CyberSec First Responder


Technology: Cybersecurity

Course Duration: 5 Days

Language: English

Learning method: Available in E-learning and Virtual Instructor Led

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.

The CFR exam is accredited under the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard and is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to fulfill Directive 8570/8140 requirements.

The CFR-210 version of the CyberSec First Responder examination retired in September 2019. Certifications will no longer be issued for CyberSec First Responder under the retired CFR-210 scheme. All future candidates and current certificants must take and pass the updated exam, CFR-310, in order to hold a valid CyberSec First Responder certification.

Exam Details

Exam Code
Target Candidates
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 Questions
100 questions
Item Formats
Multiple Choice/Multiple Response
Exam Duration
120 minutes (including 5 minutes for Candidate Agreement and 5 minutes for Pearson VUE tutorial)
Exam Options
In person at Pearson VUE test centers or online via Pearson OnVUE
Passing Score
70% or 71%, depending on exam form

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