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Network Security Associate
Build skills equivalent to the IINS 2.0 - Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security program
  • Credit Hours: 5 Days

  • Format: Virtual Classroom - Instructor-Led Online

  • Professional Certificate: IINS 2.0 - Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security

  • Recommended for: Network designers Network SAN security administrators Network, systems, and security engineers Network and security managers

The Network Security Associate course prepares students for employment in the Informational Technology industry. The courses theory based lectures and virtual labs provide a comprehensive look at skills required to perform basic tasks to secure a small branch type office network using Cisco IOS security features. Upon completion of these courses, the student will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain employment and will be employable by various companies within the industry, as well as the opportunity for career advancement.

This course prepares students for employment as a Network Security Engineer. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment change between 2010 and 2020 will grow by 28% greater than the annual average.

What You'll Learn

  • Develop a comprehensive network security policy to counter threatsagainst information security
  • Configure routers with Cisco IOS Software security features, includingmanagement and reporting functions
  • Configure IPv6 addressing, routing, and access control in Cisco networkrouters
  • Bootstrap the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewall for use ina production network
  • Configure the Cisco ASA Firewall for remote access SSL VPN
  • Configure a Cisco IOS zone-based firewall (ZBF) to perform basic securityoperations on a network
  • Configure site-to-site VPNs using Cisco IOS features
  • Configure IOS IPS on Cisco network routers
  • Configure security features on IOS switches to mitigate various Layer 2attacks
  • How a network can be compromised using freely available tools
  • Implement line passwords, and enable passwords and secrets
  • Examine Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) concepts andfeatures using the local database as well as Cisco Secure ACS 5.2
  • Run a CCP security audit and analyze the results
  • Configure packet filtering on the Perimeter Router
  • Define a virtual tunnel interface Using GRE with IPSec

Who Needs to Attend

  • Network designers
  • Network SAN security administrators
  • Network, systems, and security engineers
  • Network and security managers


Working knowledge of the Windows operating system

Course Outline

1. Networking Security Fundamentals

  • Networking Security Concepts
  • Security Policies Using a Lifecycle Approach
  • Building a Security Strategy for Borderless Networks

2. Protecting the Network Infrastructure

  • Cisco Network Foundation Protection
  • Protecting the Network Infrastructure Using Cisco Configuration Professional
  • Securing the Management Plane on Cisco IOS Devices
  • Configuring AAA on Cisco IOS Devices Using Cisco Secure ACS
  • Securing the Data Plane on Cisco Catalyst Switches
  • Securing the Data Plane in IPv6 Environments

3. Threat Control and Containment

  • Planning a Threat Control Strategy
  • Implementing Access Control Lists for Threat Mitigation
  • Firewall Fundamentals
  • Implementing Cisco IOS Zone-Based Policy Firewalls
  • Configuring Basic Firewall Policies on Cisco ASA
  • IPS Fundamentals
  • Implementing Cisco IOS IPS

4. Secure Connectivity

  • Fundamentals of VPN Technologies
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • IPSec Fundamentals
  • Implementing Site-to-Site VPNs on Cisco IOS Routers
  • Implementing SSL VPNs Using Cisco ASA


Lab 1: Ethical Hacking

Lab 2: Securing Admin Access with CLI

Lab 3: Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP)

Lab 4: Secure Management and Reporting

Lab 5: Configuring IOS AAA with ACS

Lab 6: Layer 2 Security

Lab 7: ACLs and IPv6

Lab 8: IOS Zone-Based Firewall

Lab 9: ASA Basic Setup with ASDM

Lab 10: IOS IPS

Lab 11: Site-to-Site VPN Traditional IPSec

Lab 12: Site-to-Site GRE and IPSec

Lab 13: SSL VPN with the ASA

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