Cisco IINS 1.0: Network Security Principles II

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Operations security concerns the day-to-day practices necessary to first deploy and later maintain a secure system. As an administrator, it’s very important to understand the principles behind operations security. It’s equally important to know that the security policy that’s developed in your organization drives all of the steps taken to secure network resources. In order to create an effective security policy, it is necessary to do a risk analysis in order to maximize the effectiveness of the policy. Also, it is essential that everyone is aware of the policy, or it is doomed to fail. This course explains the principles behind operations security and how correct practices increase security, including security testing, a secure life cycle, and business continuity planning. In addition, it reviews how increasing network security threats demand comprehensive network security policies, and describes the main activities in each phase of a secure network life cycle. Implementing the Cisco Self-Defending Network strategy by enhancing the existing network infrastructure with Cisco technologies, products, and solutions is also covered. This course is one of a series from the IINS 1.0 SkillSoft learning paths which cover the objectives for Cisco exam 640-553 IINS 1.0.

Target Audience

Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers; systems engineers; individuals seeking the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) v1.0 640-553 certification


Knowledge and skills equivalent to those learned in Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1); a working knowledge of the Windows operating system and Cisco IOS networking and concepts

Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Operations Security Principles

  • recognize how to use SDLC to design a secure network life cycle management process
  • identify key operations security principles
  • Security Testing and Disaster Recovery

  • recognize how network security testing works
  • recognize the principles of disaster recovery planning
  • Security Policy Overview

  • recognize the function of a security policy
  • recognize the functions and characteristics of security standards, guidelines, and procedures
  • Risk Management

  • recognize the role that risk management plays in the development of a security policy
  • Principles of Secure Network Design

  • recognize the principles of secure network design
  • Security Awareness

  • recognize how security awareness, education, and training can help to increase the effectiveness of a security policy
  • Threats and Challenges

  • recognize how changing threats and challenges demand a new approach to network security
  • The Cisco Self-Defending Network

  • recognize the benefits of a Cisco Self-Defending Network
  • recognize the solution components of a Cisco Self-Defending Network
  • Implementing Network Security Principles