CCNA Security

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Distance learning

Up to 16 weeks per module

A quick note about this course: We'll be launching a new curriculum in November but if you're studying before then, you'll follow the current curriculum. Please contact if you'd like any more information.


Develop a security infrastructure, recognise threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. If you’ve already done your CCNA Routing and Switching qualification, take the next step in your Cisco CCENT® certification-level skill set and put yourself forward to meet the growing demand for network security professionals.

Full description

Who should attend?

This course is suited to those who have completed their CCNA Routing and Switching qualification.


Our course is 'on demand' so you’ll be able to start any time from September to July.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.

Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Where can I study?

Distance learning
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Study at a time that suits you, using our online learning management system.

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Fees & funding

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Entry requirements

You’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs including a science subject or a minimum of 2 years relevant IT related work experience. Ideally you’ll have completed the 4 CCNA Routing and Switching modules but this is not essential.

You’ll also need access to a computer with broadband (or equivalent) access for study purposes as the course materials are online.

You should be prepared to study at least 4 to 6 hours a week for this course.

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