Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Fundamentals (SECFND) v1.0



Cisco E-Learning SECFND v1.0 is an all-inclusive e-learning solution designed to prepare CCNA Cyber Ops candidates for the exam topics covered by the 210-250 SECFND exam.�

This course allows learners to understand cybersecurity�s basic principles and foundational knowledge as well as obtain the core skills needed to grasp the more advanced associate-level materials in the second required exam, �Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS).��

Focus on cybersecurity operations principles and technologies using hands-on examples in realistic scenarios with real-life security products and equipment.


  • Security Operations Center Security Analyst
  • Computer Network Defense Analysts
  • Computer Network Defense Infrastructure Support personnel
  • Future Incident Responders and Security Operations Center (SOC) personnel
  • Students beginning a career and entering the cybersecurity field
  • Cisco Channel Partners


It is strongly recommended, but not required, that students have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
  • Working knowledge of the Windows operating system
  • Working knowledge of Cisco IOS networking and concepts

Learning Objectives

  • Describe, compare, and identify various network concepts
  • Fundamentals of TCP/IP
  • Describe and compare fundamental security concepts
  • Describe network applications and the security challenges
  • Understand basic cryptography principles
  • Understand endpoint attacks, including interpreting log data to identify events in Windows and Linux
  • Develop knowledge in security monitoring, including identifying sources and types of data and events
  • Know various attack methods, security weaknesses, evasion methods, and remote versus local exploits