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CyberSec First Responder

CyberSec First Responder

CyberSec First Responder v2 (CFR 210) is coming soon, a group of starts has worked to make this certification ready for you, we did listen to your feedback and updated the CFR to make it even more real life-based exam


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 Code CFR-310
Launch Date September 2018
Sunset Date TBD (Typically 3 years from Launch Date)
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.
Common Job Titles
  • System Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Information System Technician
  • Incident Responder
  • Incident Response Analyst
  • Cyber Crime Investigator
  • IT Auditor
  • Information Security and IT Auditor
  • Systems Analyst
  • Network Analyst
  • Incident Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Information Assurance Analyst
  • Network Defense Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Information Systems Security Engineer
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


  • Laurent Boucard, Engineering Manager / AECOM
  • Leyla Aliyeva, Engineer / Proton Technologies, Inc.
  • Adam Danieluk, Information Security and Data Privacy Department Director / First Data Polska
  • Ben Ottoman, Chief Information Security Manager / Avaus
  • Predrag Tasevski, Information Security Officer / eyeo and Founder /
  • Stephen Short, Network and Systems Infrastructure / Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Randall Magiera, Security Operations Manager / Cloud Checkr
  • Sukru Durmaz, Managing Director / DIFOSE Digital Forensics Services LLC
  • William Smith Jr., Insider Threat Analyst / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • William McBorrough, Chief Security Advisor / MCGlobalTech
  • Petr McAllister, Lead Customer Success Architect / VMware and Independent IT Consultant / CrispyFog