Course details

Cisco CCNA Security

CCS Acad. year 2018/2019 Winter semester 4 credits

Current academic year

Designing network topology with security. BPG, MPLS, MPLS VPN and VxVLAN technologies. Multihoming, mobility, renumbering. IPv6 native implementation and transition techniques. Optical networks. Automated network configuration using IPAM, DevOps and NetOps.


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Classified Credit

Time span

52 hrs laboratories

Assessment points

20 mid-term test, 54 exercises, 26 labs



Learning objectives

The course is focused on advanced networking technologies employed in ISP and telcom networks. It includes interdomain routing, IPv6 transitions technologies, L2 virtual technologies and quality of services. Hands-on lab training will be provided on active network devices and Linux stations.

Why is the course taught

This course prepares students for a role of network administrators in ISP networks.

Study literature

Lecture notes in English.

Fundamental literature

  • Omar Santos, John Stuppi. CCNA Security 210-260 Official Cert Guide. Cisco Press, 2015.
  • Anthony Bruno, Steve Jordan. CCDA 200-310 Official Cert Guide, 5th Edition. Cisco Press, 2016.
  • Ina Minei, Julian LucekMPLS-Enabled Applications: Emerging Developments and New Technologies. Wiley; 3 edition (Jan. 18 2011)
  • Ivan Pepelnjak, Jim Guichard, MPLS and VPN Architectures, 2000 by Cisco Press.

Syllabus of laboratory exercises

  1. Introduction to TCP/IP networking.
  2. Stateful firewalls, IDS/IPS systems.
  3. Cisco ASA - Adaptive Security Appliance.
  4. BGP routing.
  5. BGP - filering, communities.
  6. LISP - Locator ID Separation Protocol
  7. IPv6 in enterprise networks. Transition mechanisms, autoconfiguration.
  8. MPLS a and packet switching in ISP networks.
  10. VxVLAN
  11. QoS.
  12. Optical connections and links.
  13. IPAM, automated management, devops

Progress assessment

  • Home preparation and hands-on labs (max 26 points).
  • Skills exam (max 20 points).
  • Final configuration and theoretical test (max 54 points)

Controlled instruction

  • Home preparation and active participation in hands-on labs.
  • Missed classes will not be replaced.

Exam prerequisites

  • Participation in all hands-on labs.
  • Half of points in each activity required for credits.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MSK, any year of study, Compulsory-Elective group B
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