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CSFI: Defensive Cyber Operations Engineer (DCOE)

Develop your cyberspace operations skills for the deployment of DCO, NETOPS, and OCO.

GK# 9733

Course Overview

In this course, you will acquire the skills for the planning, executing, and integrating defensive cyberspace operations (DCO) into organizational missions and DCO requirements. The course builds on the planning skills learned in the Introduction to Cyber Warfare and Operations Design (ICWOD) course. Adversarial use of tools and their associated techniques are presented to assess network vulnerabilities and to defend friendly networks against adversary threats. 

The course covers the use of open source tools and websites for system configuration, penetration testing, and control testing. You will use Linux and Windows command lines and unleash an attack on target servers and analyze the results. Attacks and analysis of will expose you to live attacks in a controlled environment where students can see first-hand the adversary realm of possible actions, how to detect, mitigate, and counter such activities. 

Note: This course requires you to bring your own laptop preloaded with VMware Workstation 9 or 10. 

In order to attain the DCOE certification, you must have an ICWOD completion certificate as well as pass the DCOE exam.

Delivery Format Options

  • Private Group Training

    Private Group Training

    Train your entire team in a private, coordinated professional development session at the location of your choice.

    Receive private training for teams online and in-person.

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What You'll Learn

  • Assess adversary intent and how threat vectors can support malicious intent
  • How to counter known and emerging threat vectors
  • Allocation and guidance for resource usage to counter adversary threats
  • Integration of DCO into larger organizational constructs
  • Deception methods
  • Data exfiltration and defense against exfiltration methodologies


In order to attain the DCOE certification, students must have an ICWOD completion certificate as well as pass the DCOE exam.

Who Needs To Attend

  • Information operations officers
  • Information security / assurance professionals
  • Cybersecurity consultants
  • Cyber planners
  • Military members (J2, J3, J6)
  • Security analysts
  • Network security engineers
  • Penetration testers
  • Auditors
  • Security engineers

Course Outline

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