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CCNA Security Certification Revised!
« on: November 11, 2015, 06:10:15 AM »
Cisco has released new CCNA Security exam objectives. The new objectives conform to 210-260. The exam objectives are attached herewith in pdf format. Note that the objectives may change from time to time and therefore, please check with the vendor website for current exam objectives.

The old exam objectives have also been given for comparison.

Practice tests are available here:
http://www.simulationexams.com/exam-details/ccna-security.htm

Notable addition is in the areas as described below:

7.0 Content and Endpoint Security
7.1 Describe mitigation technology for email-based threats
7.1.a SPAM filtering, anti-malware filtering, DLP, blacklisting, email encryption
7.2 Describe mitigation technology for web-based threats
7.2.a Local and cloud-based web proxies
7.2.b Blacklisting, URL filtering, malware scanning, URL categorization, web application filtering, TLS/SSL decryption
7.3 Describe mitigation technology for endpoint threats
7.3.a Anti-virus/anti-malware
7.3.b Personal firewall/HIPS
7.3.c Hardware/software encryption of local data

Also, there are some additions on IPS front as below:
Describe IPS technologies
6.2.a Rules/signatures
6.2.b Detection/signature engines
6.2.c Trigger actions/responses (drop, reset, block, alert, monitor/log, shun)
6.2.d Blacklist (static and dynamic)

Otherwise, there are not many differences between the old and new objectives.

Good luck!


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Re: CCNA Security Certification Revised!
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2015, 04:36:52 AM »
Old Objective 640-544                                                        New Objectives 210-260

1. Common Security Threats 11%                                               Security Concepts 12%
2. Security and Cisco Routers 8%                                               Secure Access 14%
3. AAA on Cisco Devices  11%                                                    VPN 17%
4. DOS ACLs 12%                                                                       Secure Routing and Switching 18%
5. Secure Network Management and Reporting 10%                Cisco Firewall Technologies 18%
6. Common Layer 2 Attacks 12%                                               IPS 9%
7. Cisco Firewall Technologies 13%                                           Content and Endpoint Security 12%
8. Cisco IPS 11%                                                                        Nil
9. VPN Technologies 12%                                                           Nil

As can be seen, there are a total of only 7 objectives as against 9 in old syllabus.
1. It appears that ACL topics have been removed to a large extent in the new objectives. Content and Endpoint Security has been introduced, though some of the topics were covered in the previous exam.
2. ASDM (Cisco's Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) is the GUI tool used to manage the Cisco ASA security appliances.) is used to configure VPNs in new objectives for configuring remote access VPNs.
3. A topic on OSPF routing update authentication has been added.
4. Surprisingly, there is no mention of CCP in the new objectives. All CCP references in the old objectives had been removed. It is not clear whether why Cisco has removed its flagship GUI CCP from new CCNA Sec objectives.
5. ASA 9.x has been referred to wherever ASA was mentioned. Cisco is now particular about ASA 9.x

The following appear to be completely new topic:

7.0 Content and Endpoint Security
7.1 Describe mitigation technology for email-based threats
7.1.a SPAM filtering, anti-malware filtering, DLP, blacklisting, email encryption
7.2 Describe mitigation technology for web-based threats
7.2.a Local and cloud-based web proxies
7.2.b Blacklisting, URL filtering, malware scanning, URL categorization, web application filtering, TLS/SSL decryption
7.3 Describe mitigation technology for endpoint threats
7.3.a Anti-virus/anti-malware
7.3.b Personal firewall/HIPS
7.3.c Hardware/software encryption of local data

Any comments?

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Re: CCNA Security Certification Revised!
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2015, 07:05:14 AM »
Checkout this thread on Cisco CCNA Security:
https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/thread/87814
http://www.techexams.net/forums/ccna-security/114513-ccna-security-book-210-260-book-dud.html

As per members views, it appears that the new CCNA Security exam requires more hands-on practice to pass the exam. The old exam stressed more on conceptual understanding and basic skills in hardening a Cisco network. However, the new exam requires thorough knowledge of ASDM configurations as per the objectives. It is likely, that if you just study the Cisco CCNA Security Official Cert Guide, it may not be sufficient to pass the exam. Check out various resources on the web, and also the Security+ lab manual.

Good luck!

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Re: CCNA Security Certification, mapping of old and new topics
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2016, 11:12:39 PM »
CCNA Security Old and New Objectives Mappings:
Old topics                        → New topics

VPN Technologies         → VPN
Cisco IPS → IPS
Cisco Firewall Technologies → Cisco Firewall Technologies
AAA on Cisco Devices, Secure Network management and Reporting → Secure Access
Common Security Threats → Security Concepts
Common Layer 2 attacks, Security on Cisco Routers → Secure Routing and Switching

DOS ACLs removed from new objectives.

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Re: CCNA Security Certification Revised!
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2016, 12:31:54 AM »
210-260 IINS Exam Topics
1.0 Security Concepts

    1.1  Common security principles

        1.1.a Describe confidentiality, integrity, availability (CIA)
        1.1.b Describe SIEM technology
        1.1.c Identify common security terms
        1.1.d Identify common network security zones

    1.2 Common security threats

        1.2.a Identify common network attacks
        1.2.b Describe social engineering
        1.2.c Identify malware
        1.2.d Classify the vectors of data loss/exfiltration

    1.3 Cryptography concepts

        1.3.a Describe key exchange
        1.3.b Describe hash algorithm
        1.3.c Compare and contrast symmetric and asymmetric encryption
        1.3.d Describe digital signatures, certificates, and PKI

    1.4 Describe network topologies

        1.4.a Campus area network (CAN)
        1.4.b Cloud, wide area network (WAN)
        1.4.c Data center
        1.4.d Small office/home office (SOHO)
        1.4.e Network security for a virtual environment

2.0 Secure Access

    2.1   Secure management

        2.1.a Compare in-band and out-of band
        2.1.b Configure secure network management
        2.1.c Configure and verify secure access through SNMP v3 using an ACL
        2.1.d Configure and verify security for NTP
        2.1.e Use SCP for file transfer

    2.2 AAA concepts

        2.2.a Describe RADIUS and TACACS+ technologies
        2.2.b Configure administrative access on a Cisco router using TACACS+
        2.2.c Verify connectivity on a Cisco router to a TACACS+ server
        2.2.d Explain the integration of Active Directory with AAA
        2.2.e Describe authentication and authorization using ACS and ISE

    2.3 802.1X authentication

        2.3.a   Identify the functions 802.1X components

    2.4 BYOD

        2.4.a Describe the BYOD architecture framework
        2.4.b Describe the function of mobile device management (MDM)

3.0 VPN
3.1  VPN concepts
3.1.a Describe IPsec protocols and delivery modes (IKE, ESP, AH, tunnel mode, transport mode)
3.1.b Describe hairpinning, split tunneling, always-on, NAT traversal
3.2 Remote access VPN
3.2.a Implement basic clientless SSL VPN using ASDM
3.2.b Verify clientless connection
3.2.c Implement basic AnyConnect SSL VPN using ASDM
3.2.d Verify AnyConnect connection
3.2.e Identify endpoint posture assessment
3.3 Site-to-site VPN
3.3.a Implement an IPsec site-to-site VPN with pre-shared key authentication on Cisco routers and ASA firewalls
3.3.b Verify an IPsec site-to-site VPN
4.0 Secure Routing and Switching

    4.1 Security on Cisco routers

        4.1.a Configure multiple privilege levels
        4.1.b Configure Cisco IOS role-based CLI access
        4.1.c Implement Cisco IOS resilient configuration

    4.2 Securing routing protocols

        4.2.a Implement routing update authentication on OSPF

    4.3 Securing the control plane

        4.3.a Explain the function of control plane policing

    4.4 Common Layer 2 attacks

        4.4.a Describe STP attacks
        4.4.b Describe ARP spoofing
        4.4.c Describe MAC spoofing
        4.4.d Describe CAM table (MAC address table) overflows
        4.4.e Describe CDP/LLDP reconnaissance
        4.4.f Describe VLAN hopping
        4.4.g Describe DHCP spoofing

    4.5 Mitigation procedures

        4.5.a Implement DHCP snooping
        4.5.b Implement Dynamic ARP Inspection
        4.5.c Implement port security
        4.5.d Describe BPDU guard, root guard, loop guard
        4.5.e Verify mitigation procedures

    4.6 VLAN security

        4.6.a Describe the security implications of a PVLAN
        4.6.b Describe the security implications of a native VLAN

5.0 Cisco Firewall Technologies

    5.1  Describe operational strengths and weaknesses of the different firewall technologies

        5.1.a Proxy firewalls
        5.1.b Application firewall
        5.1.c Personal firewall

    5.2 Compare stateful vs. stateless firewalls

        5.2.a Operations
        5.2.b Function of the state table

    5.3 Implement NAT on Cisco ASA 9.x

        5.3.a Static
        5.3.b Dynamic
        5.3.c PAT
        5.3.d Policy NAT
        5.3 e Verify NAT operations

    5.4 Implement zone-based firewall

        5.4.a Zone to zone
        5.4.b Self zone

    5.5 Firewall features on the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 9.x

        5.5.a Configure ASA access management
        5.5.b Configure security access policies
        5.5.c Configure Cisco ASA interface security levels
        5.5.d Configure default Cisco Modular Policy Framework (MPF)
        5.5.e Describe modes of deployment (routed firewall, transparent firewall)
        5.5.f Describe methods of implementing high availability
        5.5.g Describe security contexts
        5.5.h Describe firewall services

6.0 IPS

    6.1 Describe IPS deployment considerations

        6.1.a Network-based IPS vs. host-based IPS
        6.1.b Modes of deployment (inline, promiscuous - SPAN, tap)
        6.1.c Placement (positioning of the IPS within the network)
        6.1.d False positives, false negatives, true positives, true negatives

    6.2 Describe IPS technologies

        6.2.a Rules/signatures
        6.2.b Detection/signature engines
        6.2.c Trigger actions/responses (drop, reset, block, alert, monitor/log, shun)
        6.2.d Blacklist (static and dynamic)

7.0 Content and Endpoint Security

    7.1  Describe mitigation technology for email-based threats

        7.1.a SPAM filtering, anti-malware filtering, DLP, blacklisting, email encryption

    7.2 Describe mitigation technology for web-based threats

        7.2.a Local and cloud-based web proxies
        7.2.b Blacklisting, URL filtering, malware scanning, URL categorization, web application filtering, TLS/SSL decryption

    7.3  Describe mitigation technology for endpoint threats

        7.3.a Anti-virus/anti-malware
        7.3.b Personal firewall/HIPS
        7.3.c Hardware/software encryption of local data