Program Description

The Certified Network Associate Security program prepares individuals to meet the demand for skilled and knowledgeable workers in the area of network security. Those who earn a CCNA Security certification receive the training required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks and mitigate security threats. Curriculum emphasizes core security technologies; the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices; and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure. In this course, the student will learn the necessity of a comprehensive security policy and how it affects the strength of the network. The student will also learn to perform basic tasks to secure a small office network using Cisco IOS security features available through web-based GUIs (SDM) and CLI on Cisco routers and switches.

Other important information

  • 40 hours of full-time classroom instruction.
  • Classes run on Saturdays for five weeks (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Prerequisites: ZCIS-1002: CCNA: Interconnecting Devices (CCNA Routing and Switching) v3 (boot camp) ICND1 and ICND2 or equivalent coursework. 

Program cost


Financial aid eligibility

This program is not Federal Financial Aid/Pell-Eligible.

Scholarships, payment plans, and other financial aid options may be available.  For more information, call 216-987-6000, option 1.

Upon completion students receive

Certificate of Completion

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