Security and risk-management skills are among the most sought-after skills in networking, and global demand continues to grow. Organizations around the world are experiencing a shortage of qualified ICT candidates with the specialized knowledge and skills needed to administer devices and applications in a highly secure infrastructure, to recognize network vulnerabilities, and to mitigate security threats.
The Cisco Networking Academy 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 networking professionals with specialized skills. 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 students prepare for the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) certification exam leading to the Cisco CCNA Security certification.
The CCNA Security certification helps students develop the skills needed for job roles such as network security specialists, security administrators and network security support engineers. The CCNA Security certification prerequisite is a valid CCNA.