CyberSec First Responder™ is the "Blue Team" Certification for Cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity professionals require a well-rounded understanding of the tools, processes, and strategies that can be employed to defend their information systems from constantly evolving threats. CyberSec First Responder™ (CFR) is a comprehensive certification designed to validate the knowledge and skills required to protect these critical information systems before, during, and after an incident.
CFR is compliant with ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standards and is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to fulfill Directive 8570/8140 requirements.
|Launch Date||Fall 2016||Fall 2018|
|Sunset Date||Spring 2019||TBD (est. Fall 2020)|
|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 Description||The CyberSec First Responder™ exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to deal with a changing threat landscape and will be able to assess risk and vulnerabilities, acquire data, perform analysis, continuously communicate, determine scope, recommend remediation actions, and accurately report results.|
|Number of Items||100 questions|
|Item Formats||Multiple Choice/Multiple Response|
|Exam Duration||120 minutes|
|Exam Options||In person at Pearson VUE test centers||Online via the FastTest delivery system|
|Passing Score||62% or 69%, depending on exam form.||TBD|