These are my notes about the Cisco Cyber Ops certification. Cisco Cyber Ops is a specialist certification focused on cyber security operations. Cyber Security Operations is often associated with network defense and security operations analysts are often members of a blue team.
The Cyber Ops Associate certification is focused on knowledge and skills needed by a Tier 1 security operations analyst and covers much of the IP and TCP/IP basics that are covered in the CCNA certification.
The Cyber Ops Professional certification is focused on knowledge and skills needed to progress to Tier 2 security operation analyst. Since this role builds on the skills acquired by a Tier 1 analyst; this certification requires that the candidate pass the Associate level exam.