Cybersec First Responder

CyberSec First Responder® (CFR) is a comprehensive, in-demand certification designed to validate the knowledge and skills required to protect these critical information systems before, during, and after an incident.

Cybersec First Responder

The CyberSec First Responder® (CFR) is a comprehensive, in-demand certification designed to validate the knowledge and skills required to protect these critical information systems before, during, and after an incident.

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CFR Exam Details

This exam will certify that the candidate can identify, assess, respond to, and protect against security threats and operate a system and network security analysis platform.
The CFR exam is accredited under the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard and is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to fulfill Directive 8570/8140 requirements.

EXAM CODES
CFR-410*

LAUNCH DATE
March 2022

SUNSET DATE
TBD

 

PASSING SCORE
70% or 73% depending on exam form. (Note: Forms have been statistically equated.)

NUMBER OF ITEMS
80

ITEM FORMATS
Multiple Choice/Multiple Response

TARGET CANDIDATE

Individuals with between 3 and 5 years of experience working in a computing environment as part of a CERT/CSIRT/SOC who protect critical information systems before, during, and after an incident.

 

EXAM DURATION
120 minutes (including 5 minutes for Candidate Agreement and 5 minutes for Pearson VUE tutorial)
EXAM OPTIONS
In person at Pearson VUE test centers or online via Pearson OnVUE online proctoring
CFR-410 CONTRIBUTORS

* CFR-310 is still active and is expected to retire in July 2022. For information on CFR-310 please contact us below.

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CyberSec First Responder

Why Get CyberSec First Responder Certified

CyberSec First Responder (CFR) has emerged as the industry standard for those desiring to confirm their abilities to prepare for, defend against, and respond to cybersecurity incident in an ever-evolving threat landscape.|

PROVE YOUR SKILLS
Validate a foundational knowledge of security concepts, common threats, protective steps, and effective responses to security events.

LEAD KNOWLEDGEABLE SECURITY EXPERTS
Verify that applicants and team members have the requisite skills and ability to continuously and consistently identify, assess, and minimize risks and vulnerabilities, while effectively communicating recommended remediation steps with your team and leadership.

Cybersecurity Training

To respond effectively to cybersecurity threats and attacks, you require hands-on practice. CertNexus CFR training discusses key security concepts and actions while providing ample opportunities to practice the required skills of a cybersecurity professional.

CyberSec First Responder
CyberSec First Responder

Benefits of Strong Cybersecurity

Preparing for a Cyberattack

System hacking attacks, web-based attacks, malware, DoS incidents, advanced persistent threats, hijacking and phishing or impersonation attacks – these are constant risks. It is critical that organizations be prepared for cyberattacks before they happen, identifying and mitigating risks, and putting in place procedures for recognizing and responding to them when they arise. Those holding the CyberSec First Responder certification are prepared to assess threats, reduce vulnerabilities and put in place safeguards to mitigate those risks.

Defending During a Cyberattack

When security incidents occur, cybersecurity professionals must be able to quickly analyze the situation, respond to the attack, isolate and protect information, and prevent further disruption. The Cybersec First Responder certification confirms that cybersecurity specialists are empowered to do just that – take action against the attack while defending their organizations from further threats and intrusions. 

Responding After a Cyberattack

After a cyberattack has occurred, taking steps to determine where the vulnerability lies and how to secure it, analyzing the impact of the attack, and making changes to further secure the system is imperative. Investigations must be thorough and accurate. Professionals holding the CyberSec First Responder certification are essential to because they understand exactly what needs to be done.

TESTIMONIALS

What People Are Saying

Since I earned my CertNexus badge, I became more visible and attractive to a lot of recruiters. I was able to gain employment with an organisation that is data based which I absolutely love. I would recommend CertNexus over and over again.

Adebola Deji-Ogunmola.

The questions are really well-crafted to test not only our knowledge but hands-on experiences with certain tools. This certification gave me more confidences in handling cyber security incidents.

Wahyu Nuryanto.

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