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CCNA - Security


Exam 210-260 IINS, revised version 2017

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What is the CCNA - Security?

What is the CCNA - Security?

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 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.

Our CCNA training course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. Our CCNA training course curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills. The curriculum also includes the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2),VLANs, Ethernet, and Access Control Lists (ACLs).

As a prerequisite to take this course you need to already have a CCNA - Routing and Switching Certification OR CCENT Certification.

The CCNA - Security consists of one exam, the 210-260 IINS. This exam tests your knowledge of secure network infrastructure, understanding core security concepts, managing secure access, VPN encryption, firewalls, intrusion prevention, web and email content security, and endpoint security. It leads to validated skills for installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of a secure network to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices and develops competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security infrastructure. The exam is made up from the following modules:

  • Module 1 - Security Concepts
  • Module 2 - Secure Access
  • Module 3 - VPN
  • Module 4 - Secure Routing and Switching
  • Module 5 - Cisco Firewall Technologies
  • Module 6 - IPS
  • Module 7 - Content and Endpoint Security

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Six Reasons to Gain a Cisco Certification.

Six Reasons to Gain a Cisco Certification

In 2017, Cisco completed a study targeted at understanding the value of Cisco certification for employers of Cisco certified professionals. Designed to measure employer perceptions about employees with Cisco certifications, the study specifically focused on how employers measure the value of Cisco certified individuals in their business. Three-quarters of 200 network managers surveyed concurred that their Cisco certified employees are more knowledgeable and more valuable than their noncertified employees. Here are six employee performance metrics that were considered as part of the study:

  • Speed in completing network-related IT projects - A majority of network managers in the survey indicated that Cisco certified employees complete network-related IT projects more quickly than noncertified employees.
  • Speed in resolving technical problems - Cisco certified employees were found to be much quicker at resolving technical problems.
  • Quickness in coming up to speed during onboarding - A high percentage (78 percent) of network managers in the survey rated their Cisco certified staff as coming up to speed faster than noncertified employees.
  • Effectiveness in completing network-related IT projects - The network managers in the survey viewed Cisco certified employees as completing network-related projects more successfully.
  • Effectiveness in resolving technical problems - The network managers in the survey confirmed that their Cisco certified employees resolve technical problems more effectively.
  • Employee performance metrics overall - Networking managers attributed, at the least, a 37 percent average improvement rating for these performance metrics from Cisco certified employees.
Jobs and Career Opportunities with the CCNA.

Jobs and Career Opportunities with the CCNA

Within the UK, the average salary of a CCNA certified professional is £40,000pa. The average salary for an CCNA graduate is estimated to be £27,500pa. After graduation, you can find work such as a Network Engineer or a Support Engineer with relative ease. Below are examples of the starting range of career opportunities offered to CCNA Technicians:

  • Network Support
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Consultant
  • Support Analyst
  • Support Engineer
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