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. It helps students to gain knowledge of secure networkinfrastructure, understanding core security concepts, managing secure access, VPN encryption, firewalls,intrusion prevention, web and email content security, and endpoint security. This exam validates skillsfor installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of a secure network to maintain integrity,confidentiality, and availability of data and devices

Modern Network Security Threats

  • Fundamental Principles of a Secure Network
  • Worms, Viruses and Trojan Horses
  • Attack Methodologies

Securing Network Devices

  • Securing Device Access and Files
  • Privilege Levels and Role-Based CLI
  • Monitoring Devices
  • Using Automated Features

Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA)

  • Purpose of AAA
  • Configuring Local AAA
  • Configure Server-Based AAA

Implementing Firewall Technologies

  • Access Control Lists
  • Firewall Technologies
  • Context-Based Access Control
  • Zone-Based Policy Firewall

Implementing Intrusion Prevention

  • IPS Technologies
  • Implementing IPS

Securing the Local Area Network

  • Endpoint Security Considerations
  • Layer 2 Security Considerations
  • Wireless, VoIP and SAN Security Considerations
  • Configuring Switch Security
  • SPAN and RSPAN


  • Cryptographic Services
  • Hashes and Digital Signatures
  • Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption

Implementing Virtual Private Networks

  • VPNs
  • Add Storage Spaces
  • IPSec VPN Components and Operation
  • Implementing Site-to-Site IPSec VPNs
  • Implementing a Remote Access VPN
  • Implementing SSL VPNs

Managing a Secure Network

  • Secure Network Lifecycle
  • Self-Defending Network
  • Building a Comprehensive Security Policy