survey Software (kismet)
  • Exploiting LDAP-Based Authentication
  • Using OWASP ZAP
  • Using a Numeric IP Address to Locate a Web Server
  • Using NetWitness Investigator
  • Performing a Memory-Based Attack
  • Using the hping Program
  • Confirming the Spoofing Attack in Wireshark
  • Performing Session Hijacking Using Burp Suite
  • Getting Information about DNS

Analyzing Post-Attack Techniques

  • Using the Event Viewer
  • Using the dd Utility
  • Using Global Regular Expressions Print (grep)
  • Enabling the peek performance option

Assessing the Organization's Security Posture

  • Obtaining IP Route Information from the IP Routing Table
  • Using MBSA

Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence

  • Obtaining the IP version supported by a network adapter
  • Obtaining Information about Different IP versions
  • Obtaining Information about the Net Firewall Profile

Analyzing Log Data

  • Analyzing Linux Logs for Security Intelligence

Performing Active Asset and Network Analysis

  • Using FTK Imager
  • Exploring Windows File Registry
  • Using the Disk Defragmenter  Microsoft Drive Optimizer
  • Using a Hex Editor

Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents

  • Converting a FAT32 Partition to NTFS Using Disk Management
  • Converting an NTFS Partition to FAT32 Using Disk Management
  • Converting the FAT32 Partition to NTFS Using cmd

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Multiple Choice/Multiple Response

The exam contains 80 questions.

120 minutes

70% or 73%, depending on exam form

  • Any candidates who do not pass a CertNexus certification exam on their first attempt are eligible for a second attempt immediately, at no additional cost and with no waiting period before the retake.
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  • While there are no time restrictions on the third attempt or any subsequent attempts thereafter, CertNexus strongly recommends a 30-day preparation period before taking the exam again.

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