About the certification


Ransomware is the fastest-growing malware threat today, and it is rapidly evolving. Ransomware is a type of malicious software, also known as malware. It encrypts a victim’s data until the attacker is paid a predetermined ransom. Typically, the attacker demands payment in a form of cryptocurrency such as bitcoin. Only then will the attacker send a decryption key to release the victim’s data.

The Ransomware Defense Foundation is an entry-level certification intended for IT professionals seeking to validate their knowledge of Ransomware Defense. This exam includes topics such as Ransomware Characteristics, The Evolution of Ransomware, Types of Ransomware (Locker and Crypto), Biggest Ransomware Attacks (CryptoLocker, WannaCry, NotPetya and BadRabbit) The Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack, Ransomware Attack Vectors, Prevention and Protection and Ransomware Defense.

The Ransomware Defense Foundation certification exam is an online, closed-book, and remotely-proctored exam. It includes 20 multiple-choice questions and the passing score is 70%. You will have 30 minutes to complete the exam. Validate your knowledge of Ransomware Defense and advance your career. Register for your online exam now!

Exam details


Exam code

ITC-019

Launch date

May 25, 2017

Exam description

The Ransomware Defense Foundation exam tests the candidate knowledge in Ransomware Defense.

Current version

1.0

Exam format

Multiple choice; computer-based; closed book

Number of questions

20 questions

Passing score

70% (14 out of 20)

Exam duration

30 minutes

Level

Entry-level

Languages

English and Portuguese (Brazilian)

Exam description

Ransomware Characteristics, The Evolution of Ransomware, Types of Ransomware (Locker and Crypto), Biggest Ransomware Attacks (CryptoLocker, WannaCry, NotPetya and BadRabbit), The Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack, Ransomware Attack Vectors, Prevention and Protection and Ransomware Defense..

RECOMMENDED HOURS OF STUDY

16 hours

Recommended reading

• Ransomware: Defending Against Digital Extortion - 1st Edition by Allan Liska and Timothy Gallo;
• Preventing Ransomware: Understand, prevent, and remediate ransomware attacks by Abhijit Mohanta, Kumaraguru Velmurugan, and Mounir Hahad;
• Ransomware Defense for Dummies - Cisco Special Edition - https://bit.ly/2Mqz5LT

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this certification

Recommended experience

Six months of work experience in Ransomware Defense

Validity period

Lifetime

Cost

USD 150

How to get certified


1

Browse our certification programs and choose your certification.

2

Discover the exam objectives and prepare for your exam.

3

Register for your online proctored exam.

4

Take your online proctored exam in the comfort of your home or office.

5

Congratulations! You are certified!

Stackable Certifications


Earn 3 certifications and receive an integrator certification (designation).

Cybersecurity Foundation

Ethical Hacking Essentials

Ransomware Defense Foundation

Malware Defense Specialist

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  • Which languages are the exams available in?

    Our exams are currently available in English, Spanish and Portuguese (Brazilian).

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