University: Technical University of Košice
Faculty: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Department: Department of Computers and Informatics
Course Number: 26001030 Course Name: CCNA Security
Type, scope and method of learning activities:
Course Type: Lecture, Laboratory exercise
Recommended scope of the course content (in hours):
Full-time study (hours per week): 2,2
Part-time study (hours per semester): WT 26,26
Study Method: Attendance
Number of credits: 6
Recommended semester of study: WT
Recommended semester Study programme Study grade Study Method
3.rok WT Cybersecurity (KB_Bc_D_sk) Bachelor Attendance
Level of study:
Prerequisites: 26001026 - Security of computer networks
Course completion requirements:
Assessment and completion of the course: Credit test and examination
Continuous assessment: Student passes the continuous assessment and receives credits when he or she meets the requirement to obtain at least 21% out of 40%.
on-line assessments, 9 intermadiate assessments, 40% of the final evaluation
Final assessment: Student passes the final assessment and passes the examination when he or she meets the requirement to obtain at least 31% out of 60%.
60% verbal examination
Overall assessment: Overall assessment is the sum of the assessments obtained by students in the assessment period. The overall result is determined in accordance with the internal regulations of the Technical University in Košice. (Study Regulations, the internal regulation principles of doctoral studies)
Learning outcomes:
The student will learn network security explaining the basic terms, concepts and approaches to securing network devices. Learn to configure through the Cisco Packet Tracer simulator and lab network devices various real-life scenarios that result in a higher level of network security against attacks. Gaining a basic insight into password encryption, cryptography and implementing technologies such as AAA, L2 security, VPN and ASA configuration. This subject is also a preparation for obtaining the industrial certification Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) 640-554.
While studying, the student has access to educational materials and an administrative environment for teaching management available through the LMS system (
Brief course content:
1. Network security / Network threats.
2. Mitigation of attacks / Secure access to the device.
3. Administrative roles / Monitoring and management of network equipment.
4. AAA solution
5. ACL solution
6. Firewall / ZPF / IPS solutions.
7. Security of end devices and L2 layer.
8. Cryptography / VPN.
9. ASA.
10. A deeper look at selected topics from network security.
Recommended Reference Sources:
1. Networking Academy Program (NetAcad, Cisco).  CCNA Security,
2. Singh D. G., Vinod M., Anandh V.: CCNA Security 210-260 Certification Guide. Packt Publishing. 2018. ISBN: 1787128873.
3. McMillan T.: CCNA Security Study Guide: Exam 210-260. Sybex. 2018. ISBN: 9781119409939.
4. Santos O.: CCNA Security 210-260. Cisco Press, 2015, ISBN: 9781587205668.
5. Watkins M., Wallace K.: CCNA Security Official Exam Certification Guide. Cisco Press (2008). ISBN: 9781587202209.
6. Barker C.: CCNA Security 640-554. Cisco Press, 2012. ISBN: 9781587204463.
7. Northcutt S.: Bezpečnost počítačových sítí. Computer Press. 2005. ISBN: 9788025106976.
Recommended optional program components:
Languages required for the course completion:
Course assessment:
Total number of students assessed: 20
  A B C D E FX  
  40% 25% 15% 15% 0% 5%  
doc. Ing. Martin Chovanec, PhD.
doc. Ing. Miroslav Michalko, PhD.
doc. Ing. František Jakab, PhD.
Last modified: 31.08.2023
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