Designed for students seeking career-oriented, entry-level security specialist skills. Provides the technical knowledge and skill experience needed to prepare for entry-level security specialist careers. The CCNA Security curriculum blends classroom hands-on experience using Cisco routers and switches and an online e-learning solution to develop an in-depth understanding of network security principles and security tools such as: protocol sniffers/analyzers, TCP/IP and common desktop utilities, Cisco IOS Software, Cisco VPN client, and web-based resources. Preparation for the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) certification exam (640-553), leading to the CCNA Security certification.

Prerequisite: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in CIS-204 or equivalent or successful completion of the current version of CCNA1, 2, 3 and 4 at another Cisco Networking Academy or possess a current CCNA certification
Corequisite: None
Recommended Preparation: None
3 UNITS : 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory