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In recent years, multiple US companies have suffered losses in reputation and wealth as a result of online security breaches. These breaches have increased the demand for qualified, trained employees, and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security personnel are needed more than ever. Whether an individual is already in the Information Technologies (IT) department with their company and are searching to improve their value, or if a person is searching for a career change, holding a CCNA Security certification will bolster an individual’a resume.


According to Cisco, the value in the CCNA Security certification is in the CCNA Security certification’s holder’s ability to, “demonstrate the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats.” These talents are in high demand throughout the job market, and a number of jobs a CCNA Security certification holder can pursue include: Network Operations Engineer, IT Security Architect/Engineer, Senior Network/Systems Administrator, and Cloud Network Engineer.

Prerequisites and Pay

Cisco demands at least one of three prerequisites be met before an individual can pursue their CCNA Security certification. CCNA Security certification hopefuls must have a valid Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification, CCNA Routing and Switching certification, or any Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification. Aside from fulfilling one of the preceding prerequisites, Cisco also recommends having their Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) training so that CCNA Security certification seekers are better prepared. Once certification is achieved, CCNA Security certification holders can make anywhere from $60,000 to $120,000. Salaries will vary based on location and position, but the average income for CCNA Security personnel is $82,000.


In the last year alone, Target, Neiman Marcus, Yahoo, and White Lodging (Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Westin) were all major companies with large interests in the United States that have been afflicted by the disease of international hackers. The CCNA Security certification is a sought-after and respected credential that will enable holders to advance in a variety of IT careers, skyrocket their productivity in their current career (if they work in IT), and earn a competitive income in a recovering recession. Claiming a CCNA Security certification isn’t easy, but Cisco provides the necessary resources and information to allow any hard-working professional the opportunity to achieve their dreams.

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