CCNP Security Blog

This course is designed for network professionals seeking to advance their careers in the field of network security using Cisco technologies. Students will gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in implementing, configuring, and troubleshooting Cisco security solutions. Topics covered include advanced firewalling, VPN technologies, intrusion prevention systems, identity management, and secure access control.


  • CCNA Security certification or equivalent knowledge
  • Basic understanding of networking concepts
  • Familiarity with Cisco routing and switching technologies

Course Objectives:

  • Master advanced security concepts and technologies
  • Design and implement complex network security solutions using Cisco devices
  • Secure network infrastructures against emerging threats and vulnerabilities
  • Develop skills in analyzing and troubleshooting security incidents
  • Prepare for the CCNP Security certification exam

Course Outline:

Module 1: Cisco Secure Access Solutions

  • Introduction to Cisco TrustSec and identity-based networking
  • Implementing 802.1X authentication
  • Deploying Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

Module 2: VPN Technologies

  • Advanced VPN concepts and architectures
  • Implementing FlexVPN and DMVPN
  • Configuring GET VPN and MPLS VPN

Module 3: Secure Firewall Solutions

  • Cisco ASA Firewall advanced features and configurations
  • Implementing high availability and failover
  • Configuring advanced firewall policies and object groups

Module 4: Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

  • Advanced IPS concepts and deployment strategies
  • Configuring Cisco Firepower NGIPS (Next-Generation IPS)
  • Intrusion detection and prevention policies

Module 5: Secure Web and Email Content Delivery

  • Implementing Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA)
  • Configuring Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA)
  • Integrating content security solutions with existing infrastructure

Module 6: Advanced Identity Management

  • Introduction to Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) deployment options
  • Implementing advanced identity policies and access control
  • Integration with Active Directory and other identity sources

Module 7: Secure Connectivity Solutions

  • Implementing remote access VPNs using AnyConnect
  • Deploying Cisco Secure Access by extending TrustSec
  • Configuring secure site-to-site VPNs with advanced encryption and authentication

Module 8: Security Automation and Orchestration

  • Introduction to security automation with Cisco Threat Response
  • Implementing security orchestration with Cisco SecureX
  • Integrating security automation tools with existing security infrastructure

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