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CCNA Security

Course Structure

The CCNA® Security course 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 includes the following features:

Course Outline

Table 1. CCNA Security Outline

ChapterCCNA Security
1Modern Network Security Threats
1.1Fundamental Principles of a Secure Network
1.2Worms, Viruses and Trojan Horses
1.3Attack Methodologies
2Securing Network Devices
2.1Securing Device Access and Files
2.2Privilege Levels and Role-Based CLI
2.3Monitoring Devices
2.4Using Automated Features
3Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA)
3.1Purpose of AAA
3.2Configuring Local AAA
3.3Configure Server-Based AAA
4Implementing Firewall Technologies
4.1Access Control Lists
4.2Firewall Technologies
4.3Context-Based Access Control
4.4Zone-Based Policy Firewall
5Implementing Intrusion Prevention
5.1IPS Technologies
5.2Implementing IPS
6Securing the Local Area Network
6.1Endpoint Security Considerations
6.2Layer 2 Security Considerations
6.3Wireless, VoIP and SAN Security Considerations
6.4Configuring Switch Security
7.1Cryptographic Services
7.2Hashes and Digital Signatures
7.3Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption
8Implementing Virtual Private Networks
8.2IPSec VPN Components and Operation
8.3Implementing Site-to-Site IPSec VPNs
8.4Implementing a Remote Access VPN
8.5Implementing SSL VPNs
9Managing a Secure Network
9.1Secure Network Lifecycle
9.2Self-Defending Network
9.3Building a Comprehensive Security Policy

Course Goals

  • Explain network threats, mitigation techniques, and the basics of securing a network
  • Secure administrative access on Cisco routers
  • Secure administrative access with AAA
  • Implement firewall technologies to secure the network perimeter
  • Configure IPS to mitigate attacks on the network
  • Describe LAN security considerations and implement endpoint and Layer 2 security features
  • Describe methods for implementing data confidentiality and integrity
  • Implement secure virtual private networks
  • Given the security needs of an enterprise, create and implement a comprehensive security policy
  • Implement firewall technologies using the ASA to secure the network perimeter

* For more information about CCNA Programs please visit the Cisco CCNA Security certification