Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security

Are you looking to develop your end-to-end network security skills and become a cybersecurity expert? If so, the Cisco Certified Network Professional Security certification is for you.

Course overview

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security

The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security certification is a professional-level course designed to expand your skills in designing, implementing, and maintaining secure Cisco networks. This certification is specifically designed for network professionals with three to five years of experience in implementing security solutions.  

The course equips you with the latest best practices for network security, covering areas such as network access control, VPNs, firewalls, intrusion prevention, endpoint security, and security automation. Whether you choose full-time study, or part-time, earning the CCNP Security certification showcases your expertise in safeguarding Cisco networks against evolving security threats and attacks.

What you'll learn

  • Topics
    DHCP snooping, DAI, IP source guard, private VLANs & storm control
    Security vulnerabilities, attack mitigations, & cryptographic solutions
    Cloud deployment, service models, responsibilities, & security
    Port security, VLAN hopping, network hardening, & access control
    VPNs, security intelligence & social engineering attacks
    SDN APIs & security appliance API calls
    Network access & secure network management
    Configuring and verifying VPN & IPsec
    Cisco firepower, traffic management, identity, & authentication
    Device compliance, exfiltration, telemetry, & security products
    Cisco umbrella & endpoint security
    Security basics & common threats
    MDM, MFA, & endpoint solutions
    Guest services, BYOD, 802.1X, & CoA
    Working with ESA, CES, & WSA
    Security models & frameworks
    PKI & IKE
How you'll be assessed

Your core and concentration assessments will take 120 and 90 minutes to complete and feature multiple-choice and performance-based questions.


On successfully passing the exam, you’ll be awarded your CCNP: Security certification. This is a digital certificate.

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Course Guide

The key facts about your online training.


Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security

Study time

80 guided learning hours (Full-time: 1 - 2 months, Part-time: 3 - 4 months)


2 x Exams 350-701 (Core), 300-710 (Concentration)


Internet access and email


Recommended that CCNP candidates have three to five years of experience implementing security solutions

Ideal for

Cisco network security engineers responsible for security in routers, switches, networking devices and appliances



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What's included

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  • What's included
    12 months access
    BCS membership
    Expert support and mentoring
    Interactive practice labs
    CV and LinkedIn support
    Monthly careers workshops
    Learning People Alumni membership
    TOTUM student card

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Our training is regularly updated to align with the latest technologies and trends, so you can be confident that you're equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills.

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Learning People’s certifications hold real value in your chosen industry. We’ll create your unique pathway, so you’re equipped with the certifications you need for the job you want.

Why become a certified CCNP: Security professional?

Becoming CCNP: Security certified is highly beneficial if you want to accelerate in the network security industry. The course covers a wide range of security topics and can help to deepen your knowledge and skills as a competent network security engineer. This recognised certification boosts your career prospects, demonstrating expertise in securing Cisco networks. Stay up to date with the latest security technologies, adapt to evolving industry needs, and help organisations protect their sensitive data and assets.

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Salary projection

Average Salary after completing


You can earn an average of £64,482.00 a year

Junior Network Security Engineer
Average salary you can earn
Senior Network Security Engineer

You can earn an average of £64,482.00 a year

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