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CCNA Security Series
After earning your entry level certification as a networking technician, you can then begin pursuing Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security certification that confirms your ability to maintain data and network integrity during daily operations. Specifically, the certification exam assesses your ability to implement a security infrastructure on a network, troubleshoot security issues, and mitigate threats. To prepare for the exam, you must gain an understanding of all the concepts, techniques, and technologies used in security. Train in this series to help prepare yourself.
Security and Cisco Routers
You will concentrate on two of the CCNA Security exam objectives: Common Security Threats and Security and Cisco Routers. You’ll go through discussions on the common security threats within a network and take a look at network and information security basics. You will review some fundamental security principles. Find descriptions of common security threats to Cisco devices, as well as to all network devices and networks. You will also spend time studying how to secure the control, data and management planes on Cisco devices, which includes implementing security on Cisco routers. You will take a look at the Cisco Security Manager and learn more about its function. There’s also a section dedicated to IP version 6, along with the different types and formats of associated addresses. Deepen your understanding of these security concepts to prepare for the CCNA Security exam.
AAA on Cisco Devices
Gain an understanding of TACACS and RADIUS. You’ll take a look at the differences between them regarding what they offer as an authentication type, and how to configure each one. You will also take some time to discuss AAA – looking at its definition, and then at some design considerations for implementing it. You’ll go over examples of ways in which you can configure AAA, via the Command Line Interface and Cisco Configuration Professional, along with some verification commands. All in all, the topics stem from the exam objective AAA on Cisco Devices, and will aid in preparing you for the CCNA Security exam.
With this training you are provided an overview of Access Control Lists, or ACLs. ACLs help to mitigate threats against a network in a variety of ways. ACLs should be tested in a test environment prior to actually applying them. You will take a look at exactly what they are, what they do, and discuss the different types of ACLs and the role they play in security. The training progresses from teaching you the basics to showing you how to effectively work with ACLs in terms of security. Topics covered include types of attacks to ACLS, and details on standard access, extended access, and named access lists. Altogether, these topics will help prepare you to sit for the CCNA Security exam as you focus on the IOS ACLs exam topic.
Secure Network Management
You will focus on securing the management plane. Start off by learning to define the management plane, and learning some best practices that can be used to make it more secure, such as strong passwords, AAA, Role Based Access Control, Syslog, and NTP. Then, you will learn to identify and study demonstrations of the different configurations that can be implemented on the management plane. You will also concentrate on SNMP and the Cisco Resilient Configuration. The topics covered in this course are encompassed in the Secure Network Management exam objective, and will aid in preparing you to pass the CCNA Security certification exam.
Common Layer 2 Attacks
Common Layer 2 Attacks begins with a look at VLANs and VTP. InterVLAN routing and port security on switches is explained in detail. The security implementations that should be considered when designing a network, such as enable password access, authentication servers like RADIUS and TACACS+, and disabling IOS services that come standard on Cisco devices, are covered. Spanning tree is defined and ways in which it can be implemented and optimized are demonstrated. Gain an in-depth understanding of these topics to determine how to best respond to layer 2 attacks.
Cisco Firewall Technologies
Cisco Firewall Technologies explains the different firewall technologies and the strengths and weaknesses that surround them. The concept of a stateful firewall is introduced, as well as what it means when it comes to protecting your network. Zone based firewalls and the Cisco ASA series of firewall appliances and the ways in which these devices can be implemented within your network is discussed. Network Address Translation (NAT), and Port Address Translation (PAT) are introduced and the reasons for which they are both needed are explained in detail.
Cisco IPS discusses the differences between a Cisco IPS device and Cisco IDS device, and some options that you have when deploying them in your network. The type of traffic analysis and the actions that can be performed by each of these devices on malicious traffic that is detected in your network is described. The steps to configure Cisco IPS are demonstrated as well as some best practices to consider when deploying an IPS or IDS device.
VPN provides a secure connection that allows a user to feel as if they were back in the office, or a remote location to feel as if they were a part of the entire network as a whole. As a network engineer, it’s important to be familiar with the basics of VPN technologies, as well as how IPSec works in a VPN tunnel setup. VPN Technologies will provide you with this information, as well as a look at the basics of cryptography in order to gain a better understanding of exactly what goes on behind the scenes of a VPN tunnel establishment, the different ways in which a site-to-site VPN can be implemented within your network, and how to configure SSL VPN using the graphical device manager from an ASA.
Are you looking to dig deeper into OSHA mandates and increase workplace safety? Then this OSHA series will help you as it covers a range of safety topics from ergonomics to respiratory protection to hazardous materials. You will also study how to create an emergency action plan, machine guarding, electrical safety, lockout/tagout, and more. The content in these courses details all you need to know to ensure the safety and welfare of your employees.
Proper training on bloodborne pathogens (BBP) is important for the safety of employees in all work categories. The need for BBP training is essential for employees who are constantly at risk of exposure to blood, fluids, or other contaminated materials that are known to cause illnesses, or even death. This training identifies the types of BBPs, BBP exposure, and the proper protection from exposure. It also explains how to dispose of contaminated or used materials, and what to do in the event of exposure to a BBP. It’s important to know the ways in which infections can lead to exposure and transmission, and ways to prevent exposure through personal protective equipment and vaccinations. Deepen your understanding of bloodborne pathogens.
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