Cisco Security Certification Path

There are 4 levels in Cisco Security certification path. One has to start with entry-level CCENT certification followed by associate-level CCNA, CCNP and CCIE. Cisco is the world leader in Networking with the largest user base of large-scale industries. Almost every industry is using Cisco products for their networking needs. So the need of certified professionals is intensifying. There is no pre-requisite to start your career with CCNA.

With Cisco, you’ll be exclusively ready to take your career in whatever direction you want to go. This is one of the best choices for college graduates to enter into the networking world as Cisco has the greatest market share globally. We at Rack Professionals, are not aiming on certification only, but will give you hands-on training on cisco network. Cisco Certification gives you unique identity and will apart you from other skilled professionals with an exquisite CCNA Certified Badge.

Why CCNA Security?

CCNA Security is the ideal choice if you want to develop your network security skills. This certification will give real value to Network Security Engineers those are interested in security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks. This module is formulated for experienced network professionals. You’ll be proficient in core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices. There is a long way ahead with professional and expert level certifications to prove your knack with Cisco technologies. With security certification, your skills will be stamped by CISCO and your employer will be more confident on you. With Rack Professionals, you’ll get a chance to work with all certified corporate trainers those are always in high demand.

Why Rack Professionals for CCNA Training?

Demand for Security Engineers is everywhere. Rack Professional understands the true value of Certification. We believe that our mentors are the strongest pillars of our success to accomplish global industry requirements. Our mentors are passionate Cisco professionals serving more than 15 countries worldwide. Rack Professional also enjoys exclusive global tie-ups for corporate training across the globe.

You’ll get a chance to work on live environment and will be a part of live projects to understand the know-how of real network problems. Our trainers are highly experienced and certified professionals facilitating industries for setting up large networks. Rack Professional has strong expertise in directing CCNA boot camps across the globe.

Online Training From Expert Mentors

We provide complete online training solution like an interactive textbook, featuring live sessions of veteran network professionals. Rack Professional is the most engaging online learning platform, provides access to the world’s top trainers, partnering with top organizations for online training solution. We have proficiency in almost all technologies and will give you hands-on lab experience with all training programs. If you have any specific requirement, you can always build your own training curriculum and select pertinent trainer from the pool of 100+ professionals.

CCNA Security Exam Format (210-260 IINS)

Implementing Cisco Network Security (IINS) certification is designed to you’re your skills in secure network infrastructure, understanding core security concepts, managing secure access, VPN encryption, firewalls, intrusion prevention, web and email content security, and endpoint security. You have to either go for CCENT or CCNA Routing and Switching certification as a prerequisite.

IINS (210-260) is a 90-minutes exam and you’ll be facing 60-70 questions of CCNA security. This exam will validate your skills for installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of a secure network to maintain integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices.

Implementing Cisco Network Security Exam (210-260)

  • .1  Common security principles
    • 1.1.a Describe confidentiality, integrity, availability (CIA)
    • 1.1.b Describe SIEM technology
    • 1.1.c Identify common security terms
    • 1.1.d Identify common network security zones
  • 1.2 Common security threats
    • 1.2.a Identify common network attacks
    • 1.2.b Describe social engineering
    • 1.2.c Identify malware
    • 1.2.d Classify the vectors of data loss/exfiltration
  • 1.3 Cryptography concepts
    • 1.3.a Describe key exchange
    • 1.3.b Describe hash algorithm
    • 1.3.c Compare and contrast symmetric and asymmetric encryption
    • 1.3.d Describe digital signatures, certificates, and PKI
  • 1.4 Describe network topologies
    • 1.4.a Campus area network (CAN)
    • 1.4.b Cloud, wide area network (WAN)
    • 1.4.c Data center
    • 1.4.d Small office/home office (SOHO)
    • 1.4.e Network security for a virtual environment
  • 2.1 Secure management
    • 2.1.a Compare in-band and out-of band
    • 2.1.b Configure secure network management
    • 2.1.c Configure and verify secure access through SNMP v3 using an ACL
    • 2.1.d Configure and verify security for NTP
    • 2.1.e Use SCP for file transfer
  • 2.2 AAA concepts
    • 2.2.a Describe RADIUS and TACACS+ technologies
    • 2.2.b Configure administrative access on a Cisco router using TACACS+
    • 2.2.c Verify connectivity on a Cisco router to a TACACS+ server
    • 2.2.d Explain the integration of Active Directory with AAA
    • 2.2.e Describe authentication and authorization using ACS and ISE
  • 2.3 802.1X authentication
    • 2.3.a  Identify the functions 802.1X components
  • 2.4 BYOD
    • 2.4.a Describe the BYOD architecture framework
    • 2.4.b Describe the function of mobile device management (MDM)
  • 3.1  VPN concepts
    • 3.1.a Describe IPsec protocols and delivery modes (IKE, ESP, AH, tunnel mode, transport mode)
    • 3.1.b Describe hairpinning, split tunneling, always-on, NAT traversal
  • 3.2 Remote access VPN
    • 3.2.a Implement basic clientless SSL VPN using ASDM
    • 3.2.b Verify clientless connection
    • 3.2.c Implement basic AnyConnect SSL VPN using ASDM
    • 3.2.d Verify AnyConnect connection
    • 3.2.e Identify endpoint posture assessment
  • 3.3 Site-to-site VPN
    • 3.3.a Implement an IPsec site-to-site VPN with pre-shared key authentication on Cisco routers and ASA firewalls
    • 3.3.b Verify an IPsec site-to-site VPN
  • 4.1 Security on Cisco routers
    • 4.1.a Configure multiple privilege levels
    • 4.1.b Configure Cisco IOS role-based CLI access
    • 4.1.c Implement Cisco IOS resilient configuration
  • 4.2 Securing routing protocols
    • 4.2.a Implement routing update authentication on OSPF
  • 4.3 Securing the control plane
    • 4.3.a Explain the function of control plane policing
  • 4.4 Common Layer 2 attacks
    • 4.4.a Describe STP attacks
    • 4.4.b Describe ARP spoofing
    • 4.4.c Describe MAC spoofing
    • 4.4.d Describe CAM table (MAC address table) overflows
    • 4.4.e Describe CDP/LLDP reconnaissance
    • 4.4.f Describe VLAN hopping
    • 4.4.g Describe DHCP spoofing
  • 4.5 Mitigation procedures
    • 4.5.a Implement DHCP snooping
    • 4.5.b Implement Dynamic ARP Inspection
    • 4.5.c Implement port security
    • 4.5.d Describe BPDU guard, root guard, loop guard
    • 4.5.e Verify mitigation procedures
  • 4.6 VLAN security
    • 4.6.a Describe the security implications of a PVLAN
    • 4.6.b Describe the security implications of a native VLAN
  • 5.1  Describe operational strengths and weaknesses of the different firewall technologies
    • 5.1.a Proxy firewalls
    • 5.1.b Application firewall
    • 5.1.c Personal firewall
  • 5.2 Compare stateful vs. stateless firewalls
    • 5.2.a Operations
    • 5.2.b Function of the state table
  • 5.3 Implement NAT on Cisco ASA 9.x
    • 5.3.a Static
    • 5.3.b Dynamic
    • 5.3.c PAT
    • 5.3.d Policy NAT
    • 5.3 e Verify NAT operations
  • 5.4 Implement zone-based firewall
    • 5.4.a Zone to zone
    • 5.4.b Self zone
  • 5.5 Firewall features on the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 9.x
    • 5.5.a Configure ASA access management
    • 5.5.b Configure security access policies
    • 5.5.c Configure Cisco ASA interface security levels
    • 5.5.d Configure default Cisco Modular Policy Framework (MPF)
    • 5.5.e Describe modes of deployment (routed firewall, transparent firewall)
    • 5.5.f Describe methods of implementing high availability
    • 5.5.g Describe security contexts
    • 5.5.h Describe firewall services
  • 6.1 Describe IPS deployment considerations
    • 6.1.a Network-based IPS vs. host-based IPS
    • 6.1.b Modes of deployment (inline, promiscuous – SPAN, tap)
    • 6.1.c Placement (positioning of the IPS within the network)
    • 6.1.d False positives, false negatives, true positives, true negatives
  • 6.2 Describe IPS technologies
    • 6.2.a Rules/signatures
    • 6.2.b Detection/signature engines
    • 6.2.c Trigger actions/responses (drop, reset, block, alert, monitor/log, shun)
    • 6.2.d Blacklist (static and dynamic)
  • 7.1  Describe mitigation technology for email-based threats
    • 7.1.a SPAM filtering, anti-malware filtering, DLP, blacklisting, email encryption
  • 7.2 Describe mitigation technology for web-based threats
    • 7.2.a Local and cloud-based web proxies
    • 7.2.b Blacklisting, URL filtering, malware scanning, URL categorization, web application filtering, TLS/SSL decryption
  • 7.3  Describe mitigation technology for endpoint threats
    • 7.3.a Anti-virus/anti-malware
    • 7.3.b Personal firewall/HIPS
    • 7.3.c Hardware/software encryption of local data
  • Process
  • Management
  • Strategy

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Job Opportunities after CCNA Certification

Though CCNA is associate-level certification, but there are ample of opportunities all over the world. All Cisco certification programs are practical and job-ready programs designed by Cisco professionals to validate your skills. Cisco realizes that the demand is increasing for Network Engineers and skill validation is vital to help industries in shortlisting these professionals.

We at Rack Professional are more concerned about your career and have mounted a team of virtual placement officers and domain experts to provide you opportunities from all over the world.

Demand of CCNA certified professionals are growing. You’ll have something unique to apart your resume from millions of fresh graduates passing out every year.

Job Types For CCNA Security Professionals

  • Network Security Engineer
  • Security Engineer
  • Product Support Engineer
  • Network Security Analyst