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Certified Cyber Defender Associate (CCDA)

Date 24 – 26 September 2019
Time 8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Venue Cyber Range Lab, International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia
Fee Training: RM4,250.00 | Exam: RM800.00 (Fees exclude 6% SST)
Level Certification

Certified Cyber Defender Associate (CCDA) is a 3 days hands-on training and certification programme that learned to formulate defense responses using existing cyber security technology, develop the ability to correlate cyber security related information from multiple sources, boost earning capability and improve credibility in terms of Information Security qualifications and experience.

  1. To develop a deep understanding and advanced skills to defend their organisation against cyber attacks;
  2. To formulate defense responses using next generation firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, URL filters, anti-spyware systems, anti-virus systems, anti-DDOS systems, data filters and file blocking systems and advanced application based protection systems;
  3. To collaborate with other team members to develop defense strategies;
  4. To practice responding to attacks in real-life simulations, security tools, network architecture and traffic that reflect their actual work environment.
  1. C-level Security/IT Officers
  2. System/Network Administrators/Engineers
  3. Incident Handlers
  4. Information Security Officers/Managers
  5. ISMS Managers
  6. Security Auditors, and Governance and
  7. Compliance officers

The CCDA examination is certified by the Global ACE Scheme. The examination framework is designed to align with a set of relevant Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA) that are necessary for an Information Security Awareness Manager. Candidates will be tested via a combination of either continual assessment (CA), multiple choice (MC), theory/underpinning knowledge assessment (UK), practical assessment (PA), assignments (AS) and case studies (CS) as required.

Candidates can take the examination at authorized examination centres in participating scheme member countries. Candidates who have successfully passed the CCDA examination will be eligible to apply as an associate or professional member by fulfilling the membership criteria defined under the Global ACE Scheme.

Module 1: Overview

  1. Current Threat Landscape
  2. Modern Day Threats


Module 2: Cyber Defense Strategy

  1. CIS Critical Security Controls
  2. Cyber Range Malaysia


Module 3: Information Assurance

  1. Confidentiality, Availability & Integrity
  2. Information Security Management Framework


Module 4: Information Assurance

  1. Blue Team & Red Team
  2. Hacking Phase 1 – Reconnaissance
  3. Hacking Phase 2 – Scanning
  4. Hacking Phase 3 – Gaining Access
  5. Hacking Phase 4 – Maintaining Access
  6. Hacking Phase 5 – Clearing tracks


Module 5: Vulnerability Administration Management

  1. Vulnerability Management Life Cycle
  2. Vulnerability Management Lab


Module 6: Monitoring and Defending Against DoS Attacks

  1. Splunk
  2. DDOS
  3. Botnet
  4. Command and Control


Module 7: Advanced Defensive Security Operations

  1. Application Blocking
  2. Malware Blocking
  3. Anti-Spyware Blocking
  4. Vulnerability Protection
  5. File Blocking
  6. Data Leak Prevention
  7. URL Filtering


Module 8: Incident Response & Management

  1. Incident Response
  2. Security Incident
  3. Incident Response Process
  4. RACI Matrix
  5. Incident Priority Matrix
  6. Call Tree
  7. RCA Tools
  8. Incident Response Tools


Module 9: Live Fire Lab

  1. Live Fire Lab
  1. Gain advanced skills to build defense strategies against cyber-attacks.
  2. Learn to formulate defense responses using existing cyber security technology.
  3. Develop the ability to correlate cyber security related information from multiple sources.
  4. Boost earning capability.
  5. Improve creditability in terms of information security qualifications and experience.
  • 2 x tea break and 1 lunch for 3 day training
  • Exam Voucher worth RM1,196