As technology becomes more important for businesses, there is a growing demand for IT professionals who can protect networks and data from potential threats. Keith Barker has just completed his “Cisco Cisco CCNA Security 220-260 IINS” course. This 38-video course covers security basics such as zone-based firewalls and cryptography. It prepares you for Cisco’s revised CCNA Security exam. This training is suitable for both new and experienced IT professionals.
Keith spoke with us about the course and how learners can get the most out of his new training.
Q: Why should companies train IT professionals in this technology. What is the value? IT professionals can benefit from understanding the concepts and tools of implementing a secure infrastructure.
Q: What was your student perspective when creating this course? I wanted every student interested in Cisco Security to be able build a home lab to practice their skills and reinforce the information in the Nuggets.
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Start trainingQ: Do you have any tips for students that will help them get the most out your course? It is not necessary, but it may be beneficial to the learner to use these Nuggets in the right order. This is not too far “outside the box”, but it’s what I just thought of when I was thinking about the question. Consider how the security methods that were taught throughout the course could help reduce the risk of a comprise.
Q: Which real-world application can someone expect to use thanks to this course? Here are four: Layer 2 port security, routing authentication VPNs and firewalls.
Q: Which Nugget was your favorite to make? The ASA integration. I was happy to use 9.x of the OS to create the ASA. This was because so many people had asked how to do it in a home lab. It took me several days to get it right, but now it is easy for anyone who is watching our videos and learning from them.
Q: What is the one thing you hope learners will take away from this training program? Learn with the intent of becoming an expert in the technology. You should practice and verify all that is possible. Enjoy the journey, breathe, and have fun!
This video clip shows Keith in action.
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