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CISCO CCNA Security Training

CCNA Security Training

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, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. This curriculum emphasizes 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 in its security structure.

Objectives of CCNA Security

  • Describe the security threats facing modern network infrastructures
  • Provide Secure Cisco routers
  • Implement AAA on Cisco routers using a local router database and external
  • Mitigate threats to Cisco routers and networks using ACLs
  • Implement secure network design, management and reporting
  • Mitigate common Layer 2 attacks
  • Implement the Cisco IOS firewall feature set
  • Implement the Cisco IOS IPS feature set
  • Implement a site-to-site VPN
  • Implement a remote access VPN

Intended Audience

CCNA Routing and Switching is for network specialists, network administrators, and network support engineers with 1-3 years of experience. This certification can be a chicken or egg situation since many network support engineer positions require the CCNA certification.


Any Valid CCNA Routing & Switching or any CCIE Certification can act as prerequisite.

Course Outline

CCNA Security is an associate level course, and is a prerequisite to the latest CCNP Security certification. A CCNA Security certified professional is able to develop a security infrastructure using Cisco security network devices - acquire skills to install and monitor network devices; recognize and control threats to the security structure. CCNA Security is the foundation certification for skills required for a Network Security Specialist, Security Administrator and Network Security Support Engineer for cisco devices.

  1. Networking Security Fundamentals
    • Introducing Networking Security Concepts
    • Understanding Security Policies Using a Life-Cycle Approach
    • Building a Security Strategy for Borderless Networks
  2. Protecting the Network Infrastructure
    • Introducing Cisco Network Foundation Protection
    • Protecting the Network Infrastructure Using Cisco Configuration Professional
    • Securing the Management Plane on Cisco IOS Devices
    • Configuring AAA on Cisco IOS Devices Using Cisco Secure ACS
    • Securing the Data Plane on Cisco Catalyst Switches
    • Securing the Data Plane in IPv6 Environments
  3. Threat Control and Containment
    • Planning a Threat Control Strategy
    • Implementing Access Control Lists for Threat Mitigation
    • Understanding Firewall Fundamentals
    • Understanding Firewall Fundamentals
    • Configuring Basic Firewall Policies on Cisco ASA Appliances
    • Understanding IPS Fundamentals
    • Topic 3G: Implementing Cisco IOS IPS
  4. Secure Connectivity
    • Understanding the Fundamentals of VPN Technologies
    • Introducing Public Key Infrastructure
    • Examining IPsec Fundamentals
    • Implementing Site-to-Site VPNs on Cisco IOS Routers
    • Implementing SSL VPNs Using Cisco ASA Appliances
  • Embedding a Secret Message Using Steganography
  • Scanning a Computer System Using Testing Tools
  • Scanning a Network Using Testing Tools
  • Securing Administration Access to Cisco Routers
  • Configuring AAA on Cisco Routers to Use the Local Database
  • Configuring AAA on Cisco Routers to Use Cisco Secure ACS
  • Implementing Secure Management and Reporting
  • Using Cisco SDM One-Step Lockdown and Security Audit
  • Creating Static Packet Filters Using ACLs
  • Configuring a Cisco IOS Zone-Based Policy Firewall
  • Configuring a Site-to-Site IPsec VPN
  • Configuring Cisco IOS IPS
  • Using Cisco Catalyst Switch Security Features


Students who attend CCNA Security have to give 640-554 Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) exam is associated with the CCNA Security certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of securing Cisco routers and switches and their associated networks. It leads to validated skills for installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices and develops competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security infrastructure.