CCNA Security


Are you inquisitive, with precise attention to detail? If you’re interested in maintaining the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices, then the Cisco Certified Network Associate - CCNA - Security certification is for you.

  • 1

    Prove you have what it takes

    Validates associate level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks.

  • 2

    Globally recognised validation of your ability

    Demonstrates that you have the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognise threats and vulnerabilities on networks and to mitigate security attacks.

  • 3

    Get hired

    Security skills are one of the highest demanded areas in the networking job market with IT specialists receiving higher compensation than other fields.

Your quick course guide

Qualification: CCNA Security

Study time: Full time - six to nine days | Part time - two months

Vendor: Cisco

Provider: Skillsoft

Student support: StudentCare™ and expert mentors

Prerequisites: Valid CCNA or CCIE certification + familiarity with general networking concepts and Cisco router operation and configuration experience 

Assessment: Exam based - IINS 640-554

Resources: Internet access and email

Ideal for: Network engineers, data/telecoms engineers or telecoms support engineer 

Included in your modules

Essential skills for your career

  • Introducing networking security fundamentals
  • Security policies and strategies
  • Cisco network foundation protection
  • Securing the management plane and AAA configuration
  • Securing the data plane on Cisco switches 
  • Securing the data plane in IPv6 environments
  • Threat control, mitigation and firewalls
  • Implementing firewall policies
  • Implementing IPS
  • Technologies and public key infrastructure
  • IPsec fundamentals and VPNs

Get certified the Learning People way

Professional development that works around you

  • World's #1 eLearning portal
  • 12 months unlimited access
  • Expert mentors
  • Global community of peers
  • Content approved by Cisco
  • Award winning training used globally by leading corporate clients

Average salary

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Why join us?

  • Award winning customer support
  • We know the job market inside out
  • Trusted by the giants
  • Value for money
  • CV detox - exclusive to our students
  • We're with you from start to finish
  • Expert career advice
  • Progress reports
  • Exam booking support
  • All UK students receive an NUS student discount card
  • Your success is our success

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