Cisco CCNA Security Overview Updated October 2012
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CCNA Security Course Goals CCNA Security helps students: • Understand core security concepts and how to develop and implement security policies to mitigate risks • Acquire skills needed configure, monitor, and troubleshoot network security • Prepare for CCNA Security certification exam • Start or advance a career in network security • Differentiate themselves in the market with specialized skills and expertise to achieve success
CCNA Security v1.1: Key Competencies Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: • Describe 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 adaptive security appliance (ASA) • Implement the Cisco IOS Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) feature set • Implement site-to-site IP Sec VPNs • Administer effective security policies
New Features in Version 1.1 • Aligns with updated CCNA Security certification exam (IINS 640-554) • Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA) content added in a new chapter (Chapter 10), including four ASA labs • Cisco Configuration Professional (CP) replaced Security Device Manager (SDM) throughout the course and labs • Expanded content scope, including the following: • Mitigating SNMP threats • IPv6 ACLs and object groups • Cisco IPS Global Correlation and Security Intelligence Operation (SIO) • Bridge Protocol Data Unit (BPDU) filtering • Cisco protected port feature (PVLAN edge) • Cisco SecureX Architecture • The Secure Copy (SCP) command
Course and Certification Exam Availability End-of-Life Milestones for CCNA Security v1.0 Cisco IINS Certification Exam Availability
CCNA Security CourseWho Should Enroll? • College and university-level students seeking career-oriented, entry-level security specialist skills • IT professionals wishing to broaden or add specialized skills to their technology expertise • Current CCNA Certification holders who wish to build on their CCNA knowledge base • Prerequisites: CCNA-level networking knowledge and skills
Cisco Packet Tracer Curricula Portfolio ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing SWITCH: Implementing IP Switched Networks TSHOOT: Troubleshooting and Maintaining IP Networks Networking for Home and Small Businesses Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise Designing and Supporting Computer Networks Network Fundamentals Routing Protocols and Concepts LAN Switching and Wireless Accessing the WAN Network Professional Network Specialist Network Associate CCNASecurity CCNP Network Technician CCNA Security IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software IT Technician CCNA Exploration CCNA Discovery IT Essentials Student Networking Knowledge and Skills
Alignment to Industry Certifications Courses Align with Globally Recognized Certifications CCNACCENT CCNA CCNASecurity CCNP CompTIAA+ CCNP CCNA Security CCNA Exploration CCNA Discovery IT Essentials Student Networking Knowledge and Skills
CCNA Security CertificationMeets Growing Demand • Verifies an individual’s skills in the following roles: • Network Security Specialist • Security Administrator • Network Security Support Engineer • Prerequisite for CCNP Security certification • Potential employers can feel confident that candidates have the skills needed to install, troubleshoot, and monitor Cisco security technologies. • The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) recognizes that the Cisco CCNA Security courseware meets the CNSS 4011 training standard (learn more).
CCNA Security v1.1 Course Design • Same GUI as CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration curricula • 10 chapters and chapter exams • 10 Cisco Packet Tracer activities • 16 hands-on labs • One Packet Tracer Practice skills-based assessment • One final exam and one skills-based assessment • Balance of theory, hands-on practice, and application • Available in English only, no translated versions are planned • Enabled for both in-person and blended learning environments
CCNA Security v1.1Equipment Requirements • Leverages CCNA Discovery/Exploration equipment bundle and topology and is identical to v1.0 equipment list with the addition of a Cisco ASA (Model 5505) • NDG NETLAB+ can be enabled for remote lab equipment operation. • The required Advanced IP Services feature set (ISR G1) and the Security (SEC) technology package license are available for academies that are part of Networking Academy Maintenance Minimum System Requirements Curriculum requirements:1 Student PC per student1 local curriculum server Lab bundle requirements :3 Cisco routers, 2 with the SEC technology package3 two-port serial WAN interface cards3 Cisco switches1 Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)Assorted Ethernet and Serial cables and hubs Detailed equipment information is available in the Instructor Lab Manual and the CCNA Security Equipment List located in the CCNA Security resources folder on Cisco NetSpace and in the Equipment Information area on Academy Connection.
CCNA Security Instructor Training • All instructors should have CCNA-level networking knowledge and skills • Instructor training is required for new CCNA Security instructors • Fast track option available with evidence of CCNA Security or higher certification or industry experience • Instructor training is delivered by Instructor Training Centers (ITCs) • 40-hour training: in-person, blended, or remote delivery formats
CCNA Security Instructor Resource Site • The CCNA Security v1.1 Instructor Resource Site provides best practices, tips for classroom management and discussions, and teaching analogieshttp://lms.netacad.net/index.php
For More Information • Latest documents are posted in the CCNA Security resources area, which can be accessed through the Offerings menu on NetSpace, or in the Course Catalog on Academy Connection: • CCNA Security Scope and Sequence • CCNA Security FAQs • CCNA Security Datasheet • CCNA Security At-a-Glance • CCNA Security Overview Presentation • Visit the CCNA Security v1.1 Instructor Resource Site • Visit the CCNA Security certification page