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CNSS 4011 Recognition

CNSS 4011 Recognition

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) recognizes that Cisco CCNA Security certification courseware meets the CNSS 4011 training standard. By being compliant, the Cisco CCNA Security certification program provides the required training for network security professionals who assist federal agencies and private sector entities to protect their information and aid in the defense of the nation's vital information resources.

This standard is intended for Information Security professionals responsible in identifying system vulnerabilities, investigating and documenting system security technologies and policies, and analyzing and evaluating system security technologies.

This formal NSA and CNSS certification gives Cisco the authority to recognize those candidates who have demonstrated that they have met the CNSS 4011 training standard.

Candidates who have met the standard will be issued a letter of recognition acknowledging their completion of the recommended training requirements. This letter of recognition can be used as confirmation of having met the CNSS 4011 requirements.


Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professional Required Training
Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) v1.0 or;
Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) v2.0

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