SKILL BENCHMARK

Cisco Network Security Proficiency

  • 17m
  • 17 questions
The Cisco Network Security Proficiency benchmark will measure your ability to recognize key terms and concepts related to Cisco network security. You will be evaluated on security models, frameworks, DHCP snooping, IP Source Guard, port security, network hardening, network access, and IPsec. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills necessary for understanding key Cisco network security terminology and concepts.

Topics covered

  • identify common switch features
  • identify layer 2 security features on a switch
  • identify major best practices with authorization
  • identify security best practices as it relates to management of Cisco devices
  • identify the appropriate security level for an interface
  • identify the command to configure the hashing algorithm within a crypto policy
  • identify the correct management tool to manage Firepower devices
  • identify the different operation planes on a Cisco device
  • recognize the AAA topology and the role of devices
  • recognize the appropriate Netflow version to use
  • recognize the commands to configure a DMVPN
  • recognize the command to activate the VPN tunnel
  • recognize the device type that monitors for suspicious traffic
  • recognize the different types of network segments
  • recognize the purpose of DHCP snooping
  • recognize the security features of the switch to prevent unauthorized access to the network
  • recognize the use of private VLANs

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