As information security threats are exploding, the network security certifications are getting more and more attention and demand. The Cisco CCNA Security Certification is an excellent choice for a starting network professional since enterprises started to seek professionals with security skills. The Cisco CCNA security leads also to two other popular and hot certifications, the CCSP (Cisco Certified Security Professional) and the CCIE Security.
At the time of this writing, the CCNA Security requires candidates to pass a single exam, the 640-553 IINS ( Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security ). This exam is 90 minutes and consists of 55-65 questions. The exam tests candidates their ability to secure Cisco Routers and switches, and their associated networks. Exam topics include security threats facing modern network infrastructures, securing cisco routers and switches, implementing AAA on cisco routers, mitigating threats using Access Control Lists, mitigating common layer 2 attacks, implementing the cisco ios firewall and IPS features etc.
If you are planning to pursue a professional certification, then the Cisco CCNA security is a great starting step for your professional career. For CCNA Security training, Trainsignal offers a complete exam coverage with Video Training for IINS 640-553.