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CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND 210-250 Official Cert Guide, First Edition

Book Description

This is the eBook version of the print title. Note that the eBook does not provide access to the practice test software that accompanies the print book.

Learn, prepare, and practice for CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND 210-250 exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning.

  • Master CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND 210-250 exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks


  • CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND 210-250 Official Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Cisco enterprise security experts Omar Santos, Joseph Muniz, and Stefano De Crescenzo share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

    The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

    Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time.

    The study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND exam, including:

  • Fundamentals of networking protocols and networking device types

  • Network security devices and cloud services

  • Security principles

  • Access control models

  • Security management concepts and techniques

  • Fundamentals of cryptography and PKI

  • Essentials of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

  • Windows-based Analysis

  • Linux /MAC OS X-based Analysis

  • Endpoint security technologies

  • Network and host telemetry

  • Security monitoring operations and challenges

  • Types of attacks and vulnerabilities

  • Security evasion techniques

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This E-Book
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. About the Authors
    5. About the Technical Reviewers
    6. Dedications
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. Contents at a Glance
    9. Contents
    10. Command Syntax Conventions
    11. Introduction
      1. About the 210-250 CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND Exam
        1. 210-250 CCNA Cyber Ops SECFNC Exam Topics
      2. About the CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND 210-250 Official Cert Guide
        1. Objectives and Methods
        2. Book Features
        3. How This Book Is Organized
      3. Companion Website
      4. Pearson Test Prep Practice Test Software
        1. Accessing the Pearson Test Prep Software Online
        2. Accessing the Pearson Test Prep Software Offline
        3. Customizing Your Exams
        4. Updating Your Exams
    12. Part I: Network Concepts
      1. Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Networking Protocols and Networking Devices
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. TCP/IP and OSI Model
          2. Layer 2 Fundamentals and Technologies
          3. Internet Protocol and Layer 3 Technologies
          4. Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
          5. Domain Name System (DNS)
          6. IPv6 Fundamentals
          7. Transport Layer Technologies and Protocols
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
          4. Q&A
          5. References and Further Reading
      2. Chapter 2. Network Security Devices and Cloud Services
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Network Security Systems
          2. Security Cloud-based Solutions
          3. Cisco NetFlow
          4. Data Loss Prevention
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
          4. Q&A
    13. Part II: Security Concepts
      1. Chapter 3. Security Principles
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. The Principles of the Defense-in-Depth Strategy
          2. What Are Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Exploits?
          3. Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability: The CIA Triad
          4. Risk and Risk Analysis
          5. Personally Identifiable Information and Protected Health Information
          6. Principle of Least Privilege and Separation of Duties
          7. Security Operation Centers
          8. Forensics
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Q&A
      2. Chapter 4. Introduction to Access Controls
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Information Security Principles
          2. Subject and Object Definition
          3. Access Control Fundamentals
          4. Access Control Process
          5. Information Security Roles and Responsibilities
          6. Access Control Types
          7. Access Control Models
          8. Access Control Mechanisms
          9. Identity and Access Control Implementation
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
          4. Q&A
          5. References and Additional Reading
      3. Chapter 5. Introduction to Security Operations Management
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Introduction to Identity and Access Management
          2. Security Events and Logs Management
          3. Assets Management
          4. Introduction to Enterprise Mobility Management
          5. Configuration and Change Management
          6. Vulnerability Management
          7. Patch Management
          8. References and Additional Readings
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
          4. Q&A
    14. Part III: Cryptography
      1. Chapter 6. Fundamentals of Cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Cryptography
          2. Fundamentals of PKI
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
          4. Q&A
      2. Chapter 7. Introduction to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. What Are VPNs?
          2. Site-to-site vs. Remote-Access VPNs
          3. An Overview of IPsec
          4. SSL VPNs
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
          4. Q&A
    15. Part IV: Host-Based Analysis
      1. Chapter 8. Windows-Based Analysis
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Process and Threads
          2. Memory Allocation
          3. Windows Registration
          4. Windows Management Instrumentation
          5. Handles
          6. Services
          7. Windows Event Logs
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Q&A
          4. References and Further Reading
      2. Chapter 9. Linux- and Mac OS X–Based Analysis
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Processes
          2. Forks
          3. Permissions
          4. Symlinks
          5. Daemons
          6. UNIX-Based Syslog
          7. Apache Access Logs
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
          4. Q&A
          5. References and Further Reading
      3. Chapter 10. Endpoint Security Technologies
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Antimalware and Antivirus Software
          2. Host-Based Firewalls and Host-Based Intrusion Prevention
          3. Application-Level Whitelisting and Blacklisting
          4. System-Based Sandboxing
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
          4. Q&A
    16. Part V: Security Monitoring and Attack Methods
      1. Chapter 11. Network and Host Telemetry
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Network Telemetry
          2. Host Telemetry
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
          4. Q&A
      2. Chapter 12. Security Monitoring Operational Challenges
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Security Monitoring and Encryption
          2. Security Monitoring and Network Address Translation
          3. Security Monitoring and Event Correlation Time Synchronization
          4. DNS Tunneling and Other Exfiltration Methods
          5. Security Monitoring and Tor
          6. Security Monitoring and Peer-to-Peer Communication
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Q&A
      3. Chapter 13. Types of Attacks and Vulnerabilities
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Types of Attacks
          2. Types of Vulnerabilities
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
          3. Q&A
      4. Chapter 14. Security Evasion Techniques
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Encryption and Tunneling
          2. Resource Exhaustion
          3. Traffic Fragmentation
          4. Protocol-Level Misinterpretation
          5. Traffic Timing, Substitution, and Insertion
          6. Pivoting
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
          4. Q&A
          5. References and Further Reading
    17. Part VI: Final Preparation
      1. Chapter 15. Final Preparation
        1. Tools for Final Preparation
        2. Suggested Plan for Final Review/Study
        3. Summary
    18. Part VII: Appendixes
      1. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Q&A Questions
        1. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes
          1. Chapter 1
          2. Chapter 2
          3. Chapter 3
          4. Chapter 4
          5. Chapter 5
          6. Chapter 6
          7. Chapter 7
          8. Chapter 8
          9. Chapter 9
          10. Chapter 10
          11. Chapter 11
          12. Chapter 12
          13. Chapter 13
          14. Chapter 14
        2. Answers to the Q&A Questions
          1. Chapter 1
          2. Chapter 2
          3. Chapter 3
          4. Chapter 4
          5. Chapter 5
          6. Chapter 6
          7. Chapter 7
          8. Chapter 8
          9. Chapter 9
          10. Chapter 10
          11. Chapter 11
          12. Chapter 12
          13. Chapter 13
          14. Chapter 14
    19. Glossary
    20. Index
    21. Elements Available on the Book Website
      1. Appendix B. Memory Tables
        1. Chapter 1
        2. Chapter 2
        3. Chapter 4
        4. Chapter 5
        5. Chapter 7
        6. Chapter 9
        7. Chapter 11
      2. Appendix C. Memory Tables Answer Key
        1. Chapter 1
        2. Chapter 2
        3. Chapter 4
        4. Chapter 5
        5. Chapter 7
        6. Chapter 9
        7. Chapter 11
      3. Appendix D. Study Planner
    22. Inside Front Cover
    23. Inside Back Cover
    24. Access Card
    25. Where are the companion content files?
    26. Code Snippets