Cybersecurity

Network Security

Develop skills needed to protect networks and prevent intrusions.

By Cisco Networking Academy

Secure and Protect Networks

Picture yourself as a security professional with the mission to protect your company’s data from theft, damage, or disruption. Potential harm can come from a variety of sources. And the risk can quickly scale to a high-consequence event where you’ll have to react using the right knowledge. Network Security prepares you for tasks like these by developing the skills needed to design, implement and support security for network devices and ensure their integrity. Start building your expertise today and become an in-demand security professional tomorrow!

Recommended preparation: Basic understanding of computer networks (CCNA: Introduction to Networks and CCNA: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials or equivalent knowledge).

You'll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of network security.
  • Design, implement, and support security for networked devices and data.
  • Earn critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Gain industry recognized skills aligned with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.
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Length: 
70 hours
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Cost: 
Determined by Institution
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Level: Advanced
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Learning Type: Instructor-led
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Achievements: Badge

Coursework

22 Modules
Practice Labs
Cisco Packet Tracer Activities
Interactive Activities
Module Quizzes and Exams
Final Exam

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Community

Once enrolled, you have access to student forums where you can ask questions and interact with instructors and peers. Connect & network with classmates and alumni through our Facebook or LinkedIn communities.

Certificate of completion

Get a certificate of completion when you complete the course. Then add your coursework to LinkedIn so that hiring recruiters can find you for potential job opportunities.

 

Cybersecurity Pathway

Cybersecurity professionals who can protect and defend an organization's network are in high-demand. Put your detective-like qualities to work by gaining knowledge toward a career in fighting cybercrime.

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Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide. Self-paced courses are designed to take at your own pace, at any point in your career journey. For 20 years, Cisco Networking Academy has changed the lives of 12.7 million students in 180 countries by providing education, technical training, and career mentorship.