What are the instructor requirements for teaching Fundamentals of Network Security?
A. Instructors need to have completed their CCNA certification. If they are new to the Cisco Networking Academy Program, they will also need to complete the Orientation course. Instructors should be aware that the Fundamentals of Network Security (FNS) is a rigorous course of study. The instructor must be completely proficient with the course materials and labs before teaching for the first time and must be able to set up and troubleshoot the lab equipment as needed. This requires a solid understanding of key CCNA concepts (e.g. VLANs, 802.1q, trunking, routing, ACLs, cabling, addressing and network services). The course is very lab-intensive and goes well beyond the usual ping and telnet method to test configurations and services. Once the lab bundle is set up and tested to work properly, very little time is required to maintain the equipment throughout the course. Most time will be spent assisting students during lab exercises and teaching difficult security concepts. Instructors sho