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This course will teach you how to identify, lockdown, and secure vulnerabilities in a small to medium enterprise branch network. This course will also help you to enhance your skills in developing security infrastructure, recognizing threats, and mitigating security threats. This course is ideal for network administrators or aspiring network administrators who wish to build a stronger foundation of advanced security concepts.


  •  Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee
  • Anyone looking to further their networking knowledge.
  • The CCNA Security certification prepares you for the role of Network Security Specialist, Security Administrator and Netowrk Security Support Engineer.


  • Detailed Lab workbook.
  • Recorded video sessions for future reference with labs.
  • Full access to all videos any time online and downloadable.
  • Understanding  technology and co-relating with some real time examples and scenarios
  • Complete core technology with detailed labs verification.


  •  To achieve a CCNA Security certification, a candidate must take and pass the IINS exam.
  •  Prior to taking the IINS exam, a candidate must possess a valid CCENT, or CCNA Routing and Switching, or any CCIE certification as a prerequisite.


  •  Online
  • Onsite training
  • Instructor Led training
  • Video Training Series (online/Download)

Exam Number:         640-554 IINS

Associated Certifications:   CCNA Security

Duration:90 minutes (55-65 questions)

 The 640-554 Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) exam is associated with the CCNA Security certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of securing Cisco routers and switches and their associated networks. It leads to validated skills for installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices and develops competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security infrastructure.

Common Security Threats

    • Describe common security threats

Security and Cisco Routers

    • Implement security on Cisco routers
    • Describe securing the control, data, and management plane
    • Describe Cisco Security Manager
    • Describe IPv4 to IPv6 transition

AAA on Cisco Devices

    • Implement AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting)
    • Describe TACACS+
    • Describe RADIUS
    • Describe AAA
    • Verify AAA functionality


    • Describe standard, extended, and named IP IOS access control lists (ACLs) to filter packets
    • Describe considerations when building ACLs
    • Implement IP ACLs to mitigate threats in a network

Secure Network Management and Reporting

    • Describe secure network management
    • Implement secure network management

Common Layer 2 Attacks

    • Describe Layer 2 security using Cisco switches
    • Describe VLAN security
    • Implement VLANs and trunking
    • Implement spanning tree

 Cisco Firewall Technologies

    • Describe operational strengths and weaknesses of the different firewall technologies
    • Describe stateful firewalls
    • Describe the types of NAT used in firewall technologies
    • Implement zone-based policy firewall using CCP
    • Implement the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
    • Implement Network Address Translation (NAT) and Port Address Translation (PAT)

Cisco IPS

    • Describe Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) deployment considerations
    • Describe IPS technologies
    • Configure Cisco IOS IPS using CCP

 VPN Technologies

    • Describe the different methods used in cryptography
    • Describe VPN technologies
    • Describe the building blocks of IPSec
    • Implement an IOS IPSec site-to-site VPN with pre-shared key authentication
    • Verify VPN operations
    • Implement Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN using ASA device manager