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Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional certification

As the complexity of cyberattacks continues to increase in size and scale, your organization needs highly qualified personnel to provide security expertise before, during, and after an attack. The demand is greater now than ever before for professionals with the knowledge and skills to detect and respond to cybersecurity threats, manage security incidents, automate security tasks, and secure the sensitive information of your organization.

Achieving the Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional certification proves your advanced skills as a senior analyst, in a security operation center (SOC) , incident response, cloud security and other active defence security roles.

You will need to pass two exams to achieve this certification. 

Core Exam - focuses on your knowledge of core cybersecurity operations including cybersecurity fundamentals, techniques, processes, and automation.

Concentration Exam - focuses on incident response and digital forensics. Incident response is the process of detecting, responding to, and eradicating cyber-attacks. Digital forensics is the collection and examination of digital evidence residing on electronic devices and the subsequent response to threats and attacks. 


There are no formal prerequisites for Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

Candidates often also have three to five years of experience implementing enterprise networking solutions.

Exams and Recommended Training

 Required ExamsRecommended Training
350-201 CBRCORPerforming CyberOps Using Cisco Security Technologies (CBRCOR)
300-215 CBRFIRConducting Forensic Analysis and Incident Response Using Cisco Technologies for CyberOps (CBRFIR)


The Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional certification is valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
  • Pass one technology core exam
  • Pass any two professional concentration exams
  • Pass one CCIE lab exam
  •  Earn 80 Continuing Education Credits