The 40 hour 5 session CCNA Security course emphasizes core security technologies like installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality, availability, and competency in basic Cisco security. Using instructor-led discussions, extensive hands-on lab exercises and supplemental materials, this course allows learners to understand common security concepts and deploy basic security techniques utilizing a variety of popular security appliances within a real-life network infrastructure.
Though the course does cover some concepts and protocols that are applicable to other vendors (general knowledge concepts like encryption and ports), it is a Cisco course, meaning that its focus is on Cisco products. For example, some of the course topics include configuring a VPN tunnel on a Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA).
The target audiences for this course are students who aim to be network associates in the domain of network security and who have knowledge that is contained in the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices course.
Prerequisites for this course are as follows:
- Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Parts 1 and 2 (ICND1 and ICND2).
- Working knowledge of the Windows operating system Working knowledge of Cisco IOS networking and concepts.
- Working knowledge of Cisco IOS networking and concepts.