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Cisco Security Training and Certifications

With market transitions such as the cloud, mobility, and the “Internet of Things” creating an expanded surface of attack, and an increase not only in the prevalence, but impact and cost, of network intrusions, there is a growing demand by employers for network security engineers with a thorough understanding of a holistic, end-to-end network security posture.

Cisco Security Certifications

CCNA Security

CCNA Security certification offers professionals job-ready training and skills. The certification lays the foundation for job roles such as network security specialist, security administrator, and network security support engineer. Candidates gain knowhow in securing Cisco routers and switches and their associated networks.

Prerequisite Certification: CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching, any CCIE certification

Recommended Training for CCNA Security:

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.

CCNP Security

In the demanding security environment, CCNP Security certification offers employers proof of job-ready training and skills from experienced, professional-level network security engineers.  The CCNP Security program is intended to distinguish the Cisco network security engineers who have the necessary skills to test, deploy, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot the Cisco network security appliances and Cisco IOS Software devices that establish the security posture of the network.

Prerequisite Certification: CCNA Security

Recommended Training for CCNP Security:

Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions (SENSS)

This five-day course prepares network security engineers with the skills and knowledge needed to configure Cisco perimeter edge security solutions utilizing Cisco switches, Cisco routers, and Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls and to implement and manage security on Cisco ASA firewalls, Cisco routers with the firewall feature set, and Cisco switches.

Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions (SITCS)

This five-day course prepares network security engineers with the knowledge and skills needed to deploy the Cisco ASA Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), as well as web security, email security, and cloud web security, and with the capability to implement and manage security on Cisco ASA firewalls utilizing the Cisco Next-Generation product solution.

Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions (SISAS)

This five-day course prepares network security engineers with the skills and knowledge needed to deploy the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) and 802.1X secure network access and to implement and manage network access security by using the Cisco ISE appliance product solution.

Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions (SIMOS)

This five-day course prepares network security engineers with the knowledge and skills needed to protect data traversing a public or shared infrastructure such as the Internet by implementing and maintaining Cisco VPN solutions and troubleshooting remote-access and site-to-site VPN solutions, using Cisco ASA adaptive security appliances and Cisco IOS routers.

CCIE Security

The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Security (CCIE Security) certification is earned by individuals who possess the expert knowledge and skills required to implement, maintain and support extensive Cisco Network Security Solutions using industry best practices and technologies.

In order to obtain this certification, candidates must successfully pass a written qualification exam and then the corresponding hands-on lab exam.  The written qualification exam is a 2-hour written exam covering networking concepts and some equipment commands.  This must be passed before the lab exam can be scheduled.  The lab exam is an eight-hour exam testing the candidate’s ability to get a secure network up and running.

For more information on Cisco Security or anything else please contact Babbage Simmel at (614) 481-6555 or e-mail info@babsim.com.