CyberSec First Responder

CyberSec First Responderâ„¢ 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 Responderâ„¢ (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.

Exam Codes CFR-210 CFR-310
Launch Date Fall 2016 Fall 2018
Sunset Date Spring 2019 TBD
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 Responderâ„¢ 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. 70% or 71%, depending on exam form.