18 hours or 3 classroom days

Course Overview

Our IPsec course offers both hands on and lecture, allowing students to gain a clear understanding of how IPsec works and how to properly deploy it though a study of best practices. This course is vendor neutral, so labs will use open source projects such as strongswan, to demonstrate how IPsec is configured and deployed. You will learn best practices regarding selection of encryption algorithms, learning advantages and tradeoffs of security mechanisms managed by IPsec. Important linux skills necessary to perform effective CLI tasks are also taught. All hands-on labs are written to reinforce each lesson, making the concepts clearly understood.

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3 Days with Hands-on Labs

  • Introduction to Tunneling
  • Security Associations
  • Just Enough IPsec Legacy
  • tcpdump Overview
  • Symmetric Encryption
  • PKI Encryption
  • Diffie-Hellman
  • Oakley
  • Extensible Authentication Protocol
  • Mode of Operation
  • IPsec Negotiation
  • How NAT Impacts IPsec
  • Encapsulation in Depth
  • IPsec ESP Protocol
  • IPsec AH Protocol
  • Penetration Testing

Lab Exercises:

  • Using tmux
  • Site-to-Site User Deployed Configs with PSK
  • IPsec Logging
  • IKEv2 Packet Analysis
  • Nflog Interface
  • Challenge - Problem at MS
  • Road Warrior PSK IKEv2
  • Challenge - Broken VPN
  • Challenge - Broken VPN #2
  • x509 Key Generation
  • Road Warrior x509 IKEv2
  • Certificate Revocation
  • Decrypting Existing pcap with Wireshark
  • Use Wireshark to decrypt IKEv2 from tcpdump
  • IKEv1 Capture
  • IKEv1 Analysis
  • IKEv2 Analysis
  • Radius
  • rw-eap-tls-only.md
  • ikev2-rw-eap-md5-rsa.md
  • Ram Based IP Pool
  • Challenge - New Road Warrior
  • Challenge - Broken Road Warrior #1
  • Challenge - Broken Road Warrior #2
  • IKE Penetration Testing


Self-paced: $ 295 USD

  • Digital course materials
  • Includes 1 year access to videos

Live Instructor via the web: $ 1995 USD

  • Virtual web-based presentation
  • A teacher to guide you
  • Plus all the self-paced items

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