This certification will retire on 23rd February 2020. Get the CCNA Security (IINS) certification before it retires and you'll also receive the new CCNA. Find out more.
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:
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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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.
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The following are the topics covered on the CCNA Security course:
1.1 Common security principles
1.2 Common security threats
1.3 Cryptography concepts
1.4 Describe network topologies
2.1 Secure management
2.2 AAA concepts
2.3 802.1X authentication
3.1 VPN concepts
3.2 Remote access VPN
3.3 Site-to-site VPN
4.1 Security on Cisco routers
4.2 Securing routing protocols
4.3 Securing the control plane
4.4 Common Layer 2 attacks
4.5 Mitigation procedures
4.6 VLAN security
5.1 Describe operational strengths and weaknesses of the different firewall technologies
5.2 Compare stateful vs. stateless firewalls
5.3 Implement NAT on Cisco ASA 9.x
5.4 Implement zone-based firewall
5.5 Firewall features on the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 9.x
6.1 Describe IPS deployment considerations
6.2 Describe IPS technologies
7.1 Describe mitigation technology for email-based threats
7.2 Describe mitigation technology for web-based threats
7.3 Describe mitigation technology for endpoint threats
You'll sit the following CCNA Security exam
This is a Cisco Concentration exam, which renews your CCNA and any other Associate certifications for a further three years.
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.
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.
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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"I've been in many other training centers before, but Firebrand is different and professional. where you can get knowledge and have good times. The instructor was very good and has provided valuable experience that you can gain understandable and clear concepts about network security. I will come back again to Firebrand."
Anonymous. (2019.2.11 to 2019.2.14)
"The instructor was very good, he explains things in an easy to understand manner and the facilities are very good."
Peter Tanser. (2019.2.11 to 2019.2.14)
"The best way to take these exams/courses. Hard work but means you don't have to stress for weeks/months at a time."
John Noonan, Storm Technologies Ltd. (2018.10.30 to 2018.11.2)
"The best way to take these exams/courses. Hard work but means you dont have to stress for weeks/months at a time."
John Noonan, Storm Technologies Ltd. (2018.10.30 to 2018.11.2)
"Good environment to work in, but be prepared to work hard when you get here."
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