CCNA Security


An introduction to security technologies with Cisco

Learn to protect your networks from cyber-attacks with the CCNA Security. The growing number of cyber-attacks has created amazing employment opportunities for those with in-demand skills. Cisco practitioners learn associate-level skills in network security, while gaining additional opportunities to grow within this exciting field. This Cisco certification is ideal for those who want a challenging and rewarding career.

Achieving the CCNA Security requires the successful completion of one additional exam beyond the CCENT. The CCNA Security also serves as the prerequisite to the professional level. Earn the CCNA Security and become the defender of your network.

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There are tremendous career opportunities for those who certify in network security. Join an elite group of IT professionals dedicated to protecting networks from cyber-attacks.



With cyber-attacks on the rise, those with security skills and certifications will be able to meet the demands of the industry.



The CCNA Security is an in-demand certification that benefits any organization with networks to protect and is recognized in every country around the world.

Course guide

Qualification: CCNA Security

Study time: 35 hours

Vendor: Cisco

Student support: Success Advisors

Prerequisites: Valid CCENT or any valid CCIE

Assessment: Exam based – IINS 640-554

Resources: Internet access and email

Ideal for: Network engineers, data/telecoms engineers or telecoms support engineer


  • Introducing networking security fundamentals
  • Security policies and strategies
  • Cisco network foundation protection
  • Securing the management plane and AAA configuration
  • Securing the data plane on Cisco switches
  • Securing the data plane in IPv6 environments
  • Threat control, mitigation and firewalls
  • Implementing firewall policies
  • Implementing IPS
  • Technologies and public key infrastructure
  • IPsec fundamentals and VPNs

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