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Cisco announces the redesign of the Cisco Associate-level certification programs and the evolution of the Cisco CCNA certification to the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification.
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Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. With a CCNA Security certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. The CCNA Security curriculum emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices, and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.
Exams & Recommended Training
|Required Exam(s)||Recommended Training|
|640-554 IINS||Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS)|
|NOTE: Updated ICND1, ICND2, and CCNA Composite exams can be applied towards the achievement of several Cisco associate-level certifications. Please visit the Associate-level Exam Logic Tool for more details.|
The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:
Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS)
Course content focuses on the design, implementation, and monitoring of a comprehensive security policy, using Cisco IOS security features and technologies as examples.
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The following resources are suggested study supplements; they are not designed to serve as a complete self-study program.
- CCNA Security Syllabus
- 640-554 IINS Exam Topics
- Cisco Learning Network - A variety of self-study materials can be found here.
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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):
The 640-554 Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) exam is associated with the CCNA Security certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of securing Cisco routers and switches and their associated networks. It leads to validated skills for installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices and develops competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security infrastructure.