Cisco Security Training

Cisco's Security Portfolio Has Changed.


What's New?

Cisco recently invested a large amount in updating the entire security certification track. All courses and exams from CCNA, CCNP and even the CCIE were significantly updated. As part of this update most of the courses were re-formatted significantly from the last version. The new courses are far better aligned with the technologies, solutions and approaches used by customers today.


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CCNA Security

The Cisco CCNA Security is by far the most popular certification and where most engineers begin their path to becoming an Expert. Choosing NC-Expert ensures you get the best possible start to building a foundation that will ensure you master the technologies you will need to progress towards your ultimate goal of becoming an Expert.



(IINS) Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security v3.0

Implementing Cisco Network Security (IINS) v3.0 is a 5-day instructor-led course focusing on security principles and technologies, using Cisco security products to provide hands-on examples. Using instructor-led discussions, extensive hands-on lab exercises, and supplemental materials, this course allows learners to understand common security concepts, and deploy basic security techniques utilizing a variety of popular security appliances within a real-life network infrastructure. You will learn foundational concepts for deploying a Cisco Security environment such as:

  • Describe common network security concepts
  • Secure routing and switching infrastructure
  • Deploy basic authentication, authorization and accounting services
  • Deploy basic firewalling services
  • Deploy basic site-to-site and remote access VPN services
  • Describe the use of more advanced security services such as intrusion protection, content security and identity management

The prerequisites for the certification are:

  • Valid CCENT, CCNA R&S or CCIE certification
  • Pass Exam 210-060 IINS

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CCNP Security

The Cisco CCNP Security Certification is the most well-known Professional and Advanced level of Security training in the market today. Cisco spent a considerable amount of time and money re-working the courses used in this certification. We can strongly endorse these courses as having the needed content to prepare engineers for the advanced skill levels required in corporations today. When taught by NC-Expert instructors who have a full mastery of the topics being presented an engineer can feel confident they will leave the courses and certification with a highly valued set of skills needed by the market today.

All NC-Expert instructors teaching these courses have proven Expert level knowledge and experience in the real-world through live design, deployment and troubleshooting of customer networks.

To reach CCNP Security Certification you must first have the CCNA Security certification and then successfully pass the four exams associated with the CCNP Level Courses.

Obtaining the CCNP certification can take 6 months to a year for most engineers. We have special pricing to allow you to bundle the costs of all fours courses and spread the training time throughout the year.

If your goal is to progress through to CCIE Security see our suggested paths for the amount of time you wish to invest, we start these recommended paths at the CCNA Level to ensure our customers can steadily progress through each level with the best Return on Investment.

The prerequisites for the CCNP certification are:

  • Valid CCENT, CCNA Security or CCIE certification
  • Pass EXAM 300-206 SENSS
  • Pass Exam 300-207 SITCS
  • Pass Exam 300-208 SISAS
  • Pass Exam 300-209 SIMOS


(SISAS) Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions

The Implementing Cisco Security Access Solutions (SISAS) course describes an access control solution that centers on the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE). The learners build the solution by implementing basic authentication and then extending the system with the authorization, guest services, Cisco TrustSec, posture, and profiling components. The most fundamental concepts include the authentication methods, such as 802.1X, MAC Authentication Bypass (MAB), and Web authentication (WebAuth). The learners implement various types of the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) using two different 802.1X supplicants: the native Windows OS supplicant and the Cisco AnyConnect supplicant. The Cisco AnyConnect supplicant is used for a range of scenarios, including EAP chaining. Although the Web Authentication and the guest services are often deployed together, the learners first implement the WebAuth feature for employee access and then enable the guest feature to allow guest access. The posture service on the ISE is used to determine the security posture status of the endpoints. The learners use the built-in posture elements pre-configured in the ISE, and also implement a custom remediation to automatically install antivirus software. The ISE offers a wide range of profiling capabilities. The learners test the default functionality with the common probes enabled, and extend the profiling granularity by defining custom policies. The course ends with a troubleshooting lesson and an optional troubleshooting lab exercise. You will learn advanced concepts for deploying a Cisco Security environment such as:

  • Deploy Cisco ISE
  • Implement 802.1X and MAB
  • Deploy Security Group Access and MAC Security
  • Implement WebAuth and guest service
  • Deploy posture
  • Implement profiling

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(SIMOS) Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions

Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions (SIMOS) v1.0 is a newly created five-day instructor-led training (vILT) course that is part of the curriculum path leading to the Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) certification. This course is designed to prepare network security engineers with the knowledge and skills they need to protect data traversing a public or shared infrastructure such as the Internet by implementing and maintaining Cisco VPN solutions. Students of this course will gain hands-on experience with configuring and troubleshooting remote access and site-to-site VPN solutions, using Cisco ASA adaptive security appliances and Cisco IOS routers. You will learn advanced concepts for deploying a Cisco Security environment such as:

  • Describe the various VPN technologies and deployments as well as the cryptographic algorithms and protocols that provide VPN security.
  • Implement and maintain Cisco site-to-site VPN solutions.
  • Implement and maintain Cisco FlexVPN in point-to-point, hub-and-spoke, and spoke-to-spoke IPsec VPNs.
  • Implement and maintain Cisco clientless SSL VPNs.
  • Implement and maintain Cisco AnyConnect SSL and IPsec VPNs.
  • Implement and maintain endpoint security and dynamic access policies (DAP).

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(SITCS) Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions

In this course, you will learn how to implement and manage security on Cisco ASA firewalls utilizing Cisco next-generation product solutions. You will gain hands-on experience with configuring various advanced Cisco security solutions. You will also learn how to reduce the risk to your IT infrastructures and applications using Cisco's Next Generation Firewall (NGFW ) security appliance feature and provide operational support for Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), email security, and web-based security appliances. You will learn advanced concepts for deploying a Cisco Security environment such as:

  • Cisco ASA NGFW
  • Deploy and configure Cisco Web Security Appliance
  • Configure Cisco Cloud Web Security Connectors
  • Cisco Email Security solution
  • Configure Cisco Email Appliance incoming and outgoing policies
  • Cisco IPS Threat Control
  • Configure and Implement Cisco IPS Sensor into a network

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(SENSS) Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions

In this course, you will learn to implement and manage security on Cisco ASA firewalls, Cisco routers with the firewall feature set, and Cisco switches. You will learn to configure various perimeter security solutions for mitigating outside threats and securing network zones. This course is part of the curriculum path leading to the Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP© Security) certification. Additionally, it is designed to prepare security engineers to configure Cisco perimeter edge security solutions utilizing Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls as well as Cisco routers and switches. You will learn advanced concepts for deploying a Cisco Security environment such as:

  • Understanding and implementing Cisco modular Network Security Architectures such as SecureX and TrustSec.
  • Deploy Cisco Infrastructure management and control plane security controls.
  • Configuring Cisco layer 2 and layer 3 data plane security controls.
  • Implement and maintain Cisco ASA Network Address Translations (NAT).
  • Implement and maintain Cisco IOS Software Network Address Translations (NAT).
  • Designing and deploying Cisco Threat Defense solutions on a Cisco ASA utilizing access policy and application and identity based inspection.
  • Implementing Botnet Traffic Filters.
  • Deploying Cisco IOS Zone-Based Policy Firewalls (ZBFW).
  • Configure and verify Cisco IOS ZBFW Application Inspection Policy.

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Expert Level

NC-Expert is currently creating the most comprehensive CCIE Security Version 5 Program in the market.

We are collaborating with over 10 current CCIE Security Engineers from around the globe to create one of the most unique CCIE programs ever to hit the market. We will offer several tracks to cover engineers beginning their studies prior to CCNP level certification to an accelerated program for those already holding a current CCIE in another specialty.

Our CCIE courses are only taught by current CCIE Security Instructors and as with all of our CCIE programs our lead developers always hold more than one CCIE and have at least 3 years in the field before we allow them to create a program designed to make our customers an Expert. We know this differentiates us from our competitors, many of which have only a single CCIE on staff and some with less than a year since they have passed themselves.


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