Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security IINS CCNA

Course Specifications

Exam number: 640-554 IINS
Course length: 5 days

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 learners to perform basic tasks to secure a small branch office network using Cisco IOS security features, which are available through web-based GUIs (Cisco Configuration Professional) and the CLI on Cisco routers, switches, and Cisco ASA appliances.

Prerequisites:  The following prerequisite skills and knowledge are recommended before attending this course:

  • Knowledge and skills equivalent to those learned in Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
  • Knowledge and skills 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
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Delivery Method:  Instructor-led and labs

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these 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 Content

Lesson 1: Networking Security Fundamentals
Topic 1A: Introducing Networking Security Concepts
Topic 1B: Understanding Security Policies Using a Life-Cycle Approach
Topic 1C: Building a Security Strategy for Borderless Networks


Lesson 2: Protecting the Network Infrastructure
Topic 2A: Introducing Cisco Network Foundation Protection
Topic 2B: Protecting the Network Infrastructure Using Cisco Configuration Professional
Topic 2C: Securing the Management Plane on Cisco IOS Devices
Topic 2D: Configuring AAA on Cisco IOS Devices Using Cisco Secure ACS
Topic 2E: Securing the Data Plane on Cisco Catalyst Switches
Topic 2F: Securing the Data Plane in IPv6 Environments


Lesson 3: Threat Control and Containment
Topic 3A: Planning a Threat Control Strategy
Topic 3B: Implementing Access Control Lists for Threat Mitigation
Topic 3C: Understanding Firewall Fundamentals
Topic 3D: Understanding Firewall Fundamentals
Topic 3E: Configuring Basic Firewall Policies on Cisco ASA Appliances
Topic 3F: Understanding IPS Fundamentals
Topic 3G: Implementing Cisco IOS IPS


Lesson 4: Secure Connectivity
Topic 4A: Understanding the Fundamentals of VPN Technologies
Topic 4B: Introducing Public Key Infrastructure
Topic 4C: Examining IPsec Fundamentals
Topic 4D: Implementing Site-to-Site VPNs on Cisco IOS Routers
Topic 4E: Implementing SSL VPNs Using Cisco ASA Appliances
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