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Cisco Networking Professional CCNA Security Specialist

Program Overview


Program Length:  40 Weeks

Program Hours: 600 Credit Hours (240 Lab Hours and 260 Lecture Hours)

Tuition: $18,720 ($585 per unit)

Successful graduates will be fully prepared and qualified for positions as network security technicians and administrators for Cisco network systems.  In addition to preparing the student for the vendor neutral Security+ certifications, this program prepares the student to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Professional (Security) certification by successfully passing the following Cisco certification exams:

1. Networking Fundamentals, Part 1

2. Networking Fundamentals, Part 2

3. Cisco Configuration, ICND1

4. Cisco Configuration, ICND2

5. Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security, 210-260 IINS

6. Implementing Cisco IP Routing (300-101 ROUTE)

7. Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (300-115 SWITCH)

8. Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (300-135 TSHOOT)

Prerequisites: Must have one year of computer hardware and operating system experience or a CompTIA A+ certification with equivalent knowledge.

*Program is not eligible for FAFSA funding.

Program Objective

Upon completion of the Certificate in Cisco Network Professional-Security Specialist program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Describe fundamentals and theory of computer networking systems and how they are applied in various business situations.
  • Provide network security for day to day business operations.
  • Implement and support Cisco firewalls.
  • Implement and support Cisco Intrusion Prevention Systems.
  • Manage and administer Virtual Private Networks using Cisco components.

Required Classes

600 credit hours required.  All courses are required.



Credit Hours

CCIS-102A Network Security, Part 1 75
CCIS-102B Network Security, Part 2 75
CCIS-270A Cisco Configuration ICND1 75
CCIS-270B Cisco Configuration ICND2 75
CCIS-271 Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security 75
CCIS-272 Implementing Cisco IP Routing 75
CCIS-273 Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks 75
CCIS-274 Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks 75

Economic Outlook and Growth of the Industry


According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.


The median annual wage for information security analysts was $95,510 in April 2017.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Information Security Analyst

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