R. L. Geant
R. C. NetDev
IPsec training course contents
What is IPsec?
VPN review, IP review, fragmentation, authentication, encryption, What is IPsec? AH, ESP. IPSec with IPv4, IPsec with IPv6.
Hands on: Simple analysis of "normal" IP packets.
The IPsec protocols, transport mode, tunnel mode, implementations: Host tack, Bump in the Stack, Bump in the Wire.
Hands on: Configuring IPsec.
What AH does, the stack, security associations, Security Parameters Index, The AH header, AH in transport mode, AH in tunnel mode.
Hands on: AH packet analysis.
What ESP does, the ESP header, ESP in transport mode, ESP in tunnel mode, ESP and SA, ESP and SPI.
>Hands on: ESP packet analysis.
Authentication algorithms: MD5, keyed SHA-1, HMAC-MD5, HMAC-SHA-1, HMAC-RIPEMD, other authentication algorithms. Encryption algorithms: DES, 3DES, Blowfish, AES, other encryption algorithms.
Hands on: Algorithm configuration.
Internet Key Exchange, the two phase negotiation, ISAKMP, ISAKMP header, pre shared keys, digital signatures, public key encryption, Diffie Hellman, proposals, counter proposals, nonces, identities, phase 1 negotiation: main mode, aggressive mode, base mode. Phase 2 negotiation: quick mode, new group mode.
Hands on: IKE packet analysis.
PFS, IKE and dynamic addresses, XAUTH, hybrid authentication, CRACK, ULA, PIC. User level authentication. IKE renegotiation, heartbeats.
Hands on: Troubleshooting IPsec.
PF_KEY, policy setting and enforcement, policy configuration, policy servers, policy exchange.
Hands on: Policy configuration.
What is PKI?, CA, RA, VA, certificates, CA hierarchy, CRLs, certificate formats.
Hands on: installing and configuring certificate servers.
IPsec strengths and weaknesses. Where to get further information.
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We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
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We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.