Cisco Certified Network Associate Security

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(Exam 640-554)

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 v1.1 is a new minor release that includes new content and labs that align to the updated Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) certification exam (640-554). Major changes include the addition of the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), and Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP) replaced Security Device Manager (SDM) throughout the course content and labs. More information, including where to learn about chapter by chapter changes to the curriculum, is available at:

End-of-Life for CCNA Security Version 1.0 and Corresponding Certification Exam 640-553 is September 30, 2012.
** CCNA level networking concepts and skills are a prerequisite.

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
Text: CCNA Security Course Booklet, 2nd Edition ISBN: 1587133075
          CCNA Security Lab Manual, 2nd Edition ISBN: 1587133067

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