VPN Technologies

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


Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, offer secure and scalable network connectivity over public networks such as the Internet. Network engineers must be versed in the differences between the major VPN technologies such as IPsec and SSL as well as deployment methods for each. This course covers various VPN solutions based on IPsec and SSL. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Cisco exam Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 1 exam (640-875 SPNGN1). This exam counts toward the CCNA Service Provider certification.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at networking engineers who must interface with Cisco IOS, IOS XR and IOS XE devices. Additionally, those who have a need to understand technologies used in the service provider realm will benefit.



Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

What Is a VPN?

  • describe VPNs
  • Benefits of VPNs

  • list benefits of VPNs
  • Site-to-site and Remote-access VPNs

  • describe and compare site-to-site and remote-access VPNs
  • L2TP Architecture

  • describe L2TP architecture
  • What Is IPsec?

  • describe the IPsec framework
  • IPsec Security Services

  • define the IPsec security services
  • SSL VPNs

  • describe SSL VPNs
  • IPsec vs SSL

  • compare IPsec vs SSL

  • compare GET VPN
  • GET VPN Concepts

  • define GET VPN Concepts
  • Generic Routing Encapsulation

  • describe Generic Routing Encapsulation
  • Routing Considerations

  • identify routing considerations when using a tunnel
  • Configuring a GRE Tunnel

  • configure a GRE Tunnel
  • DMVPN Deployment Models

  • describe DMVPN deployment models
  • Exercise: Understanding VPN Technologies