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Hardening Cisco devices  |    A 2 day   hands on   training course

Hardening Cisco devices training course description

A hands on course focusing on how to lock down Cisco IOS routers and switches.

What will you learn
  • Harden Cisco devices.
Hardening Cisco devices training course details

Hardening Cisco devices training course content

  • Introduction
  • Router security, Switch security, Cisco IOS, IOS versions, Cisco advisories, the management plane, control plane, data plane.
    Hands on Checking IOS versions and advisories.

  • Access control
  • Infrastructure ACLs, Transit ACLs.
    Hands on Restricting access to the device, Filtering data traffic.

  • Management plane: Securing operations
  • Passwords, privilege levels, AAA, TACACS+, RADIUS.
    Hands on Password management.

  • Management plane: Other general hardening
  • Logging best practices, secure protocols, encrypting management sessions, configuration management.
    Hands on Hardening the management plane.

  • Control plane
  • Disabling reception and transmission of certain messages, Limiting CPU impact of control plane traffic, securing routing protocols.
    Hands on Hardening the control plane.

  • Data plane
  • Transit ACLs, disabling unused services, disabling unnecessary protocols, anti spoofing, limiting CPU impact of data plane traffic, identifying and tracing traffic, Netflow, VLANs, port security.
    Hands on hardening the data plane.

Learning path



Based on overall customer ratings

B. G. - Brighton and Hove City Counsil

"Everything was very well explained."

A. M. - Babcock

"An excellent course."

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.