The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced today that registration is now open for its new online Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security course that's scheduled to start next month.

The SCTE said the course would introduce the core security concepts and skills needed to install, troubleshoot and monitor a network to maintain the integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices.

The SCTE further described the course as "a career-oriented, e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop specialized security skills along with critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills."

Students will develop an in-depth, theoretical understanding of network security principles, as well as the tools and configurations available.

Set for Sept. 20 through Nov. 24, CCNA Security joined the CCNA1 through CCNA4 Discovery courses among the SCTE's Virtual Classroom offerings. An early-bird registration, offering a $50 savings for CCNA Security, ends Friday. SCTE members are entitled to additional savings.

"SCTE's CCNA course regimen is a prime example of how SCTE is tangibly addressing the needs of a newer breed of cable telecommunications technical professionals," said SCTE President and CEO Mark Dzuban. "Stay tuned for similar fresh-focused SCTE Pd products and services coming in the near future that will continue to make SCTE membership more valuable to a larger variety of industry specialists."

CCNA Security students can view online course materials and complete learning activities when it's convenient for them. Optional, scheduled Live Instructor Coaching Sessions will provide direct interaction with the instructor.

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