A Preliminary Evaluation of the new Cisco Network Security Course
International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security (I J C S N S)
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Security Science
The Cisco Network Academy Program (CNAP) is a global education program that offers a range of course suitable for high schools, college students and practicing professionals. The recently introduced Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security course, builds upon the foundation Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) course, and is designed to provide core security concepts and the practical skills to design and configure a secure network. The CCNA Security course contextualizes network security and then provides instruction in a range of security technologies. This paper is a preliminary evaluation of the CCNA Security course and discusses its strengths and weaknesses.