CISCO CCNA Security - Implementing Cisco Network Security

CCNA Security provides a next step for individuals who want to enhance their CCNA/CCENT-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.

Course Content

The following are the topics within the curriculum for CCNA security

1.0 Security Concepts
2.0 Secure Access
3.0 VPN
4.0 Secure Routing and Switching
5.0 Cisco Firewall Technologies
6.0 IPS
7.0 Content and Endpoint Security

This course develops the candidate's knowledge of secure network infrastructure, understanding core security concepts, managing secure access, VPN encryption, firewalls, intrusion prevention, web and email content security, and endpoint security.

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Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

A valid CCENT (CCNA1 and CCNA2) or a valid CCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

First Class Requirements

Pen, paper and USB memory stick

Attendance Requirements

All absences need to be reported, as this is a vendor qualification course. If you are aware of any commitments that will cause you to be absent please let the Tutor know as soon as possible

Assessment Methods

Learners will be assessed formally through chapter tests, hands on skills exams and a final theory exam. One completion of the course the college can grant the CISCO certificate, you can elect to take the external examination - Implementing Cisco Network Security (IINS) at a Vue testing centre.

Further Study Options

To have a detailed discussion about your progression options either discuss with your course tutor or contact

Additional Information

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our learning resource team on We are here to help you.

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