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IINS - Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security v2.x


Duration: 5 Days




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Course Information

Course Description

Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) v2.0 is a five-day instructor-led course that is presented by Cisco Learning Partners to end users and channel partner customers. The content focuses on the design, implementation, and monitoring of a comprehensive security policy, using Cisco IOS security features and technologies as examples.

The course covers security controls of Cisco IOS devices as well as a functional introduction to the Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance. Using instructor-led discussion, lecture, and hands-on lab exercises, this course allows students to perform basic tasks to secure a small branch office network using Cisco IOS security features that are available through web-based GUIs (Cisco Configuration Professional) and the CLI on Cisco routers, switches, and ASA appliances.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the student will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe the components of a comprehensive network security policy that can be used to counter threats against IT systems, within the context of a security policy life cycle
  • Develop and implement security countermeasures that are aimed at protecting network elements as part of the network infrastructure
  • Deploy and maintain threat control and containment technologies for perimeter security in small and midsize networks
  • Describe secure connectivity strategies and technologies using VPNs, as well as configure site-to-site and remote-access VPNs using Cisco IOS features

Course Audience

The primary audience for this course is as follows:
  • Network designers
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Network managers
  • System engineers

Course Outline

Module 1: Networking Security Fundamentals
  • Lesson 1: Introducing Networking Security Concepts
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Security Policies Using a Life-Cycle Approach
  • Lesson 3: Building a Security Strategy for Borderless Networks
Module 2: Protecting the Network Infrastructure
  • Lesson 1: Introducing Cisco Network Foundation Protection
  • Lesson 2: Protecting the Network Infrastructure Using Cisco Configuration Professional
  • Lesson 3: Securing the Management Plane on Cisco IOS Devices
  • Lesson 4: Configuring AAA on Cisco IOS Devices Using Cisco Secure ACS
  • Lesson 5: Securing the Data Plane on Cisco Catalyst Switches
  • Lesson 6: Securing the Data Plane in IPv6 Environments
Module 3: Threat Control and Containment
  • Lesson 1: Planning a Threat Control Strategy
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Access Control Lists for Threat Mitigation
  • Lesson 3: Understanding Firewall Fundamentals
  • Lesson 4: Implementing Cisco IOS Zone-Based Policy Firewalls
  • Lesson 5: Configuring Basic Firewall Policies on Cisco ASA Appliances
  • Lesson 6: Understanding IPS Fundamentals
  • Lesson 7: Implementing Cisco IOS IPS
Module 4: Secure Connectivity
  • Lesson 1: Understanding the Fundamentals of VPN Technologies
  • Lesson 2: Introducing Public Key Infrastructure
  • Lesson 3: Examining IPsec Fundamentals
  • Lesson 4: Implementing Site-to-Site VPNs on Cisco IOS Routers
  • Lesson 5: Implementing SSL VPNs Using Cisco ASA Appliances
Lab Outline
  • Lab 2-1: Hardening Network Elements Using Cisco Configuration Professional
  • Lab 2-2: Securing Administrative Access to Cisco Routers
  • Lab 2-3: Configuring AAA on Cisco Routers and Switches to Use Cisco Secure ACS
  • Lab 2-4: Configuring Data Plane Security on Layer 2 Switches
  • Lab 3-1: Using ACLs to Implement a Threat Containment Strategy
  • Lab 3-2: Implementing Cisco IOS Zone-Based Firewalls
  • Lab 3-3: Implementing Basic Network Connectivity Using Cisco ASDM on the Cisco ASA Appliance
  • Lab 3-4: Configuring Cisco IOS IPS
  • Lab 4-1: Configuring Site-to-Site IPsec VPNs
  • Lab 4-2: Configuring SSL VPNs on Cisco ASA Appliances Using Cisco ASDM

Course Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this course are as follows:
  • Skills and knowledge equivalent to those learned in Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
  • Working knowledge of the Windows operating system
  • Working knowledge of Cisco IOS networking and concepts
Course Schedule
This course is not scheduled yet.