Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (ISCW) 1.0

What's Included

  • 12 months access to on-demand classes
  • Classes taught by industry experts
  • Hands-on labs
  • Practice exam
  • Class notes
  • Comprehensive Student Guide
  • Expert mentors available to answer questions
  • Personal Success Adviser to help you reach your training goals


This training is also necessary for individuals seeking certification as a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP). This course enables learners to implement appropriate technologies to build and secure WANs, extending the reach of an enterprise network to teleworkers and remote sites. A primary focus of the course is on securing remote access and VPN client configuration. The goal is to train network administrators in the technology and capabilities needed to use Cisco’s hierarchical network model as it pertains to the WAN, teleworker configuration and access, frame mode MPLS, site-to-site IPSec VPN, Cisco EZVPN, strategies used to mitigate network attacks, Cisco device hardening, and IOS firewall features.
Exclusive Bonus – IP Subnetting Mini-Course

Many network administrators are baffled by the use of IP subnetting and subnets. BCMSN includes a mini-course that will introduce the concepts of IP subnetting and subnets. After reviewing this mini-course learners will understand:

– Decimal to Binary conversion
– Classful IP addresses and Private IP address ranges
– How and why we use Subnetworks
– Calculating the number of Subnets and Hosts available using a custom Subnet mask
– Calculating the Network number, broadcast address, and valid range of host addresses when given an IP address and custom Subnet mask


The ISCW course focuses on the technology required for enabling secure wide area networks. To fully benefit from this course, the student must be familiar with general networking concepts and have Cisco router operation and configuration experience. Successful completion of the following courses (or equivalent experience) is strongly recommended:

– Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1
– Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2




642-825 ISCW

Included Labs

– Configuring Frame Mode MPLS
– Configuring Site-to-Site IPSec VPNs
– Configuring GRE Tunnels over IPSec Using SDM
– Configuring IPSec VPN to Back Up a WAN Connection
– Configuring Cisco Easy VPN Server Using SDM
– Securing Cisco Routers
– Securing Cisco Router Management
– Configuring AAA Login Authentication and Exec Authorization on Cisco Routers
– Configuring a Cisco IOS Firewall – Part 1
– Configuring a Cisco IOS Firewall – Part 2
– Configuring Cisco IOS IPS


This course covers the following Cisco hardware and software/operating system versions:

Software/Operating SystemsOutline

– Module 1: Network Connectivity Requirements
– Module 2: Teleworker Connectivity
– Module 3: Frame Mode MPLS Implementation
– Module 4: IPsec VPNs
– Module 5: Cisco Device Hardening
– Module 6: Cisco IOS Threat Defense Features

Target Audience

This course is recommended for any student that desires to learn more about Cisco networking – especially the implementation of secure wide area networks. This course is also recommended for any student interested in professional-level Cisco certifications or beyond.

Expected Duration

30 Hours