Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security)

The Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) certification aligns specifically with the role of a Cisco Network Security Engineer.

The certification proves your expertise in ensuring security in routers, switches, networking devices and appliances. It shows you can deploy, support and troubleshoot Firewalls, VPNS, and IDS/IPS solutions for their networking environments.

This Skillsoft course will train you in everything you need to know to pass the exams for the CCNP Security certification. You'll need to sit the exams separately.

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Globally recognised


CCNA Security certification or a CCIE certification



Course length
24.5 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.

Exams: 642-637 Secure, 642-618 Firewall, 642-648 VPN, 642-627 IPS (by external provider)
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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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What you'll learn

Become certified in:

  • Reducing potential security threats
  • Preventing data loss
  • Ensuring IT compliance
  • Reducing network security implementation costs and time
  • Implementing network security using the latest Cisco security equipment
  • Implementing the current industry best practices

Course structure

48 units

Cisco IPS 7.0

  • Introduction to intrusion prevention and detection systems
  • IPS traffic analysis, countermeasures, and deployment architecture
  • Performing the Cisco IPS sensor initial setup
  • Managing Cisco IPS devices
  • Implementing Cisco unity express in CUCM express environment
  • Configuring Cisco IPS signature engines and anomaly detection
  • Adapting traffic analysis and response to the environment
  • False positives, negatives and response improvement
  • Managing and analyzing events
  • Virtualization, high-availability, and high-performance solutions
  • Configuring and maintaining Cisco IPS hardware

Cisco SECURE 1.0


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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