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31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam: Spanning Tree Protocols
Jul 9, 2014
This step in preparing for the CCNA Routing and Switching exam covers STP and its variations — standards that allow for redundant switched networks without worrying about switching loops.
AAA and your Cisco Equipment
Dec 6, 2011
In this article, Anthony Sequeira provides details regarding Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) services in a Cisco network environment.
Advanced ACL Configuration
Apr 18, 2011
This article reviews the different advanced options that exist when implementing ACLs, including lists using both source and destination address, reflexive ACLs, and time-basic ACLs.
Basic Access List Configuration for Cisco Devices
Apr 4, 2011
This article discusses the basic concepts of how ACLs work and shows how a basic ACL is configured.
Basic Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Concepts and Configuration
Jun 29, 2011
This article looks at the current IOS device based network intrusion prevention system (NIPS).
Basic NAT Concepts and Configuration
Jul 6, 2011
This article looks at some of the basic concepts that are used when configuring NAT and reviews the configuration steps required to get NAT working.
CCNA Security 640-554 Quick Reference: Cisco IOS Firewalls
Jun 21, 2012
Firewalls are a key security technology in the modern network infrastructure. This section details their evolution and the technologies that have resulted.
CCNA Security Portable Command Guide: Network Foundation Protection
Oct 25, 2012
This chapter lists some common threats against network infrastructures and goes on to discuss the Cisco Network Foundation Protection Framework, Control Plane Security, Management Plane Security, and Data Plane Security.
CCNA Security: The Zone-Based Firewall
Sep 15, 2011
A very welcome new addition in the CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE Security tracks is the Cisco IOS Zone-Based Firewall. This article aims to guide you through this new technology from Cisco.
Cisco 802.1x Concepts and Configuration
Oct 31, 2011
This article takes a look at the different roles that are defined within the 802.1X standard, a general review of how the process works, and a review of how the basic configuration is performed on a Cisco device.
Cisco Network Infrastructure Security: Control Plane Policing Concepts and Configuration
Jul 21, 2011
This article takes a looks at control plane policing, examining what it is, how it works and how it can be configured to secure this equipment.
DHCP Snooping: Basic Concepts and Configuration
Feb 9, 2016
Mason Harris, CCIE #5916 and co-author of CCNA Security 210-260 Complete Video Course, provides a streamlined introduction to DHCP snooping, a barrier to denial-of-service and man-in-the-middle attacks on organizational networks.
Exam Profile: CCNA Security IINS 640-554
Jun 22, 2012
This article profiles the Cisco CCNA Security IINS 640-554 exam. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.
Exam Profile: Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (640-553 IINS)
Mar 14, 2011
This article profiles the Implementing Cisco IOS Security exam (640-553). Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.
Exploring Common Web Server Attacks
Jun 1, 2011
This article describes provides some basics on attacks including denial of service (DoS), distributed DoS (DDoS) attacks, SYN flood, ping flood, port scan, sniffing attacks, and social engineering attacks.
Flexible Netflow Concepts and Configuration
Jul 22, 2011
This article takes a look at the typical uses for the Flexible Netflow feature, how it works and how it can be configured into a complete solution.
Flexible Packet Matching Concepts and Configuration
Oct 28, 2011
This article takes a look at the FPM feature, what it can be used for and the basic steps that would be used to configure it.
Fundamentals of NAT
Apr 2, 2012
In this article, we are going to examine Network Address Translation (NAT) in its various forms, which is critical in today’s networks due to the depletion of IPv4 IP addresses for use on the public Internet.
Routing Protocol Authentication Concepts and Configuration
Jul 13, 2011
This article takes a look at the available routing protocol authentication options for the most often used routing protocols: EIGRP, OSPF, RIP and BGP.
Securing the Management Plane of a Cisco Network Device
Jul 11, 2011
This article takes a look at a couple of the different features that can be used to secure the management plane of a Cisco network device (or devices) and reviews the basic configuration of these features.

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