This skill-oriented program prepares you to implement security measures for a network. The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security courses cover knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. The program competencies align with the industry CCNA Security certification examination, where a network professional demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. The CCNA Security curriculum emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices, and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure. Security solutions and processes in a network with emphasis on practical skills in the following areas: firewall, Intrusion Prevention (IPS) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) design, implementation, configuration and maintenance using Adaptive Security Appliances (ASAs) and Private Internet Exchange (PIX) Security Appliances are also included to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of network security.