NFP: Control Plane is the third of 8 modules in this CCNA Security certification curriculum. Network Foundation Protection is a security framework that provides with strategies to protect three functional areas of a device: Management Plane, Control Plane, and Data Plane. In this course we will focus on the Control Plane functionality and we will look at topics such as MAC address table, CAM table overflow, VTP, CDP, routing protocol authentication (RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP), BGP TTL-Security, FHRP, passive interface, control plane policing, and control plane protection.



What Pre-Requisites are There for This Course?

If this was a single course covering the entire CCNA Security blueprint, the pre-requisite would have been the CCENT certification or equivalent knowledge. Since this is just a subset of the CCNA Security blueprint, for this specific portion it is recommended that you start with the INE Security Concepts and NFP: Management Plane courses. Additionally, you should have basic routing and switching knowledge.


Why Should You Watch This Course?

This course covers topics for the CCNA Security certification and is the perfect first step towards becoming a security expert. Our CCNA Security content gives you the foundational network infrastructure security knowledge to not only become a hero at work, but eventually become a master in the security field. With the expertise obtained from this course, you will be able to implement valuable skills such as maximizing device uptime and implementing secure routing solutions.


Who Should Watch?

This course is for anyone interested in pursuing the CCNA Security certification, or simply interested in gaining knowledge about network security in the control plane functionality of infrastructure devices.


Gabe Rivas
About Gabe Rivas

Gabe has 8 years of field experience and a Bachelor of Computer Science. He is currently working at Cisco as a test engineer and has also been teaching CCNA R&S, CCNA Security, and CCDA at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC since 2015. Gabe holds certifications in CCNA R&S, CCNA Security, CCNA Wireless, CCDA, CCNP R&S, and CCDP. He is currently busy developing the CCNA Security course for INE and studying for his CCNP Security certification.

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