The Cisco CCNA Security curriculum provides a next step for individuals who want to enhance their CCNA-level skill set and help meet the growing demand for network security professionals. The curriculum provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. CCNA Security helps prepare students for entry-level security career opportunities and the globally recognized Cisco CCNA Security certification. In addition, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) recognizes that Cisco CCNA Security certification courseware meets the CNSS 4011 training standard. Learn more.
This course is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop specialized security skills, along with critical thinking and complex problem solving skills. CCNA Security is a blended curriculum with both online and classroom learning. Students who enroll in CCNA Security are expected to have CCNA-level networking concepts knowledge and skills, along with basic PC and Internet navigation skills.
While there are no required course prerequisites, students are encouraged to complete the CCNA Discovery or CCNA Exploration curricula to acquire the fundamental CCNA-level routing and switching skills needed for success in this course. CCNA Security provides a next step for CCNA Discovery or CCNA Exploration students who want to expand their CCNA-level skill set to prepare for a career in network security.