The Cisco CCSP Certification now requires CCNA
Security as a prerequisite course. These courses may now be taken at
the warm Ft Lauderdale training center of the Institute of Professional
Learning. The Cisco CCSP Certification encompasses the four courses of
Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SNRS); Securing
Networks with ASA Foundation; Securing Networks with ASA Advanced; and Securing Networks Using Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS).
The Cisco CCNA Security is required prior to
attending the above courses. Both courses may be taken back-to-back for
a total of 15 days of training.
Cisco Certified Network Associate 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.
Cisco Certified Security Professional validates advanced knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco
networks. With a CCSP certification, a network professional demonstrates
the skills required to secure and manage network infrastructures to
protect productivity, mitigate threats, and reduce costs. The CCSP
curriculum emphasizes Cisco Router IOS (ISR) and Catalyst Switch
security features, Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), secure VPN
connectivity, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Cisco Security Agent
(CSA), Security Enterprise and Device Management, Network Admission
Control (NAC) as well as techniques to optimize these technologies in a
single, integrated network security solution. In addition, CCSP
leverages the new CCNA Security certification as a prerequisite.
The CCNA Security and the CCSP combined are 15
days in length with the next dates of March 1st to March 16th in Ft
Lauderdale. The price of the course including roundtrip airfare,
lodging, breakfast and lunch, snacks and refreshments, Cisco Authorized
Course Materials, practice exams, and all certification exams is $9,995.
Cisco Certified Network Associate
validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot
medium-size route and switched networks, including implementation and
verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. CCNA curriculum
includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless
networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills. This
new curriculum also includes (but is not limited to) the use of these
protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol,
Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol
Version 2 (RIPv2),VLANs, Ethernet, access control lists (ACLs).
The Cisco CCNA Certification Boot Camp is
also available in Atlanta. The Cisco CCNA Boot Camp training has two
parts, CCENT and the completion of CCNA. CCNA Boot Camps are 7 days in
length and include roundtrip airfare, lodging, breakfast and lunch,
snacks and refreshments, Cisco Authorized Course Materials, practice
exams, and all certifications for $4,495.
The Institute of Professional Learning has
outstanding instructors and staff and is located in a Class A building
in Ft Lauderdale.