Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security Certification Course Content

CIT 1121, Networking Fundamentals, 3 credit hours
Information on current and emerging internetworking technologies, including:

  • Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) reference model
  • Binary numbersHexadecimal numbers
  • Address classes
  • Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and subnetting
  • Protocols
  • Standards
  • Basic electrical concepts
  • Cabling techniques

CIT 1122, Routing Protocols and Concepts, 3 credit hours
Practical skills required to verify and troubleshoot basic router configurations. Includes:

  • Router configuration
  • Distance vector and link state routing protocols
  • Switching methods
  • Hub technology
  • Basic flow control methods
  • Layer 2 data link addressing
  • Layer 3 Internet Protocol (IP) addressing

CIT 1123, LAN Switching and Wireless, 3 credit hours

  • Routing techniques
  • Local Area Networks (LANs)
  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) design, configuration and maintenance
  • LAN configurationSpanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) protocols
  • Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP)
  • Network troubleshooting

CIT 1124, Accessing the WAN, 3 credits
Wider Area Network (WAN) topics, including:

  • Frame encapsulation
  • Signaling standards
  • WAN designPoint-to-Point (PPP)
  • Integrated Services Data Networks (ISDN)
  • Frame relay and network management

CIT 2251, CCNA Security, 3 credits
Topics include:

  • Network security concepts
  • Developing a secure network
  • Defending the perimeter
  • Configuring AAA
  • Securing the router
  • Constructing a secure infrastructure
  • Implementing endpoint security
  • Providing Storage-Area Network (SAN) security
  • Securing voice solutions
  • Using Cisco firewalls to defend the network
  • Cryptography and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Digital signatures
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and asymmetric encryption
  • Building a site-to-site Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) VPN solution

Prerequisite: CIT 1124 Accessing the WAN with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent; CCNA certification or consent of instructor


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