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Get both your CCNA Security and CCNP Security certifications in 17 days. On this course you'll learn how to reduce the risk to your IT infrastructures and applications using Cisco Switches, Cisco ASA, and the router security appliance feature.
Develop your own security policies and protect your IT infrastructure with the CCNA Security certification. As prerequisite for the CCNP Security cert, this course will teach you how to:
During the CCNP Security part of the course you'll learn how to plan and implement end-to-end network security measures using Cisco Switches, Cisco ASA, and the router security appliance feature.
You'll also learn about:
You may be entitled to free training via Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs). If you’ve bought Cisco hardware or software - check the invoice to see if you have credits waiting to be used! If you’re unsure, get in touch with us.
Exam 640-554 IINS is a prerequisite for the CCNP Security certification. You will study for, and take, the exam at the beginning of the course.
The CCNP Security program is designed to provide the skills necessary to function as a network security engineer responsible for Routers, Switches and other Cisco Security appliances. Students will learn through a mix of lecture and practical exercises how to deploy, support, and troubleshoot Firewalls VPNs and IDS solutions. The course will comprise all the modules needed for the complete CCNP Security certification.
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.
This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.
You will be prepared for, and sit, the following exams on site:
Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.
Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.
Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.
We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.
There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.
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Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.
Exam 640-554 IINS is a prerequisite for the CCNP Security certification - this is included as part of the course. Valid CCNA in good standing is also recommended.
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.
Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.
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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 68,075 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.72% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.
Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.
"Exceptionally Professional Delivery!!"
Tony Faulkner. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (2/2/2009 to 15/2/2009)
"The labs, in particular, make this course stand out from other training courses that I have taken. All other courses offer labs, but quite often the student is left to flounder around through the course work to figure out what the required commands are. The student eventually gets the job done, but is left with nothing that can be referred to a week, or a month later.
The instructors labs, in contrast were incredibly well-detailed and presented in a spiral binder. The required steps were all spelled out, making it easy to make notes in the lab books and to refer to those notes and commands in the future, when I am attempting to incorporate this course at work. Test-preparation labs were also provided - when all the steps were not given to the student.
The course could easily be considered to be worth the money - just for the labs."
Keith Terrell, Intergence Systems. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (2/2/2009 to 15/2/2009)
"I have just finished my CCSP course, and i would say instructor has gone through every single point and cleared all concepts.
Spot on and highly recommended."
Asim Mukhtar. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (2/2/2009 to 15/2/2009)
"Overall a tough course, lots of material to cover and successful results."
Vernon Grandison, Real Solutions Ltd. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (2/2/2009 to 15/2/2009)
"I thoroughly enjoyed my Cisco CCSP course and came away with not only a conceptual understanding of the kit, but a good grounding in its application and possible uses."
Steve Wilde, Game Group. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (2/2/2009 to 15/2/2009)
"Wyboston Lakes: Unquestionabally the most impressive training facility I have ever attended. A top class instructor with many years of real world experience. I will certainly be re-attending in the future and will be recommending the new, improved Firebrand Training."
Tom Ranson, Somerset College. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (2/2/2009 to 15/2/2009)
"Excellent, all round course and facilities."
BP. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (27/10/2008 to 9/11/2008)
"A chance to get away, experience excellent training, constructive study and get the job of certification done."
Ian Roberts. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (29/9/2008 to 12/10/2008)
"Guys you just only have to see the place and taste the food. You learn a lot of stuff and you have not even realized it because you felt in vacation. Great value for money."
Marco Ermini, Vodafone Group GmbH. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (29/9/2008 to 12/10/2008)
"The Instructor is knowledgable and enthusiastic about his subject. Cramming that amount of material into the time period must have been challenging."
Chris Page, mears group. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (29/9/2008 to 12/10/2008)
"I believe this course is ideal for Security Professionals with plenty of real world experience working on Cisco Security products to pass the CCSP certification."
Chris Harrison, Cable & Wireless. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (29/9/2008 to 12/10/2008)
"The course met all of my expectioans. I was dreading studying for 14 days but was pleasently surprised that the days were both rewarding and educational. I would definitely recommend the boot camp to work collegues."
Keith Mills, Steria. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (29/9/2008 to 12/10/2008)
"Once again brilliant! Came back to do my CCSP after a great week doing my CCNA last year. Honestly it's one of the best training centres around."
Alex Parsons. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (14/4/2008 to 27/4/2008)
"Firebrand Training offered me the environment to learn and complete the course effectively. I would never be able to self-study to this level due to distractions at home and work."
Mark McDonald, ADAS UK Ltd. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (14/4/2008 to 27/4/2008)
"Intense and focused study activity in a relaxing and nice natural location, to get the best of out of the traning activity."
MB, orange business services. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (18/2/2008 to 2/3/2008)
"2nd time here and still fantastic, I've got a busy job at work and 3 boys under 5 at home with my wife, so just impossible to get anything done.
Firebrand* provides everything you need to get trained and qualified on whatever you chosen course is.
Duncan Slade, MBA Systems Ltd. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (16/4/2007 to 29/4/2007)
"Firebrand* provided the strong study- focussed environment I needed to excel."
Lex Norrie, C&W. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (9/10/2006 to 22/10/2006)
"Firebrand* exceeded my expectations. The training, facilites, food, and personnel were profesional in all aspects. I would 100% recommend this company for your training needs!"
Bruce Hale, HP_. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (9/10/2006 to 22/10/2006)
"After putting off doing my CCSP for some time, I was glad to finally put myself on the course.
My biggest feeling that I had, was that I didn't have enough experience working on PIX firewalls and IDS/IPS systems. Only at an installation level.
But I did have a good networking background on routers and swiFirebrand*hes, had seen TACACS inplace, so that part of the course flew by. I'd set VPNs up before and must of been lucky, but this was the hardest test there's a lot to take in, but it was well worth it. SND was really easy, do this test at the end, no training is needed for that really.
If you come in with a good attitude and to want to pass this, you'll do well.
I now feel comfortable and happier going for the security jobs/contracts that get posted and emailed to me, I now have more choice. The course is paying for itself. As soon as I informed the two agencies I do work for that I was going on a CCSP course, they were lining work up for me. OK, so I have to get past the interview, I didn't/couldn't get there before!
Food's great, locations great, no distractions, good training, good atmosphere, I passed! What more could you want!
Other guys on the course had only just done their CCNA a couple of months ago, they passed, so if you're CCNA don't be worried about going for this!"
Martin Parkinson, Self Employed - Access Networks accessnetworks.biz. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (26/6/2006 to 9/7/2006)
"Best training class i have been to. Great instructor, good learning environment, no outside influence and distractions. Be ready to spend an incredible amout of time on your study, and you will be successful. It's worth the effort."
Jose Garcia Vazquez, GGB Germany GmbH & Co. KG. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (26/6/2006 to 9/7/2006)
"The location, accommodation, and training facilities were comfortable and geared directly to the standard of learning and preparation needed for this examination. Both training instructors had the right mix of enthusiasm and knowledge of the Domains; coupled with valuable real world experience. I will have no issue in recommending the course to my colleagues, and business acquaintances."
Jason Kenyon, Agilent Technologies GmbH. - Cisco CCNA Security & CCNP Security (17 days) (23/8/2004 to 29/8/2004)
"The Firebrand trainers are very knowledgeable and can explain highly complex information so it is easy to understand."
Matthew Sullivan. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (16/9/2018 to 23/9/2018)
"The CCNP Route and Switch training course was a good experience, as this was my first boot camp. Instructor was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make sure that we were ready for the exam but also techniques we can use everyday with our jobs. I would definitely recommend this training facility for training."
Anonymous. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (16/9/2018 to 23/9/2018)
"Great course, a lot of information to take in within 8 days it could probably be extended by an additional day or two."
Anonymous. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (16/9/2018 to 23/9/2018)
"The staff at firebrand have been absolutely fantastic and have been really great in organising the exam and making sure we following procedure. I will be returning for the CCNP and already have the CCDA booked in November. I would like to thank Firebrand for helping my learning aid and I will definitely be returning. In addition to this the stay has been an overall pleasure."
Jon Legg, NHS. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (15/6/2018 to 17/6/2018)
"I would recommend Firebrand Training - course was intense, well instructed and information rich. Compared to when I started the course, I feel so much more knowledgeable and confident about networking topics."
J.W., Dana Petroleum,=. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (11/6/2018 to 17/6/2018)
"Great facilities! Great instructors! Great material! They definitely prepare you for the exam. "
Caroline Walters, Atkins. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (11/6/2018 to 14/6/2018)
"Good environment to work in, but be prepared to work hard when you get here."
Mark Stevens, JEM Solutions IT Ltd.. - Cisco CCNA Security (IINS) (4 days) (8/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)
"Firebrand manage to compress long term training into a very short time and do it effectively. The quality and subject knowledge of the training staff is the main reason for this."
Lee Farrow, PX Limited. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (16/4/2018 to 22/4/2018)
"As usual, its been a great place to learn and (re-)certify... everything's organised for us, all we need to do is learn. The course is presented with the right focus on the points that matter and plenty of time given for hands-on practical labs to fully understand the topics. And - we even had sunshine this week!"
Steven Tremayne, Honeywell. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (16/4/2018 to 22/4/2018)
"Despite the exhausting days, I think this intensive course is better than spreading it out over 2 months.
The Firebrand trainer was very professional. "
Regin Jørgensen, Zitcom A/S. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (16/4/2018 to 22/4/2018)
"Training as usual was very good, instructor was very knowledgeable of the subject matter "
Anonymous - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (16/4/2018 to 22/4/2018)
"Great course, very fast pace and hard work but worth it.
Very knowledgeable instructor. "
Scott Rose, Oxford University. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (16/4/2018 to 22/4/2018)
"This has been a really enjoyable experience."
Daniel Baines, Fluid(EM) Ltd. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (16/4/2018 to 19/4/2018)
"The instructor's delivery of the course material was excellent and the staff on site were very helpful. "
Ryan Osborne, Cumbria Partnership NHS FT. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (16/4/2018 to 19/4/2018)
"I've studied at Firebrand Training several times now and I've never failed an exam."
D.M., Systems IT. - Cisco CCDA (Design) (3 days) (4/4/2018 to 6/4/2018)
"The instructor was fantastic and helped expand my knowledge of Cisco via the ICND 1 course. "
David McGregor, Leidos. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (5/2/2018 to 8/2/2018)
"Excellent course, well delivered at a good pace and very thorough and relevant."
K.O.. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (25/2/2018 to 4/3/2018)
"The Cisco instructor is exceptionally knowledgeable and patient. The quality of training is second to none, but you need to arrive prepared to work your socks off!"
L.S.. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (11/12/2017 to 17/12/2017)
"My experience at firebrand was nothing less than awesome. Firebrand gave me a new perspective and built my confidence. I will definitely recommend them."
Nathaniel Brefo, Kosmos Energy. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (23/10/2017 to 29/10/2017)
"Though the days are long and you need to put the work in, the staff were very helpful, Instructor fast but took time to explain and was very approachable. "
Chris Peacock. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (23/10/2017 to 29/10/2017)
"Firebrand are an excellent training provider. Each time I attended my knowledge and skill base improve significantly, highly recommended."
Ryan Ciaraldi, NECS. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (15/10/2017 to 22/10/2017)
"I liked the efficiency of the training program, which provided training material, classrooms, equipment and facilities to effectively complete training in the most rapid and efficient way. The instructor is very knowledgeable, experienced, aware and helpful."
Akram Seyam. - Cisco CCDP Fast Track (ARCH) (3 days) (18/9/2017 to 20/9/2017)
"Dave has taught me in 8 days more about routing & switching networks than 19 years of running mid sized (500 user, multi site) corporate Cisco networks. The trainers are a priceless asset to firebrand. I wont hesitate to come back and do my CCNP."
Mark Boardman. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (4/9/2017 to 10/9/2017)
"Best training on market. Everything clear explained and friendly trainer with big passion and flexibility. "
A.C., Adler and Allan Ltd. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (4/9/2017 to 10/9/2017)
"Fantastic instructor, teaching methods are second to none."
Anthony Cummings. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (4/9/2017 to 10/9/2017)
"The instructor was excellent and was able to transfer his knowledge in a simple, clear and efficient manner. The infrastructure and logistics setup around the course and the exam is also spot on. We know that when we come for a training, we can focus solely on that without having to worry about the other things."
Anonymous - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (11/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)
"A lot harder than i thought it would be but the scope of knowledge I gained was incredible. Great instructor, be prepared for long days!"
Ashley Carrigan, AJW Aviation. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (7/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)
"Rapid training, great instructors with plenty of support."
Scott Beal, amatis Networks. - Cisco CCNA Security (IINS) (4 days) (31/7/2017 to 3/8/2017)
"Great instructors with great practical knowledge."
Anonymous - Cisco CCDA (Design) (3 days) (17/7/2017 to 19/7/2017)