Exam Number 600-199 SCYBER
Associated Certifications Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist
Duration 60 minutes (50 – 60 questions)
Available Languages English
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This exam is aimed at testing the knowledge and skills required to proactively detect and mitigate network security threats by leveraging features that exist in Cisco and other industry network security products today. Designed for professional security analysts, the exam covers essential areas of competency, including event monitoring, security event/alarm/traffic analysis, and incident response.
The following course is the recommended training for this exam.
Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis
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The Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis (SCYBER) exam is the exam associated with the Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist certification. This exam is aimed at testing the knowledge and skills required to proactively detect and mitigate network security threats by leveraging features that exist in Cisco and other industry network security products today. Designed for professional security analysts, the exam covers essential areas of competency including event monitoring, security event/alarm/traffic analysis, and incident response.
The following course is the recommended training for this exam:
Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis – (SCYBER)
1.0 Information Gathering and Security Foundations 13%
1.1 Describe basic network topologies, application architecture, and host configuration standards
1.2 Identify the services a network and security operations center offers to an organization
1.3 Describe traditional hacking techniques
1.4 Describe basic operational procedures and incident response processes of a security operations center
1.5 Describe basic network security events
1.6 Describe mission-critical network traffic and functions, applications, services, and device behaviors
1.7 Describe corporate security policies
1.8 Describe the role of a network security analyst
1.9 Describe the primary sources of data on vendor vulnerabilities, current threats, exploits, and active attacks
1.10 Describe how vulnerability, attack, and threat data impact operations
1.11 Describe the baseline of a network profile
1.12 Describe correlation baselines (use NetFlow output to validate normal traffic vs. non-normal)
1.13 Describe security around local business process and infrastructure and applications
1.14 Describe risk analysis mitigation
2.0 Event Monitoring 16%
2.1 Describe the various sources of data and how they relate to network security issues
2.2 Monitor the collection of network data as it relates to network security issues
2.3 Monitor and validate health state and availability of devices
2. Monitor DNS query log output (monitor telemetry data to validate devices)
2.5 Identify a security incident (single or recurrent)
2.6 Describe the best practices for evidence collection and forensic analysis
2.7 Describe the different types and severity of alarms and events
3.0 Security Events and Alarms 16%
3.1 Identify and dismiss false positive indicators correctly
3.2 Describe event correlation within the context of the various alarms and corporate infrastructure architecture
3.3 Assess traffic and events in relation to stated policies
3.4 Identify actionable events
3.5 Identify basic incident types
3.6 Describe event metrics and diagnostic procedures
4.0 Traffic Analysis, Collection, and Correlation 24%
4.1 Describe IP packet structures
4.2 Describe TCP and UDP header information
4.3 Analyze network traces or TCP dumps and trace back to actual activities
4.4 Describe packet analysis in IOS
4.5 Describe access packets in IOS
4.6 Acquire network traces
4.7 Configure packet capture
5.0 Incident Response 16%
5.1 Describe standard corporate incident response procedure and escalation policies
5.2 Identify necessary changes to enhance the existing procedure, policy, and decision tree
5.3 Describe the basic emergency mitigation of high-level threats, exploits, and vulnerabilities
5.4 Evaluate and recommend responses to vulnerabilities to ensure adequate monitoring response and mitigation
5.5 Assist level 2 incident response team to mitigate issues
5.6 Describe best practices for post-event investigation
5.7 Describe common legal and compliance issues in security event handling
6.0 Operational Communications 15%
6.1 Describe the communication vehicles related to post-threat remediation
6.2 Generate incident reports and interpret the information to determine the direction of the escalation
6.3 Describe the different types of available metrics and channel to appropriate personnel
6.4 Process incident handling communications and provide context awareness for stakeholders
6.5 Articulate details of problems to remediating teams (constituent-based groups)
6.6 Maintain awareness regarding vulnerabilities and the recommended critical security patches as a result from incident handling
6.7 Communicate recurring issues based on incident handling and provide recommendations for architectural changes or modifications and articulate
6.8 Describe the post-mortem process
Which network management protocol relies on multiple connections between a managed device
and the management station where such connections can be independently initiated by either
When an IDS generates an alert for a correctly detected network attack, what is this event called?
A. false positive
B. true negative
C. true positive
D. false negative
When is it recommended to establish a traffic profile baseline for your network?
A. outside of normal production hours
B. during a DDoS attack
C. during normal production hours
D. during monthly file server backup
Which two activities would you typically be expected to perform as a Network Security Analyst?
A. Verify user login credentials.
B. Troubleshoot firewall performance.
C. Monitor database applications.
D. Create security policies on routers.
Which protocol is typically considered critical for LAN operation?