Cisco Certified Network Associate Security

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(Exam 640-554)

We are pleased to announce general availability of the English version of the Cisco CCNA Security 1.2 curriculum.

CCNA Security is designed for Networking Academy students seeking career-oriented, entry-level security specialist skills. Prospective students include individuals enrolled in technology degree programs at institutions of higher education and IT professionals who want to enhance their core routing and switching skills.

CCNA Security 1.2 is a new release that includes CCNA Routing and Switching content and labs to allow students with Cisco CCENT-level skills to enroll in and successfully complete the CCNA Security curriculum. CCNA Security aligns with the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) certification exam (640-554).

Please note that Cisco Packet Tracer 6.1 is required for the 1.2 version of the CCNA Security curriculum. You can download the appropriate version of the Packet Tracer software from the Packet Tracer 6.1 resources folder on NetSpace after you have been successfully enrolled in the program.

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Topics include:

  • Modern Security Threats
  • Securing Network Devices
  • Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
  • Implementing Firewall Technologies
  • Implementing Intrusion Prevention
  • Securing the Local Area Network
  • Cryptographic Systems
  • Implementing Virtual Private Networks
  • Managing a Secure Network
  • Implementing the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
  • Video Resources for Security Tools on YouTube

Course # WITAC 1016
Tuition:  $1,400
Total course hours: 72

  • CCNA      Security Course Booklet, Version 1.2 3rd Edition (ISBN #978-1587133466 ) 
  • CCNA      Security Lab Manual, Version 1.2 3rd Edition (ISBN # 978-1587133473)

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