Cisco Training: Mastering Network Security


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

The course Mastering Network Security (Cisco Training) delves into the details of Cisco network security. Every aspect of the security policy implementation is covered, starting with basic protocol considerations to the use of firewalls, IPS and IPv6. The training includes ACLs, tunneling and routing protocols.

Course Dates and Pricing


Sep 18 - 21, 2018$2,775.00Oct 16 - 19, 2018$2,775.00Nov 13 - 16, 2018$2,775.00Dec 11 - 14, 2018$2,775.00

Course Outline

Security fundamentals

Introduction to Network Security
The Need for Network Security
Network Security Options
Why Do Hackers Hack?
General Network Security Goals
Social Engineering and Privilege Escalation Attacks
Understanding Ping Sweeps and Basic Network Auditing

Introduction to SDM (Security Device Manager)

Cisco’s Security Device Manager (SDM)
Pre-Installation Configuration
Installing, Launching and Loading SDM
SDM Settings and Configuration
SDM Monitoring

Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)

Overview of “What is AAA?”
TACAS+ vs. Radius
TACAS+ and Radius Configuration
Overview of Authentication Principals
Accounting
Authorization
Configuring AAA with SDM

Layer 2 Security

Basic L2 Security Features
Port Security Overview
Configuring or Misconfiguring Port Security
Aging Time for Secure Access and Sticky Addresses
Cisco Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol (LEAP)
Local and Remote SPAN Configuration
Filtering Intra-VLAN Traffic
VLAN Access List (VACL)
Private VLAN
DHCP Snooping and Dynamic ARP Inspection
IP Source Guard
MAC Address Flooding Attacks and VLAN Hopping
Root and BPDU Guard

Layer 3 Security

Configuring and Encrypting Passwords in Cisco IOS
Privileged Levels
Creating and Testing Minimum Length Password Policy
Strong vs. Weak Passwords
“Salting” your MD5
Network Time Protocol (NTP)
Synchronizing and Configuring NTP
Telnet and SSH Remote Access
Different Types of Network Attacks
Denial of Services (DoS) and SYN Flooding Attack
ICMP (Ping) Sweep, Port Scan, and Port Sweep
Ping Attacks and Floods
IP Spoofing and Source Routing
Packet Sniffers and Queries
Introduction to Security Auditing
Viruses and Worms
Differences Between SDM and AutoSecure

The Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

Intrusion Detection (IDS) vs. Intrusion Prevention (IPS)
Signatures and Signature Types
NIPS and HIPS
Honeypots
Configuring IPS in SDM
Viewing and Editing Signatures
Verifying a IPS Configuration

Firewalls

The Basic of Firewalls
Stateless vs. Stateful Firewalls
Application Layer Gateway (ALG)
The Cisco IOS Firewall Feature Set Components
Authentication Proxy
ACL Review and Extended Access Control Lists
Introduction to Turbo ACLs
TCP and UDP Generic Inspection
Deep Pocket Inspection (DPI)
Zone-Based Firewall Configuration
Class Maps and Policy-Maps
Basic Zone Configuration and Commands
Firewall with SDM

Cryptography and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Introduction to Cryptography Techniques
Asymmetric and Symmetric Algorithms
Overview of Common Cryptographic Algorithms
What is a VPN?
VPN Terminology and Theory
Introduction to PKI and the Certificate of Authority
Public Key Cryptography Standards and Internet Key Exchange
Policy Match Criteria and Crypto ACLs
Using SDM to Configure Site-to-Site VPN
Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) Over IPSec
Using SDM to Configure GRE over IPSec

Introduction to Cisco Network Solutions

System Development Life Cycle
Cisco SDLC Phases
Disaster Recovery Techniques
Risk Analysis – Quantitative and Qualitative
Cisco Self-Defending Network
Cisco Security Management Suite
Cisco Security Agent and Interceptors

Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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