The Cisco Security Test is a 20-minute exam intended for students at the intermediate level. Knowing the fundamentals of networking, routing protocols, services, and Internet communication is beneficial for passing the exam. Students that have a basic understanding of system administration concepts for IOS or Windows operating systems will find that the time given to complete the exam is reasonable. Completing the lab will help students develop skills in installing and maintaining the network infrastructure of the IOS operating system software and component upgrades such as servers, appliances, and network devices. These skills are essential for the Security Architect, Cyber Operator, System Administrator, and Technical Support Specialist work roles. The test will also ensure students have expertise with packet-level analysis and extracting relevant data from packet captures, which is essential for the Cisco Security Engineer and Cisco Solutions and Systems work roles. This lab is beneficial for students on the Network Engineer, Network Operations Specialist, and System Administrator career paths.
- Skills: Fundamentals of networking, routing protocols, services, and Internet communication, IOS system administration concepts, network infrastructure, IOS operating system software, component upgrades
- Time limit: 20 min
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Work roles: Security Architect, Cyber Operator, System Administrator, Technical Support Specialist, Cisco Security Engineer, and Cisco Solutions and Systems