VPN Training | Virtual Private Networks Training

VPN Training | Virtual Private Networks Training

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VPN Training – Virtual Private Networks Training Hands-on (2-days, Online, Onsite and Classroom Live!)

A VPN is a communications environment in which access is controlled to permit peer connections only within a defined community of interest, and is constructed though some form of partitioning of a common underlying communications medium, where this underlying communications medium provides services to the network on a non-exclusive basis. Virtual private networks have become an essential part of today’s business networks, as they provide a cost-effective means of assuring private internal and external communications over the shared Internet infrastructure. Virtual Private Networks: Technologies and Solutions is a comprehensive, practical guide to VPNs.

VPN Fundamentals includes VPN concepts and architectures,an in-depth examination of advanced features and functions such as tunneling, authentication, access control, VPN gateways, VPN clients, and VPN network and service management. This VPN Training | Virtual Private Networks Training course presents the various technology components, concrete solutions, and best practices you need to deploy and manage a highly successful VPN.

  • 2 days of VPN Training with an expert instructor
  • VPN Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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Customize It:

  • We can adapt this VPN training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this VPN training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the VPN training around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the VPN training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.


After completing this VPN Training | Virtual Private Networks Training course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand IPsec, featuring the Authentication Header, Encapsulating Security Payload, Internet Key Exchange, and implementation details
  • Understand PPTP, L2F, L2TP, and MPLS as VPN tunneling protocols
  • Review Two-party and three-party authentication, including RADIUS and Kerberos
  • Explore Public key infrastructure (PKI) concept and its integration into VPN solutions
  • Understand Access control policies, mechanisms, and management, and their application to VPNs
  • Review VPN gateway functions, including site-to-site intranet, remote access, and extranet
  • Review Gateway configuration, provisioning, monitoring, and accounting
  • Explore Gateway interaction with firewalls and routers
  • Understand VPN client implementation issues, including interaction with operating systems
  • Understand Client operation issues, including working with NAT, DNS, and link MTU limits
  • Explore VPN service and network management architectures and tunnel and security management
  • Review successful VPN deployments
  • Discuss successful and unsuccessful VPN deployments
  • Step through a practical process for managing a VPN deployment project
  • Explore the current and future market trends

VPN Training | Virtual Private Networks Training – Course Outlines:

The roles of VPNs

  • Supporting remote users
  • Linking remote offices
  • Connecting business partners
  • Star and Mesh topologies
  • Trusted versus secure VPNs

Overview of VPN Technologies

  • Understanding VPNs layers 2 and 3
  • Tunnelling
  • Switching
  • MPLS
  • IPSec

Essential Security Principles

  • Authentication
  • Privacy
  • Data confidentiality
  • Data integrity
  • Essentials of cryptography

Remote Access Authentication

  • PPP, LCP, and NCP operation
  • PPP authentication methods: PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP, EAP
  • Token-based authentication
  • SecurID
  • Biometrics
  • Kerberos

Remote Access Administration


Introduction to VPNs

  • VPN components
  • VPN concerns and solutions
  • Security Issues

VPN Architectures

  • VPN Requirements, Building Blocks, and Architectures
  • Implementer-based VPN Architectures
  • Security-based VPN Architectures
  • Layer-based VPN Architectures
  • Class-based VPN Architectures Site-to-Site Intranet VPNs
  • Remote Access VPNs
  • Extranet VPNs

Tunneling Protocols

  • Generic routing encapsulation
  • PPTP
  • PPTP, PPP and CHAP
  • L2F
  • L2TP

Cryptographic Protection – Hashing

  • MD5
  • SHA
  • HMAC integrity checking
  • One-time passwords

Cryptographic Protection – Encryption


  • DES
  • 3-DES
  • AES
  • CBC mode and IVs
  • Shared secrets


  • Exchanging keys with Diffie-Hellman (DH)
  • Public and private keys
  • RSA
  • ECC (Elliptic Curve Cryptosystem)

Secure IP (IPSec)

  • IPSec environment
  • AH and ESP
  • Security associations
  • IKE key management
  • Main mode
  • Aggressive mode
  • Quick mode
  • Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange
  • Xauth
  • Securing GRE with IPSec
  • Securing L2TP with IPSec
  • NAT and IPSec
  • UDP wrapping
  • SPI wrapping

Implementing VPNs

  • Employing VPN concentrators
  • Integrating firewalls
  • Access control
  • Using VPN-capable routers
  • Dedicated VPN hardware
  • Operating system support for VPN
  • VPN client software
  • Split tunnelling
  • VPN management

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