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Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security 640-553 IINS

Course Title: Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security

Course Code: IINS 640-553
Duration: 5 Days

Course Overview

The Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) instructor-led training course focuses on the requirement for a comprehensive security policy and how it affects the posture of the network. Candidates will be able to perform the basic tasks required to secure a small branch type office network using Cisco IOS security features available through web-based GUI`s (Cisco Router and Security Device Manager [SDM]) and the command-line interface (CLI`s) on the Cisco routers and switches.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the IINS 640-553 Cisco training course are individuals looking for an entry level understanding of security on the network. This course is also aimed at candidates looking to attain their CCNA Security certification and provides the perfect preparation for the 640-553 IINS exam.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the IINS 640-553 course you will be able to:
  • Develop a comprehensive network security policy to counter threats against information security
  • Configure routers on the network perimeter with Cisco IOS Software Security features
  • Configure a Cisco IOS zone-based firewall to perform basicsecurity operations on a network
  • Configure site-to-site VPN`s using Cisco IOS features
  • Configure IPS on Cisco Network routers
  • Configure LAN devices to control access, resist attacks, shield other network devices and systems and protect the integrity and confidentiality of network traffic

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the IINS 640-553 Cisco training course should hold a valid CCNA certification or have completed both ICND1 and ICND2.

Testing and Certification

The IINS Cisco training course is the recommended preparation for the 640-553 IINS - Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security exam and helps to prepare candidates who wish to obtain CCNA Security Certification. Security, VPN, IPS and FIREWALL are recommended courses for further study for candidates who wish to achieve CCNP Security Certification.

Associate Level Courses

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Course Content

Introduction to Network Security Principles:
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • Introducing Firewall Technologies
  • Creating Static Packet Filters Using ACL`s
  • Configuring Cisco IOS Zone-based Policy Firewall
Site-to-Site VPN`s:
  • 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:
  • Introducing IPS Technologies
  • Configuring Cisco IOS IPS Using Cisco SDM
LAN, SAN, Voice and Endpoint Security Overview:
  • Examining Endpoint Security
  • Examining SAN Security
  • Examining Voice Security
  • Migrating Layer 2 Attacks


  • 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


IINS 640-553 is part of the Cisco CCNA Security certification and is valid for 3 years. To recertify, pass a CCNA concentration exam (wireless, security, voice), or pass any 642 - XXX professional level or Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams), or pass a current CCIE or CCDE written exam.

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