As the sophistication, stealth, and frequency of cybersecurity threats continue to increase, the need for cybersecurity operations personnel has accelerated. Globally, cybersecurity jobs continue to grow at a rate of 8.2%1 annually. Cybersecurity functions continue to augment staff with specialized cybersecurity operations personnel or establishing dedicated Security Operations Centers (SOCs). Cybersecurity operations trained personal to provide the “defense” skills that complement the cybersecurity team. The updated Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification program gives you the foundational skills and knowledge you need to begin a career in cybersecurity operations. We designed the program to help you become a valuable member of a SOC. The certification validates the fundamentals needed for associate-level SOC job roles, with one exam and one training course to help you prepare. The exam and training cover knowledge and skills related to security concepts, security monitoring, host-based analysis, network intrusion analysis, and security policies and procedures. From one of the industry’s leading provider of security solutions and certifications, the new CyberOps Associate certification and training program is your pathway to a career in cybersecurity operations. And the process couldn’t be simpler: pass one exam and you are on your way.