Network Security Specialist (CCNA Security)

Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of a program:

  • Information Security Analysts $30-45/hr.
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators $24-37/hr.

Salary information is based on hourly, monthly, or annual estimates from the State of California Employment Development Department.

Prepares students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security certification exam. Students must have a certificate of completion from CCNA course four, or be CCNA certified.

Builds on previously learned knowledge and skills required to secure networks and manage network infrastructures. Emphasizes best practices and techniques allowing students to combine these technologies into a single, integrated network security solution.

Includes Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA), secure VPN (virtual private network) management, firewall management security software and hardware, Intrusion Prevention/Detection Systems (IPS/IDS), and security agent software.

Students who successfully complete the program can use the skills learned in a variety of industries and jobs including information security analyst, security compliance specialist, and network and computer systems administrator.

Recommended pre-admission skills include critical thinking and problem solving skills; effective oral and written communication skills; the ability to work well alone or as part of a team; computer literacy; effective study skills; strong reading, writing, and math skills; a commitment to attend all class sessions, plus spend an additional 6-10 hours of individual study time on your own each week.

Requires completion of two courses:
COMP 600 Introduction to Networking
COMP 601 Introduction to Router Configuration
COMP 602 Local Area Network (LAN) Design
COMP 603 Wide Area Network (WAN) Design
COMP 606 Cisco Network Security 1

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