We are pleased to announce general availability of the English version of the Cisco CCNA Security 1.2 curriculum. All course materials are available for immediate use on Cisco NetSpace and instructors can now open and teach student classes.

CCNA Security is designed for Networking Academy students seeking career-oriented, entry-level security specialist skills. Prospective students include individuals enrolled in technology degree programs at institutions of higher education and IT professionals who want to enhance their core routing and switching skills.

CCNA Security 1.2 is a new release that includes CCNA Routing and Switching content and labs to allow students with Cisco CCENT-level skills to enroll in and successfully complete the CCNA Security curriculum. CCNA Security aligns with the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) certification exam (640-554).

Please note that Cisco Packet Tracer 6.1 is required for the 1.2 version of the CCNA Security curriculum. You can download the appropriate version of the Packet Tracer software from the Packet Tracer 6.1 resources folder on NetSpace.

End-of-Life for CCNA Security Version 1.1

Academies are encouraged to adopt version 1.2 as soon as possible. The end-of-life milestones and dates for CCNA Security version 1.1 are as follows:




End of Offering

Last class start date and last date to create new instructor and student classes


End of Support

Last class end date and last date to receive support from NetAcad Support Desk


End of Availability

Last date to access content on Cisco NetSpace


Additional Information and Instructor Resources

For more information about CCNA Security 1.2, the following resources are available in the CCNA Security resource folder on NetSpace:

  • Scope and Sequence
  • FAQs
  • At a Glance
  • Overview PowerPoint Presentation

Instructors may also access the following resources from the same location:

  • Instructor PowerPoint Slides
  • Instructor and Student Lab Manuals
  • Instructor and Student Packet Tracker Manuals
  • Instructor lab and Packet Tracer source files
  • Activity Map
  • Release notes
  • Cisco ASA Configuration Guides and CCP User Guide

Cisco Press Books

Cisco Press will support the Networking Academy CCNA Security 1.2 course with a course booklet and lab manual. The following books will be available in the September-October timeframe through your Pearson sales rep or directly from www.ciscopress.com:

  • CCNA Security Course Booklet, (ISBN 10 1587133466  / ISBN  13 9781587133466) 
  • CCNA Security Lab Manual, (ISBN 10 1587133474  / ISBN 13 9781587133473)

If you have any questions, please contact your Academy Support Center for assistance.

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