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SPNGN1 1.0: VPN Technologies

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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.


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SPNGN1 1.0: VPN Technologies

  • start the course
  • describe VPNs
  • list benefits of VPNs
  • describe and compare site-to-site and remote-access VPNs
  • describe L2TP architecture
  • describe the IPsec framework
  • define the IPsec security services
  • describe SSL VPNs
  • compare IPsec vs SSL
  • compare GET VPN
  • define GET VPN Concepts
  • describe Generic Routing Encapsulation
  • identify routing considerations when using a tunnel
  • configure a GRE Tunnel
  • describe DMVPN deployment models
  • understand the various VPN technologies and identify their characteristics
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