People prefer CCNA over others is because Cisco is arguably the biggest player when it comes
to IT-Networking and majority of the organizations have Cisco equipment. Hence Cisco
Certification has value. ... It's a prerequisite to other courses such as CCNP.
For network engineers who need to increase their value to employers and stay current with
advances in networking knowledge and skills, the cisco CCNA Security certification program
provides the education and training required for installing, monitoring, and troubleshooting
network infrastructure products designed by the industry leader in IP networking.
The CCNA Security certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and
troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks. CCNA Security certified professionals
have the knowledge and skills to make connections to remote sites via a WAN, and mitigate
basic security threats. CCNA Security training covers (but is not limited to) the use of these
topics: Layer 2 Security, IPS/IDS, IP Security, Private VLANs, VACLs, Cisco Licensing for
firewall features, AAA, Context Based Access Control (CBAC), Zone Based Firewall
(ZBF),IPSEC VPNs – Site-to-Site, Remote access, SSL Clientless and Full client VPN on ASA.
CCNA Security Routing and Switching certifications are valid for three years. The CCNA
Security curriculum emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and
monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and
devices, and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.
Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE 300-101) is a 120-minute qualifying exam with 50‒60 questions for the Cisco CCNP and CCDP certifications. The ROUTE 300-101 exam certifies the routing knowledge and skills of successful candidates. They are certified in using advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalable and highly secure Cisco routers that are connected to LANs, WANs, and IPv6.
The exam also covers the configuration of highly secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers.