CCNA Security


The Cisco Certified Network Associate Security curriculum is designed for students who are seeking the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for entry-level careers in Network Security. This is a hands-on program that emphasizes practical experience. CCNA Security aims to develop an in-depth understanding of network security principles as well as the tools and configurations available to secure small to medium sized networks. CCNA Security helps prepare students for the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) certification exam (640-554) leading to the Cisco CCNA Security certification.

Program Description

With a CCNA Security certification, an individual demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize network threats and vulnerabilities, and mitigate security threats. CCNA Security 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. 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 CCNA Security certification. This is a 70-hour program.

Primary Goals

This program provides students with the skills needed to succeed in network security related degree programs and helps them prepare for IINS certification. The program is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop specialized security skills, along with critical thinking and complex problem solving. The program covers concepts to include Protocol sniffers/analyzers, TCP/IP and common desktop utilities, Cisco IOS Software, Cisco VPN client, Packet Tracer, Web-based resources. Various types of hands-on labs provide practical experience, including procedural and troubleshooting labs, skills integration challenges, and model building.

Consideration for Industry Certification and Articulation

The program leads to the 640-554 IINS Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security certification exam that is associated with the CCNA Security certification.


CCNA Security Course Code # BIPCT 1125


The student should preferably have CCENT level routing and switching knowledge.

Recognition of Completion

The student must get a minimum of 70% adjusted score to graduate. A certificate of completion is awarded by Cisco.