CISCO Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security)

Master the skills of securing Cisco networks

Merit Professional Learning and the Michigan Cyber Range are pleased to present CISCO Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security).

This five-day advanced Cisco (640-554) course will teach you how to identify, lockdown, and secure vulnerabilities in a small to medium enterprise branch network and how to secure networks from potential attacks and vulnerabilities in services, such as virtual private networks (VPN) and virtual local area networks (VLAN). This course will also help you to enhance your skills in developing security infrastructure, recognizing threats, and mitigating security threats.

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Cyber Range course fees include certification exam!*

* Certification is dependent upon the student successfully passing the certification test with a score of 70 percent or better.

(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. This CCNA Security class 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.

This course also prepares advanced Cisco networking professionals for the latest CCNA Security exam. The Cisco security suite contains tools that aid in network security, and Cisco CCNA Security training covers how they are used to secure Cisco equipment, as well as overall network security frameworks (i.e., Authentication, Authorization and Accounting). This course also prepares advanced Cisco networking professionals for the latest CCNA Security exam (640-554), which requires a separate registration.

Who Should Attend?

  • Network Administrators
  • IT Security Professionals

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About the Curriculum

The training curriculum for this course is developed and provided by Mile2, a developer and provider of vendor neutral professional certifications for the cyber security industry.

About the Michigan Cyber Range

This course is presented through the facilities of the Michigan Cyber Range, and all exercises will be conducted within the Cyber Range infrastructure. Hosted by Merit Network, the Michigan Cyber Range enables individuals and organizations to develop detection and reaction skills through simulations and exercises. The program offers students and IT professionals a full curriculum of meetings and workshops as well as critical cybersecurity training and awareness tools. More information on the Michigan Cyber Range can be found at


The CISCO Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) class will meet 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) over the dates registered.

Standard registration for the course is $3,000. For attendees from Merit Member organizations, the registration fee is $2,400.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact at least two weeks in advance. Please note that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time to arrange than others.

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