Network Security

The Open University

Course Information

With organisations increasingly dependent on their information systems, there is a greater need to ensure that the underlying network infrastructure being used by these systems is secure. We are a leading Cisco Academy and this Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Security module will give you a foundation to prepare for the CCNA CyberOps certification.

What you will study

Cisco Systems is a worldwide market leader supplying networking equipment for the internet to large, medium and small organisations, as well as the home user. It also has a long-established international networking academy programme aimed at educating networking professionals. Cisco certifications are highly regarded in the networking industry, offering certification holders and their employers a commercial and technical advantage.

In this Network Security programme offered by The Open University you will study the latest version of the CCNA Security curriculum using an online virtual learning environment provided by Cisco through its academy programme. Additionally, you will be guided through material that covers different parts of the CCNA Cyber Ops core body of knowledge.

Once you have completed this module, you will be equipped to take the CCNA Security certification and have a foundation upon which to complete your preparation for taking the CCNA Cyber Ops certification examination. Both the CCNA Security and CCNA Cyber Ops examinations can be taken at many test centres internationally, by your own arrangement.

You do not need CCNA certification to successfully complete this Open University module. However, there is a Cisco requirement that to become fully CCNA Security or CCNP certified, you must already have CCNA certification.

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