IP Virtual Private Networks

2 Day Course
Code PDN051

Book Now - 2 Delivery Methods Available:

Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


IP Virtual Private Networks offer a secure and safe mode for both voice and data communications. This 2 day course looks at the design and management of secure, voice and data Virtual Private Networks in todays communication networks. As such it is a a technical introduction for data networking professionals.


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Introduction to Technical and Business Benefits of VPNs (4 topics)

  • VPN benefits
  • Cost savings
  • Network management
  • Architecture options

IP VPN Security (5 topics)

  • Authentication
  • Encryption
  • DES
  • RSA
  • AES

Voice and Multimedia VPNs (9 topics)

  • VoIP Concepts
  • Carrying voice and multimedia
  • RTCP
  • RTP
  • H.323
  • Mapping Addresses
  • Call mangement
  • SIP
  • MGCP Megaco

Exploiting IPSec for VPNs over the Internet (12 topics)

  • What is IPSec
  • Authentication Header
  • ESP - Encapsulation Security Protocol
  • Key management
  • ISAKMP phases and Oakley's modes
  • Main mode
  • Aggresive mode
  • Quick mode
  • Using IPSec
  • Security Gateways
  • Remote hosts
  • Problems with IPSec

Tunnelling Techniques for Provisioning IP VPNs (17 topics)

  • PPTP
  • PPP and PPTP Tunnels
  • Authentication and encryption
  • LAN to LAN tunnelling
  • Using PPTP
  • PPTP servers
  • PPTP client software
  • Network access servers
  • L2TP
  • PPTP & L2TP
  • Application of L2TP
  • Authentication and encryption
  • LAN to LAN tunnelling
  • Key management
  • L2TP network servers
  • L2TP client software

Public Key Infrastructures for Private Data Exchange (6 topics)

  • Corporate security policies
  • Choosing the encryption methods
  • Protocols and algorithms
  • Key management for gateways
  • Key management for users
  • Authentication services

VPN Design (14 topics)

  • Network & Security issues
  • ISPs
  • Types
  • ISP infrastructure
  • Network performance & management
  • Connectivity options
  • Service level agreements
  • Commercial VPN providers
  • Firewalls & Routers
  • Types of firewall
  • Packet filters
  • Proxies
  • Stateful inspection
  • Remote access

Quality of Service in VPNs (4 topics)

  • Deploying MPLS for QOS
  • Label Switched Routers
  • Multi-Protocol Label Switching
  • Using MPLS to deliver QoS

IP VPN Design (8 topics)

  • VPN hardware
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • VPN software
  • SSL: The alternative to a VPN
  • Different software for different VPNs
  • VPNs and NOS based products
  • Host to host VPNs

VPN Management and Best Practice (8 topics)

  • Configuration management
  • Performance management
  • Fault management
  • Accounting management
  • Security management
  • Managing with SNMP
  • MIBs


Delegates should have a good understanding of IP and also have some exposure to voice communication technologies.

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb
Virtual Classroom (London)
2 Days $2,325
Virtual Classroom (London)
2 Days $2,325

What Our Customers Say

The training was delivered with a high level of expertise and excellence. Instructor was highly knowledgeable.”

Technical Trainer, Aviat Networks

Overall the course was really good, the trainer really understood the material and was very approachable.”

Customer Training Manager, Aviat Networks

Excellent course, informative and well-paced.”

CSE, Cisco

Course was very well outlined. Topics were great and bridged many gaps.”

System Engineer, Cable & Wireless

An excellent intro to video encoding & MPEG transport streams - I would definitely recommend it.”

Broadcast Engineer, Cisco

Definitely an excellent intro. Left me interested in learning more.”

Broadcast Engineer, Eircom

Excellent training course with real examples and practical classroom demonstrations.”

Transport Designer, Orange

Instructor knowledge and experience was excellent.”

Solutions Engineer, Akamai

Excellent course, very clear and well organised. Course content delivery was very good.”

Assistant Engineer, Dhiraagu

Very informative and appropriate.”

Network Support Technician, BT

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