You will also learn how IKE operates to create Security Associations. Labs and demonstrations are performed to demonstrate how to monitor IPsec and how to troubleshoot IKE.

Target audience

Anyone needing a detailed understanding of how IPSec creates secure communication over IP networks.


General knowledge in IP networking, such as our course “TCP/IP”.


This is a theoretical training with practical exercises.

NOTE: This course is not delivered with the FoldOut methodology.

Course content

Concepts and Terminology in IP Security

  • End-to-end security
  • Symmetric vs asymmetric encryption

IPsec, a Layer 3 VPN Protocol

  • Transport and tunnel mode
  • AH – Authentication Header
  • ESP – Encapsulating Security Payload
  • ISAKMP/IKE – Internet Key Exchange
  • IKE Phase 1 and 2
  • SA – Security Association

Manual keying vs Diffie Hellman

  • Encryption Issues – Picking Parameters
  • AES, 3DES, RC4, SHA-1, MD5
  • Firewalling and Security

Digital signatures and certificates

  • Digital signatures
  • CA – Certification Authority Theory
  • Configuring Certificates and Certificate Support Chain certificates

Stream vs block ciphers

  • PKI, RSA

SSL, a Layer4 VPN protocol

  • SSLv3 vs TLSv1
  • Handshake protocol
  • Record protocol
  • 1-way and 2-way authentication

Duration: 2 days


Classroom training: € 1730

Virtual classroom training: € 1210

We offer substantial discounts for group bookings, and we have corporate rates with most of the operators and equipment suppliers in the world.

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