Cisco CCNA Security Certification

CCNA Security Certification

Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA® Security) validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. With a CCNA Security certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. The CCNA Security 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.

Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) exam course focuses 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.


CNSS 4011 Recognition-
The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) recognizes that the Cisco CCNA Security certification courseware meets the CNSS 4011 training standard.
DoD 8570 Recognition-
The United States Department of Defense has certified the Cisco CCNA Security, Cisco CCNP Security, and Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist (SCYBER) Certifications as DoD 8570.01-M compliant.

CCNA Security Prerequisites:
Any valid Cisco CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching, or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Required Exam:

210-260 IINS – Implementing Cisco Network Security (IINS)

Duration: 90 minutes (60-70 questions)
Available Languages: English, Japanese
Register: Pearson VUE

This exam tests the candidate’s knowledge of secure network infrastructure, understanding core security concepts, managing secure access, VPN encryption, firewalls, intrusion prevention, web and email content security, and endpoint security using:

* SIEM Technology
* Cloud & Virtual Network Topologies
* BYOD, Bring Your Own Device
* Identity Services Engine (ISE)
* 802.1x Authentication
* Cisco FirePOWER Next Generation IPS (under Domain 6.0)
* Anti-Malware/Cisco Advanced Malware Protection

This exam validates skills for installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of a secure network to maintain integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices.

CCNA Security Recertification:
CCNA Security certifications are valid for three years. To re-certify, either pass any current Associate-level exam except for ICND1 exam, or pass any 300-XXX professional level or Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams), or pass a current CCIE written exam.

Exam Topics:

The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed. The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the practical exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice.

1.0 Security Concepts – 12%
2.0 Secure Access – 14%
3.0 VPN – 17%
4.0 Secure Routing and Switching – 18%
5.0 Cisco Firewall Technologies – 18%
6.0 IPS – 9%
7.0 Content and Endpoint Security – 12%

89 thoughts on “Cisco CCNA Security Certification”

  1. Hi,
    i am preparing ccna security 640-553 exam .and i need interview type of questions from ccna security level

  2. Dear Sir,
    I am still needing of sumilator for CCNA Security labs,and also need latest dumps of CCNA Security,640-554

  3. hi
    I am going to write my CCNA Security 640-554 exams in one month please Can anyone send me

  4. Hi, I Can share this books

    If de administrator send me an email, i send him this books.

    Some one who has pass4forsure 640-554 not PDF, simulator please

    1. I have the Pass4Sure Online account, with that you can install in your PC…you can get it in only 30$….give me your contact number if you want….I passed with 1000/1000 score.

          1. Dear Kevin,

            Could you please send that 640-554 latest dumps, so that i could get more confident for exam preparation.
            It will great thankful if you can provide me via mail.


    2. Hi
      I am going to write my CCNA Security 640-554 exams in two weeks please send me the material it will be big favour from you


    3. Hi Alredo,
      Could you share these books ?? CCNASecurity640-554PortableCommandGuide


    4. Hi Mate,

      Could you please share your material with me, as I am planning to give the exams in the next 2 weeks.

      I need only the material and not the dumps please if you dont mind as I like to study and give exams than by passing the exams using dumps.


    5. Hi Alredo,
      I am studing to get CCNA Security next month.
      Could you share these books ?? CCNASecurity640-554PortableCommandGuide

      Thanks a lot

  5. @KELVIN,
    pls what materials did u use for the 640-554 exam .am planning to write it soon.and tell me how to get the materials.TANX

  6. Hi,

    I am going to give exam for CCNA Security.
    Can anyone please send me a latest dumps link.
    I have tried couple of links for v4.38 but all are not working on windows 7 and asking for XP only….

    So if anyone can please send me proper link or a pdf that will be great…


  7. hi am vickwitty from nairobi kenya am kindly requesting for anyone to send me the latest dumps.
    thanx in advance

  8. Hi,

    Can yo please give me link for latest testinside dump for ccna secrity. I got version 6.11 that has 133 qestions but testinside website shows 149 qestions.


    1. i think only ccna is renewed after passing another ccna exam exam,can anybody confirm that ccnp will also be renewed

      1. passing ccna security,renews only ccna….in order to renew ccnp,you must pass at least one of the 3 parts (ccnp route,ccnp switch,ccnp troubleshoot)

  9. Hi,

    I have finished my CCNA and I am planning to take the CCNA Security exam at the end of June 2011. Can you please email me the materials – dumps, online books etc to . I would be very grateful.


  10. Hi Carrercert,

    There is no file in this link.


    Can you please upload it.


  11. I have noticed that, most of dumps here are so old.

    please share the latest CCNA security (640-553) dumps

    Exam Number/Code : 640-553
    Questions and Answers : 133 Q&As
    Update Time: 2011-03-30


    Questions and Answers: 149 Q&As
    Updated Time: 2011-02-28

    waiting your support

  12. Just passed the exam (01.April.2011)

    P4S v4.38 is valid.

    Stronly recommend the “Official Exam Certification Guide, Michael Watkins”. Do not waste time with other guides.



  13. Hi everyone

    I just pass the exam for CCNA sec yesterday with sroce 988/1000.

    My study material was the Curriculum that is official from cisco, CBT nuggets video, Packet Tracer practices, CCNA Security 640-553 Official Exam Certification Guide book and off course the Boson exam test machine that came with the book. Best choise for me that tests!!
    2 months reading and ready!!

    I wish to all good luck and don’t will understand when you will be ready for the exam!!

  14. Hi I am considering doing CCNA security to renew my current CCNA, I’m just wondering what simulators are available as I don’t own any hardware to practice on. I used Boson NetSim to practice for my CCNA, what is available and recommended for CCNA security. Also for the guys that passed, how does CCNA security compare in difficulty to the normal CCNA. Thanks

    1. I recommend CbtNuggets is the best. Firstly, just watch CbtNuggets videos ( you can download here) and read the book ( you can download here). By watching CbtNuggets videos, you might want to know more and then read the book. For hardware practice, I bought Cisco 2611XM routers and practice with them. There has some websites you can practice on line with their routers…
      Try with GNS3…

      Hope,, this will help you
      — Thet Win

  15. Hi,

    I just passed this exam yesterday, with an exam score of 977. I studied from Cisco CCNA security book, Train Signal, Packet Tracer for Labs and Sims, and studied from Pass 4 sure. Packet Tracer and Train Signal helped me tremendously with understanding the concepts as well as implementing several Security features and configs a CCNA Security Engineer should know. Aside from Cisco CCNA security book, I got all the other study materials here. Thanks careercert. You definitely aided me in passing this exam. Many thanks.

    1. Hi, Can u please help me to find the latest Dumps, In Pass4sure site i can see the latest one with 149 Qustns..

      Can some one please help me to get this??

    2. Hi,
      Did you get problems downloading the Train Signal from this site? I’m having problems with #17 of the download. Anyway that you can help me with getting this?

  16. 640-553 passed today, 998/1000
    Pass4sure V4.38 138Qs are still valid, simply in the real exam more false options have been added on questions.
    I found some mistakes on PS4 answer on some LAB’s, but they are easy to figure out

  17. Please kindly anyone send new p4sure to my email

    i will take exam within on march 2011

    thank & Best Regards

  18. Hii Friends…Could you please send me the link for latest pass4sure ccna security dumps which has 149q ?? …i have to take exam next week…thanks in advance,..

  19. Hello Firends
    I Hope Y R All So Fine
    There is A new P4s Edition With 149Q
    I have To Take my test after 14 Days
    so Please If Any Body have It
    Please Send it to meeeee
    Or I Hope We can Make A Group Buks…..
    Thank you All………………!

  20. Please advice, what is the best studying material of CCNA Security?!
    Because I am confused:
    -Cisco Press Authorized Self-Study Guide.
    -Cisco Press Official Exam Certification Guide.
    -Exam Cram.
    -Cisco Networking Academy Program Course.

    and the video, which is better the CBT or TSi?

    1. Next month…i am planning to give CCNA security exam…Please provide latest dumps..if anybody have…thank u so much

  21. I passed 640-553 last week 23/10/2010.I got 1000/1000.
    Testinside v6.11 133Qs and Pass4sure V4.38 138Qs are valid.

    1. Hey dude congrats

      Could u provide the links where i can download those dumps. i am gonna to take the exam next month.


  22. Hi could you someone please provide the latest dumps of CCNA Security. i am gonna to take exam next month.

    Thanks n advance

  23. hi……….i have to give exam of ccna security within next week…..plz upload latest dumps and if any suggestions. thanx

  24. Study the free cisco material but don’t memorize the test to get your Certs.

    Just because you have a paper Cert does mean know shit!

    I am giving a test at every Job interview. Real Cisco Studs can spot a FAKE!

    1. i should give ccna security exam next week…will the exam meterial available in this site is enough to pass the exam…can any one help me in this.

    1. Hello Leo Faya,

      Can you please let me know what dumps you have used to give exams.

      As i have to give exams in 1 week.

      PLease reply asap

      Thanks for your help

  25. Hi
    I don't have any Cisco certification yet. I would like to get started. My area of interest is Security. Let me know how should I proceed and what is the Hierarchy for Cisco security certification?

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