Intermediate Level Training / Infrastructure & Tech Support / Network Administrator (CCNA-Security)

Network Support Specialist Program
CCNA-Security Training


The Network Support Specialist Program is an important step in preparing for a career in networking. This training enables you with the skill sets to manage and optimize network systems. CCNA focuses on network infrastructure, mainly routing and switching, but it also includes wireless access, security, and connectivity to branch offices using Wide Area Networks (WANs). Learn how to install, monitor, and troubleshoot network infrastructure, as well as basic mitigation of security threats and wireless networking concepts.

Is the Network Support Specialist CCNA-Security Program for Me?

This program is for individuals seeking the Cisco CCENT certification, or Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification, support technicians involved in the basic installation, operation, and verification of Local Area Networks (LANs), as well as pre- and post-sales Network Engineers involved in the installation and support of enterprise branch office networks.

Read our blog post “3 Solid Reasons You Should Stop Thinking About a Cisco Certification & Just Do It” to learn more about Cisco certifications and the benefits of attaining this certification!


Upcoming Training Dates

LQ Live July 13 – July 24, 2015 8:30am – 4:30pm MST
Denver July 13 – July 24, 2015 8:30am – 4:30pm MST
Colorado Springs July 13 – July 24, 2015 8:30am – 4:30pm MST
Dallas July 13 – July 24, 2015 9:30am – 5:30pm CST
LQ Live Aug 3 – Aug 27, 2015 6:00pm – 10:00pm MST
Denver Aug 3 – Aug 27, 2015 6:00pm – 10:00pm MST
Colorado Springs Aug 3 – Aug 27, 2015 6:00pm – 10:00pm MST
Dallas Aug 3 – Aug 27, 2015 7:00pm – 11:00pm CST

What Jobs Can I Expect?

Typical job roles for the Network Administrator (CCNA) program are Network Administrator, Network Engineer and Network Specialist.

Employment Outlook

  • Projected job growth rate for Systems Administrators is 18% from 2010 – 2020*
  • Median national salary range: $74,000 – $82,000**

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition
**Median national salary ranges are based on job titles and salary information from 0*Net OnLine

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Why LeaderQuest?

Solid Core Curriculum

  • Customized training plans
  • Training and certification programs for any skill level
  • Variety of IT training programs that address each of the main functional areas in technology: Infrastructure, Technical Support, Development, Database Administration, Project Management, IT Services Management and Cyber security
  • Both day and evening courses to accommodate daytime work requirements

Expert Instructors

  • Deeply experienced, certified, senior-level instructors – even for entry level courses
  • LeaderQuest instructors maintain an average Metrics that Matter (MTM) rating of 8.7 of 9
  • LeaderQuest full time instructors average nearly 20 years of experience in the technology and training industries

Industry Aligned

  • LeaderQuest certification programs are directly aligned to job market demands and hiring trends
  • LeaderQuest keeps a pulse on the hottest IT skills and industry trends

Program Length

  • LeaderQuest’s high velocity IT training and certification programs prepare you with job-ready skills in weeks rather than months or years
  • Shorter, highly focused programs allow you to retain more of the most critical & relevant skills you will need to get started in your career path

Performance Support Resources

  • Manage everything you need from one tool! Easy access to all of your learning resources, license keys, course schedules, notifications, instructor information, certifications and learning progress through a single, online resource
  • Study anywhere with portable eBook courseware – complete with notes taken during class, as well as access to live mentors
  • Troubleshoot real-life scenarios with no risk to your work environment through access to the virtual lab environment for 6 months after training
  • Re-sit a course you have already taken as long as the course and curriculum are the same version originally taken
  • Raise your chances of passing your certification exam the first time through industry-recognized test prep tools

Strategic Career Development Services

  • Career workshops to learn job search & networking strategies, build your resume and develop your personal brand
  • Individual advising to help lay out a personalized career path based on your goals
  • Increased exposure to hiring managers through LeaderQuest’s Premier Placement Partner Program
  • Exclusive student and alumni group for additional support, job leads, and networking opportunities

Network Support Specialist Learning Plan




Course Objectives:

Individuals will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a Local Area Network (LAN) switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a Wide Area Network (WAN), and identifying basic security threats.


  • Basic computer literacy
  • PC operating system navigation skills
  • Internet usage skills
  • IP address knowledge




Course Objectives:

This course teaches the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network. ICND2 v2.0 focuses on understanding redundant topologies, troubleshooting common network issues, configuring Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and multi-area Open-Shortest-Path-First (OSPF) in both IPv4 and IPv6, understanding Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies, and becoming familiar with device management and Cisco licensing.


  • Completed ICND 1 v2.0 or equivalent


640-554 Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) 2.0


Course Objectives:

This course focuses on the design, implementation, and monitoring of a comprehensive security policy, using Cisco IOS security features and technologies as examples. The course covers security controls of Cisco IOS devices as well as a functional introduction to the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA). You'll also perform basic tasks to secure a small branch office network using Cisco IOS security features available through web-based GUIs (Cisco Configuration Professional) and the CLI on Cisco routers, switches, and ASAs.


  • Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in ICND1
  • Working knowledge of the Windows operating system
  • Working knowledge of Cisco IOS networking and concepts

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Available Public Funding Programs

The U.S. Government has dedicated funds to help under employed, unemployed and dislocated workers get back into the workforce and into a career. Individuals who meet specified criteria may be eligible to participate in federal or state subsidized grant programs.

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult and Dislocated Worker Program provides government funding for employment and training services to assist eligible adults and dislocated workers in both finding and qualifying for meaningful employment.

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is a federally-funded employment program that provides benefits to workers who lose their jobs, or whose hours are reduced as a result of foreign trade. Benefits may include training, job search allowances, relocation allowances, and other reemployment services.

Military Education Benefits

Maximize the education benefits you have earned through your dedication and service in the United States Military. LeaderQuest’s highly specialized Career Training Consultants and Military Veteran Advisors are well versed in the benefits and resources available to U.S. Military Veterans and can help you navigate through the information.

Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Education Program: The Post 9/11 G.I. Bill is an education benefit program for Active Duty, Selected Reserve and National Guard service members who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program: The VR&E VetSuccess program, also known as Voc-Rehab or Chapter 31, offers disabled vets counseling, training, education and other services needed to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.

Veterans Workforce Investment Program (VWIP): VWIP provides resources for the training necessary to prepare eligible veterans for meaningful employment within the labor force.

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA): MyCAAprovides up to $4,000 (over 2 years) of Financial Assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.

Private Loan Options

LeaderQuest Career Training Consultants can help guide individuals who need private financing options to an appropriate resource like the Sallie Mae Career Training Smart Option Student Loan or TFC Tuition Financing. Approved and available funding programs vary by location. Contact LeaderQuest for complete details and eligibility requirements.

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