Cisco SECURE 1.0: Protection Controls and Identity-based Network Services

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


The network infrastructure is one of the foundation elements of enterprise IT infrastructures and is a critical business asset of telecommunications service providers. A compromise of the network infrastructure or its individual components can have far-reaching consequences that can significantly increase risk to enterprise and service provider business processes. Cisco IOS Network Foundation Protection (NFP) provides a strategy for network infrastructure protection by using Cisco IOS Software security features. This course describes the threats against the network infrastructure, describes basic classes of security controls that can reduce the risk of these threats, and provides an overview of Cisco NFP and some of its features.

Target Audience

Network professionals responsible for securing and managing their network infrastructures, who have CCNA certification, CCNA Security certification (IINS), and a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems


Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Network Infrastructure Threats

  • describe network infrastructure threats and the controls that can help mitigate them
  • Network Device Planes and NFP Deployment Models

  • identify the features of network functionality planes in a Cisco IOS Software device
  • differentiate between the network foundation protection deployment models for enterprises, small and medium-size businesses, and service providers
  • Network Foundation Protection Feature Availability

  • distinguish between the features available in Cisco device management tools
  • Cisco IBNS and 802.1X

  • describe the features of the Cisco IOS Software Release 802.1X authenticator
  • Cisco Secure Features

  • identify the 802.1X features of Cisco Secure ACS
  • identify the 802.1X features of the Cisco Secure Services Client
  • differentiate between the variations of EAP