CCNA Security

Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNAS) equips you with the knowledge and skills representative of entry-level security specialist careers. This course emphasizes a hands-on approach to securing networks. A comprehensive set of tools is used to facilitate learning the fundamental principles of network and endpoint security:
• Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) software
• Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software
• Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM)
• Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
• Cisco Academy Packet Tracer (PT)
• WireShark Protocol Analyzer
• Nmap with Zenmap GUI (Port Scanner)
• TCP/IP utilities for SSH, SSL, HTTP, IPsec, RADIUS, TFTP, Syslog, SNMP, and Terminal Emulation

CCNAS incorporates both online and classroom learning by utilizing:
• Cisco Networking Academy NetSpace eLearning portal
• Network Development Group (NDG) NETLAB+ remote lab environment
• Collaboration Software (Cisco Webex, Adobe Connect, Microsoft Business Skype)

The Cisco Networking Academy CCNASv2.0 course addresses all of the exam objectives for both the CCNAS 210-260 certification exam, informally known as the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) 3.0 certification exam, and the CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam.

CCNAS certification is a Department of Defense (DoD) 8570.01 Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level I and II and Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level I certification. The DoD 8570 Directive provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification, and management of all DoD employees performing Information Assurance functions in their line of duty, who are required to carry an approved certification for their particular job role and classification.

Upon completion of the CCNA Security course, learners will be able to perform the following tasks:
• Explain network threats, mitigation techniques, and the basics of securing a network
• Secure administrative access on Cisco routers
• Secure administrative access with authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA)
• Implement firewall technologies to secure the network perimeter
• Configure intrusion prevention services (IPS) to mitigate attacks on the network
• Describe LAN security considerations and implement endpoint and Layer 2 security features
• Describe methods for implementing data confidentiality and integrity
• Implement secure virtual private networks
• Implement an ASA firewall configuration using the command-line interface (CLI)
• Implement an ASA firewall configuration and VPNs using ASDM
• Test network security and create a technical security policy

All hands-on labs in the course are performed by remotely accessing CCNAS NETLAB+ pods comprised of Cisco Catalyst switches (IoS 15.x), ASAs (ASA 9.x and ASDM 7.x), ISR G2 devices (IOS 15.x), and virtual PCs.

Required Prep:

Learners should have completed CCNA 1 (Introduction to Networks) and CCNA 2 (Routing and Switching Essentials), or Cisco Certified Entry-Level Network Technician (CCENT) certification, or equivalent knowledge and experience. Access to a computer outside of class is required to complete the assignments - the computer should support Java-enabled, browser-based Internet access.

- Section 1 - Coming in a future schedule
Honolulu Community College; Wong; $1495
course code: COM2016-014
CISSP Certification Examination Preparation

If you have experience or have previously completed a CISSP course, taking these certification exam prep sessions may be just what you need. For those of you who completed the review of Domains 1 through 8, this is the logical next step, exam preparation. We start with providing the exam mindset that is so important to successfully prepare for the exam. You will be exposed to the exam format and will learn to spot keywords, to select the “most” right answer, and to budget your time. We’ll run through practice tests and review the questions and answers.

Next, you take a deep dive with full practice tests and many more practice questions and answers. Selecting the best answer from several correct answers will continue to be challenging but will become manageable with our review. The more you do, the more comfortable you will feel when you see the actual questions when you take your certification exam.

We will provide CISSP exam tips and tricks which will help you through the long exam. You will have a last review and more practice tests. You’ll leave with suggestions for continued study before your exam. Once you pass your exam, you will need to complete the endorsement process and we will explain this along with exam experience requirements and the need for recertification through earning CPEs.

- Section 1 - Apr 2 - Apr 18; MW; 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm; 6 mtgs (Register Online)
Honolulu Community College; $1495
course code: COM2117-001
- Section 2 - Jul 2 - Jul 23; MW; 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm; 6 mtgs (Register Online)
Honolulu Community College; $1495
course code: COM2117-002

No meeting on July 4, 2018.

CISSP Domains 1 - 3

“CISSP is the most globally recognized certification in the information security market”, per (ISC)2. Most industry professionals and hiring managers agree. PCATT is pleased to offer a thorough approach to preparing for the CISSP certification exam. This training is appropriate for people working in all areas of security as well as IT managers and network architects.

This first course introduces you to the areas covered by the CISSP exam and the expectations of the knowledge you must have to prepare for certification. You will understand the scope of the CISSP and how the knowledge areas interrelate and build on each other.

This session starts the domain of Security and Risk Management covering confidentiality, integrity, and availability concepts, security governance principles, compliance, legal and regulatory issues, professional ethic, security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines.

The course continues with Asset Security from CBK Domain 2 and Security Engineering from CBK Domain 3. Topics include but are not limited to information and asset classification, ownership, protect privacy, appropriate retention, data security controls, and handling requirements. We continue with engineering processes using secure design principles, security models fundamental concepts, security evaluation models, security capabilities of information systems, security architectures, designs, and solution elements vulnerabilities.

CBK Domain 3, Security Engineering, includes web-based systems vulnerabilities, mobile systems vulnerabilities, embedded devices and cyber-physical systems vulnerabilities. Site and facility design secure principles, physical security, and cryptography are also discussed.

Topics are presented in a meaningful manner so that you are able to make connections to reinforce comprehension. Your instructor will explain how to approach this volume and breadth of knowledge for the purposes of CISSP certification.

- Section 1 - May 2 - May 21; MW; 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm; 6 mtgs (Register Online)
Honolulu Community College; $1495
course code: COM2115-001
CISSP Domains 4 - 8

The second course in the series starts with Communication and Network Security from CBK Domain 4. Topics include but are not limited to secure network architecture design (e.g. IP and non-IP protocols, segmentation), secure network components, secure communication channels, and network attacks.

CISSP Identity and Access Management from CBK Domain 5, Security Assessment and Testing from CBK Domain 6, and Software Development Security from CBK Domain 8 are the primary areas for this session. Topics from Domain 5 include physical and logical assets control, identification and authentication of people and devices, identity as a service, third-party identity services, access control attacks, and identity and access provisioning lifecycle. Topics from Domain 6 include assessment and test strategies, security process data, security control testing, test outputs, and security architectures vulnerabilities. Domain 6 topics include security in the software development lifecycle, development environment security controls, software security effectiveness, and acquired software security impact.

CISSP Security Operations from CBK Domain 7 is the last domain to be covered. Topics include investigations support and requirements, logging and monitoring activities, provisioning of resources, foundational security operations concepts, resource protection techniques, incident management, preventative measures, patch, and vulnerability management, change management processes, recovery strategies, disaster recovery processes and plans, business continuity planning and exercises, physical security, and personnel safety concerns.

You’ll see that our instructor approaches topics in the context of real-world activities. As with the other courses, we leave time for your questions and provide hands-on opportunities for exploring topics.

At this point and probably sooner, you’re appreciating what people say about the CISSP: It’s a mile wide and an inch deep.

- Section 1 - Mar 5 - Mar 21; MW; 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm; 6 mtgs (Register Online)
Honolulu Community College; $1495
course code: COM2116-001
- Section 2 - Jun 4 - Jun 25; MW; 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm; 6 mtgs (Register Online)
Honolulu Community College; $1495
course code: COM2116-002

The CompTIA® Security+™ certification exam is a vendor neutral world-wide standard for foundation-level security practitioners. Exam objectives were developed with input from industry, government, and academic professionals. Although available, you don't need research to tell you the importance of IT security. Human error along with spyware, malware, e-mail attacks, viruses, worms, and wireless technology are reasons for security training and certification. This Security+ course is taught with a practical approach to prepare you for the certification exam and for skills required on the job. You will apply general security concepts to real world scenarios. Competencies exactly match the CompTIA® certification exam areas:

  • Network security
  • Compliance and operational security
  • Threats and vulnerabilities
  • Application, data, and host security
  • Access control and identity management
  • Cryptography

A study guide is included. If you are interested in getting CISSP certified, starting with Security+ is advisable. Prior to moving on to CISSP, taking CCNA Security gives you more depth and understanding of network security.

About the CompTIA® Security+™ Exam: 
CompTIA® Security+™ is a vendor-neutral certification that is recognized by major corporations and is accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). If you are planning to take the CompTIA® Security+™ certification exam, it is recommended that you have two years of IT administration experience with an emphasis on security. For more information about the certification exam, go to:

Required Prep:

Two years of IT administration experience in a professional environment with emphasis on security

- Section 1 - Mar 1 - May 16; TTh; 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm; 15 mtgs (Register Online)
Honolulu Community College; Kina; $1195
course code: COM2036-007

Price includes study guide.
Certification exam is not included.
The course focuses on Exam 401 which must be taken before July 2018.

- Section 2 - May 8 - Jun 21; TTh; 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm; 12 mtgs (Register Online)
Honolulu Community College; Kina; $1195
course code: COM2036-009

Price includes study guide.
Certification exam is not included.
The course focuses on Exam 401 which must be taken before July 2018.

Security+ Certification Prep

Reviews content included in the Industry Certification Exam in CompTIA Security Plus.

Topics to be covered are:

  1. Network Security: configuration parameters on network devices
  2. Network Security: secure network administration principles
  3. Compliance and Operational Security: implement appropriate risk mitigation strategies
  4. Compliance and Operational Security: risk management best practices
  5. Threats and Vulnerabilities: social engineering attacks
  6. Threats and Vulnerabilities: wireless attacks
  7. Application, Data and Host Security: application security controls and techniques
  8. Application, Data and Host Security: mobile security concepts and technologies
  9. Access Control and Identity Management
  10. Cryptography

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Explain, summarize, and analyze Network Security.
Explain, summarize, and analyze Compliance and Operational Security.
Explain, summarize, and analyze Threats & Vulnerabilities.
Explain, summarize, and analyze Application, Data and Host Security
Explain, summarize, and analyze Access Control and Identity Management
Explain, summarize, and analyze Cryptography.
Pass the Industry Certification Exam in CompTIA Security Plus.

Recommended Prep:

Completion or current enrollment in ITS 122 (Cyber Security Fundamentals).

- Section 1 - Apr 14 - Apr 21; Sat; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; 2 mtgs
Kapi‘olani Community College; $126
course code: COM3006-001