31 Days Before Your CCNA Security Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the IINS 210-260 Certification Exam

Patrick Gargano

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31 Days Before Your CCNA Security Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the IINS 210-260 Certification Exam

By Patrick Gargano
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31 Days Before Your CCNA Security Exam offers an engaging and practical way to understand the certification process, commit to taking the CCNA Security IINS 210-260 certification exam, and finish preparation using a variety of Primary and Supplemental study resources.


Patrick Gargano has been an educator since 1996 and a Cisco Networking Academy Instructor since 2000. He currently heads the Networking Academy program at Collège La Cité in Ottawa, Canada, where he teaches CCNA/CCNP-level courses. Patrick has twice led the Cisco Networking Academy student Dream Team deploying the wired and wireless networks supporting the U.S. Cisco Live conferences. In 2014 he co-authored CCNP Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide. Recognitions of his teaching include prizes from Collège La Cité for innovation and excellence and from the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists for excellence in technology education. Previously, Patrick was a Cisco Networking Academy instructor at Cégep de l’Outaouais (Gatineau, Canada) and Louis-Riel High School (Ottawa, Canada) and a Cisco instructor (CCSI) for Fast Lane UK (London). His certifications include CCNA (R&S), CCNA Wireless, CCNA Security, and CCNP (R&S). He holds Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Ottawa. Find him on Twitter @PatrickGargano.

Table of contents
  • Day 31: Common Security Principles
  • Day 30: Common Security Threats
  • Day 29: Cryptographic Technologies 
  • Day 28: PKI and Network Security Architectures 
  • Day 27: Secure Management Systems 
  • Day 26: AAA Concepts
  • Day 25: TACACS+ and RADIUS Implementation
  • Day 24: 802.1X
  • Day 23: BYOD
  • Day 22: IPsec Technologies
  • Day 21: Clientless Remote-Access VPN
  • Day 20: AnyConnect Remote Access VPN
  • Day 19: Site-to-Site VPN
  • Day 18: VPN Advanced Topics
  • Day 17: Secure Device Access 
  • Day 16: Secure Routing Protocols 
  • Day 15: Control Plane Security
  • Day 14: Layer 2 Infrastructure Security
  • Day 13: Layer 2 Protocols Security
  • Day 12: VLAN Security
  • Day 11: Firewall Technologies
  • Day 10: Cisco ASA NAT Implementation 
  • Day 9: Cisco IOS Zone-Based Policy Firewall
  • Day 8: Cisco ASA Firewall Concepts
  • Day 7: ASA Firewall Configuration
  • Day 6: IDS/IPS Concepts 
  • Day 5: IDS/IPS Technologies 
  • Day 4: Email-based Threat Mitigation
  • Day 3: Web-based Threat Mitigation 
  • Day 2: Endpoint Protection
  • Day 1: CCNA Security Skills Review and Practice