Those joining this course will get a detailed lesson in the necessity of comprehensive security policy and how it affects the health of the network. You will learn the basics of securing the networks of small office branches using Cisco IOS security features made available using web browser-based graphical interfaces Cisco Router and Security Device Manager, as well as the command-line interface on the Cisco router. You'll be given a broad course on firewall technologies as well as how to configure zone-based policies for firewalls. In addition, you'll both learn how to apply the fundamentals of network security and the inner workings of cryptographic services.
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This will be a five-day course, and you will be required to take several prerequisite courses before you can attend this class. These include classes in Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1 and Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 2, or the Cisco CCNA Boot Camp v2.0. You'll also need a working knowledge of the Windows operating system.
This class will teach you how to configure and protect routers and switches using pods that include a 2811 router, a 1841 router, and a 3560 switch coupled with a VMware server and 10 Virtual Machines. The topography within these are designed to simulate what you'll experience when working with small to mid-sized business using practical, realistic scenarios.
You'll also take a crash course in the basics of Network Address Translation as well as PAT. This will involve configuring the Network Address Translation at the perimeter so that the internal network can connect to the external network. Then, you must test and verify that the Network Address Translation is working, before finally verifying that the Network Address Translation configurations are sound.
Once this has been completed, you will begin the course on Ethical Hacking. It will first involve a demostration of the vulnerabilities of a network using freely available tools if there has not been proper configuration of the security features. You will then undo these attacks in later lessons.
The next lesson the class will teach you how protect access to the IOS Command Line. You will be required to implement passwords and secrets in order to fulfill the basic security requirements. To this aims you will learn how to program in a minimum length for the passwords.Then, you will need to use the service password encryption feature, before means-testing your password security with a variety of attacks aimed at cracking the passwords. Finally, all that's left is to set privilege levels and verify the IOS-FW Configuration.
The fourth lesson to be taught will be on how to prepare and install Cisco SDM on the configured and secure router. The lab will instruct you on how to maintain public/private key pairs and on how to use self-signed digital certificates to prevent the use of HTTPS from being too cumbersome.
In the fifth lesson, you will be examining Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) features using local databases. Users will need to be implemented in the database so that they may be linked to privilege levels set up in previous lessons so that they may be ultimately authorized. Role-based CLI will be introduced so that command sets can be assigned to groups of users.
The sixth lab will involve the aforementioned Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting concepts using Cisco Secure Access Control Server as an AAA server. You will need to integrate with Active Directory in order to match groups for authorization. Finally, you will perform command-level accounting, and test what would happen in case the AAA server fails.
The seventh and eight labs deal collectively with IOS Security Management and IOS Router Services. You will have to configure SSH protocol to give secure connections to the CLI. You will have to create a Syslog so that all security events will be reported to a Syslog server. In addition, you will need to create a security audit using SDM, and run them so that you may analyze the results and determine how it should correct the problems found.
The ninth lab centers around packet filtering and the practical applications of it in securing your computer. You will need to set a packet filtering on the Perimeter Router so that the IOS-FW can be dedicated to dealing with more troublesome issues.
The tenth lab will teach you the power of IOS Zone-Based Firewalls and their place in the stateful inspection of IOS Firewalls, allowing you to deny traffic between zones.
The eleventh and twelfth labs will instruct you on Site-To-Site VPN, teaching you how to configure them and using GRE with IPSec in order to get around the incompatibility between it and the Zone-Based Firewall.
The thirteenth lab will provide a look into IOS IPS Functionality and signature definitions. You will need to use the freely provided IPS Manager Express application to monitor IPS events.
The final lesson will give you a detailed examination on Layer 2 Security. This will teach you how to protect against attackers coming from the same subnet using special security features built into the switch, no matter the topography involved. This lesson will take lessons learned from all of the previous labs and mix them together so that you may learn how to successfully repel such attackers.
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