Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security)

To work in a role such as Security Specialist, Security Administrator and Network Security Support Engineers, it's recommended that you hold a CCNA Security certification.

This qualification shows you can perform crucial security-related tasks such as responding to a security breach, performing risk assessments, configuring secure administrative access and configuring a zone-based policy firewall. Make yourself invaluable to employers with such a widely recognized certification.

This Skillsoft course will train you in everything you need to know to pass the exam for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (Security) certification. You'll need to sit this exam separately.

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At a glance

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Course length
6 weeks
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Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.


Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.


Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Cisco exam 640-554 (by external provider)
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Skillsoft is the premier global provider of online IT and project management certification training courses.

If you want to be an expert of a particular software package or project management practice, a Skillsoft course will prepare you completely for the certification exam.

The certifications include Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Six Sigma, PRINCE2 and more.

Skillsoft's award-winning training method combines affordable computer-based training with the personal attention of instructor-led training.

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The cost of a course can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are an Australian resident
  • How you pay for the course (via a government loan, via a payment plan, or upfront)

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  • Valid CCNA or any CCIE Certification

What you'll learn

Become certified in:

  • Recognising how data is classified
  • Specifying the appropriate response to a security breach
  • Identifying key operations security principles
  • Performing risk assessments
  • Configuring secure administrative access
  • Configuring a zone-based policy firewall
  • Use cryptography
  • Configuring a site-to-site IPsec Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Recognising security threats to VoIP networks
  • Recommending security measures to defend against hacking

Course structure

11 units

  • Introducing networking security fundamentals
  • Security policies and strategies
  • Cisco network foundation protection
  • Securing the management plane and AAA configuration
  • Securing the data plane on Cisco switches
  • Securing the data plane in IPv6 environments
  • Threat control, mitigation and firewalls
  • Implementing firewall policies
  • Implementing IPS
  • VPN technologies and public key infrastructure
  • IPsec fundamentals and VPNs


Certification is awarded by Cisco and is globally recognised. 

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

After 12 months, you will be charged an interest rate of 19.95% per annum on the amount that remains to be repaid.

Most working Australian adults are eligible. See Am I Eligible? for details.

A SEEK Learning consultant can help you set up this payment plan. There is a $99 annual fee. Terms and conditions apply.

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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