Cisco SNAA 1.0 Instructor Series: IPsec VPNs

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


This course is part of Skillsoft's Instructor Series, technical courses presented in spontaneous lecture-style by subject matter experts. This is 2 of 6 of the Securing Networks with ASA Advanced (SNAA) 1.0 series. This course focuses on the new features and syntax of Cisco Security Appliance Software v8.0. This course teaches the knowledge and skills needed to configure, maintain, and operate Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances at an advanced level. This course further updates Securing Networks with PIX and ASA (SNPA) v5.0 and includes extensive VPN features of the ASA which replaces Cisco Secure Virtual Private Networks (CSVPN).

Target Audience

This is an ideal course for CCNA students looking for the CCSP certification or employees, customers and channel partners and resellers who want to extend their knowledge of network security. It is an excellent choice for the CCSP elective since it is a logical extension of the required SNAF.


This class assumes familiarity with Ethernet switching, TCP/IP addressing and basic networking configuration of the Cisco IOS software. Ideally, students possess CCNA certification and have already passed the SNAF certification exam.

Expected Duration

178 min.

Course Objectives

Handling Advanced Protocols Cont.

Switching with VLANs

Routing with Dynamic Protocols

Understanding IPsec and Digital Certificates

  • – Describe IPsec and the components that define IPsec – Describe how IPsec works – Describe how digital certificates and public-key cryptography work – Describe the scalability that is achieved by using certificates – Describe the purpose of CRLs and the protocols used for CRLs – Describe key pairs and trustpoints