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VPN - Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions v2.x

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Course Description

Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions (VPN) 2.0 is the latest update to the Cisco Certified VPN Training that aims at providing network security engineers with the knowledge and skills needed to configure Cisco VPN Solutions with the Cisco ASA Security Appliance and focuses on the use of the Cisco AnyConnect 3.0 Client and ASA 8.4 code version. Our students will learn the skills they need to choose, configure, and troubleshoot the majority of Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance remote access and site-to-site VPN features to reduce risk to IT infrastructure and its applications.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Evaluate the Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance VPN subsystem
  • Deploy Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance IPsec VPN solutions
  • Deploy Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance Cisco AnyConnect remote access VPN solutions
  • Deploy Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance clientless remote access VPN solutions
  • Deploy advanced Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance VPN solutions

Course Audience

This course is intended for the following audience:
  • Network Security Engineers (NSEs)
  • ASA Administrators
  • Network Security Administrators
  • Firewall Administrators

Course Outline

Module 1: The Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance VPN Architecture and Common Components

Describe the general properties of the Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance VPN subsystem

Lesson 1: Evaluating the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance VPN Subsystem Architecture

Lesson objective: Choose the most appropriate Cisco ASA VPN topologies and licensing options
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Identify the various VPN topologies and identify the correct topology to use for a given scenario
  • Identify the Cisco ASA security appliance IPv6 VPN capabilities
  • Identify the components of the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 3.0
  • Identify the available VPN licensing options and choose the appropriate licensing option for your network
Lesson 2: Evaluating the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Software Architecture
Lesson objective: Evaluate core Cisco ASA security appliance networking functions as they relate to its VPN functionality
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Describe the principles of the Cisco ASA security appliance access control model
  • Evaluate Cisco ASA security appliance VPN-related routing features
  • Evaluate Cisco ASA security appliance VPN-related NAT features
  • Evaluate Cisco ASA security appliance VPN-related AAA features
  • The lesson includes this activity: Case Study 1-1: Implementing a Security High-Level Design
Lesson 3: Implementing Profiles, Group Policies, and User Policies
Lesson objective: Implement core Cisco ASA security appliance policy configurations that are common to all VPN configurations
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Describe the components of Cisco ASA security appliance VPN policy configuration
  • Configure Cisco ASA security appliance connection profiles
  • Configure Cisco ASA security appliance group policies
  • Configure Cisco ASA security appliance user attributes
  • Describe AAA functions that are available in remote-access VPNs
  • Identify access control methods for VPN Users
  • Implement VPN accounting to external RADIUS and TACACS+ servers
  • Identify Cisco Secure Desktop and DAP features
Lesson 4: Implementing PKI Services
Lesson objective: Implement PKI services for IP Security (IPsec) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN configurations
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Evaluate PKI services for IPsec and SSL VPN configurations
  • Evaluate different methods of deploying server-side certificates on the Cisco ASA security appliance
  • Configure and verify the local CA on the Cisco ASA security appliance and the Cisco AnyConnect client with client certificates that are provisioned by a Cisco ASA security appliance
  • Choose the appropriate CA server for your design
  • Describe methods to deploy a client certificate to use with Cisco VPN deployments
  • Configure and verify certificate-to-connection-profile mapping on the Cisco ASA security appliance
  • Describe SCEP proxy operations
Module 2: Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Clientless Remote Access SSL VPN Solutions
Implement and maintain Cisco clientless remote access SSL VPNs on the Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance VPN gateway

Lesson 1: Deploying Basic Clientless VPN Solutions
Lesson objective: Configure and verify the baseline clientless SSL VPN remote access features of the Cisco ASA security appliance
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Describe the building blocks of, and use cases for, the Cisco ASA clientless SSL VPN solution
  • Plan the configuration of a clientless SSL VPN solution
  • Configure and verify basic Cisco ASA security appliance gateway features and gateway authentication for a clientless SSL VPN
  • Configure and verify password-based local user authentication in a clientless SSL VPN
  • Configure and verify basic access control in a clientless SSL VPN
  • Tune and verify the gateway content rewriting features
  • Troubleshoot VPN session establishment between a browser client and a Cisco ASA security appliance gateway
  • The lesson includes this activity: Lab 2-1: Configuring Basic Clientless VPN Access on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance
Lesson 2: Deploying Advanced Application Access for Clientless SSL VPNs
Lesson objective: Deploy and manage advanced clientless VPN application access features of a clientless Cisco SSL VPN
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Plan the deployment of clientless SSL VPN application access features
  • Configure and verify application plug-ins
  • Configure and verify smart tunnels in clientless SSL VPNs
  • Troubleshoot advanced application access in clientless SSL VPNs
  • The lesson includes this activity: Lab 2-2: Configuring Advanced Application Access for Clientless SSL VPNs
Lesson 3: Deploying Advanced Authentication and SSO for Clientless SSL VPNs
Lesson objective: Deploy and manage advanced authentication features of a clientless Cisco SSL VPN
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Design clientless SSL VPN authentication
  • Deploy client-side certificate-based authentication
  • Configure and verify multiple client authentications
  • Troubleshoot the integration of a clientless SSL VPN with PKI
  • Configure and verify clientless VPN SSO methods
  • Troubleshoot clientless VPN SSO methods
Lesson 4: Customizing the Clientless SSL VPN User Interface and Portal
Lesson objective: Deploy portal customizations
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Configure and verify basic customization of the VPN portal navigation pages
  • Configure and verify full portal HTML customization
  • Configure and verify portal localization
  • Configure and verify portal help customization
  • Configure and verify application integration customization
  • The lesson includes this activity: Lab 2-3: Customizing the SSL VPN Portal on the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance
Module 3: Cisco AnyConnect Remote Access SSL Solutions
Implement and maintain Cisco AnyConnect client-based remote access SSL VPNs on the Cisco ASA security appliance VPN gateway according to policies and environmental requirements

Lesson 1: Deploying a Basic Cisco AnyConnect Full-Tunnel SSL VPN Solution
Lesson objective: Deploy and manage the basic features of Cisco AnyConnect full-tunnel SSL VPNs
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Describe the operation of full-tunnel SSL VPN technology
  • Plan, configure, and verify the gateway features of the Cisco ASA security appliance for a Cisco AnyConnect full-tunnel SSL VPN solution
  • Configure and verify password-based local user authentication and client IP address assignment for a full-tunnel SSL VPN
  • Configure basic access control and split tunneling for a full-tunnel SSL VPN
  • Install, configure, and verify Cisco AnyConnect 3.0 using the predeployment method
  • Troubleshoot VPN session establishment between a Cisco AnyConnect client and a Cisco ASA security appliance gateway
  • The lesson includes this activity:
  • Lab 3-1: Configuring Basic Cisco AnyConnect Client Full-Tunnel SSL VPNs Using Local Password Authentication
Lesson 2: Deploying an Advanced Cisco AnyConnect Full-Tunnel SSL VPN Solution
Lesson objective: Deploy and manage advanced features of Cisco AnyConnect full-tunnel SSL VPNs
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Describe the tasks you use to configure centrally controlled client functions in for Cisco AnyConnect clients
  • Deploy DTLS on the Cisco ASA security appliance
  • Deploy and upgrade Cisco AnyConnect from a Cisco ASA gateway
  • Configure and verify Cisco AnyConnect XML profiles
  • Configure and verify the Cisco AnyConnect Trusted Network Detection, scripting, and SBL feature
  • Customize and verify the Cisco AnyConnect user interface
  • The lesson includes this activity:Lab 3-2: Deploying the Cisco AnyConnect Client with Centralized Management
Lesson 3: Deploying Advanced AAA in Cisco Full-Tunnel VPNs
Lesson objective: Deploy advanced authentication with public key infrastructure (PKI) integration for Cisco AnyConnect full-tunnel SSL VPNs
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Choose a gateway and user authentication method in Cisco AnyConnect full-tunnel SSL VPNs
  • Plan the deployment of advanced client authentication
  • Configure and verify the local CA on the Cisco ASA security appliance and the Cisco AnyConnect client with client certificates that are provisioned by the Cisco ASA security appliance
  • Configure and verify the Cisco ASA security appliance and Cisco AnyConnect client to use an external CA and provision client certificates
  • Configure SCEP proxy for Cisco AnyConnect
  • Configure and verify integration with supporting PKI entities
  • Configure multiple client authentication
  • Troubleshoot advanced client authentication in full-tunnel SSL VPNs
  • Configure and verify local and remote group policy authorization in a Cisco full-tunnel SSL VPN
  • Configure and verify local and remote group policy accounting in a Cisco full-tunnel SSL VPN
  • The lesson includes this activity: Lab 3-3: Configuring Basic Cisco AnyConnect Full-Tunnel SSL VPNs Using Local CA and SCEP Proxy
Module 4: Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Remote Access IPsec VPNs
Implement and maintain Cisco remote access IPsec VPNs on the Cisco ASA VPN gateway according to policies and environmental requirements

Lesson 1: Deploying Cisco Remote Access VPN Clients
Lesson objective: Deploy and manage the features of the Cisco remote access IPsec VPN clients
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Describe the operation of IPsec VPN technology
  • Choose the appropriate Cisco VPN client product
  • Install, configure, and verify the installation of the legacy Cisco IPsec VPN client
  • Configure and verify the legacy Cisco IPsec VPN client profiles
  • Configure and verify advanced the legacy Cisco IPsec VPN client profile settings
  • Install, configure, and verify the installation of Cisco AnyConnect 3.0
  • Configure and verify the auto-initiation feature of Cisco AnyConnect 3.0
  • Troubleshoot Cisco remote access VPN session establishment
  • The lesson includes this activity: Lab 4-1: Deploying Basic Cisco Easy VPN
Lesson 2: Deploying Basic Cisco Remote Access IPsec VPN Solutions
Lesson objective: Deploy and manage the basic features of Cisco ASA remote access IPsec VPN server
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Plan the configuration of a Cisco remote access IPsec VPN gateway
  • Configure and verify basic Cisco ASA gateway features and gateway authentication in a Cisco for remote access IPsec VPNs
  • Configure and verify Cisco remote access VPN PSK-based peer authentication
  • Configure and verify Cisco remote access VPN extended authentication
  • Configure and verify Cisco remote access VPN hybrid authentication
  • Configure and verify Cisco remote access VPN local IP address management
  • Configure and verify Cisco remote access VPN basic access control and split tunneling
  • Configure IKEv2 support for remote access IPsec VPN solutions
  • Troubleshoot Cisco remote access VPN session establishment between a Cisco VPN client and a Cisco ASA gateway
Module 5: Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance Site-to-Site IPsec VPN Solutions
Implement and maintain site-to-site VPN solutions on the Cisco ASA security appliance VPN gateway according to policies and environmental requirements
Lesson 1: Deploying Basic Site-to-Site IPsec VPNs
Lesson objective: Deploy and manage basic site-to-site IPsec VPN features of the Cisco ASA security appliance
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Plan a Cisco ASA security appliance site-to-site VPN
  • Configure and verify basic peer authentication in a Cisco ASA security appliance site-to-site VPN
  • Configure and verify transmission protection in a Cisco ASA security appliance site-to-site VPN
  • Troubleshoot the operation of a Cisco ASA security appliance site-to-site VPN
  • The lesson includes this activity: Lab 5-1: Deploying a Basic Cisco ASA IPsec Site-to-Site VPN
Lesson 2: Deploying Advanced Site-to-Site IPsec VPNs
Lesson objective: Deploy and manage advanced site-to-site IPsec VPN authentication features of the Cisco ASA security appliance
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Plan a Cisco ASA security appliance site-to-site VPN using PKI- based authentication
  • Configure and verify PKI-based peer authentication in a Cisco ASA security appliance site-to-site VPN
  • Troubleshoot the operation of a PKI-based Cisco ASA security appliance site-to-site VPN
Module 6: Endpoint Security and High Availability for Cisco ASA VPNs
Deploy high-availability options for various Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance VPN deployments

Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco Secure Desktop and DAP for SSL VPNs
Lesson objective: Implement Cisco Secure Desktop for both clientless and full-tunnel SSL VPNs
The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Choose network admission features for Cisco AnyConnect full-tunnel SSL VPNs
  • Install, enable, and verify Cisco Secure Desktop on a Cisco ASA security appliance SSL VPN gateway
  • Configure and verify Cisco Secure Desktop prelogin criteria on a Cisco ASA security appliance SSL VPN gateway
  • Configure and verify Cisco Secure Desktop prelogin policies on a Cisco ASA security appliance SSL VPN gateway
  • Configure and verify basic Cisco Secure Desktop Advanced Endpoint Assessment features on a Cisco ASA security appliance SSL VPN gateway
  • Configure and verify DAPs that are enabled for Cisco Secure Desktop on a Cisco ASA security appliance SSL VPN gateway
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Secure Desktop operations on a Cisco ASA security appliance SSL VPN gateway
  • The lesson includes this activity: Lab 6-1: Deploying Cisco Secure Desktop for Cisco VPNs
Lesson 2: Deploying High-Availability Features in Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliance VPNs
Lesson objective: Deploy and manage high-availability and high-performance features of the Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance
  • The lesson includes these topics or topic (enabling) objectives:
  • Choose VPN high-availability and high-performance features
  • Configure and verify redundant peering with Cisco AnyConnect and IPsec client
  • Deploy active/standby failover for SSL and IPsec VPNs
  • Implement dynamic routing to achieve IPsec site-to-site VPN high availability
  • Describe the deployment of VPN load-balancing clusters
  • Provide high availability and high performance using an external SLB appliance
  • Troubleshoot Cisco ASA security appliance failover and VPN clustering functions
  • The lesson includes this activity: Lab 6-2: Configuring a Load Balancing SSL VPN Cluster
Labs
  • Lab 2-1: Configuring Basic Clientless VPN Access on the Cisco ASA Security Appliance
  • Lab 2-2: Configuring Advanced Application Access for Clientless SSL VPNs
  • Lab 2-3: Customizing the SSL VPN Portal on the Cisco ASA Security Appliance
  • Lab 3-1: Configuring Basic Cisco AnyConnect Client Full-Tunnel SSL VPNs Using Local Password Authentication
  • Lab 3-2: Deploying the Cisco AnyConnect Client with Centralized Management
  • Lab 3-3: Configuring Basic Cisco AnyConnect Full-Tunnel SSL VPNs Using Local CA and SCEP Proxy
  • Lab 4-1: Deploying Basic Remote Access IPsec VPN with IKEv2
  • Lab 5-1: Deploying a Basic Cisco ASA Security Appliance IPsec Site-to-Site VPN
  • Lab 6-1: Deploying Cisco Secure Desktop in Cisco SSL VPNs
  • Lab 6-2: Configuring a Load-Balancing SSL VPN Cluster

Course Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course include concepts from the following Cisco Certification Courses:
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification:
    • Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1 (ICND1)
    • Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 2 (ICND2)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) certification:
    • Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS)
    • In addition to the above prerequisite skills, learners will benefit from a working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
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