This certification retired on 24th February 2020. Our closest replacement is CCNA.
This accelerated 4-day Cisco CCNA Security course introduces you to core security technologies and concepts.
Through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, you'll be able to develop your own security policies, to protect your IT infrastructure. The course is based on applying security through the features of Cisco's IOS (Internetwork Operating System).
Your expert Firebrand instructor will teach you network security concepts and practices, including how to:
- Secure routing and switching infrastructure
- Deploy basic authentication, authorisation and accounting services
- Deploy basic firewalling services
- Deploy basic site-to-site and remote access VPN services
- Describe the use of more advanced security services such as intrusion protection, content security and identity management
The curriculum also covers core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices in order to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices, and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.
During the course, you'll prepare for and sit exam 210-260 IINS, covered by your Certification Guarantee.
The CCNA Security certification is a required step towards the CCNP Security certification.
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- You'll be certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
- Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
- Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
- You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
- You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
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- You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging
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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.
Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.
Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:
- Intensive group instruction
- One-on-one instruction attention
- Hands-on labs
- Lab partner and group exercises
- Question and answer drills
- Independent study
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The following are the topics covered on the CCNA Security course:
1.0 Security Concepts
1.1 Common security principles
- Describe confidentiality, integrity, availability (CIA)
- Describe SIEM technology
- Identify common security terms
- Identify common network security zones
1.2 Common security threats
- Identify common network attacks
- Describe social engineering
- Identify malware
- Classify the vectors of data loss/exfiltration
1.3 Cryptography concepts
- Describe key exchange
- Describe hash algorithm
- Compare and contrast symmetric and asymmetric encryption
- Describe digital signatures, certificates, and PKI
1.4 Describe network topologies
- Campus area network (CAN)
- Cloud, wide area network (WAN)
- Data center
- Small office/home office (SOHO)
- Network security for a virtual environment
2.0 Secure Access
2.1 Secure management
- Compare in-band and out-of band
- Configure secure network management
- Configure and verify secure access through SNMP v3 using an ACL
- Configure and verify security for NTP
- Use SCP for file transfer
2.2 AAA concepts
- Describe RADIUS and TACACS+ technologies
- Configure administrative access on a Cisco router using TACACS+
- Verify connectivity on a Cisco router to a TACACS+ server
- Explain the integration of Active Directory with AAA
- Describe authentication and authorisation using ACS and ISE
2.3 802.1X authentication
- Identify the functions 802.1X components
- Describe the BYOD architecture framework
- Describe the function of mobile device management (MDM)
3.1 VPN concepts
- Describe IPsec protocols and delivery modes (IKE, ESP, AH, tunnel mode, transport mode)
- Describe hairpinning, split tunneling, always-on, NAT traversal
3.2 Remote access VPN
- Implement basic clientless SSL VPN using ASDM
- Verify clientless connection
- Implement basic AnyConnect SSL VPN using ASDM
- Verify AnyConnect connection
- Identify endpoint posture assessment
3.3 Site-to-site VPN
- Implement an IPsec site-to-site VPN with pre-shared key authentication on Cisco routers and ASA firewalls
- Verify an IPsec site-to-site VPN
4.0 Secure Routing and Switching
4.1 Security on Cisco routers
- Configure multiple privilege levels
- Configure Cisco IOS role-based CLI access
- Implement Cisco IOS resilient configuration
4.2 Securing routing protocols
- Implement routing update authentication on OSPF
4.3 Securing the control plane
- Explain the function of control plane policing
4.4 Common Layer 2 attacks
- Describe STP attacks
- Describe ARP spoofing
- Describe MAC spoofing
- Describe CAM table (MAC address table) overflows
- Describe CDP/LLDP reconnaissance
- Describe VLAN hopping
- Describe DHCP spoofing
4.5 Mitigation procedures
- Implement DHCP snooping
- Implement Dynamic ARP Inspection
- Implement port security
- Describe BPDU guard, root guard, loop guard
- Verify mitigation procedures
4.6 VLAN security
- Describe the security implications of a PVLAN
- Describe the security implications of a native VLAN
5.0 Cisco Firewall Technologies
5.1 Describe operational strengths and weaknesses of the different firewall technologies
- Proxy firewalls
- Application firewall
- Personal firewall
5.2 Compare stateful vs. stateless firewalls
- Function of the state table
5.3 Implement NAT on Cisco ASA 9.x
- Policy NAT
- Verify NAT operations
5.4 Implement zone-based firewall
5.5 Firewall features on the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 9.x
- Configure ASA access management
- Configure security access policies
- Configure Cisco ASA interface security levels
- Configure default Cisco Modular Policy Framework (MPF)
- Describe modes of deployment (routed firewall, transparent firewall)
- Describe methods of implementing high availability
- Describe security contexts
- Describe firewall services
6.1 Describe IPS deployment considerations
- Network-based IPS vs. host-based IPS
- Modes of deployment (inline, promiscuous - SPAN, tap)
- Placement (positioning of the IPS within the network)
- False positives, false negatives, true positives, true negatives
6.2 Describe IPS technologies
- Detection/signature engines
- Trigger actions/responses (drop, reset, block, alert, monitor/log, shun)
- Blacklist (static and dynamic)
7.0 Content and Endpoint Security
7.1 Describe mitigation technology for email-based threats
- SPAM filtering, anti-malware filtering, DLP, blacklisting, email encryption
7.2 Describe mitigation technology for web-based threats
- Local and cloud-based web proxies
- Blacklisting, URL filtering, malware scanning, URL categorisation, web application filtering, TLS/SSL decryption
7.3 Describe mitigation technology for endpoint threats
- Personal firewall/HIPS
- Hardware/software encryption of local data
See Exam Track...
You'll sit the following CCNA Security exam
- Cisco 210-260 IINS - Implementing Cisco Network Security (IINS)
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Number of questions: 60-70 questions
- Languages: English, Japanese
This is a Cisco Concentration exam, which renews your CCNA and any other Associate certifications for a further three years.
See What's Included...
- Official Cisco courseware: Implementing Cisco Network Security (IINS) 3.0
Your accelerated course includes:
- Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee
- On-site exams**
- Exam vouchers**
- Practice tests*
- Certification Guarantee**
- Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
- 24-hour lab access
- Hands-on training through Lecture | Lab | ReviewTM
- Digital courseware (if available)
- * Some exceptions apply
- ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track
- *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
Before attending this course, you must have a valid CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE certification. It is also recommended you have a working knowledge of the Windows operating system and of Cisco IOS networking and concepts.
Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.
Cisco Course Dates
Cisco - CCNA Security (IINS)
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