CCNA Security @ DIU

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CCNA Security @ DIU
« on: May 20, 2010, 02:47:52 PM »
Daffodil International University (DIU) was authorized on 1/1/2004 to work as Cisco Networking Academy in Bangladesh. It has been observed that Computer and Internet-based Technologies have become the key economic drive and fundamental force to financial growth of the 21st century. The prime objectives of the program are demand-based curriculum, hands-on labs, perfect instruction, training, support and preparation for industry-based certification. Considering Bangladesh and the global context, DIU arranges courses for the students and professionals to face challenge of the worldwide growing needs of networking of the present century.

Cisco Networking Academy Expands Offerings to Address Growing Demand for Information Security Skills. It is mentioned that recently DIU has got an approval for CCNA Security. Very soon, we are going to offer this course in your beloved university. You know, Security continues to grow and impact highest roles in IT. If security is your passion, a CCNA Security is the ultimate certification challenge to lead you to a career in managing and creating end-to-end secure networks.

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) recognized that Cisco security courseware meets the 4013A training standard. This advanced standard is intended for System Administrators responsible for the security oversight or management of critical networks. This formal NSA and CNSS certification gives Cisco the authority to recognize those candidates who have demonstrated that they have met this training standard. Candidates who have met the standard will be issued a letter of recognition acknowledging their completion of the related requirements. This letter of recognition can be used as confirmation of having met the requirements.

It's an exciting time to involve at Cisco:
Here at Cisco, we believe the most important change to the network experience is upon us. We see a future where the network is the platform. A network that is no longer used just for transactions, but for real-time collaboration to deliver the experience anytime and anywhere. We will not only change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns we will change life experiences.

The CCNA Security program will cover the below:
1.   Modern Network Security threats
2.   Securing Network Devices
3.   Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
4.   Implementing Firewall Technologies
5.   Implementing Intrusion Prevention
6.   Securing the Local Area Network
7.   Cryptographic Systems
8.    Implementing Virtual Private Networks
9.   Managing a Secure Network  

Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA® Security) validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. With a CCNA Security certification, 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.

CCNA Curriculum Helps Students Prepare for In-Demand Job Roles:
SAN JOSE, Calif., August, 11, 2009 - For more than a decade, Cisco® Networking Academy® program has partnered with the education community to help students worldwide enter rewarding careers by teaching valuable networking and information technology (IT) skills. Recognizing the growing demand for entry-level professionals with networking security and risk-management skills, Network Academy today announced the availability of a new Cisco CCNA® Security course, which will be available to students globally via colleges and universities that are part of Networking Academy community.

•   Security and risk-management skills are among the most sought-after skills in networking, and global demand continues to grow. Organizations around the world are experiencing a shortage of qualified ICT (information and communications technology) candidates with the specialized knowledge and skills needed to administer devices and applications in a highly secure infrastructure, to recognize network vulnerabilities, and to mitigate security threats.
•   According to a recent study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Cisco, dedicated security roles are expected in 80 percent of the companies studied worldwide by 2012.
•   Since 1997, Networking Academy has grown to reach a diverse population of more than 750,000 students each year in more than 165 countries. All students receive the same high-quality education through their local educational institutions, supported by online content and assessments, performance tracking, hands-on labs and interactive learning tools.

Security Courseware:
•   The Cisco Networking Academy CCNA Security course provides a next step for individuals who want to enhance their CCNA-level skill set and help meet the growing demand for networking professionals with specialized skills.
•   The curriculum provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices.
•   Cisco Packet Tracer, the powerful simulation and visualization software developed by Cisco Networking Academy, has been enhanced to provide support for the security protocols covered in the CCNA Security curriculum.
•   CCNA Security courseware and Cisco Packet Tracer 5.2 are available now.

CCNA Security Certification:
•   CCNA Security helps students prepare for the Implementing Cisco IOS® Network Security (IINS) certification exam (640-553) leading to the Cisco CCNA Security certification.
•   With the CCNA Security certification, an individual demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize network threats and vulnerabilities, and mitigate security threats with a focus on industry-leading Cisco equipment, while providing general network security knowledge that is applicable across multiple vendor platforms.
•   The CCNA Security certification helps students develop the skills needed for job roles such as network security specialists, security administrators and network security support engineers.
•   The CCNA Security certification prerequisite is a valid CCNA.

Supporting Quotes:
•   Amy Christen, vice president, Corporate Affairs and general manager, Cisco Networking Academy, said:
"Cisco Networking Academy provides lifelong learning and career ladders for students to find and develop rewarding career opportunities, improving the future for themselves and their communities. This new CCNA Security curriculum reflects the evolving technologies and specialized security skills that will help students succeed in today's global, networked economy."

•   Ashraf Salem, Head Teacher, Meadowbank ICT, Northern Sydney Institute, said:
"Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are looking for professionals with the advanced skills needed to maintain and secure their increasingly complex networks. The education provided by Cisco Networking Academy helps prepare students for rewarding careers in exciting fields. The new security course will provide an opportunity for students to further enhance their skills and prepare for in-demand job roles."

•   Lewis Lightner, chairperson, Networking Technology, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, said:
"The CCNA Security curriculum provides the specialized technical and soft skills required for networking professionals to excel in today's job market. Students are very excited about the opportunity to build on the core routing and switching skills they have already acquired through Networking Academy courses and to develop new skills. The CCNA Security curriculum has been field-tested by educators around the world to ensure the materials are relevant and meet the exceptional quality standards of Cisco Networking Academy."

Contact information:
1.   Md. Nadir Bin Ali
LMC and Instructor
Cisco Local Academy
Daffodil International University
Cell: +88 01713 493070
Land Phone: +88 02 9138234-5, Ext: 116

2.   Kazi Mahbubul Alam
Land Phone: +88 02 9138234-5, Ext: 156
Cell: +88 01713 493097

« Last Edit: June 28, 2010, 01:20:27 PM by nadir-diu »
With thanks,

Dr. Md. Nadir Bin Ali
LMC and Head of Cisco Networking Academy
Daffodil International University

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Re: CCNA Security Academy at DIU
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 06:05:14 PM »
Fantastic news you have shared here :-) DIU is always making me proud

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Re: CCNA Security @ DIU
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 09:23:59 PM »
Dear all,
As networking technologies bring new economic and social opportunities to communities throughout the world, businesses, nonprofits, hospitals, College, university, and government organizations are experiencing growing demand for networking professionals to design, build, maintain, and secure their networks.

The CCNA Security certification for network security professionals validates the knowledge needed to install, troubleshoot, and monitor Cisco network security devices; develop a security infrastructure; recognize network vulnerabilities; and mitigate security threats.

If you want to be a Network security specialist then CCNA Security course will be fruitful for you.

You will be happy to know that this is the first time in Bangladesh included all private and public universities; we Daffodil International University Cisco Local Academy has started the 1st Batch of CCNA Security with the good number of students.

To be a Network Security Professional, you are welcome to our Academy.   
With thanks,

Dr. Md. Nadir Bin Ali
LMC and Head of Cisco Networking Academy
Daffodil International University

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Re: CCNA Security @ DIU
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 01:43:31 AM »
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