Cybersecurity First Responder (CFR)

Course Overview:

This course is designed to assist you in preparing for the CertNexus Cybersecurity First Responder certification exam. It’s a one-stop solution to obtain key information and learning materials you need to succeed in the exam. The key focuses of the course will be on the knowledge, ability, and skills necessary to defend cybersecurity incidents, including protection, detection, analysis, investigation, and response processes. What you learn and practice in this course is not only a significant part of your exam but also demonstrate the cyber defence, incident response and incident handling process of your organisation. 

This course integrates a systematic learning plan, a rich collection of essential learning materials, practice tests, virtual lab sessions, live class lecturers, and one-on-one academic consultation sessions. The comprehensive learning approach of this course will significantly boost your ability to learn, prepare and practice for the exam efficiently and quickly. The exam tips and learning design of this course, will substantially reduce hours of internet browsing, the amount of time required to collect learning materials, total preparation time,  and most importantly your level of anxiety to sit for the exam. This course is a time-saver and will offer peace of mind to succeed in your exam..

What you need to know (Prerequisite):

  • At least two years (recommended) of experience or education in computer network security technology, or a related field.
  • Foundational knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards (e.g., firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and VPNs) in network environments.
  • Foundation-level skills with some of the common operating systems for computing environments. 
  • Entry-level understanding of some of the common concepts for network environments, such as routing and switching.
  • General or practical knowledge of major TCP/IP networking protocols, including, but not limited to, TCP, IP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, ARP, ICMP, and DHCP. 

Career Opportunities

  • Application Security Analyst
  • Compliance Analyst
  • Cyber Crime Investigator
  • Incident Analyst
  • Incident Responder or Handler
  • Information Assurance Analyst
  • Information Security and IT Auditor
  • Information System Technician
  • Information Systems Security Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Defense Technician
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • System Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Threat Hunter 
  • Threat Intelligence Analyst

Prescribed Textbook (Included in the course fee)

Easttom, C., 2019,  System Forensics, Investigations, and Response, 3rd Edition, Jones & Bartlett Learning, USA 


Prescribed Learning Materials (Included in the course fee)

Learning resources from uCertify

Learning resources available at myAuPI


Course Fee

Introductory Video

Key Features

This course helps you master all the topics on the Cybersecurity First Responder exam, including 

  • 12 hours of trainer-led live classes with a class size of 15 Max.
  • Live class lecturers on 17 essential key topic areas. 
  • 3 free one-on-one academic consultation sessions. 
  • Lifetime access to the prescribed textbook (ebook).
  • 24/7 access to uCertify virtual lab for 1-year. 
  • 1-year access to uCertify learning materials that include: 
    • 17+ lessons, 121+ quizzes, 362+ Flashcards, 381+ Glossary of terms
    • 50+ pre-assessment questions, 1 Full length tests, 100+ Post assessment questions, 100+ Practice test questions
    • 42+ virtual live performance lab 31+ Video Tutorials (53 minutes)
    • Video Lessons 12+ Videos (39 minutes).  

Who should do the course

This course is designed primarily for cybersecurity practitioners preparing for or who currently perform job functions related to protecting information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation. It is ideal for candidates who have been tasked with the responsibility of monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing standardized responses to such incidents.  

What you will learn 

After successful completion of this course you should be able to:    

  • Outline a systematic learning plan to succeed in the Cybersecurity First Responder certification exam.
  • Save a huge amount of exam preparation time.    
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the underlying learning materials, lab sessions and key topic areas. 
  • Focusing on understanding and retention of exam topics. 
  • Learn, prepare, and practice for the Cybersecurity First Responder certification exam.
  • Measure readiness to sit for the exam. 
  • Possess a higher level of confidence to complete the exam. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge, ability, and skills necessary to provide for the defence of cybersecurity contexts of your organisation.  

Study Load

Course Structure – Cybersecurity First Responder (CFR)

This course introduces tools, tactics, and procedures to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organisation’s security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence and remediate and report incidents as they occur. There are 17 key topic areas of this course. These are:

• Chapter 1: Introduction
• Chapter 2: Assessing Information Security Risk
• Chapter 3: Analyzing the Threat Landscape
• Chapter 4: Analyzing Reconnaissance Threats to Computing and Network Environments
• Chapter 5: Analyzing Attacks on Computing and Network Environments
• Chapter 6: Analyzing Post-Attack Techniques
• Chapter 7: Managing Vulnerabilities in the Organization
• Chapter 8: Implementing Penetration Testing to Evaluate Security
• Chapter 9: Collecting Cybersecurity Intelligence
• Chapter 10: Analyzing Log Data
• Chapter 11: Performing Active Asset and Network Analysis
• Chapter 12: Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents
• Chapter 13: Investigating Cybersecurity Incidents
• Chapter 14: Appendix A: Mapping CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-310/410) Objectives to Course Content
• Chapter 15: Appendix B: Regular Expressions
• Chapter 16: Appendix C: Security Resources
• Chapter 17: Appendix D: U.S. Department of Defense Operational Security Practices