Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security)

With the Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) certification a student gains associate-level knowledge and skills to secure Cisco networks. CCNA Security certification validates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks and minimize security threats.

The CCNA Security certification course enhances basic CCNA-level skill set and helps meet the growing demand for network security professionals thus offering lucrative career opportunities for students and professionals aspiring to build careers in job roles such as Network Security Specialist, Security Administrator and Network Security Support Engineer.

Our CCNA Security certification training curriculum incorporates core security technologies - installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.

The duration of the CCNA Security certification course at Josiah technology Pvt. Ltd is 40 hours and it includes CCNA Security certification training, study material, hands on lab experience and work books

All CCNA Security certified professionals will be able to-

  • Describe the security threats facing modern network infrastructures
  • 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

Objectives of CCNA Security

  • To configure
    • Routers on the network perimeter with Cisco IOS Software security features
    • Site-to-site VPNs using Cisco IOS features
    • Cisco IOS zone-based firewall to perform basic security operations on a network
    • IPS on Cisco network routers and
    • LAN devices to control access, resist attacks, shield other network devices and systems, and protect the integrity and confidentiality of network traffic
  • To develop a comprehensive network security policy to counter threats against information security


To undergo the CCNA Security certification training one must have basic PC and Internet navigation skills.

Course outline

  • Modern Network Security Threats
  • Securing Network Devices
  • Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
  • Implementing Firewall Technologies
  • Implementing Intrusion Prevention
  • Securing the Local Area Network
  • Cryptography
  • Implementing Virtual Private Networks
  • Managing a Secure Network
  • Implementing the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)


  • 640-553 IINS
    • Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS)


CCNA Security certifications are valid for three years. The certificate can be renewed by passing any one of the following current exams before the validity expires:

  • CCNA wireless/security/voice/SP Ops exam
  • 642-XXX professional level exam
  • CCDA DESGN exam
  • Cisco Specialist exam
  • CCIE written exam
  • CCDE written / practical exam
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview and the CCAr board review

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