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New CCNA Cyber Ops Certification

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by rocdamike, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. rocdamike

    rocdamike Byte Poster Gold Member

    Hello CF crew!

    If you haven't seen this already, Cisco have announced a new Cyber Security certification on the associate level. They have also announced global scholarships offering free training, mentoring and testing.

    The first hyperlink I have provided below is general information about the new certification and the second hyperlink is a form to apply for the scholarship.

    There are no prerequisites for sitting the exam, but there are prerequisites for being eligible for the scholarship program. However, they do not appear to be out of the grasp for most I'd say (i.e. a CompTIA A+ will suffice). You will also need to be at least 18 years old and willing to complete the training in 3 months.

    Hope this helps someone! xD



    Scholarship Award Details

    • The self-paced e-learning path for this certification includes three courses and two exams, representing a significant monetary investment in your career:
      • "Introduction to Cybersecurity," a Cisco Networking Academy course
      • "Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals" (SECFND), first course in the CCNA Cyber Ops curriculum
      • "Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations" (SECOPS), second course in the CCNA Cyber Ops curriculum
      • Two accompanying CCNA Cyber Ops exams (210-250 SECFND and 210-255 SECOPS)
      • Mentoring and coaching for all three of the above courses
    • Cisco will deliver the program in partnership with key Cisco Authorized Learning Partners, which will provide the mentoring and coaching.
    • The cost of all training, mentoring and coaching, and exam fees good toward completion of a CCNA Cyber Ops certification is included in the scholarship.

    To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must meet these qualifications:


    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Be proficient in English
    Basic technical competency (possess one or more of the following):

    • Cisco certification (Cisco CCENT certification or higher)
    • Relevant industry certification [(ISC)2, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council, GIAC, ISACA]
    • Cisco Networking Academy letter of completion (CCNA 1 and CCNA 2)
    • At least three years of combined experience in approved U.S. military job roles
    • Windows expertise: Microsoft (Microsoft Specialist, MCSA, MCSE), CompTIA (A+, Network+, Server+)
    • Linux expertise: CompTIA (Linux+), Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certification, Linux Foundation (LFCS, LFCE), Red Hat (RHCSA, RHCE, RHCA), Oracle Linux (OCA, OCP)
    Candidate acknowledgment:

    • Planning a career in IT cybersecurity
    • Prepared to complete training in three months
    • Willing to share a success story
    Certifications: CCNA R&S, CCENT, F5 101 Application Delivery Fundamentals, ITIL Foundation (2011), CompTIA (A+, Network+), MTA (Windows OS, Networking, HTML5)
    WIP: CCNA Security

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