Cisco IINS 1.0: Perimeter Security

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


Traffic from outside a closed network that has a destination inside a closed network passes through the network perimeter. The routers at the network perimeter are an important initial point of network security. This course explains how to use the CLI to configure routers on the network perimeter with Cisco IOS Software security features, including securing the physical installation of and administrative access to Cisco routers based on different network requirements. It explores the features and uses of SDM, and how to configure a Cisco router to perform AAA authentication with a local database using the Cisco SDM. This course also covers the operation of external AAA sources such as RADIUS and TACACS+ servers, how to configure a Cisco router to perform AAA, and how to securely implement the management and reporting features of syslog, SNMP, SSH, and NTP. 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

90 min.

Course Objectives

Router Security Features

  • recognize the security features of the Cisco IOS Software
  • recognize the features of the Cisco Integrated Services Routers
  • Configuring Secure Administrative Access

  • recognize how to configure secure administrative access
  • Multiple Privilege Levels and Role-Based CLI Access

  • recognize how to configure multiple privilege levels
  • recognize how to configure role-based CLI access
  • Image Files, Virtual Logins, and Banner Messages

  • recognize how to configure the Cisco IOS Resilient Configuration feature, virtual login connection security, and a banner message
  • Securing Cisco Router Administrative Access

    Introducing Cisco SDM

  • recognize the features of Cisco SDM
  • recognize how to configure existing routers so that Cisco SDM can access them properly
  • Configuring AAA on a Cisco Router

  • recognize how to use local services to authenticate router access
  • recognize how to configure a Cisco router to perform AAA using a local database for authentication