• 1.0 Security Concepts

    1.1 Common security principles

    • 1.1.a Describe confidentiality, integrity, availability (CIA)
    • 1.1.b Describe SIEM technology
    • 1.1.c Identify common security terms
    • 1.1.d Identify common network security zones

    1.2 Common security threats

    • 1.2.a Identify common network attacks
    • 1.2.b Describe social engineering
    • 1.2.c Identify malware
    • 1.2.d Classify the vectors of data loss/exfiltration

    1.3 Cryptography concepts

    • 1.3.a Describe key exchange
    • 1.3.b Describe hash algorithm
    • 1.3.c Compare and contrast symmetric and asymmetric encryption
    • 1.3.d Describe digital signatures, certificates, and PKI

    1.4 Describe network topologies

    • 1.4.a Campus area network (CAN)
    • 1.4.b Cloud, wide area network (WAN)
    • 1.4.c Data center
    • 1.4.d Small office/home office (SOHO)
    • 1.4.e Network security for a virtual environment
  • 2.0 Secure Access

    2.1 Secure management

    • 2.1.a Compare in-band and out-of band
    • 2.1.b Configure secure network management
    • 2.1.c Configure and verify secure access through SNMP v3 using an ACL
    • 2.1.d Configure and verify security for NTP
    • 2.1.e Use SCP for file transfer

    2.2 AAA concepts

    • 2.2.a Describe RADIUS and TACACS+ technologies
    • 2.2.b Configure administrative access on a Cisco router using TACACS+
    • 2.2.c Verify connectivity on a Cisco router to a TACACS+ server
    • 2.2.d Explain the integration of Active Directory with AAA
    • 2.2.e Describe authentication and authorization using ACS and ISE

    2.3 802.1X authentication

    • 2.3.a Identify the functions 802.1X components

    2.4 BYOD

    • 2.4.a Describe the BYOD architecture framework
    • 2.4.b Describe the function of mobile device management (MDM)
  • 3.0 VPN

    3.1 VPN concepts

    • 3.1.a Describe IPsec protocols and delivery modes (IKE, ESP, AH, tunnel mode, transport mode)
    • 3.1.b Describe hairpinning, split tunneling, always-on, NAT traversal

    3.2 Remote access VPN

    • 3.2.a Implement basic clientless SSL VPN using ASDM
    • 3.2.b Verify clientless connection
    • 3.2.c Implement basic AnyConnect SSL VPN using ASDM
    • 3.2.d Verify AnyConnect connection
    • 3.2.e Identify endpoint posture assessment

    3.3 Site-to-site VPN

    • 3.3.a Implement an IPsec site-to-site VPN with pre-shared key authentication on Cisco routers and ASA firewalls
    • 3.3.b Verify an IPsec site-to-site VPN
  • 4.0 Secure Routing and Switching

    4.1 Security on Cisco routers

    • 4.1.a Configure multiple privilege levels
    • 4.1.b Configure Cisco IOS role-based CLI access
    • 4.1.c Implement Cisco IOS resilient configuration

    4.2 Securing routing protocols

    • 4.2.a Implement routing update authentication on OSPF

    4.3 Securing the control plane

    • 4.3.a Explain the function of control plane policing

    4.4 Common Layer 2 attacks

    • 4.4.a Describe STP attacks
    • 4.4.b Describe ARP spoofing
    • 4.4.c Describe MAC spoofing
    • 4.4.d Describe CAM table (MAC address table) overflows
    • 4.4.e Describe CDP/LLDP reconnaissance
    • 4.4.f Describe VLAN hopping
    • 4.4.g Describe DHCP spoofing

    4.5 Mitigation procedures

    • 4.5.a Implement DHCP snooping
    • 4.5.b Implement Dynamic ARP Inspection
    • 4.5.c Implement port security
    • 4.5.d Describe BPDU guard, root guard, loop guard
    • 4.5.e Verify mitigation procedures

    4.6 VLAN security

    • 4.6.a Describe the security implications of a PVLAN
    • 4.6.b Describe the security implications of a native VLAN
  • 5.0 Cisco Firewall Technologies

    5.1 Describe operational strengths and weaknesses of the different firewall technologies

    • 5.1.a Proxy firewalls
    • 5.1.b Application firewall
    • 5.1.c Personal firewall

    5.2 Compare stateful vs. stateless firewalls

    • 5.2.a Operations
    • 5.2.b Function of the state table

    5.3 Implement NAT on Cisco ASA 9.x

    • 5.3.a Static
    • 5.3.b Dynamic
    • 5.3.c PAT
    • 5.3.d Policy NAT
    • 5.3 e Verify NAT operations

    5.4 Implement zone-based firewall

    • 5.4.a Zone to zone
    • 5.4.b Self zone
    • 5.5 Firewall features on the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 9.x
    • 5.5.a Configure ASA access management
    • 5.5.b Configure security access policies
    • 5.5.c Configure Cisco ASA interface security levels
    • 5.5.d Configure default Cisco Modular Policy Framework (MPF)
    • 5.5.e Describe modes of deployment (routed firewall, transparent firewall)
    • 5.5.f Describe methods of implementing high availability
    • 5.5.g Describe security contexts
    • 5.5.h Describe firewall services
  • 6.0 IPS

    6.1 Describe IPS deployment considerations

    • 6.1.a Network-based IPS vs. host-based IPS
    • 6.1.b Modes of deployment (inline, promiscuous - SPAN, tap)
    • 6.1.c Placement (positioning of the IPS within the network)
    • 6.1.d False positives, false negatives, true positives, true negatives

    6.2 Describe IPS technologies

    • 6.2.a Rules/signatures
    • 6.2.b Detection/signature engines
    • 6.2.c Trigger actions/responses (drop, reset, block, alert, monitor/log, shun)
    • 6.2.d Blacklist (static and dynamic)
  • 7.0 Content and Endpoint Security

    7.1 Describe mitigation technology for email-based threats

    • 7.1.a SPAM filtering, anti-malware filtering, DLP, blacklisting, email encryption

    7.2 Describe mitigation technology for web-based threats

    • 7.2.a Local and cloud-based web proxies
    • 7.2.b Blacklisting, URL filtering, malware scanning, URL categorization, web application filtering, TLS/SSL decryption

    7.3 Describe mitigation technology for endpoint threats

    • 7.3.a Anti-virus/anti-malware
    • 7.3.b Personal firewall/HIPS
    • 7.3.c Hardware/software encryption of local data