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CyberSec First Responder / CFR Training Classes & Certification

Get CyberSec First Responder® / CFR training with ONLC! This DoD 8570/8140 compliant certification is the first line of response against cyberattacks that can cost an organization valuable time and money.

Because so much of modern commerce is networked and via the cloud, criminals are increasingly able to attack companies of all sizes. By taking an approach where an understanding of the anatomy of an attack is developed, CFR equips individuals with the high-stakes skills needed to serve their organization before, during, and after a breach.

This high-impact training will help you ready for CFR certification. CFR is a comprehensive certification designed to validate the knowledge and skills required to protect critical information systems.

Start preparing for this well-respected cybersecurity credential now with live, hands-on training with ONLC. Attend class from any of ONLC's centers coast to coast or from home with an easy setup. Training is led and supported by an online instructor with years of real-world cybersecurity experience and know-how.

CyberSec First Responder / CFR Certification Class Schedule

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Class Information

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CyberSec First Responder (CFR)
CyberSec First Responder (CFR-410) 5 $3495    


CFR Certification Learning Path

CyberSec First Responder (CFR)

CyberSec First Responder certification confirms you have 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.

This certification meets all requirements for personnel requiring DoD directive 8570.01-M / 8140 position certification baselines:

  • CSSP Analyst
  • CSSP Infrastructure Support
  • CSSP Incident Responder
  • CSSP Auditor

Best candidates for CFR have 2 to 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.

CFR Certification Training Course
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CyberSec First Responder
This hands-on course that's directed and supported by an online instructor provides a comprehensive methodology for individuals responsible for defending the cybersecurity of their organization with methods and tactics that align with NIST 800-61r2 (Computer Security Incident Handling Guide), US-CERT's National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP), and Presidential Policy Directive (PPD)-41 on Cyber Incident Coordination, NIST 800.171r2 (Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations). You will learn to assess and respond to security threats and operate a system and network security analysis platform. This training is also designed to assist students in preparing for the CFR certification examination.

This course includes an exam voucher. View CFR course outline & dates

Authorized Certification Exam


To maintain integrity, exam content is subject to change at any time without notice to training providers. As such, training may not cover all exam topics.
Students register directly with Pearson VUE to take the authorized CFR exam.

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More Cybersecurity Training Classes
In addition to CFR, ONLC provides computer security training and certifications from several other vendors. See all Cybersecurity classes at ONLC.


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ONLC centers coast to coast

ONLC Training Centers Coast to Coast
We schedule every public, instructor-led (ILT) class at each of our ONLC Training Centers locations. Our training rooms are outfitted with the equipment needed for class and provide an interruption-free environment so you can concentrate fully on learning. Find ONLC centers near you.


Train at Home

CFR Classes from Home
Attend our live, instructor-led classes from the comfort and convenience of your own home. The setup is really easy and you don't need the class software on your device. Follow our easy setup video. If you're still not sure about the virtual setup contact an ONLC Education Advisor toll free for assistance.


More Information

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