Get certified for the CertNexus CFR certification exam with the CyberSec First Responder (CFR) course and lab. The lab provides a hands-on learning experience in a safe, online environment. The CFR training course and lab cover the CFR-310 exam objectives and provide the required knowledge required to deal with a changing threat landscape. After completing the course, you will be able to assess risk and vulnerabilities, acquire data, perform analysis, continuously communicate, recommend remediation actions, and accurately report results.

Cybersecurity professionals work with the tools, processes, and strategies that are incorporated to defend their information systems from evolving threats. CyberSec First Responder (CFR) certification validates that the candidate has the knowledge and skills required to protect these critical information systems before, during, and after an incident. The CFR certification exam is accredited under the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard and is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to fulfill Directive 8570/8140 requirements.


Education and National Certifications
• Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
• Students who complete this program will be eligible to sit for: CyberSec First Responder® (CFR-410) Exam.

CyberSec First Responder (CFR) Exam CFR-410

Exam Information
A CyberSec First Responder is an IT professional with demonstrated 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. They have the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to deal with an evolving and constantly changing threat landscape, zero-day exploits, adn can identify and implement cybersecurity best practices, develop processes for continuous monitoring and detection of potential anomalies, collect and analyze data, accurately report results, are experienced with SIEM and SOAR, and act quickly to mitigate or remediate cyber threats. CyberSec First Responders play a critical role in securing their organization's information and business processes, and intellectual property.

Candidate Eligibility
The CyberSec First Responder (CFR) exam requires no application fee, supporting documentation, or other eligibility verification measures for you to be eligible to take the exam. An exam voucher will come with your training program or can be purchased separately. Once purchased, you will receive more information about how to register for and schedule your exam through Pearson VUE. You can also purchase a voucher directly through Pearson VUE. Once you have obtained your voucher information, you can register for an exam time. By registering, you agree to our Candidate Agreement.

Exam Prerequisites
While there are no formal prerequisites to register for and schedule an exam, we strongly recommend you first possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the following:
• Understand the National Institute of Standard and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework
• Identify applicable compliance, standards, frameworks, and best practices for privacy and security.
• Understand the cybersecurity threat landscape
• Assess cybersecurity risk in computing environments within a risk management framework.
• Evaluate an organization’s cybersecurity posture
• Conduct vulnerability assessment processes and identify common areas of vulnerability.
• Perform analysis of network assets.
• Utilize log sources for continuous monitoring and detection of potential anomalies.
• Analyze attacks and post-attack techniques on computing environments.
• Assess and apply organizational cybersecurity policies and procedures.
• Communicate with other stakeholder groups to coordinate incident response processes.
• Prepare for and execute incident response processes when an incident has occurred
• Implement recovery planning processes and procedures to restore systems and assets affected by cybersecurity incidents.

Exam Specifications
Number of Items: 80
Passing Score: 70% or 73% depending on exam form. Forms have been statistically equated.
Duration: 120 minutes (Note: exam time includes 5 minutes for reading and signing the Candidate Agreement and 5 minutes for the Pearson VUE testing system tutorial.)
Exam Options: In person at Pearson VUE test centers or online via Pearson OnVue
Item Formats: Multiple Choice/Multiple Response

Exam Description
Target Candidate:
The CyberSec First Responder (CFR) eam 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.

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