CCNA Security

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What is CCNA Security?

Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. With a CCNA Security certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognise threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats.

The CCNA Security curriculum emphasises core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices, and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses its security structure.

Who is the CCNA Security Course Suitable For?

This CCNA Security course is intended for those who are interested to work as Network Engineer or Network Security Engineer.

Our Cisco CCNA Security online course is a cost-effective and successful approach for many individuals and teams. It provides a flexible learning method, allowing candidates to schedule learning at a time that suits them and fits in with other commitments; ideal for those who find it difficult to take time away from their workplace. It also allows candidates to work at their own pace, and revisit sections of the course as often as needed, leading to a fuller understanding of all the topics covered.

What's Included in the CCNA Security Course?

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    Course Duration

    14 Hours

    12 Months Unlimited Access

    Each student will have 12 months unlimited access to allow you to have access to the training anytime 24/7.

      Course Content

      Course Syllabus

      • Icons
      • Certification Paths, Learn & Recertification
      • Summary

      Security Threats: Mitigating Network Attacks

      • Goals, Integrity & Availability of Network Security
      • Self-Defending Networks
      • Network Attacks
      • Types of Attacks
      • Access Attacks
      • Worms, Virus & Trojan Horse Attacks
      • Application Layer Attacks
      • Tools
      • Summary

      Securing Cisco Routers

      • Cisco Router SDM - Security Audit Feature
      • One-Step Lockdown Feature in SDM
      • Secure Administrative Access to Cisco Routers
      • Multiple Privilege Levels and Role-Based CLI
      • Securing Cisco IOS Images, Config Files & Implementation
      • Summary

      Implementing AAA

      • Functions and Features of AAA
      • RADIUS
      • TACACS+
      • Setting Up ACS
      • Configuring AAA Throughout the Entire Network
      • AAA Accounting
      • Summary

      Mitigate Threats Using Access Control Lists

      • Types of ACLs
      • Threat Mitigation Using ACLs
      • Summary

      Switch Security: Mitigate Common Layer2 Attacks

      • Switch Attack Categories
      • Private VLANs
      • VLAN Hopping, Trunk Exploitation & STP Misuse
      • Implementing IP and DHCP Spoof Prevention & ARP Inspection
      • Summary

      Cisco IOS Firewall Features using SDM

      • Firewall Technologies
      • State full Firewalls
      • Cisco IOS Firewall
      • Set Up a Firewall on Routers
      • Summary

      Implementing the Cisco IOS IPS Feature Set Using the SDM

      • IDS and IPS Systems
      • Network Based, Host Based IPS & Signature Categories
      • Cisco IOS IPS
      • IPS Policies Wizard & SDM IPS Edit Menu Demonstration
      • Summary

      Implementing Site-To-Site VPNs on Cisco Routers Using SDM

      • Cryptography Methods
      • IKE Protocol
      • Building Blocks of IPSec
      • Advantages of IPSec VPNs
      • Message Authentication and Integrity Check
      • Differences Between Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption
      • PKI
      • 5 Steps of IPSec
      • VPN
      • Summary


        To earn your official Cisco CCNA Security certification from Cisco, you will need to study the Cisco CCNA Security training course and pass the compulsory Cisco CCNA Security exam. 

        • Cisco 210-260

        To prepare you for your exam, we provide interactive quizzes after each module and a mock exam at the end of your course to ensure you’re fully prepared for the real thing. Once you’ve passed with at least 85%, you’ll be ready to book your exam as a private candidate. To make life easier, we can help you find an appropriate exam centre and give you all the information you need to secure your place.

        Please note that the Cisco exam fees aren’t included in the course price. To find the latest exam prices, visit:

        Once you’re fully prepared and ready to sit your exam, all you’ll have to do is purchase your exam voucher and schedule your exam at a test centre near you. You can use the Pearson Vue Test Locator to find test centre locations near you.

        Career Path

        We've put together a list of relevant job titles you can apply for after achieving the CCNA Security certification (note that some careers may require further study, training and/or work experience):

        • Network Specialist
        • Security Administrator
        • Network Security Support Engineer

        In these roles, the average salary you can earn is £50,000.00 per year (source:, UK Only).

        IT Jobs Watch provides a unique perspective on today's information technology job market. Their aim is to present a concise and accurate map of the prevailing UK IT job market conditions.

        Career Advice

        Once you have achieved your certification, you'll have full access to our recruitment package for a wide range of information and advice - including:

        • How to put together a killer CV, Covering Letters and Thank You emails.
        • How to gain relevant work experience.
        • How to prepare for interviews.
        • How to understand Job adverts.
        • How to choose the right recruitment agency.
        • How to look for work on LinkedIn.
        • Information on dealing with redundancy.

        Career Development

        Getting a Cisco certification will always help you stand out from the crowd, now and in the future - whether you're just starting out, developing your career, or changing direction entirely.

        Research by e-Skills UK has shown that IT and telecommunications now employs 1 in 20 of the UK workforce. It also suggests the digital sector will need nearly 300,000 new recruits by 2020 to meet the demand for skills in this area.

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