Learning Path

The Basics: Incident Response

This learning path gives you a brief introduction to the key fundamentals of Incident Response.

What you will learn

These concepts will help you understand what happens during each phase of the incident response lifecycle. This path provides a high level overview of how to prepare for an incident, and what happens once an incident is identified. It will also give you insight into containment, investigation, eradication and how to review any lessons learned.

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Stage 3 – Containment

Course — 00:37:18

K0041, K0042, K0110, K0480, K0586

Dive into determining what containment steps should be taken and when they should be taken, based on different scenarios.

Stage 4 – Investigation

Course — 00:22:39

K0132, K0150, K0292

Learn the important role investigation plays in incident response.

Stage 5 – Eradication

Course — 00:26:31

K0150, K0210, K0354

Ready to remove the threat from the environment? Learn how to do it right with this course on eradication.

Stage 6 – Recovery

Course — 00:19:14

K0026, K0210, K0292, K0381

Now that we’ve eradicated the threats, let’s learn how to go into recovery.

Stage 7 – Follow Up/Lessons Learned

Course — 00:12:31

The dust has settled, and the incident is over. In this phase, we deal with assessing our process and looking for ways to improve.

Incident response fundamentals

Course — 00:39:34

This course gives a high level overview of the fundamentals of incident response, including business continuity and disaster recovery.

Stage 1: Preparation

Course — 00:24:36

This course will teach you how to identify threats and vulnerabilities and how to prepare for incidents when they occur.

Stage 2: Identification

Course — 00:28:52

This course will give you an introduction to incident identification, how to classify incidents, and how to effectively communicate an incident to other stakeholders.

The details

Learning path insights

How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • All-Source Analyst
  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Exploitation Analyst

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Plans & pricing

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    $299 / year

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      Retrieve training performance and engagement metrics and integrate learner data into your existing LMS or HRS.
    • 190+ role-guided learning paths and assessments (e.g., Incident Response)
    • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
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    • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, CISA)
    • Optional upgrade: Guarantee team certification with live boot camps

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