CCNA (Security) Certification
The CCNA Security Certification lays the foundation for job roles such as Network Security Specialist, Security Administrator and Network Security Support Engineer. It is the initial step to obtain CCNP Security Certification.
Increasing Demand for Network Security Skills Cisco has taken note of the evolution of the role of the network security professional and its relevance to the industry.
Network security engineers in the marketplace today understand the products and the discipline of good network security, the practices and compliance mandates of industry and government, and the need to protect their organizations from increasingly sophisticated threats to their systems.
The speed at which network security is evolving demands more practical, hands-on skills in network security engineering and has made network security performance more visible to the entire organization.
Cisco network security engineers have real-world security implementation and troubleshooting skills.
The Cisco CCNA (Sec.), CCNP(Sec.), and CCIE(Sec.) certification programs are practical, relevant, and job-ready certification curricula aligned closely with the specific tasks expected of these in-demand professionals. Cisco realizes that the network security professional increasingly must focus on design, configuration, and support responsibilities as the technical consultant and device specialist or expert on a security team. Therefore, the Cisco Security curriculum is specific to the best practices of network security administrators, engineers, and experts using the latest Cisco equipment, devices, and appliances.
CCNA Security certification offers professionals job-ready training and skills. The certification lays the foundation for job roles such as network security technician, administrator, and network security support engineer.
Candidates gain knowhow in securing information and devices using the latest Cisco security hardware and software solutions. Skills taught and validated include testing, deploying, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Cisco network security solutions that establish the security posture of the network.
The CCNA Security program intended to provide baseline security knowledge and skills for network professionals interested in network security. Before attempting the CCNA Security certification, candidates must meet the requirements for Cisco CCENT certification.
Popular combinations with CCNA(Security) are CCNP(Security), CCIE(Security)
The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam.
However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order
to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may
change at any time without notice.
|Exam Topics||% of portion allocation|
|1.0 Security Concepts||12%|
|2.0 Secure Access||14%|
|4.0 Secure Routing and Switching||18%|
|5.0 Cisco Firewall Technologies||18%|
|7.0 Content & End Point Securing||12%|
Regular Track→ 2 Hrs. Session per day
Fast Track→ 4 Hrs. Session per day.
Super Fast Track→ 8 Hrs. Session per day
TOTAL DURATION→ 60hrs
Following equipment’s are available for the CCNA (Security) classes:
• Routers: 1841, 2800, 3800
• Switches: 2960,3550,3560
• ASA: 5515
A valid CCENT or a valid CCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE certification can act as a
|Course||Exam Code||Certification Fees||Batch Start Date|
|CCNA Security||210-260||$300 + 18% GST||23rd,25th April|