IINS Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

This course has been superseded by the Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies course.


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Introduction to Network Security Principles (5 topics)

  • Examining Network Security Fundamentals
  • Examining Network Attack Methodologies
  • Examining Operations Security
  • Understanding and Developing a Comprehensive Network Security Policy
  • Building Cisco Self-Defending Networks

Perimeter Security (6 topics)

  • Securing Administrative Access to Cisco Routers
  • Introducing Cisco SDM
  • Configuring AAA on a Cisco Router Using the Local Database
  • Configuring AAA on a Cisco Router to Use Cisco Secure ACS
  • Implementing Secure Management and Reporting
  • Locking down the Router

Network Security Using Cisco IOS Firewalls (3 topics)

  • Introducing Firewall Technologies
  • Creating Static Packet Filters Using ACL's
  • Configuring Cisco IOS Zone-based Policy Firewall

Site-to-Site VPN’s (7 topics)

  • Examining Cryptographic Services
  • Examining Symmetric Encryption
  • Examining Cryptographic Hashes and Digital Signatures
  • Examining Asymmetric Encryption and PKI
  • Examining IPsec Fundamentals
  • Building Site-to Site IPsec VPN
  • Configuring IPsec on a Site-to Site VPN Using Cisco SDM

Network Security Usind Cisco IOS IPS (2 topics)

  • Introducing IPS Technologies
  • Configuring Cisco IOS IPS Using Cisco SDM

LAN, SAN, Voice and Endpoint Security Overview (4 topics)

  • Examining Endpoint Security
  • Examining SAN Security
  • Examining Voice Security
  • Migrating Layer 2 Attacks

Labs (13 topics)

  • Lab 1-1: Embedding a Secret Message Using Steganography
  • Lab 1-2: Scanning a Computer System Using Testing Tools
  • Lab 1-3: Scanning a Network Using Testing Tools
  • Lab 2-1: Securing Administration Access to Cisco Routers
  • Lab 2-2: Configuring AAA on Cisco Routers to Use the Local Database
  • Lab 2-3: Configuring AAA on Cisco Routers to Use Cisco Secure ACS
  • Lab 2-4: Implementing Secure Management and Reporting
  • Lab 2-5: Using Cisco SDM One-Step Lockdown and Security Audit
  • Lab 3-1: Creating Static Packet Filters Using ACLs
  • Lab 3-2: Configuring a Cisco IOS Zone-Based Policy Firewall
  • Lab 4-1: Configuring a Site-to-Site IPsec VPN
  • Lab 5-1: Configuring Cisco IOS IPS
  • Lab 6-1: Using Cisco Catalyst Switch Security Features


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows: * Valid CCNA * Working knowledge of the Windows operating system.