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The long rumored Security CCIE Lab changes have finally been officially announced by Cisco.  The new version 3 hardware/software and blueprint will be implemented in mid-April 2009.  The good news is that there are not going to be any real changes to the hardware.  The new hardware and software is listed below:

Hardware

  • Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)
  • Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)
  • Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switches
  • Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances
  • Cisco IPS Series 4200 Intrusion Prevention System sensors
  • Cisco Secure Access Control Server for Windows

Software

  • Cisco ISR Series running IOS Software Version 12.4T Advanced Enterprise Services feature set is used on all routers
  • Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series Switches running Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(44)SE or above
  • Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances OS Software Version 8.x
  • Cisco IPS Software Release 6.1.x
  • Cisco VPN Client Software for Windows, Release 5.x
  • Cisco Secure ACS for Windows Version 4.1

New Version 3 Blueprint

  1. Implement secure networks using Cisco ASA Firewalls
    1. Perform basic firewall Initialization
    2. Configure device management
    3. Configure address translation (nat, global, static)
    4. Configure ACLs
    5. Configure IP routing
    6. Configure object groups
    7. Configure VLANs
    8. Configure filtering
    9. Configure failover
    10. Configure Layer 2 Transparent Firewall
    11. Configure security contexts (virtual firewall)
    12. Configure Modular Policy Framework
    13. Configure Application-Aware Inspection
    14. Configure high availability solutions
    15. Configure QoS policies
  2. Implement secure networks using Cisco IOS Firewalls
    1. Configure CBAC
    2. Configure Zone-Based Firewall
    3. Configure Audit
    4. Configure Auth Proxy
    5. Configure PAM
    6. Configure access control
    7. Configure performance tuning
    8. Configure advanced IOS Firewall features
  3. Implement secure networks using Cisco VPN solutions
    1. Configure IPsec LAN-to-LAN (IOS/ASA)
    2. Configure SSL VPN (IOS/ASA)
    3. Configure Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
    4. Configure Group Encrypted Transport (GET) VPN
    5. Configure Easy VPN (IOS/ASA)
    6. Configure CA (PKI)
    7. Configure Remote Access VPN
    8. Configure Cisco Unity Client
    9. Configure Clientless WebVPN
    10. Configure AnyConnect VPN
    11. Configure XAuth, Split-Tunnel, RRI, NAT-T
    12. Configure High Availability
    13. Configure QoS for VPN
    14. Configure GRE, mGRE
    15. Configure L2TP
    16. Configure advanced Cisco VPN features
  4. Configure Cisco IPS to mitigate network threats
    1. Configure IPS 4200 Series Sensor Appliance
    2. Initialize the Sensor Appliance
    3. Configure Sensor Appliance management
    4. Configure virtual Sensors on the Sensor Appliance
    5. Configure security policies
    6. Configure promiscuous and inline monitoring on the Sensor Appliance
    7. Configure and tune signatures on the Sensor Appliance
    8. Configure custom signatures on the Sensor Appliance
    9. Configure blocking on the Sensor Appliance
    10. Configure TCP resets on the Sensor Appliance
    11. Configure rate limiting on the Sensor Appliance
    12. Configure signature engines on the Sensor Appliance
    13. Use IDM to configure the Sensor Appliance
    14. Configure event action on the Sensor Appliance
    15. Configure event monitoring on the Sensor Appliance
    16. Configure advanced features on the Sensor Appliance
    17. Configure and tune Cisco IOS IPS
    18. Configure SPAN & RSPAN on Cisco switches
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  5. Implement Identity Management
    1. Configure RADIUS and TACACS+ security protocols
    2. Configure LDAP
    3. Configure Cisco Secure ACS
    4. Configure certificate-based authentication
    5. Configure proxy authentication
    6. Configure 802.1x
    7. Configure advanced identity management features
    8. Configure Cisco NAC Framework
  6. Implement Control Plane and Management Plane Security
    1. Implement routing plane security features (protocol authentication, route filtering)
    2. Configure Control Plane Policing
    3. Configure CP protection and management protection
    4. Configure broadcast control and switchport security
    5. Configure additional CPU protection mechanisms (options drop, logging interval)
    6. Disable unnecessary services
    7. Control device access (Telnet, HTTP, SSH, Privilege levels)
    8. Configure SNMP, Syslog, AAA, NTP
    9. Configure service authentication (FTP, Telnet, HTTP, other)
    10. Configure RADIUS and TACACS+ security protocols
    11. Configure device management and security
  7. Configure Advanced Security
    1. Configure mitigation techniques to respond to network attacks
    2. Configure packet marking techniques
    3. Implement security RFCs (RFC1918/3330, RFC2827/3704)
    4. Configure Black Hole and Sink Hole solutions
    5. Configure RTBH filtering (Remote Triggered Black Hole)
    6. Configure Traffic Filtering using Access-Lists
    7. Configure IOS NAT
    8. Configure TCP Intercept
    9. Configure uRPF
    10. Configure CAR
    11. Configure NBAR
    12. Configure NetFlow
    13. Configure Anti-Spoofing solutions
    14. Configure Policing
    15. Capture and utilize packet captures
    16. Configure Transit Traffic Control and Congestion Management
    17. Configure Cisco Catalyst advanced security features
  8. Identify and Mitigate Network Attacks
    1. Identify and protect against fragmentation attacks
    2. Identify and protect against malicious IP option usage
    3. Identify and protect against network reconnaissance attacks
    4. Identify and protect against IP spoofing attacks
    5. Identify and protect against MAC spoofing attacks
    6. Identify and protect against ARP spoofing attacks
    7. Identify and protect against Denial of Service (DoS) attacks
    8. Identify and protect against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks
    9. Identify and protect against Man-in-the-Middle (MiM) attacks
    10. Identify and protect against port redirection attacks
    11. Identify and protect against DHCP attacks
    12. Identify and protect against DNS attacks
    13. Identify and protect against Smurf attacks
    14. Identify and protect against SYN attacks
    15. Identify and protect against MAC Flooding attacks
    16. Identify and protect against VLAN hoping attacks
    17. Identify and protect against various Layer2 and Layer3 attacks
About Brian Dennis, CCIE #2210:

Brian Dennis has been in the networking industry for more than 22 years, with a focus on Cisco networking for the past 16 years. Brian achieved his first CCIE in Routing & Switching in 1996, and is currently the only ten year CCIE that holds five CCIE certifications. Prior to working with INE, Brian taught and developed CCIE preparation courses for various well known training organizations. Brian not only brings his years of teaching experience to the classroom, but also years of real world enterprise and service provider experience.

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5 Responses to “CCIE Security Lab Changes – Mid-April 2009”

 
  1. Sergey says:

    I can not see the VPN concentrator here. Has it been finally removed from the lab?

  2. pjg says:

    So when can we expect an updated Security workbook? :)

  3. Rowan Geere says:

    Hi,

    Will you be updating your workbooks? and do you have timescales for when this will be done?

  4. We have started writing the new workbook! No release date yet…and new racks are being built!

    Woohoo!

    Did anyone catch Section IV Topic S? I hope I get to write that section!

  5. Alan Trought says:

    Hi,

    Have Cisco announced what is the minimum hardware spec. for building a home lab for the new CCIE Security exam?
    I see in the kit listing Cisco mention an 1800, 3800,3560 and ASA 5500 but what models would be enough to build a home lab (minimizing the cost)

    Thank You

 

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