Course Description

CCNA Security equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for entry-level security specialist careers. This course is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning solution that emphasizes practical experience.

Various types of hands-on labs provide practical experience, including procedural and troubleshooting labs, skills integration challenges, and model building.

Sept. 12, 2020

Program Requirements

Length2-4 weeks
VA ApprovedGI Bill & VET-TEC
CertificationCCNA Security


  • Describe the security threats facing modern network infrastructure · Secure network device access
  • Implement AAA on network devices
  • Mitigate threats to networks using ACLs
  • Implement secure network management and reporting
  • Mitigate common Layer 2 attacks
  • Implement the Cisco IOS firewall feature set
  • Implement an ASA
  • Implement the Cisco IOS IPS feature set
  • Implement site-to-site IPSec VPNs
  • Administer effective security policies


Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1), working knowledge of the Windows operating system and working knowledge of Cisco IOS networking and concepts

Course Content

Introduction to Network Security Principles

1.    Network Security Fundamentals
2.    Attack Methodologies
3.    Operations Security
4.    Cisco Self-Defending Networks

Perimeter Security

1.   Administrative Access to Cisco Routers
2.   Cisco SDM
3.   AAA on a Cisco Router Using the Local Database and on Secure ACS
4.   Secure Management/Reporting
5.   Locking Down the Router

Computer Fundamentals: Hardware

  1. PC Hardware and Use Cases
  2. Cables and Connectors
  3. Internal Hardware Components
  4. PC Storage
  5. Printer and Multi-function Devices

Network Security Using Cisco IOS Firewalls

1.   Firewall Technologies
2.   Static Packet Filters Using ACLs3.   Cisco IOS Zone-Based Policy Firewall

Site-to-Site VPNs

1.   Cryptographic Services
2.   Symmetric Encryption
3.   Examining Cryptographic Hashes and Digital Signatures
4.   Asymmetric Encryption and PKI
5.   IPsec Fundamentals
6.   Site-to-Site IPsec VPN7.   IPsec on a Site-to-Site VPN Using Cisco SDM

Network Security Using Cisco IOS IPS

1.   IPS Technologies, Cisco IOS IPS Using Cisco SDM

Network Security Using Cisco IOS IPSLAN, SAN, Voice, and Endpoint Security Overview

1.   Endpoint Security
2.   SAN Security
3.   Voice Security4.   Layer 2 Attacks